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Pine Harbour Motorsport Museum
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A short drive or ferry ride from Downtown Auckland is beautiful Pine Harbour.
Pine Harbour Marina and Motorsport Museum
Looking for somewhere to spend a lazy day or want to take the scenic route via the Pohutakawa Coast when heading south out of Auckland then dropping by Pine Harbour near Beachlands is a great idea. Or if you want a day excursion there is regular ferries to and from the Auckland CBD.
Pine Harbour is not just Marina and a place to park your boat. There is also some great options for lunch, dinner or a quick snack at Pepper Jacks Cafe, the Jolly Rodger Pub or Kaiseki Japanese Restaurant. Just up the road is the international standard Formosa Golf Resort for anyone that fancies a round on a course with spectacular views over the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf islands. If you plan you visit for a Saturday morning you will get to enjoy the Fresh Market. In true French style, Pine Harbour Fresh Market brings the best line-up of local food and beverage producers alongside exclusive Europe an imported culinary ingredients
Of course what would a place be without something to do with Motorsport! Attached to the Marina and a short walk from the ferry terminal is the Pine Harbour Motorsport Museum. This is a small private collection of some rare and interesting vehicles, some with racing pedigree. Highlights are
1928 Auburn Speedster - a class winner in the American "Great Race"
1977 Yamaha 750 - the 1977 Isle of Man TT winner ridden by Joey Dunlop
1959 Cooper Climax T51 driven by Sir Jack Brabham and Bruce Mclaren
1964 JAP Speedway bike ridden by Ivan Mauger
Ford Cosworth Sierra - winner 1989 Bathurst 1000
The museum is only open by prior arrangement however it is enclosed in a large glass walled building so it is possible to view the exhibits at any time you wish to visit.
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