Take a rare peek at the port

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Auck­lan­ders will have a rare chance to see the in­ner work­ing of their port in the com­ing weeks.

SeePort Week runs over nine days, dur­ing which peo­ple can take free bus and boat tours of the sea­port ev­ery day.

The event in­cludes her­itage boat tours and walks, danc­ing tug dis­plays off the end of Princes Wharf and static dis­plays at Cap­tain Cook Gate.

On tours, the pub­lic will be able to view the im­pres­sive equip­ment at work in­clud­ing eight 100-me­tre high cranes, three-storey strad­dle car­ri­ers mov­ing con­tain­ers, 5000 horse­power tugs and ships the length of three rugby fields.

Ports of Auck­land man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jens Mad­sen says last year’s in­au­gu­ral SeePort Week was such a suc­cess he is pleased to ex­tend the timetable and add more tours.

“SeePort Week gives our neigh­bours and oth­ers in the com­mu­nity the rare op­por­tu­nity to see first-hand the ex­cit­ing, bustling place that is the Auck­land port.

SeePort Week runs from Satur­day to June 1.

To book free tours call 0800 AK PORT.

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