Explore New Zealand

Explore New Zealand

Coronavirus ferry travel advice

Please note that the information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time we have received the same information from the Ferry Operators. The situation is changing rapidly and we will try to keep the website updated as soon as we receive updates from the ferry companies.

Explore New Zealand operates between Auckland and Waiheke island (just over 17km away from Auckland). There are at least 12 daily services offered, often more during the peak seasons, with journey times of approximately 40 minutes.

For all Explore New Zealand routes and for the latest prices and sailing times see below. Click on your ferry route for a detailed Explore New Zealand timetable.


Check-in Information

Check in is at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

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    On board Explore New Zealand Ferries

    The Explore New Zealand ferries are modern and comfortable. On board you can purchase cafe quality food and drinks are available, including a selection of New Zealand beer and wine. Toilets are also available.

    USB ports can be found on the ferry to charge your devices. If you don't have a cable, then you can purchase one on board.

    Additional items such as suitcases, bikes and surfboards will be accommodated at no extra cost if there is room on the ferry. Pets are also welcome on board but must be kept on a lead or in an appropriate cage.

    Please note that there is limited wheelchair access on the ferry. Although manual wheelchairs can be accommodated, unfortunately motorised wheelchairs can't be due to their weight and size.

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