Princes Wharf is a former commercial wharf on the Auckland waterfront, in Auckland City
, New Zealand
, which has been redeveloped into a multi-story high-class mixed-use development and cruise ship terminal.
While generally considered a success in redevelopment, as is the close-by Viaduct Basin, some critics have called its architecture 'urbanely sterile', while others have remarked on the restrictions private owners have placed on public access rights. Also criticised was the fact that many of the public facilities (like art galleries or markets) that were envisaged in the original plan change from a wharf to a new use did not materialise, and in the view of some, have instead seen the wharf become dominated by uses like car parking.