The vertical steel and timber elements you see as you enter Queens Wharf next to the ferry terminal are part of a family of elements that reference the industrial and architectural forms of the working history of Queens Wharf.
The steel elements incorporate a field of lights which reference the wharf as a place or arrival and departure and the navigation/mapping associated with these journeys - by both waka and other ships.
Beneath the poles, original cast iron wharf bollards have been recovered and re-used as informal seating elements.
Grab a bike from one of our two bike hire stations along the waterfront for a fun, easy way to get around. The bikes are a great way to explore the waterfront or commute around the central city without the worry of parking.
Free for the first two hours, the bikes are located at the Quay Street end of Queens Wharf and next to the Karanga Kiosk in Wynyard Quarter.
You will need to register to use the bikes in advance so when the time comes to use the bikes you are set up and ready to go. It costs $4 to register.
Once you’re registered the first two hours of every ride on the Waterfront Bikes is free. After that, riders are charged $4 an hour to a maximum of $20 for 24 hours. A registered rider can rent up to 4 bikes at a time so it is easy for groups to hire together.
Tally ho! Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf is on its way.
We’re pleased as punch to bring you the very best of the British Isles with a three-day free event filled with the music, culture, food and history of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Escape down the rabbit hole to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, or put on your ‘Sunday best’ and enjoy a quintessentially English high tea while enjoying the best waterfront view in town.
The Great Queen’s Birthday Market will see Shed 10 transformed into a bustling hub of Auckland’s best artisans selling and crafting their wares alongside plenty of vintage goodies and great food.
Soak up the essence of a Brighton seaside as you take in the bright lights and fast rides of a true English Carnival on Queens Wharf.
For the masterchefs among us (or amateur give-it-a-goers) join the great Queen’s Birthday cake-off. Get your thinking caps and aprons on; there will be some great prizes up for grabs for the best British inspired treats.
With interactive games, kids workshops, classic cars and heaps more to still be announced.
Grab your friends and family and head along to the biggest Queen’s Birthday celebration in Auckland.
The village will be temporarily out of action from Saturday 1 April to make space for the sporting event of the year The World Masters Games. We should have your favourite Queens Wharf vendors up and running again in early May.
Sit back, relax and soak up the best scenery in town, while enjoying a bite to eat at Queens Wharf Village.
Offering up culinary delights from Kapai, St Pierre’s Sushi, Cinta Malaysian, The White Lady, Wolf Coffee and treats from Grab 'More, we can't think of a better inner city lunch spot!
The White Lady
Central city night time food truck institution, The White Lady has grown
! While The White Lady continues to serve her night time customers in
Fort Street, those who fancy one of their famous burgers during the day can now
stop by The White Lady Connie Café at Queens Wharf Village. Serving up all the
traditional White Lady classics we know and love; toasted sandwiches,
milkshakes, burgers and hot chips. Yum!
St Pierre's Sushi Super fresh sushi made in the container right in front of you (and to order). Add on a miso and Japanese mochi rice cake to go with it.
Cinta Malaysian Rice and noodle dishes galore coupled with delicious toppings. Head to the Cinta Malaysian store for something spicy.
Kapai salad and wrap bar Looking for something healthy? The Kapai salad and wrap bar is ideal for delicious and nutritious eats that celebrate local produce.
Wolf Coffee Wolf Coffee have your caffeine fix sorted, couple it with a Best Ugly Bagel and that’s a scrumptious breakfast.
Grab 'More In a hurry? Need a little treat? Grab something more at Grab 'More convenience store.
Fexco Going on holiday? Or just arrived in New Zealand? Conveniently located, Fexco offers currency exchange services right on the wharf.
Queens Wharf Village is still growing. Keep checking back here for more info, menu options, specials, or, pop down and have a taste test yourself.
Queens Wharf is one of the best spots in the city to sit back and relax right on the water’s edge. To sweeten the deal, we have bright summer umbrellas and loungers to get comfortable and soak up the atmosphere on. From here you can take in the hustle and bustle of the port to your east and marvel at the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf beyond.
At the Queens Street end of the wharf you will find the Queens Wharf wave seats. Designed by Architectus, the wave formation references the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.
Queens Wharf is a public space for you to enjoy. Why not practice some sunrise yoga, pilates, read a book, listen to some tunes, or simply chill out by the water side.
Fancy a game of table tennis? Or maybe giant jenga or chess are your thing. Challenge a friend to a game on your lunch break or as you pass the wharf on your way home from work. Whenever possible, we open The Cloud up to the public to take a load off and chill out with a game or two.
