Both the east and the west coasts of the Far North have vehicle and passengers ferries that form part of the District's transportation network.
- The Hokianga ferry, between Rawene and Kohukohu, is operated on behalf of the Far North District Council by Broadspectrum.
- Fullers GreatSights run a vehicle ferry between Opua and Okiato, and a passenger ferry between Paihia and Russell. There are two other operators who also run a passenger ferry between Paihia and Russell - Waitere (the blue ferry) and the Happy Ferry (white).
The ferry operates seven days a week. Departure times are shown in the table below. The cost for light vehicles (one way) is $20 and $2 per passenger.
Call 09 405 2602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with service queries and for other costs (concessions, heavy vehicles etc.).
Vehicle ferry sailings are reduced during the COVID-19 lockdown. Visit Fullers GreatSights website for more information.
|OKIATO - OPUA
||OPUA - OKIATO
|06:00am FIRST FERRY
||06:10am FIRST FERRY
|09:50pm LAST FERRY
||10:00pm LAST FERRY, DEPARTURES
EVERY 10 MINUTES (APPROXIMATELY)
BETWEEN THE HOURS ABOVE.
Passenger ferry services are not operating during the COVID-19 lockdown. Visit Fullers GreatSights website for more information.
The Bay Belle is operated by Fullers GreatSights and the timetable is shown below. The Happy Ferry (white ferry) and Waitere (blue ferry) offer a service that fits in with Bay Belle to ensure there is a passenger ferry every 20 minutes between Paihia and Russell.
|PAIHIA - RUSSELL
||RUSSELL - PAIHIA
|09:30am - 09:30pm DEPARTURES ON THE HALF HOUR
||09:00am - 09:00pm DEPARTURES ON THE HOUR