A new cruise mooring structure at the end of Queens Wharf means newer and larger ships will be able to dock in central Auckland.
Project status: Construction early 2019 to early 2020
Project zone: Central
Wahapū – Harbour
The rapid growth of the cruise industry over the last decade has been a boon for our economy and tourism industry and is now worth around $200 million a year to Auckland and the surrounding region.
Cruise ship visits to Auckland grew from 42 in 2006 to 131 in 2018, delivering tens of thousands of visitors to Auckland daily.
Queens Wharf is the primary port where passengers embark or disembark from their vessel; it is a gateway to our city and where first impressions are made.
Increasing the mooring capacity
The mooring dolphin will be constructed around 50 metres to the north of Queens Wharf and connected to the wharf by a gangway. It will enable larger ships to dock at Queens Wharf and retain Auckland’s desirability as a cruise destination.
Caption: Artists impression of the new Queens Wharf mooring dolphin.
The Mooring Dolphin is needed to accommodate the growing number and size of cruise vessels arriving in Auckland.