Tall Ships Festival – Labour Weekend
October 25, 2pm to 3pm: Eight ships led by Spirit of New Zealand will sail into Auckland Harbour. Join the flotilla on the water or watch from viewpoints around Waitemata Harbour as the ships sail around North Head at 2pm and are guided into their berths at Hobson, Queens and Princes wharves by waka at 3pm. October 26, 10am to 11am: Crew parade - Crews assemble and march along the Waterfront from Wynyard Quarter to The Cloud led by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band. Official welcome and Powhiri to be held at The Cloud. 11am to 4pm: Vessels will be open to the public to board and view. 7pm: A VIP Captains’ Dinner will be hosted by the mayor at Voyager NZ Maritime Museum in the Maritime Room. October 27, 10am to 4pm: All vessels will be open to the public to board and view. A trail will allow public to visit all the ships along Queens, Hobson and Princes Wharves. October 28 Noon to 1pm: Ships will depart the wharves with a full naval salute happening at Orakei Wharf.