Take a rare peek at the port
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.