Free port tours prove pop­u­lar

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Record num­bers of Auck­lan­ders have at­tended free Ports of Auck­land boat tours and guided walks as part of the 2008 Her­itage Fes­ti­val.

More than 1500 peo­ple en­joyed free boat tours of the port and har­bour, up 50 per­cent on last year, and an­other 140 par­tic­i­pated in guided walks of the his­toric red fence.

Ports of Auck­land put on three ex­tra boat tours to cater for the un­prece­dented de­mand.

“It’s great to see such pub­lic in­ter­est in Auck­land’s port and its shared his­tory with the city,” says manag­ing di­rec­tor Jens Mad­sen.

For those un­able to take ad­van­tage of the spe­cial Her­itage Fes­ti­val sail­ings, sim­i­lar free boat tours of the port are also run for the pub­lic and school groups on a weekly ba­sis year round.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.poal. co.nz/com­mu­nity.

“We in­vite port neigh­bours and the wider Auck­land com­mu­nity to take ad­van­tage of our free boat tours all-year round,” Mr Mad­sen says.

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