New editions of two navigational charts for Auckland Harbour have recently been released. LINZ updated the charts with data collected by Ports of Auckland.

“We’re pleased that Ports of Auckland has been supplying us with high quality data to update our official charts for the benefit of all New Zealanders,” says National Hydrographer Adam Greenland.

New electronic and paper editions of the Auckland Harbour East and West charts show more depth soundings and reflect recent changes to the built environment. Thanks to multibeam sonar equipment on Ports of Auckland’s surveying vessel Acheron, chart information is more accurate and provides more certainty to the mariner.

“The most significant changes are the areas of the Viaduct Basin, Commercial Harbour, ferry terminals and Calliope Wharves,” says Ports of Auckland’s GM Marine, Engineering and General Wharf Operations, Allan D’Souza, who is encouraging boaters using these areas to replace their old charts.

The Auckland Harbour East chart includes the Viaduct Basin, Commercial Harbour and Calliope Wharves and the Auckland Harbour West chart includes Kauri Point and Chelsea Wharves.

Other improvements include new Aids to Navigation and amendments to existing Aids to Navigation and general updating of official names, coastline changes, magnetic variation, tidal information and minor wharves.


Electronic navigational charts are available at no cost through LINZ’s NZ ENC Service