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Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Overview

Stretching for over a kilometre, connecting St. Mary’s Bay and the Auckland city side to the North Shore, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is an iconic part of the Auckland skyline. The longest road bridge on the North Island, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, finished completed in 1959.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is also a hugely popular tourist attraction. Bungy jumping off the bridge and guided walks along the spire of the bridge are significant draws. More than 170,000 vehicles cross over the Auckland Harbour Bridge each morning, making it an indispensable part of most Aucklanders’ daily lives. In addition, funding was made available in 2016 to construct a cycle and pedestrian path on the bridge, which was missing until then.

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The North Shore was a primarily rural community with a population of fewer than 50,000 people. Construction of the bridge began in 1954 and brought employment and development opportunities for the expansion of Auckland. The bridge used to function as a toll-bridge, but after recouping the costs of its construction, it was made free to access.

Activities to Do at Auckland Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge serves as more than just a bridge as tourists from around the world throng here to do the world-famous Auckland Bridge Bungy and the Auckland Bridge Climb. Both these activities are conducted by AJ Hackett Bungy, New Zealand’s premier and most-established bungy co-ordinators.

Auckland Bridge Climb

Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb

The Auckland Bridge Climb is a fully-guided climb that tour operators take people on. Panoramic views of the city and the Waitemata Harbour reward bridge-climbers from the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. People going on the guided bridge-climb must wear bridge-climb safety suits that tether them to the railings, ensuring that safety is of paramount importance.

Guided Bridge Climb Ticket Prices:-
Adult - NZD 130
Child - NZD 90
Student - NZD 90

Auckland Bridge Bungy

Auckland Bridge bungy

For the ones that always wanted to know what jumping off a bridge into the water below feels like, AJ Hackett Bungy provides the answers. The Auckland Bridge Bungy allows jumpers to leap off the bungy pod below the bridge and even submerge their head in the water of the harbour. At the height of 40 m above the water of the Auckland Harbour below, this makes the Auckland Bridge Bungy New Zealand’s only ocean-touch bungy jump.

Auckland Bridge Bungy Ticket Prices:-
Adult - NZD 165
Child - NZD 135
Student - NZD 135

Eateries around Auckland Bridge

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After completing the adrenaline-pumping activities on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, turn to the many eateries that dot the harbour area to satisfy your hunger.
  • Head to Sails Restaurant for some fresh seafood grub.
  • Beduzzi offers up modern takes on classic Italian fine-dining.
  • Paris Butter for some fine French and European cuisine.
  • Visit Swashbuckler's Restaurant and Bar to knock back a few pints and indulge in some quintessential bar grub.
  • Sidart restaurant pairs some of New Zealand's most contemporary dishes with some of its finest wines. 

How To Reach Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is a stone’s throw away from downtown Auckland, and many public bus lines stop at the nearby bus-stations. The closest bus stations are Queen St. and Alma, and Queen St. and Duke, both are a 4-minute walk away from the bridge.

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