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Great Barrier
Ferries to Great Barrier Island
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Auckland Great Barrier Ferry

The Auckland Great Barrier ferry route connects New Zealand with Great Barrier Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Sealink NZ. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 30 minutes.

Auckland Great Barrier sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from New Zealand to Great Barrier Island page.
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Auckland - Great Barrier (Tryphena) Route summary
Departure Country New Zealand
Destination Country New Zealand
No. of Operators 1
Operators Sealink NZ
Average Price A$452*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 08:00
Distance 53 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Auckland to Great Barrier is approximately 4h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    The average price of a ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier is approximately 204 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Auckland to Great Barrier?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Auckland to Great Barrier and this is
    • Sealink NZ
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    Ferries from Auckland to Great Barrier are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Auckland to Great Barrier with
    • Sealink NZ
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Sealink NZ
  • How far is Great Barrier from Auckland?

    The distance between Auckland to Great Barrier is approximately 53 nautical miles.

Auckland Guide

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is home to nearly a third of the country’s population. Located on the North Island, this bustling city and the stunning city surroundings attract visitors from all around the world.

There is plenty to do in the heart of this fascinating city. Sky Tower provides the opportunity to see the majestic Auckland skyline, whilst down below there are museums, zoos, parks, fantastic architecture and beautiful waterfronts for you to enjoy.

It is unusual for visitors to stay in the centre of Auckland and you can see why. The Haruki Gulf and its emerald waters attract people to venture out to the surrounding islands. With rainforests, thermal springs, sprawling parks and volcanic cones, the abundance of natural wonders on display is truly remarkable.

Auckland's port is found in the heart of Downtown, boasting a stunning Baroque-style terminal which was completed in 1912. The building is now registered with the Historic Places Trust and houses a wide selection of shops and cafes on the lower level. However, most of the ferry routes are operated within the contemporary terminal building on Quay Street. From here you can sail to the Hauraki Gulf Islands within 25-40 minutes, depending on your destination.

Access to the port is simple for passengers with the terminal just a short walk away from Britomart railway station and the bus exchange. There are bus services from Auckland Airport to Queens Wharf every ten minutes. The ferry services four different New Zealand island destinations out of the Port of Auckland. The most popular route is to Waiheke with over twenty sailings daily, with Fullers Ferry taking passengers to Motutapu, Motuihe and Rangitoto throughout the week.


Auckland to Great Barrier Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Sealink NZ 07:30 12:00 4 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
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