Waitematā Harbour

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Waitematā Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand.wikipedia
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Waitematā Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand.
The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.

Auckland Harbour Bridge

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The harbour forms the northern and eastern coasts of the Auckland isthmus and is crossed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane motorway bridge over the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland waterfront

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With an area of 70 mi2, it connects the city's main port and the Auckland waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean. On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour.
The Auckland waterfront (rarely the Auckland harbourfront) is a city-side stretch of the southern Waitematā Harbour coastline in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ports of Auckland

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With an area of 70 mi2, it connects the city's main port and the Auckland waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.
The Port of Auckland is a large container and international trade port on the Waitematā Harbour, lying on the central and eastern Auckland waterfront (north of Auckland CBD).

North Shore, New Zealand

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It is sheltered from Pacific storms by Auckland's North Shore, Rangitoto Island, and Waiheke Island.
The North Shore is part of the urban area of Auckland, New Zealand, located to the north of the Waitematā Harbour.

Hauraki Gulf

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With an area of 70 mi2, it connects the city's main port and the Auckland waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.
In the west of the gulf lie a string of islands guarding the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour, one of Auckland's two harbours.

North Head, New Zealand

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Its entrance is between North Head and Bastion Point in the south.
Maungauika is a volcano forming a headland called North Head at the east end of the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, in the suburb of Devonport.

Manukau Harbour

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It is matched on the southern side of the city by the shallower waters of the Manukau Harbour.
For this reason, along with the harbour's shallowness, it is not Auckland's favoured port, and, with only one short wharf, the facilities at Onehunga are tiny compared to the other Ports of Auckland facilities on the Waitematā Harbour along the northeast of the isthmus.

Waiheke Island

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It is sheltered from Pacific storms by Auckland's North Shore, Rangitoto Island, and Waiheke Island.
During World War II, three gun emplacements were built at Stony Batter on the eastern edge to protect Allied shipping in Waitematā Harbour, in the fear that Japanese ships might reach New Zealand.

Bastion Point

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Its entrance is between North Head and Bastion Point in the south.
Bastion Point (Kohimarama or Takaparawhā) is a coastal piece of land in Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand, overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.

Whau River

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The westernmost ends of the harbour extend past Whenuapai in the northwest, and to Te Atatu in the west, as well as forming the estuarial arm known as the Whau River in the southwest.
The Whau River is an estuarial arm of the southwestern Waitemata Harbour (rather than a river) within the Auckland metropolitan area in New Zealand.

Whenuapai

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The westernmost ends of the harbour extend past Whenuapai in the northwest, and to Te Atatu in the west, as well as forming the estuarial arm known as the Whau River in the southwest.
It is located on the northwestern shore of the Waitematā Harbour, 15 kilometres to the northwest of Auckland's city centre.

Rangitoto Channel

The harbour is an arm of the Hauraki Gulf, extending west for eighteen kilometres from the end of the Rangitoto Channel.
The Rangitoto Channel is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour to the east of Auckland in New Zealand.

Devonport, New Zealand

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North Shore suburbs located closest to the shoreline include Birkenhead, Northcote and Devonport (west to east).
It is located on the North Shore, at the southern end of a peninsula that runs southeast from near Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, forming the northern side of the Waitematā Harbour.

Te Atatu

Te Atatu Peninsula
The westernmost ends of the harbour extend past Whenuapai in the northwest, and to Te Atatu in the west, as well as forming the estuarial arm known as the Whau River in the southwest.
It is located at the western extremity of the Waitemata Harbour, and is formed by the Henderson Creek, an estuarial arm of the harbour that extends southwest from the harbour.

Birkenhead, New Zealand

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North Shore suburbs located closest to the shoreline include Birkenhead, Northcote and Devonport (west to east). There are other wharves and ports within the harbour, notable among them the Devonport Naval Base, and the accompanying Kauri Point Armament Depot at Birkenhead, and the Chelsea Sugar Refinery wharf, all capable of taking ships over.
It is located on the North Shore of the Waitemata Harbour, four kilometres northwest of the Auckland CBD.

Parnell, New Zealand

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On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour.
It is characterised by its mix of tree lined streets with large estates; redeveloped industrial zones with Edwardian town houses and 1920s bay villas; and its hilly topography that allows for views of the port, the Waitematā Harbour, Rangitoto Island and the Auckland Domain.

Auckland CBD

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On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour. Smaller wharves at Birkenhead, Beach Haven, Northcote, Devonport and West Harbour offer commuter ferry services to the Auckland CBD.
Bounded by several major motorways and by the harbour coastline in the north, it is surrounded further out by mostly suburban areas; it is bounded on the North by Waitematā Harbour, east by Parnell, southeast by Grafton, south by Mount Eden, southwest by Newton, west by Freemans Bay and northwest by Viaduct Harbour.

Mission Bay, New Zealand

Mission Bay
On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour.
Mission Bay is located seven kilometres to the east of the city centre, on the southern shore of the Waitemata Harbour, between Orakei and Kohimarama.

Northcote, New Zealand

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North Shore suburbs located closest to the shoreline include Birkenhead, Northcote and Devonport (west to east).
It is situated on the North Shore, on the northern shores of Waitematā Harbour, four km northwest of Auckland CBD.

Herne Bay, New Zealand

Herne Bay
On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour.
It is located on the southwestern shore of the Waitemata Harbour to the west of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Point Chevalier

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On the southern side of the harbour is Auckland CBD and the Auckland waterfront, and coastal suburbs such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay and Point Chevalier (east to west), the latter of which lies on a short triangular peninsula jutting into the harbour.
It is located five kilometres to the west of the city centre on the southern shore of the Waitematā Harbour.

Chelsea Sugar Refinery

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There are other wharves and ports within the harbour, notable among them the Devonport Naval Base, and the accompanying Kauri Point Armament Depot at Birkenhead, and the Chelsea Sugar Refinery wharf, all capable of taking ships over.
New Zealand Sugar Company Limited is a long-established business and landmark in Birkenhead, New Zealand, located on the northern shore of Auckland's Waitematā Harbour.

West Harbour, Auckland

West Harbour
Smaller wharves at Birkenhead, Beach Haven, Northcote, Devonport and West Harbour offer commuter ferry services to the Auckland CBD.
It is named for its location on the western side of the Waitematā Harbour.

Kauri Point Armament Depot

There are other wharves and ports within the harbour, notable among them the Devonport Naval Base, and the accompanying Kauri Point Armament Depot at Birkenhead, and the Chelsea Sugar Refinery wharf, all capable of taking ships over.
The Depot has access to Waitematā Harbour.