SeaLink base makes way for America’s Cup

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Hauraki Gulf ferry operator SeaLink is working with Auckland Council and Panuku Development Auckland to enable the development of America’s Cup challenger syndicate bases on Wynyard Point.

The Waiheke and Great Barrier island ferry service operates a downtown terminal and vehicle access ramp located at the foot of Wynyard Wharf, adjacent to Brigham Street and restaurants along the wharf. SeaLink has a second vehicle ferry terminal at Half Moon Bay.

SeaLink Group Sales and Marketing Manager Glenys Henry said, “Like most Kiwis, we want America’s Cup to be a roaring success for the country and city and are happy to work with Auckland Council and Panuku Development Auckland to play our part to ensure a successful event for Auckland.”

Auckland Council and Panuku Development Auckland are working together with SeaLink Group to deliver a new purpose-built passenger and vehicle ferry terminal in Wynyard Point which is scheduled to open by the end of 2019.

In the meantime, in order to accommodate changes to Brigham Street and advance work for the challenger bases, vehicle and pedestrian access to the SeaLink ferries will go through several phased changes over the coming months.

From 5 February the southern end of Brigham Street will be closed to through traffic, however SeaLink operations will continue. SeaLink customers will access the vehicle ferry from the usual location on Brigham Street. However, large vehicles, such as tankers, will need to park on Brigham Street and reverse onto the ferry ramp when instructed.

At the same time, a new SeaLink ticket kiosk and passenger facility will be erected at the entrance of the ferry terminal and open to the public the week of 18 to 22 February.

In March, the current queuing area for ferry vehicles on Wynyard Wharf will be closed and a new queuing area will be provided on Brigham Street itself.

Since 1960 SeaLink New Zealand (previously known as Subritzky Shipping Services) has been providing safe, fast and reliable services for vehicles, passengers, freight, heavy road machinery and bulk supplies to Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands, and charter services to other Hauraki Gulf islands.

For further information, including a new terminal map, visit

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