Dust off your boat shoes

P3070015aAuckland. It’s great, but it’s not all noodle bars and car-fes. No, we live in the city of sails, team, and the Auckland International Boat Show is on this weekend.

It’s all happening in and around the Viaduct basin, with a fine array of boats and yachts in all shapes, sizes and budgets, as well as loads of boating bits and pieces.

It’s $16 to get in for the day – and you need to take your shoes off to clamber on board most of the boats, so go prepared with a slinky set of boat shoes or elegently wasted jandals.

It’s a fantastic spot for people watching, with salty sea dogs rubbing shoulders with American millionaires shopping for the next Launch in the fleet. New Zealand’s boat builders are world-renowned and some of the vessels on display are just beautiful. Recommended.