Please note, days and times vary depending on event bookings at The Cloud.
The Queens Wharf Kiosk is your one-stop-shop for all the information you need when visiting Queens Wharf. The kiosk is a hub of information on what's happening on Queens Wharf, cruise information, development, events and general history.
The container kiosk is lined with information panels that tell an informative story from the working days of Queens Wharf through to its transformation today into the People's Wharf.
Located outside the Queens Wharf Village, pop by and say hi.
The Lighthouse is a new public artwork by New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai located on the Auckland waterfront. As a gift to the city, Barfoot & Thompson funded the commission of the artwork. Its exterior is in the form of a 1:1 scale 1950s family home and the interior artwork features an installation of light. Come and explore the work by looking in windows, doors and climbing the staircase.
The Connections project is a photographic challenge in which seven keen
photographers have the opportunity to work with top international photographer
Tom Ang to create an exhibition from scratch in just five weeks. They have to connect with the
concept, connect with each other, and engage with the city.
This year the
theme for the Connections project is ‘reflections’ and each photographer has
been working over the last month to uncover insights into this theme. The seven
photographers congregated to decide on the images that will be on
display as part of the Connections Photography Exhibition on the Queens Wharf
fence. This year, they worked brilliantly together to shoot, curate and create
an elegiac reflection of the city they love.
The Connections Photography Exhibition
will open on the Queens Wharf fence on the southern apron of the wharf on
Saturday 20 May.
After a temporary closure due to the World Masters Games, your favourite down town
dining spot Queens Wharf Village will be re-opening Saturday 20 May. We'll have
a DJ bringing in the vibes and free $10 meal vouchers for the first 100 people
in the village. Offering up culinary delights from Kapai, St Pierre’s Sushi,
Cinta Malaysian, The White Lady, Wolf Coffee and treats from Grab 'More, we
can't think of a better inner city lunch spot!
Join us on the 9th and 10th June at Shed 10 to mingle with like-minded wine lovers, discover numerous flavours and heritages, taste delicious food pairings, enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll menu of Masterclasses presented by leading wine gurus, talks & tastings with award-winning sommeliers from leading local restaurants, “Share a Glass” with a selection of well- known personalities, and top off the celebration with lashings of live entertainment.
Win a Trip to Paris. Everybody who attends Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines has the chance to win a return flight for two to Paris, thanks to Winetopia's lovely partner Singapore Airlines. Look out for details on how to enter at the event.
Queens Wharf, on Auckland’s stunning waterfront, is the Auckland hub for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series
2017. Mix with fellow rugby fans and share the buzz of the Series with live match screenings, free entertainment, family-friendly
activities, and food and drink for sale.
If you’re heading to the game,
you can set off along Auckland’s famous Fan Trail to Eden Park, otherwise you
can catch all the action live on the big screen.
All the information you need to know about the Fanzone and Fan Trail can be found here.
Please note that due to a major pack-out of the Fanzone, Queens Wharf will be closed to the public on 9
July. It will be open as usual on 8 July and 10 July onward.
After eight years of bringing Auckland handmade goods, this year will see the final Auckland Fair.
Come and celebrate everyone who has ever had an opportunity
to participate in all of the creative goodness that the Auckland Fair provides. Entrance fee is $6 at
the door and children under 12 years old can enter for free.
Foodies rejoice! We are delighted to welcome you to The Cloud for another fabulous celebration of all things chocolate and coffee, plus
many other wonderfully indulgent treats.
You will be enticed by irresistible aromas and exotic
flavours, amazed by the diversity of products, surprised by the skills
displayed, informed about techniques to use at home and excited about
everything on offer for two days only at The Chocolate and Coffee Show.
The very best of New Zealand’s artisan chocolatiers, coffee
roasters and producers of amazing tasty treats will be there. The big names
through to amazing new craft businesses will be exhibiting to bring you a
weekend to remember.
Take away tips and tricks from legendary author and chef,
Julie Le Clerc, the 2017 Pastry Chef of the Year plus author and head chef at
The Homestead, Sam Mannering.
Learn barista skills and all about coffee at our new barista
stage or grab a limited number of exclusive barista training tickets for a 30
minute workshop with the gurus from the Barista Academy.
You can even get involved in a one-hour Chocolate and Tea
Tasting Workshop or Chocolate and Coffee Tasting Workshop thanks to Luke at The
Chocolate Bar. Tickets are limited for this one (only a very exclusive 12 per
presentation times and more click here.