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About Hauraki Blue Cruises

Hauraki Blue Cruises offers overnight cruises around the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. It is also a premium Auckland wedding venue, and conferences, meetings and incentives venue.

At 146 feet (44.5 metres), the cruise catamaran Ipipiri is the largest cruising ship permanently based in New Zealand, providing a truly impressive cruise experience. Spread over four levels, the vessel has 30 ocean view cabins, a spacious sundeck with 360 degree views and an 80-seat restaurant and bar. The vessel cruises at 12 knots and has been designed to provide maximum stability and minimum wake.

Accreditation and Awards

Hauraki Blue Cruises is proud to hold a Gold Enviro rating from Qualmark.



In October 2009 Fullers GreatSights launched Ipipiri, a $12 million overnight cruise ship in the Bay of Islands with a restaurant, bar and overnight accommodation for 60 guests.

After five successful seasons cruising in the Bay of Islands, the ship was relocated to Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and began cruising under the brand Hauraki Blue Cruises, as part of the GreatSights sightseeing network.

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