You Can Ride Trams On Aug 6


You’ll be able to ride the Auckland Waterfront trams from 10am on August 6.
The first stage of the revitalised Wynyard Quarter, the old Tank Farm area, opens to the public that Saturday.
You’ll be able to ride the trams until 5pm -and there will be site tours of the Quarter every hour from 10am.
It will be a thumbs up day for Waterfront Auckland to show off the exciting changes, which many Aucklanders seem oblivious to.


There are visible signs of the trams coming around Wynard this morning with the tracks down and the wires up.

But there is still some work to be done especially around the shed area which houses the trams.

Completed projects include the Gordon Moller designed (of Sky Tower fame) Viaduct Events Centre, a new pedestrian bridge linking the eastern side of Viaduct Harbour (Wynyard Crossing), nine new restaurants and bars at North Wharf, a revitalised tree-lined Jellicoe Street (now more a boulevard than street) and Silo Park, a new inner city park with great sea views and guarded by the old Golden Bay cement silo as a nod to the area’s industrial heritage.


Te Wero bridge

We’re talked for years about opening up this area without the usual hotchpotch of a attempted development.


The message at the start of the development

This is something we should be very excited about.

Backgrounder on the Trams project here




  1. KarlHansen says:

    Indeed, it looked pretty great on the artist impressions, and while the stuff on the ground still had a ways to go when I last saw it some 2-3 weeks ago (planting was missing, especially) I am sure that it will be a great new public space.

  2. George D says:


  3. Finn says:

    How much do you have to pay to ride on these things? It will be a pretty awesome day depending on the weather.

  4. Chris says:

    Here’s the full programme for the opening and it looks exciting!

  5. Carl says:

    so we have an events centre down here, and the cloud and vector and now the cass wants to build one?

    wow, new zealand being so close to asia and europe with all the major events we hold.

    serially do me a favour!


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