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North Island ⇔ South Island
3h 15 mins
Up to 6 times per day

Auckland-Great Barrier Island

Auckland ⇔ Great Barrier Island
4h 30 mins.
Up to 5 times per week

Bluff-Stewart Island

New Zealand ⇔ Stewart Island
1 Hour
Up to 3 times per day

Auckland-Rakino Island

Auckland ⇔ Rakino Island
1 Hour
Up to 10 times per day

Auckland-Rangitoto Island

Auckland ⇔ Rangitoto Island
25 Minutes
Up to 2 times per day

Auckland-Pine Harbour

Auckland ⇔ Pine Harbour
35 Minutes
Up to 20 times per day
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Information for ferry passengers

About the ferry routes in and around Australia

In a normal year under normal circumstances, there is one major ferry connection active in New Zealand and about 9 smaller ones. 

The major connection in New Zealand

The ferry from Wellington to Picton (or the other way around) connects the South Island with the North Island. The connection in New Zealand is called ‘Connecting the Cook Strait' and only takes 3.5 hours. The best tip we've got on this crossing: Be sure to compare the prices.

The Islands of New Zealand

There are multiple popular islands you can reach out of Auckland.

Other Islands you can reach from Auckland:
  • Rotoroa Island, 75 minutes, 1 crossing per day, bookable at Fuller's. 
  • Devonport, is a connection of only 12 minutes, a short city crossing. A busy route, however. Also bookable at Fullers.
  • The Coromandel – Currently not sailing – 2 hours 
  • Motutapu Island – Currently not sailing – 35 minutes 

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  1. I was wondering the best website to find lists of things to do in these destinations of New Zealand? Especially for Rangitoto Island, I can't find much on this.

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