Auckland Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal (Queens Wharf)

Auckland Hotels near Queens and Princess Wharf Cruise Ship Port Terminal

Auckland cruise port and waterfront

Port of Auckland in New Zealand

Auckland, the capital city in New Zealand is a popular destination with visitors
from all over the world. Many people choose to book cheap hotels near the
city’s port terminal for their onward journey on board cruise ships.

There are now more than 100,000 passengers coming in and out of the port
helping to make Auckland an exciting place to stay. It’s a metropolitan
city with two beautiful harbours facing the Pacific Ocean on one side while
on the other side is the Tasman Sea.

Auckland Queens Wharf

Hotels near Cruise Terminals

You can find plenty of value for money deals on hotels to keep within your budget, whatever time of year you wish to visit. Within walking distance of the cruise terminal building, not far from Queens Wharf or Princes Wharf, there is also a good selection of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hostels and apartments as well. This area is approximately five minutes from Downtown Auckland and Aotea Square where during the summer months you can enjoy outdoor festivals, concerts and a number of public events.

Get the very best accommodation deals, close to the city’s port terminals which are located at Auckland’s waterfront (harbour). Compare prices, room availability, family and group discounts as well as bed and breakfast options. One of the best ways to save cash is to reserve a room in advance or check out last minute deals. You will have free cancellation on most rooms.

Staying in the CBD (downtown) area is very convenient.

markerBest Hotels near Auckland Cruise Terminal (Queens Wharf and Princes Wharf)
markerHotel & Airport Transfers

Auckland city centre at night
Rydges Auckland
stars stars stars stars

City centre CBD hotel boasting splendid city and harbour views.

Auckland cityscape at sunrise
Hotel Hilton Auckland
stars stars stars stars stars

Well located at the end of Princes Wharf nearby the cruise ship terminals.

Highrise buildings in Auckland
Stamford Plaza Auckland
stars stars stars stars stars

Very popular 5 star accommodation. Walking distance from Viaduct Harbour.

Auckland Cruise Port and Harbour in New Zealand
  • Queens Wharf (Shed 10) and Princess Wharf Cruise Ship Terminals

    Cruise ships sail in both summer and winter around New Zealand, Australia (City of Sydney and Brisbane in Queensland) and to the Pacific Islands (Papeete Tahiti).

    Ships in Auckland dock at either the refurbished Queens Wharf passenger terminal, called also Shed 10, or at the Princess Wharf terminal. Both are well located within easy reach of the downtown district.

    Currently Shed 10 is the primary cruise ship terminal and events venue of Auckland New Zealand, more info. The venue is situated in the heart of downtown at 99 Quay Street just across the road from Britomart Transport centre and adjacent to the Auckland Ferry terminal. Ferries leave from this terminal to destinations across the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf.

    There’s a variety of public transport available from the terminal into the city. The Britomart Transport centre is within walking distance. Britomart is the city’s main transport hub which includes a railway station and bus exchange. You can also jump into a taxi. Don’t forget to reserve a cheap hotel to explore the city.

    Port of Auckland cruise ship terminal
    Auckland Cruise Port Terminal
  • Location

    Most vessels dock at the main cruise terminal of Queen’s Wharf ‘Shed 10’. A second pier is the Princes Wharf cruise terminal to the west of Shed 10. Both terminals are located in downtown Auckland New Zealand (Auckland CBD).
    Queen’s Wharf is located near the city’s historic Ferry Building, and lies parallel to the nearby Princes Wharf (to the west) and Captain Cook Wharf (east). Shed 10 is one of cargo sheds built between 1909 and 1914, recently refurbished into the city’s main cruise terminal and event centre.

    address Shed 10 – Queen’s Wharf : 99 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand

    address Princes Wharf : 2/145 Quay Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    web :

    Major cruise lines departing from the port are P&O Australia, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.

    Ferry Terminal

    The Downtown Ferry Terminal can be found just behind the historic Ferry Building, adjacent to Queens Wharf at Auckland’s waterfront. Ferries leave from the ferry terminal to destinations across the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf such as Devonport, Waiheke Island, Birkenhead, Northcote and Stanley Bay.

  • Explore the City

    There’s a fabulous range of waterfront, seafood restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a meal and a drink or two.

    If you’re visiting the city and harbour area on a short break, long weekend or midweek holiday, check out the Sky Tower which is the tallest, free standing building in New Zealand.

    Why not take a sightseeing tour of the city on a hop-on hop-off explorer bus? This free red city circuit bus will take you along Symonds Street to Albert Park, Wellesley Street down to Queen Street which has a good number of cheap, budget and luxury hotels to choose from.

    Queen Street also has many major retailers, ideal for shopaholics as well as transport interchanges which include ferries.

    If it’s nightlife you’re after, head for Karangahape Road. It’s a great place to soak up the city’s friendly atmosphere and also a good area to find budget hotels which often have special offers and deals to attract visitors.

    Ponsonby is known as Auckland’s Hollywood District with vibrant art galleries, fashion boutiques and cafes. You’ll not be too far away from the action when staying in cheap accommodation near to the port.

    There are always plenty of events taking place in the city such as folk festivals, beach festivals, jazz, wine and food festivals.

    Auckland New Zealand port
    Auckland New Zealand
  • Nearest Airport

    Passengers arrive at Auckland Airport, located just over 20km or 10mi from the city centre.

    It’s easy to get to your hotel from the airport by taxi or shuttle bus.

    Otherwise you also take the AIRBUS, which runs very frequently to the Britomart Transport Centre located close to both cruise ship terminals. The airbus express departs every 10 minutes.

    web : Auckland Airport

  • Car Parking

    There is no public parking on Queens Wharf. If driving to the port, the nearest car parks are in the Britomart or Downtown carpark.

  • Currency and Language

    New Zealand’s currency is the dollar (NZD).

    English is the main spoken language in the country. Other official languages are Maori and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

Pin It on Pinterest