2 Selwood Road, Henderson (via construction yard gate)
10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Toroa, the last surviving, wooden, double-ended, steam passenger ferry in the world. Forty metres in length and more than 300 tonnes of the technological and social history of Auckland. New planks as long as a house; tonnes of shapely new steel ribs; thousands of rivets driven red hot; tall and stately steam engine and polished brass. The massive and highly skilled restoration is well on the way to returning the unique steam-ferry survivor Toroa of 1925 to steam again on the harbour, authentically restored and seaworthy, carrying passengers again as she did for decades of her working life. Join the Toroa Preservation Society for a guided tour of this remarkable ship restoration project and hear the story of the steam ferries that helped to make Auckland.
We regret that there is no wheelchair access into the boat; entry is via steep stairs. Please wear closed footwear. Children must be supervised by adults.
Numbers are limited and bookings are essential: Email email@example.com or telephone Sheron, mob. 021-654 869
Entry by donation. Proceeds support the restoration of the Toroa.
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