Hokianga Ferry Services

TRAVEL UPDATE: Alert Level 1 - see below for details 

  Fullers GreatSights operates the Hokianga vehicle ferry between Rawene and the Narrows, 4km south of 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.

Hokianga Ferry


Alert Level 1

  • Please continue to check in using the COVID contact tracing app, or sign the onboard register
  • Passengers on foot must wear a face mask at all times while on board. Vehicle ferry passengers must wear a mask if exiting their vehicle.

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.

Please note low tides may dictate travel time for extra-large vehicles, including oversize truck and trailer units, buses and overweight vehicles. Please contact us on 09 402 7421 to confirm your requirements.

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 EFTPOS 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 (per Axle)*


Campervans (4-berth or larger)




Crossing Time

15 mins

*Light Vehicles are classified as under 2500kg gross tare weight and maximum of two axles.


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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