Hokianga vehicle ferry

Rawene ferry.jpg

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

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           


 Hokianga Ferry.jpg Rawene ferry aerial April 2019-28.jpg Raweneferry