Hokianga vehicle ferry


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

Until 31 March 2023 passengers travel for half price. The discount does not include vehicles. For more details go to the 'Costs' tab below.



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 31 March 2023, passenger fares are half price (discount excludes vehicles). 

Passenger fares

Usual cost

Cost from April - January 2023

Foot/Car Passenger

Single trip





Children Concession

10 trips





Passenger Concession

10 trips





Departure points

Step 1.Southbound Ferry - Narrows to Rawene


Step 2.Northbound Ferry -  Rawene to Narrows           


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