Ferry at Tiritiri Matangi Island wharf
Image: Shellie Evans ©

Introduction

These operators hold a Pest-free Warrant, showing they have met DOC and Auckland Council's biosecurity standards for visiting islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Highlights

 

Public passenger ferry/charter boat/water taxi

360 Discovery

Phone: 0800 360 3472 or +64 9 307 8005
Website: www.360discovery.co.nz
Islands: Regular public ferry services to Tiritiri Matangi and Rotoroa Islands. Charter options for other islands.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charter boat.

Abalone Cruises

Phone: +64 9 579 9574
Mobile: +64 274 970 654
Website: www.abalonecruises.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Motutapu.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Auckland Sea Shuttles

Phone: 0508 SEA SHUTTLE (0508 732 748)
Website: www.aucklandseashuttles.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Charter boat/water taxi operator.

Belaire Ferries

Phone: +64 9 416 6344
Website: www.belaire.co.nz
Islands: A regular public passenger ferry service to Rakino Island.
Charter options for: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Tiritiri Matangi.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charter boat operator.

Classic Boat Charters Limited

Mobile: +64 21 971 547
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Felicitare Charters & Towing

Phone: +64 9 418 2921
Mobile: +64 27 4760 775
Website: www.charter-boat.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau, Rotoroa, Ponui, Pakatoa, Pakahi.
Type of operation: charter boat/water taxi, barge.

Fullers Group Ltd

Phone: +64 9 367 9111
Website: www.fullers.co.nz
Islands: Regular public ferry services to Rangitoto and Waiheke Islands. Less frequent public ferry services to Motutapu and Motuihe. Fullers also runs the 'tractor train' guided tour to the summit of Rangitoto.
Charter options to other Hauraki Gulf Islands.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charters.

Gulf Eco Charters

Phone: +64 9 422 9514
Mobile: +64 21 831 938
Website: www.gulfecocharters.nz/
Islands: Tiritiri Matangi, Little Barrier, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier, Motuora.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Hauraki Express

Mobile: +64 27 664 6644
Website: www.haurakiexpress.co.nz
Islands: All islands – Great Barrier, Little Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Kawau Cruises

Phone: 0800 111 616 or +64 9 425 8006
Website: www.kawauwatertaxis.co.nz
Islands: A regular public passenger service to Kawau. Charter/water taxi options to Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Aotea/Great Barrier, Motuora.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and water taxi.

Kawau Ferry Service

Mobile: +64 21 422 173
Website: www.kawauferry.co.nz
Islands: Kawau, Motuora, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Water taxi.

Norma Jean Charters

Phone: +64 9 422 2286
Mobile: +64 27 218 4595
Website: www.normajeancharters.co.nz
Islands: Aotea/Great Barrier, Hauturu/Little Barrier, Kawau, Motuora, Tiritiri Matangi.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

NZ Crab Ltd - Gregg Gibbs

Phone: +64 21 438 405
Email: nzcrab@xtra.co.nz
Islands: Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier, Mokohinau.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

The Red Boats

Phone: +64 9 834 7337
Mobile: +64 27 733 2628
Website: www.theredboats.co.nz
Charter options to Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns and Rakino.
Type of operation: charter boat operator.

Sea Fury Charters Limited

Phone: +27 270 6232
Website: www.seafurycharters.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau, Great Barrier
Type of operation: Charter boat operator

Sealink Travel Group NZ Limited

Phone: 0800 732 546 or +64 9 300 5900
Website: www.sealink.co.nz
Islands: Regular public passenger ferry services to Waiheke and Aotea/Great Barrier Islands. Charter options for Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Kawau, Rakino, Pakatoa, Ponui and Rotoroa.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service, charters and freight.

