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Hokianga vehicle ferry

Passenger-only ferry service for May

From 1 May 2023 the Rāwene to Kohukohu ferry will operate as a passenger-only service on the regular timetable, for about 30 days. Vehicle services will be suspended during this time. Pick up/drop off in Kohukohu will be from the town wharf also (not at the Narrows). Normal service will resume in June.

The Hokianga ferry, between Rāwene and Kohukohu, is operated on behalf of the Far North District Council by Northland Ferries.

Until 30 June 2023 all passengers travel for half price. The discount does not include vehicles. For more details go to the 'Costs' tab below.

From 1 July 2023 Community Service Card holders only will travel half price permanently.

Early-bird departures

(weekdays, excluding public holidays)

(South terminal)
(North terminal, 4km
south of Kohukohu)
7:00 AM7:15 AM

Regular departures

(7 days, weather dependent)
Rāwene(South terminal)Narrows(North terminal, 4km
south of Kohukohu)
7:30 AM7:45 AM
8:15 AM8:30 AM
8:45 AM9:00 AM
9:30 AM10:00 AM
10:30 AM11:00 AM
11:30 AM12:00 PM
12:30 PM1:00 PM
1:30 PM2:00 PM
2:30 PM3:00 PM
3:30 PM4:00 PM
4:30 PM5:00 PM
5:30 PM6:00 PM
6:30 PM7:00 PM
7:30 PM8:00 PM

You can buy tickets on board the ferry. Pay in cash or use the on-board EFTPOS machine which accepts EFTPOS cards and Visa or Mastercard credit cards.

Step 1.Light vehicles

Under 2500kg gross tare weight and maximum two axles

Step 2.Heavy vehicles

*Price is per axle

Step 3.Campervans

Vehicles with a bed weighing over 2500kg gross tare weight

Step 4.Passengers

Until 30 June 2023, passenger fares are half price (discount excludes vehicles).

From 1 July 2023, half price passenger fares continue for Community Service Card (CSC) holders only.

Passenger faresUsual cost

Costs until

30 June 2023

Costs from

1 July 2023

  All passengers

CSC holders only 

Foot/Car Passenger Single trip$2.00$1.00$1.00

Children Concession      10 trips

Passenger Concession      10 trips$10.00$5.00$5.00

Southbound Ferry - Narrows to Rawene

Step 2.Northbound Ferry -  Rawene to Narrows

Last updated: 22 Apr 2024 7:16pm