Story: Ports and harbours

The Viaduct Basin

The Viaduct Basin

Ports have become places for sophisticated urban recreation in Wellington and Auckland. In Auckland the Viaduct Basin was rapidly transformed as the centre for the America's Cup yacht race. In 2005 when this photo was taken, the cup had been lost, but the basin remained a place of chic restaurants and luxury yachts.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ports and harbours - The modern era, 1960 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2020)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 30 Jul 2015