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Auckland-Great Barrier Island


Crossing Auckland ⇔ Great Barrier Island
Destination(s) 🇳🇿 New Zealand
Duration 4h 30 mins.
Sailings Up to 5 times per week
Distance 52 miles, 83 km
Operated by SeaLink NZ

You can reach Great Barrier Island in about 4 to 5 hours meaning you need to stay on the Island for a while to not only spend all your time on a ferry! The ferry experiences on the Sealink NZ ferry service are very positive.

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Ferry from Auckland to Great Barrier Island

While you have a lot of day tours to Great Barrier Island you also can just hop on the ferry to Great Barrier Island and see for yourself the things you can do on this lovely but remote island. It's also possible to add a car to this crossing. Make sure to bring your own food to this crossing as the prices for food are expensive and the quality of the food is average.

Ps. When you are lucky you are able to see dolphins next to the ferry!

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Auckland and Great Barrier Island is currently operated by: Sealink NZ, you can however also travel to Great Barrier Island by organized day tours

How long does the Auckland to Great Barrier Island crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry is around: 4 hours and 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

Auckland-Great Barrier Island
Auckland-Great Barrier Island