Sealink Base Makes Way For America’s Cup

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.

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.

SeaLink Wynyard Wharf terminal road changesWe anticipate 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. More details will be made available closer to the time.