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.
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.
Matariki is always a magical time of the year. What better night to add another couple of special celebrations to the list of festivities?
The celebration of Touch Compass Dance Trust 20th birthday and the 200th year of the bicycle! On Saturday 10th June Touch Compass Dance Trust will embark on a magical journey on all things wheeled; exploring notions of how bodies move and how technology and equipment play a role in movement and accessibility in this inclusive, illuminated public Matariki parade.
InMotion-Matariki is a collaboration with Lucid Dream Bike of Wellington.
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!
Tally ho! Queen's Birthday on Queens Wharf is back again with more entertainment, activities and surprises than you can shake a stick at.
We're pleased as punch to bring you the very best of British culture this Queen's Birthday Weekend. Rally together friends and family for this FREE three-day event and enjoy music, culture, food, history and so much more.
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.
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.
In a world where ginger beer flows and ham rolls are a plenty, embark on an adventure as Dick, Anne, George or any one of the Famous Five.
Also featuring - interactive games, kids workshops, classic cars and heaps more to still be announced. You'll want to stay in Auckland for this one!
Saturday 3 June - Monday 5 June, 10am-4pm
InMotion Matariki presented by Touch Compass. Everyone's welcome to InMotion
Matariki, a series of three free, inspiring events culminating in
Auckland's first-ever illuminated waterfront all-wheels parade.A free pre-parade
PIMP MY WHEELS family day at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf. Learn more about the parade and Matariki. There will be
performances throughout the day by internationally-acclaimed illumination
expert Peter Vosper, cool hands-on science experiments, bikes and wheelchairs to
ride on, cycle skills lessons for kids and adults as well as some great ideas for
lighting up your wheels for the event.
Artists At Work
2 June – 10 June 10 am – 4pm
Watch the artists from Lucid Dream
Bike at work creating the feature floats for the parade.
Matariki Illuminated Parade
Saturday 10 June 6:30pm
Light up your wheels for a magical
illuminated parade under the Matariki night sky! Bring family and friends for
an unmissable and luminescent parade to remember. On Saturday, 10 June,
your magical journey will begin at The Cloud winding 3km along
the waterfront to Silo Park. There’ll be surprise performances and music to
entertain along the way and a special edition of the Silo Markets, where you
can enjoy a mulled wine or hot chocolate at the end of the evening.
Saturday 27 May 10am - 4pm - Saturday 10 June
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 our 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.
The full Queen's Wharf programme
will be updated here.
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.