Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island

Port Fitzroy is the secondary wharf used by the Great Barrier ferry service

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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 the Hamer Street terminal, 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.

SeaLink ferry Island Navigator at Port Fitzroy Great Barrier


There's no long-term parking at Port Fitzroy.  Limited short term parking is available.

Wharf facilities

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.

Port Fitzroy store and postal services

Surrounding area

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.

Port Fitzroy information office

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.

Checking in

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 EFTPOS or by credit card.

To secure a space on our ferry, we recommend you book in advance as vehicle spaces can be full.

All passengers and vehicles travelling to/from Great Barrier Island with vehicles should report a minimum of 60 minutes prior to departure. Passengers travelling without a vehicle (foot passengers) should report a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure. Due to loading requirements, boarding will close 20 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 15 minutes prior for foot passengers. SeaLink reserves the right to deny boarding after this time.

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.

Unaccompanied children

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.