|CentrePort Opens the Gates|
|Monday, 07 February 2011 14:48|
CentrePort Wellington is ‘opening the gates’ to Wellingtonians on Saturday 19 February for the CentrePort Open Day.
The day’s activities will be based at the Interisland Wharf (opposite the Wellington Railway Station and next to the Bluebridge Terminal) and will run from 10am - 4pm.
Coach tours and tug boat rides will be available for a gold coin donation. All donations on the day will go to Wellington Free Ambulance. CentrePort Chief Executive Blair O’Keeffe says “the Open Day will give Wellingtonians a unique opportunity to see the diverse range of activities that go into making CentrePort a thriving business.”
Coach tours, which will depart from the Interisland Wharf, will travel through the port security area and will highlight the key areas of activity and trade within CentrePort. As with the tug rides these coach tours offer a unique opportunity that is not to be missed. “Those who go out into the harbour on the tug boat rides will also be treated to a spectacular view of the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner who will be in port on the day,” says Mr O’Keeffe.
Based at the Interisland Wharf will be a number of other activities of a nautical theme to see and discover. The Navy vessel ‘Pukaki’ will be berthed at the wharf along with a number of other interesting Wellington based vessels, some of which will be open to climb aboard and look over.
For further information on the port’s open day please go to www.centreport.co.nz or call CentrePort on 04-495-3800.