Getting to Great Barrier Island by Sea

SeaLinks' ferry, the Island Navigator carries cars, passengers and freight to the island.
We depart from Aucklands 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

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Standard fares One-way Return **Peak-return
Adult $90 $114 $172
Child 5-15 $66 $90 $113
*Senior/Student $77 $103 $130
Car $312 $386 $511
Motorbike $77 $130 $130
Family (1ad-3chld) $335 $400
Family (2ad-3chld) $437 $533

**Peak Fares: December, January, public holidays and surrounding weekends
*Seniors - 65+ years & students: Will need to produce their cards.
Car: Up to 5.5 metres. Drivers & Riders: Not included

Great Barrier Island Timetables

6 - 19 July, 2020 DEPARTING HALF MOON BAY Click here >

 

11 May to 5 July & 20 July to 27 September, 2020 DEPARTING HAMER STREET Click here >

 

28 September to13 December 2020 & 18 January to 26 April 2021 DEPARTING HAMER STREET Click here >

 

14 December 2020 - 17 January 2021 DEPARTING HAMER STREET Click here >

 

Public Holiday weekends DEPARTING HAMER STREET Click here >

Make a Ferry Booking/Enquiry Here


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.
🕓 Approx travel times: 5 hours for Tryphena. DG sailing scheduled for 14 July only.
Please note during this maintenance period, sailings will depart and arrive from the Half Moon Bay terminal.
Check-in one hour prior to departure. We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.

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.
🕓 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 - 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.

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.
🕓 Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena. Check-in one hour prior to departure.
We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.
No sailing Christmas Day.

🕓 Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena. Check-in one hour prior to departure.
We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.
Public holidays include:
Labour Weekend, Auckland Anniversary, Waitangi Weekend, Easter Weekend, ANZAC weekend.