Sitting in the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park at North Head gives a fantastic panoramic view of Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour. One of my least favourite features of the city is the large Port right in the heart of the central business district. The huge piles of containers and massive cranes are an eyesore in my opinion. The Amethyst Ace is one of the largest I have seen heading out into the Pacific Ocean. Behind the ship is Okahu Bay, just east of the city.