Helicopter and plane charters

Advanced Flight

Phone: +64 9 636 0509
Website: www.advancedflight.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Motukorea/Browns, Rakino, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – helicopter

Auckland Seaplanes

Phone: +64 9 390 1121
Website: www.aucklandseaplanes.com
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – plane

Eagle Flight / Helicopter Me / North Shore Helicopters

Phone: +64 9 426 8287
Mobile: +64 21 764 808
Website: www.nshelicopters.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – helicopter

Fly My Sky

Phone: 0800 222 123 or +64 9 256 7026
Website: www.flymysky.co.nz
Islands: Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – plane, helicopter

Skyworks Helicopters Limited

Phone: +64 9 422 7018
Website: www.skyworkhelicopters.com
Islands: All islands – Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Flights – helicopter

Kayak – hire, tour operators, clubs/schools

Auckland Sea Kayaks Limited

Phone: 0800 999 089
Mobile: +64 21 192 4939
Website: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Waiheke, Motukorea/Browns.
Type of operation: Tourism – kayak tours.

Canoe and Kayak Auckland

Phone: +64 9 815 2073
Mobile: +64 21 550 209
Website: www.canoeandkayak.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier Island.
Type of operation: Kayak club and school.

Canoe & Kayak North Shore

Phone: +64 9 479 1002
Mobile: +64 21 925 489
Website: www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/northshore
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau.
Type of operation: Kayak club and school.

Tourism and other tour operators

Adventure Capital

Phone: +64 9 337 0633
Mobile: +64 21 679 847
Website: www.adventurecapital.co.nz
Islands: Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Tourism packages – camping, tramping, mountain biking.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Phone: +64 9 357 6032
Toll free: 0508 DOLPHINS
Website: www.awads.co.nz/
Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Tourism – marine mammal viewing in the Hauraki Gulf

Explore Group

Phone: 0800 397 567 or +64 9 359 5987
Website: www.exploregroup.co.nz
Type of operation: Tourism – experience packages in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Islands.

Hauraki Blue Cruises

Mobile: +64 27 227 1975
Website: www.haurakibluecruises.co.nz
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motokorea/Browns, Motuihe, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier Island.
Type of operation: Tourism packages around the Hauraki Gulf islands.

Kawau Island Experience

Phone: +64 9 422 8831
Website: www.kawaulodge.co.nz
Islands: Kawau, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora.
Type of operation: Tourism packages on Kawau Island.

Non-commercial

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Phone: +64 9 921 9998 ext 6131
Website: www.aut.ac.nz
Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – science/research vessel.

Coastguard - Kawau Rescue

Mobile: +64 27 280 8309
Website: www.coastguard.org.nz
Islands: Kawau.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – search & rescue, safe boating education.

Department of Conservation, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland

Phone: +64 9 445 1350
Website: www.doc.govt.nz
Type of operation: Non-commercial – services DOC islands for internal purposes.
Vessels: Includes: 'Hauturu', 'Taikehu' and DOC's Fleet St premises.

Department of Conservation, Aotea/Great Barrier Island

Phone: +64 9 429 0044
Website: www.doc.govt.nz
Type of operation: Non-commercial – DOC boat for internal purposes.
Vessels: Includes 'Parohe', 'Aotea III' and 'Kairarahi'.

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp

Phone: +64 9 849 5656
Website: www.motutapucamp.org.nz
Type of operation: Non-commercial – outdoor experiential education.
Run by the Motutapu Outdoor Education Trust.

New Zealand Sailing Trust

Phone: +64 9 215 0792
Mobile: +64 21 333 816
Website: www.nzsailingtrust.com
Type of operation: Non-commercial – youth development/leadership.

Spirit of Adventure Trust

Phone: 0800 4 SAILING (0800 4 72454) or +64 9 373 2060
Website: www.spiritofadventure.org.nz
Type of operation: Non-commercial – youth development/leadership.

Transport only

Soppet's Transport Limited

Phone: +64 9 232 5849
Mobile: +64 27 275 7138
Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Rakino, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Freight transport.

Other

Te Ngahere (2009) Ltd

Phone: +64 9 828 4035 ext 4
Website: www.te-ngahere.co.nz
Type of operation: Other – ecological restoration and consultancy.


About privately owned islands

  • The Noises - No landing allowed.
  • Pakatoa Island - You must get permission to land from the owners.
  • Ponui Island - You must get permission to land from the owners.
  • Pakahi Island (Sandspit island) - You must get permission to land from the owners.
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