There are a number of Auckland ferries, run by Fullers, that enable you to travel to many of Auckland’s Islands including Devonport, Waiheke, Half Moon Bay and Rangitoto. Just head to the Auckland ferry terminal on Quay Street.
Auckland to Waiheke Island
Ferries run approximately every hour. A number of crossings include a stop at Devonport, which adds 10 minutes to the crossing time. An adult return fare costs $35, a child fare costs $18. For approximately $8 you can purchase a pass with your ferry ticket and enjoy unlimited travel on the buses around the island. An adult monthly pass costs $350. A child monthly fare costs $175. The ferry crossing lasts about 35 minutes.
Auckland to Half Moon Bay
The ferries leave for Half Moon Bay approximately every couple of hours until around 4.00pm when it’s then every hour. At the weekend, it runs every 3 hours with the last ferry leaving at 4.30pm. A bus service connects to the ferries at Half Moon Bay Marina. An adult return fare costs $14, a child return fare cost around $7. An adult monthly pass costs $235. The ferry crossing time is 40 minutes.
Auckland to Devonport
The short 12 minute crossing departs every 30 minutes although early morning and evening times may vary. The first ferry leaves Auckland at 6.15am with the last at 11.15pm during the week (Monday to Thursday). On Friday and Saturday nights you can catch the last ferry at 1.00am. On Sunday the last ferry to Devonport is 10.00pm. An adult return fare costs $11, a child return fare costs around $6.
Auckland to Rangitoto Island
This 25 minute ferry trip departs daily at 9.15am, 10.30am and 12.30pm. It departs from Devonport at 9.25am and 12.25pm. An adult return fare costs $27, a child return fare costs $13.50. The last ferry from the Island to Auckland departs at 3.30pm weekdays and 5.00pm on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays.
Auckland to Great Barrier Island
This 2.5 hour ferry trip is a seasonal experience, with trips departing over the Christmas period, into early January and over Easter. Reservations are essential. An adult return fare costs $139 over the Christmas period, while a child fare is $83. From February to April, the price drops to $109 for an adult return and $65 for a child return fare.
Auckland to Birkenhead
The 15 minute ferry crossing departs daily from 7.15am until 11.10pm during the week, while at the weekend and Bank Holidays the last ferry departs from Auckland at 10.10pm. An adult return fare costs $9.20 while a child fare cost $4.60.
Auckland to Bayswater
Departs daily from 6.55am until 11.10pm during the week with the last ferry on the weekend and Bank Holidays leaving at 10.10pm. An adult fare is $9.20 while a child fare is $4.60.
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