Wharf location, parking and facilities
Getting to the Port Fitzroy wharf
Port Fitzroy Wharf, Great Barrier Island
Port Fitzroy is situated on Great Barrier Island at the northern end of the island and is a five-hour ferry trip from Wynyard Wharf, in Auckland City’s Wynyard Quarter district.
There's no public transport on Great Barrier; however, there's a local shuttle in the area and the people and post bus leaves Port Fitzroy daily around 11am for the southern end of the island (please note, though, there is no return trip the same day). We recommend you pre-book a shuttle if travelling by foot.
There's no long-term parking at Port Fitzroy. Limited short term parking is available.
There's not a lot of space down at the Port Fitzroy wharf, so there's no ticket office there. Just up the road is the general store (where you can purchase tickets), the boat club, and an information desk. During peak times, you'll also find the ‘The Hub’ burger bar serving up traditional Kiwi burgers and take-aways. A fuel and dive station is available on the wharf. Toilets are just up the road by the general store.
Only a short walk from the ferry you'll find Department of Conservation (DOC) walks such as the Old Lady Track (45 minutes) which has a side trip up to Lookout Rock with amazing views back over Port Fitzroy Harbour. It's a steep 30 minutes walk (signposted) to the top.
Travelling with my bike
Yes; you can travel with your bike for a small fee. Check out Baggage, bikes and pets. A crew member will advise you where to park it for the duration of the sailing.
If you're on your return journey or have made an off-island ferry booking you can remain in your vehicle and one of our crew members will greet you at your car and check you in.
If you don't already have a pre-purchased ticket, the crew will be able to sell you one. Payment can be via cash, EFTOPS or by credit card.
To secure a space on our ferry, we recommend you book in advance as vehicle spaces can be full.
If you're travelling with a vehicle, you'll need to check in 60-minutes prior to departure. If you're travelling as a foot passenger you'll need to check in no later than 30-minutes prior to departure.
Driving my vehicle on the ferry
If you're travelling from Great Barrier Island then you'll need to reverse your vehicle on to the ferry. If for some reason, you cannot reverse your vehicle then our friendly crew can assist.
Passengers under 14 years old or those regarded as too young (or not fit to travel alone) must be accompanied by a responsible person at least 14 years or older. We may require the parent/guardian to complete an 'Unaccompanied Minor Application for Travel' form before travel will be allowed.