Motutapu ferry port in Motutapu Island connects you with Auckland in New Zealand with a choice of up to 1 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Motutapu to Auckland crossing is from 35 minutes and the crossing is operated by Fullers Ferry.
Located off the north west coast of New Zealand, Motutapu Island lays to the northeast of Auckland. The island’s port is seen as the gateway to mainland New Zealand, with a 30 minute crossing to Auckland that leaves once every Sunday.
Motutapu is renowned for being a peaceful haven away from the relatively lively city of Auckland. Vast hills stretch across the mountainous terrain, forming the perfect environment for anyone who loves to spend their time in the great outdoors. Various walking trails are scattered around the island, offering spectacular views and challenging landscapes; it’s especially worthwhile in the morning as the sun is slowly rising.
Other than the hills and mountains, there isn’t a huge amount on offer so most choose to stay just for just a few days. Camping is a sensible option due to large open fields, ideal weather and safe environment, not to mention the incredible views, perfect for keen photographers. Throughout the year there are several cycling and running events, bringing many fitness focused visitors per year.
The island is so small that it is more than possible to cover the entirety of it by foot, which is generally considered the best option due to the idyllic surroundings.
Home Bay Wharf, Motutapu Island
If you need to spend a night at or near Motutapu ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Motutapu Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!