Feel the wind in your hair with a sailing trip on board a historic vessel.
KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Find out how the first polynesian explorers made their way to aotearoa
Meet New Zealand's modern day maritime heroes
Bean Rock Lighthouse

Enjoy a special anniversary guided sailing to Bean Rock, Auckland’s most well-known lighthouse.

Be a Captain for a day this July School Holidays, as part of our 'Kiwis at Sea' programme.  

Matariki at the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum will be popping up as part of ‘Matariki on Your Waterfront’, offering self-guided activities and special trails in and around Museum. 

Courtesy of The Stewart Family

This exhibition features a selection of paintings by W. W. Stewart (1898-1976) and photographs which capture the romance of the steam ferry era.

Ted Ashby sailing in the Waitemata Harbour

One hour harbour trips on Ted Ashby head out twice a day, six days a week, so there is plenty of opportunity to climb on board.

NZL 32, or Black Magic, the International America's Cup Class yacht that won the 1995 America's Cup.

Learn about NZ's astonishing maritime achievements, a country which has at one time or another held every significant sailing trophy in the world.

Love the Sea trail

We love the sea! Find out what makes our oceans and beaches so special with a Love the Sea themed trail to keep the kids entertained.

Set sail on tall ship Breeze

Climb aboard a scow, a steam launch or a tall ship and explore the sparkling Waitemata harbour. 

Maritime Museum main entrance in Auckland Viaduct