Photographer's Note

Hilton on the Wharf

This week I managed to go out onto a ferryboat on the Waitemata Harbour to photograph the Hilton Hotel from the water. You can see Hilton Auckland here as well.

These unusual looking buildings belong to Hilton Auckland Auckland’s contemporary boutique hotel 300 meters out to sea on Princes Wharf.

Prices for these Bow Suites from 01 Oct 2005 to 31 Mar 2006 is NZ$965.00 per night So you had better get in before the end of next month if you want to stay in them at that price!

Located at the heart of Auckland’s waterfront area, Prince’s Wharf extends into the Waitemata Harbour where it provides a maritime gateway for the more than 40 cruise ships that visit Auckland, the City of Sails each year.

Since its construction in 1921, Prince’s Wharf has been used for cargo handling, as a landing point for immigrants arriving in New Zealand, and as a departure zone for troops during World War II, before falling into disrepair in the 1970s.

Today, after an extensive redevelopment, it has been transformed into a vibrant hub with restaurants, cafés, offices, apartments and a five-star hotel, all offering new opportunities for living, working and relaxing beside the Waitemata Harbour.

Look here for another view of the Hilton on the Wharf

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