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Downtown ferry basin redevelopment Downtown ferry basin redevelopment

Auckland Transport (AT) will be creating six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf.


Project status: Construction stage 1: mid-2019 to April 2021
Project zone: Central


Project overview

Wahapu - Harbour

Creating six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf is the first step towards a modern, consolidated ferry terminal for Auckland. Further development will occur post-2021.

Ferry terminal gangways
Caption: Artists impression of the new berths on the West side of Queens Wharf.

The ferry terminal will be a world-class facility, suitable for Auckland’s growing transport needs. It will have improved accessibility and greater operational flexibility, which will help accommodate increased passenger numbers.

  • 6 new wharfs will be built (Queens Wharf East).
  • Pier 3 will be decommissioned.
  • Pier 4 will be decommissioned as part of future developments after 2021.

Redevelopment of the ferry terminal will enable greater public access.

Progress update in the Ferry Basin: September 2020

  • Berth 6 (Pier 1D) is now operational. Access to Pier 1D is via the new gangway at the southern end of Queens Wharf.
  • Berths 5 has arrived at Queens Wharf and will be used for layover when ready.
  • Berths 5 & 6 are almost ready for glass installation for the new canopy. 
  • The gangway platform is now installed for access to berths 1 & 2.
  • Gangway 2 pontoon is now onsite.
  • Berth 5 balustrade installation is complete and Berth 6 is underway.
  • The new architecturally designed columns (6) are currently being installed.
  • All 39 wharf side canopy piles are complete.
  • All 21 sea side canopy piles are complete.
  • All breakwater piles are complete.
  • All 300 horizontal anchors under Ferry Basin are complete.
  • Capping beam concrete pours are complete.

Current access

Harbour boards - Ferry terminal public access-1

Proposed access in 2021

Harbour boards - Ferry terminal public access-2


For more information on this project

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