Hokianga Ferry Services

Fullers GreatSights operates the Hokianga vehicle ferry between Rawene and Kohukohu. The short crossing on the Kohu Ra Tuarua ferry links the two sides of the remote Hokianga Harbour on Northland's west coast. View Bay of Islands ferry information.

COVID-19 UPDATE: With the move to Level 2, the team on board will be collecting fares again from Monday 18 May as requested by the NZTA. We ask that passengers maintain Level 2 social distancing guidelines. The seating areas in the indoor cabin area have been marked to help with this, however where possible please remain in your vehicle while on board. Contactless card payment has been introduced on board and the team are following recommended cleaning guidelines.

Hokianga Ferry


Vehicle Ferry Timetable


The ferry service operates seven days a week, with departure times shown below. Please note at peak times the ferry may change to “shuttle” mode. During these times the timetable may be suspended and sailings will be more frequent.

For the latest information on any service disruptions or delays, please visit our Hokianga Ferry Services Facebook page.


You can buy tickets on board the ferry. Pay in cash or use the on-board ATM machine which accepts EFTPOS cards and VISA or MASTERCARD credit cards.

Please contact us for information on concessions, heavy vehicles or any other queries.


Light Vehicles


Heavy Vehicles*




Crossing Time

15 mins

*Heavy Vehicles are classified at over 2500kg gross tare weight and maximum of two axles. This applies to campervans of 4 berth and larger.


Hokianga Ferry Timetable

Earlybird departure (weekdays only, excluding public holidays)
Earlybird departure (weekdays only, excluding public holidays)
9:30am - 7:30pm
Departures on the half hour
10:00am - 8:00pm
Departures on the hour



Rawene Ferry Terminal

End of Parnell Rd, Rawene 0473

Narrows Ferry Terminal

West Coast Road, Kohukohu

The Hokianga vehicle ferry is operated by Fullers GreatSights on behalf of the Far North District Council, with support from the New Zealand Transport Agency.

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