Preserving and enhancing a landmark

Preserving a landmark site

The wharf itself was built in 1907 to meet the burgeoning growth of the Port of Wellington.  In 1964 it found a new purpose when the Overseas Passenger Terminal was added for visiting cruise ships.

The wharf - which extends out from the harbour-edge promenade - in combination with the long, low 


nautically-themed Overseas Passenger Terminal, has become one of Wellington’s most prominent landmarks.

The redevelopment of this special site has included the retention of a number of key heritage features, most notably the spire, which now sits proudly atop the new wharf building.

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