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Art on Queens Wharf

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.

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Waterfront Bike Hire

Both a workout, and a way to work!

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.

Visit Next Bike to register.

You'll find the bike stations at Queens Wharf, 89 Quay Street and Karanga Plaza, Corner Jellicoe and Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter.

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Queens Wharf Village

Queens Wharf Village will be right back!

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. 

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 10am-6pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends

Chill out on Queens Wharf

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.

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Fishing on Queens

One of Auckland’s best kept secrets is the great fishing from Queens Wharf.

Snapper, gurnard and kaiwhai can all be caught from here. How many places in the world can you duck out in your lunch hour to catch your dinner right in the central city?

Head right to the end of Queens Wharf, please respect other wharf users by keeping the area clean of fishing equipment.

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Games in The Cloud

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. 

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Information kiosk

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. 

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World Masters Games 2017

The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event, and in April 2017 it is coming to Auckland, New Zealand. 25,000 athletes from more than 100 countries will touch down in the city for the event of a lifetime.

Across the 10 days (and nights) of the World Masters Games 2017, the Entertainment Hub will deliver an exceptional and memorable experience both for Games athletes and the wider Auckland public.

Located at Queens Wharf in the heart of Auckland’s city centre, the Entertainment Hub will take advantage of its unique waterfront vantage point overlooking the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.

For Games participants it will be a place to meet fellow athletes, share sporting stories and soak up the atmosphere of the Games. For the public, it’s a chance to enjoy a 10 day festival of sport combining Games action, live entertainment and the best of New Zealand’s homegrown cuisine, plus much more.

With loads on offer, there will be something for everyone.

Check out more information here.

The Cloud April 21-30, 2017

The Lighthouse

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.

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