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
**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 Timetable
Due to the America's Cup some sailings will be departing Auckland at 9am instead of 8am and Tryphena at 4pm instead of 3pm.
Sailings will be affected between the following dates...
The America's Cup World Series regatta and Christmas Race: 17 - 20 December 2020
The Prada Cup challenger series: 15 January - 22 February 2021
The America’s Cup match: 6 - 21 March 2021
SeaLink departs from Tryphena Wharf at 3pm - reaching Auckland at approx. 7.30pm
Make a Ferry Booking/Enquiry Here