Please select your home edition
Edition
2024 fill-in (top)

Auckland's Jellicoe Harbour transformed into marina of wooden boats

by Zoe Hawkins 29 Feb 17:03 PST 1 March 2024
The Auckland Wooden Boat Festival is open all weekend and has attracted 160 boats © Auckland Moana

Jellicoe Harbour in Auckland’s Viaduct has been transformed into a vibrant display of maritime heritage for this weekend’s Auckland Wooden Boat Festival.

More than 160 boats, from tiny model yachts to hand-made wooden dinghies, the famous A-class Ranger, and work boats, are berthed in and around the harbour for the Auckland Wooden Boat Festival.

The Auckland Wooden Boat Festival is free to attend and promises fun for all ages, centred on the traditional approaches to boats and boating. Visitors will love learning how to tie knots, discovering traditional boat building techniques, how to read the stars like early Pacific navigators, and watching sails stitched by hand. A wide range of boating technology including working steam engines and the first outboard engines will all be on display.

A Kids Zone features storytelling, crafts, activities and even a quiet zone for some time out.

Visitors can pick up a Trail Map from the Viaduct Events Centre from 10am-6pm Friday – Sunday this week.

There’s more to enjoy around the waterfront precinct, including the Moana Auckland festival hub at Te Wero Island that will have more live entertainment, amazing street food and activities for young and young at heart.

The inaugural Auckland Wooden Boat Festival is part of Moana Auckland – New Zealand’s Ocean Festival. It is organised by members of the Tino Rawa Trust and the Classic Yacht Association with the support of Tataki Auckland Unlimited, the New Zealand Maritime Museum and Eke Panuku to tell the story of Auckland’s maritime history from the early days of settlement through to today.

For more details about:

The Auckland Wooden Boat Festival,

  • href="https://www.aucklandwoodenboatfestival.co.nz/">www.aucklandwoodenboatfestival.co.nz
  • Moana Auckland, New Zealand’s Ocean Festival, www.aucklandnz.com/moana
  • Related Articles

    New release boats to feature at Auckland Boat Show
    Motor and sailing yachts, RIBs, trailer boats and amphibious vessels are coming to central Auckland Central Auckland will be filled with boats as the Auckland Boat Show gets underway on March 14 2024. A key feature of the inaugural Moana Auckland festival, the show attracts annual new launches from within New Zealand and across the globe. Posted on 28 Nov 2023
    Auckland Boat Show close on a high note
    Auckland Boat Show 2023 closes with good news for the New Zealand marine industry Reports of strong sales, quality attendees and a public ready to purchase have set the tone for the return of the Auckland Boat Show, which ran from 23 to 26 March in sunny Auckland conditions. Posted on 27 Mar 2023
    Auckland Boat Show: Strong sales - Day 3
    Exhibitors have reported strong trading across the range from berths to large yachts On Day 3 of the Auckland Boat Show, the 2023 event is emerging as a show of sales. Exhibitors have reported strong trading across the range of marine displays; from berths to large yachts. Posted on 25 Mar 2023
    Auckland Boat Show opens to record bookings
    Kiwis do a quick uptake of big boats and innovative marine products at Auckland Boat Show As this year's Auckland Boat Show got underway Thursday, it was an emphatic demonstration of New Zealanders' quick uptake of big boats and innovative marine products. pre-sale numbers were 50 per cent higher than the previous show, last held in 2019. Posted on 24 Mar 2023
    Auckland Boat Show is cancelled for third time
    The 2022 Auckland Boat Show has been cancelled after an early decision by the NZ Marine Board The Auckland Boat Show has been cancelled. The decision was taken a week earlier than planned. None of the exhibitors or consulted or the Board, had any confidence that the COVID Framework settings would be eased before the Show Posted on 11 Feb 2022
    Lloyd Stevenson - SYA3 728x90px BOTTOMPredictWind - GO! exec 728x90 BOTTOMC-Tech 2021 SnuffAir 728x90 BOTTOM