Hokianga vehicle ferry


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.



Ferry timetable

Early-bird departures

(weekdays, excluding public holidays)

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


Regular departures

(7 days, weather dependent)

(South terminal)
(North terminal, 4km
south of Kohukohu)
7:30 AM 7:45 AM
8:15 AM 8:30 AM
8:45 AM 9:00 AM
9:30 AM 10:00 AM
10:30 AM 11:00 AM
11:30 AM 12:00 PM
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
1:30 PM 2:00 PM
2:30 PM 3:00 PM
3:30 PM 4:00 PM
4:30 PM 5:00 PM
5:30 PM 6:00 PM
6:30 PM 7:00 PM
7:30 PM 8:00 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 fares Usual 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

$4.00 $2.00 $2.00
Passenger Concession      10 trips $10.00 $5.00 $5.00

Departure points

Step 1.Southbound Ferry - Narrows to Rawene


Step 2.Northbound Ferry -  Rawene to Narrows           


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