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 $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 $400
Family (2ad-3chld) $426.50 $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 Winter Timetable
Valid from 29th April 2019 to 6th October 2019

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Pt FitzRoy



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Tuesday Travel:
Tryphena: 30 April - 14, 28 May - 11, 25 June - 9, 23 July - 6, 20 August - 3, 17 September - 1 October
Port Fitzroy: 7, 21 May - 5, 18 June - 2, 16, 30 July - 13, 27 August - 10, 24 September


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.

Make a Ferry Booking/Enquiry Here

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