Getting to Great Barrier Island by Sea

Sealink's' ferry, the Island Navigator carries cars, passengers and freight to the island.
We depart from Auckland's Wynyard Wharf, three times a week in Winter, and daily in Summer.
Sailings take approximately 4.5 hours to get to Tryphena, the Southernmost port of Great Barrier island. The time passes quickly as there is plenty to see in the way of stunning scenery, birdlife and marine life... whales, orca and dolphins are often sighted. Onboard you'll find two reading rooms, a cafe/bar and two theatres where current movies are shown.
Book on-line at the bottom of this page.

Great Barrier Island SeaLink Fares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Seniors - 65+ years & students: Will need to produce their cards.
Car: Up to 5.5 metres. Drivers & Riders: Not included

Great Barrier Island Timetables

SeaLink departs from Auckland at 8am and arrives at Tryphena at 12.30pm.
It departs Tryphena Wharf at 3pm - and reaches Auckland at approx. 7.30pm.

 

2nd August to 19th September 2021 - Click here >

 

20 Sep 2021 - 1 May 2022 (excludes 13 Dec- 16 Jan) Click here >

 

13th Dec 2021 to 16th January 2022 - Click here >                   30th Dec 2021 and 2nd - 6th Jan 2022 - Click here >

 

Long weekends 20 Sept -12 Dec 2021 and 17 Jan -1 May 2022 - Click here >

 

 

 


Sealink T&C's

Please take a look at our booking cancellation & change fees - Click here >

 

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Go Great Barrier Island

 

F Freight Goods - The return leg from the island may be delayed due to the time taken in offloading freight. The space can be limited, bookings are recommended. See the public holiday timetable below for public holiday weekends. 🕓 Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena. Check-in one hour prior to departure. We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.

F Freight Goods and FDG Freight and Dangerous Goods - The return leg from the island may be delayed due to the time taken in offloading freight. The space can be limited, bookings are recommended. *Saturday travel from 4 to 11 December 2021 and from 17 January to 12 February 2022 only 🕓 Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena. Check-in one hour prior to departure. We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.

F Freight Goods and FDG Freight and Dangerous Goods - The return leg from the island may be delayed due to the time taken in offloading freight. The space can be limited, bookings are recommended. 🕓 Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena. Check-in one hour prior to departure. We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.

* Tuesday services also carry freight and dangerous goods. Wednesday and Thursday services also carry freight. The return leg from the island may be delayed due to the time taken in offloading freight. The space can be limited, bookings are essential.
** Saturday travel from 4 to 11 December 2021 and from 17 January to 12 February 2022 only

Change fees for Great Barrier Island bookings:

For a vehicle up to 5.9 metres in length: $50.00 (incl. GST);
For a vehicle greater than 5.9 metres in length: $70.00 (incl. GST);
For passengers: $10.00 (incl. GST). Excludes bookings made with passenger concession passes.

Cancellation fees for Great Barrier Island bookings:

More than 7 days prior to sailing - $10 or 10% of the standard SeaLink fare whichever is greater.
7 days & 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 20% of the standard fare whichever is greater.
Less than 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 50% of the standard fare whichever is greater.
Failure to board – 100% of the fare.

Simplified cancellation fees for vehicles greater than 5.9 metres
Where a confirmed/paid booking for a vehicle greater than 5.9 metres in length is cancelled by a customer or their authorised representative or agent, SeaLink reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee for the vehicle, driver and any passengers. Cancellation fees apply to the individual sailing(s) on that booking and, except in the case of 10-trip vehicle concession passes, are as follows:

More than 72 hours prior to sailing - no fee
72 hours & 24 hours prior to sailing - a fee of 15% of the fare
Less than 24 hours prior to sailing or failure to board -  a fee of 100% of the fare;

Where booked travel is disrupted, and a booking is cancelled due to changes in Covid Alert Levels, we will not charge a change or cancellation fee.