Getting to Great Barrier Island by Sea

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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 $88 $111 $168
Child 5-15 $64 $88 $110
*Senior/Student $75 $100 $127
Car $304.50 $377 $499
Motorbike $75 $127
Family (1ad-3chld) $327
Family (2ad-3chld) $426.50

**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 Summer Timetable - Valid from 1st October 2018

Valid except for long weekends and public holidays.
Click here for Labour Weekend, Auckland Anniversary and Xmas-New Years.

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Departing:

Auckland

Tryphena 

Pt FitzRoy

*Tuesday
FDG

8:00am

3.00pm

Wednesday
FDG

8.00am

3.00pm
Thursday
F

8.00am

1.00pm

Friday

8:00am

3:00pm

Saturday
(limited)

8.00am

3.00pm

Sunday

8:00am

3:00pm

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FDG  Freight & Dangerous Goods | F  Freight Goods

These services also carry freight and fuel – the return leg from the island may be delayed due to the time taken in offloading freight. Space can be limited, bookings are essential.

Approx travel times: 4.5 hours for Tryphena & 5 hours for Port Fitzroy.
We cannot guarantee arrival times. Journey length may vary.
Due to the Auckland Marathon, sailing on Sunday 28th October will leave at 7:00am.
No sailing Christmas Day.
**Saturday travel is only from 20th October to 29th December. Sailing on Saturday 8th December will arrive at Port Fitzroy.
Sailing on Saturday 15th December will leave Wynyard Wharf at 7am to Whangaparapara and return at 1.30pm


Make a Ferry Booking/Enquiry Here


Great Barrier Island Tourism