CentrePort Open day. Wonderful tug boat ride.

CentrePort Opens the Gates
Tuesday, 19 February 2013

CentrePort Wellington, New Zealand’s third largest port, is ‘opening the gates’ to Wellingtonians on Saturday 23 February 2013 for the ‘CentrePort Open Day’.

The day’s activities will be based at the Interisland Wharf (opposite the Wellington Railway Station and next to the Bluebridge Terminal) and will run from 10am – 4pm.

Coach tours and tug boat rides will be available for a gold coin donation.  All donations on the day will go to Wellington Free Ambulance.  CentrePort Chief Executive Blair O’Keeffe says “Wellingtonians will get a unique opportunity to see the diverse range of activities that go into making CentrePort a key part of Wellington’s dynamic Harbour and water front.”

Coach tours, which will depart from the Interisland Wharf, will travel through the port security area and will highlight an exciting growth story across many trades within CentrePort.  As with the tug rides these coach tours offer a unique opportunity that is not to be missed.   “Those who go out into the Harbour on the tug boat rides will also be treated to a spectacular up close view of the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner who will be in port on the day,” says Mr. O’Keeffe.

Based at the Interisland Wharf will be a number of other activities of a nautical theme to see and discover.  The Navy vessel ‘Taupo’ will be berthed at the wharf along with a number of other interesting Wellington based vessels, some of which will be open to climb aboard and look over.

For further information on the port’s open day please go to www.centreport.co.nz or call CentrePort on 04-495-3800.


Saturday February 23, 2013 was a very “cool” day

we visited Wellington harbour and had a wonderful time on one of the two