AUCKLAND IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A CITY ON THE WATER
And the origins of Westhaven Marina hark back to the days when our focus of our economy, our recreation, and our relaxation, was on the beautiful harbour. Much like it is today.
You'll see that the area has undergone considerable change. Since before 1900 it was a popular meeting place and a promenade from which Aucklanders enjoyed the water. From the construction of the first breakwater through to the existence of one of the biggest marinas in the world, change has been ongoing. Now, Panuku Development Auckland is re-opening the waterfront to the people of Auckland, and the marina itself continues to change and develop, to serve the requirements of future generations of boaties.
In 2018 we created a 16 minute video to tell some of the stories of Westhaven since the 1940s. Click here to view it.