There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between New Zealand and Motutapu Island operated by 1 ferry company – Fullers Ferry. The Auckland to Motutapu 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 New Zealand Motutapu Island crossing between Auckland and Motutapu.
New Zealand is an island nation in the south-west Pacific Ocean consisting of the North and South Islands, approximately 1,500 kilometres east of Australia.
When it comes to awe-inspiring natural backdrops, New Zealand’s landscape tops the list. Glacial fjords, jagged mountains, rolling green plains, cascading rivers, active volcanoes and idyllic beaches fill this 268,021-sq-km nation. Also, with a population of just 4.6 million, it offers the ideal scenery for long, peaceful hikes.
When it comes to urban areas, New Zealand doesn’t fail to deliver, either. The capital, Wellington is the cultural hub, characterised by Victorian architecture and a vibrant downtown, whilst the affluent Auckland, with its iconic Sky Tower, boasts superb restaurants and a superyacht-filled harbour.
As a country comprising 2 main islands and numerous offshore islets, travelling by ferry is a popular way to get around New Zealand. There are plenty of fast crossings to the Hauraki Islands by Auckland, between the North and South Islands and to Stewart Island in the south.
Motutapu is one of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, a body of water to the northeast of Auckland, a major city on the North Island.
Having undergone the largest island pest eradication programme in the world, Motutapu offers a chance to enjoy some of the country’s wonderful wildlife and most pristine scenery, and, aged 178 million years old, it boasts a long history. It was one of the earliest islands settled by Polynesians, around AD 1190, later becoming a picnic and recreation area for Victorians and a World War II base. Typically, visitors make the short ferry ride to Motutapu for its excellent walking trails, along which you'll spot some of the ruinous war battlements and rare birds including tieke, saddleback and North Island brown kiwi.
Motutapu is perfect for short excursions from Auckland, providing a haven from the busy city lifestyle. Ferries dock on the island’s east coast, with journeys lasting just half an hour from the port of Auckland.