Motuihe Island

Compare ferries from Motuihe Island to New Zealand

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Motuihe Island and New Zealand operated by 1 ferry company – Fullers Ferry. The Motuihe to Auckland ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 35 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Motuihe Island New Zealand crossing between Motuihe and Auckland.

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Ferries from Motuihe Island to New Zealand

About Motuihe Island:

The tiny island of Motuihe lies to the east of Auckland, New Zealand in the Hauraki Gulf.

As a pest-free recreation reserve with clear waters, sandy beaches and exciting bush hiking trails, Motuihe Island makes a fantastic day trip from mainland New Zealand, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling cities.

The island has an interesting history as well; it began as a Maori settlement but was eventually used a quarantine during the scarlet fever outbreak in the 19th Century and later developed into a naval training base during World War II.

Since then, it has been transformed into a haven for various rare bird species including kiwis and tuatara, making it an excellent birdwatching spot, too.

Ferries from Motuihe Island depart from the north, where you can sail back to Auckland in around 30 minutes with one of the city’s leading ferry companies.

About New Zealand:

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s gloriously un-crowded and many areas are sparsely settled.

Consisting of two main islands - imaginatively named North Island and South Island and many smaller islands in the South Pacific Ocean, the archipelago lies roughly 1,000 miles south east of Australia.

New Zealand has a temperate climate. Winters are fairly cold in the south of the South Island but mild in the north of the North Island.

Known by some as "The Shaky Isles" because of frequent seismic activity, lying on the margin of the two colliding tectonic plates (the Pacific and Indo-Australian), earthquakes are common, particularly in the south west of the South Island and in the central North Island. As a result, the North Island's scenery is marked by several active and dormant volcanic cones.

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. The Windy City is built on the foreshore of Wellington Harbour and ringed by mountains, providing the scenic home of many of New Zealand's national arts and cultural attractions.