Fullers360 is gearing up for a safe summer on the Hauraki Gulf. From Friday 3 December when travelling to Island destinations including Rangitoto Island, Rotoroa Island, Tiritiri Matangi Island, Waiheke Island (visitor passengers), to ensure the health and safety of our passengers, staff, crew, and island communities, we strongly encourage passengers to be fully vaccinated.

This means passengers over 12 years old may be asked to present a vaccine pass, exemption or a negative COVID-19 test when travelling these destinations.

Residents who live on Waiheke Island will not be required to present a vaccine pass, exemption or a negative COVID-19 test to travel to the island; however, they must present a resident card as proof of residence, in line with the existing resident’s lane program.

Similar to how the Auckland border will be managed, regular spot checks will be in place across these Fullers360 services and passengers may be asked at any time to present their vaccine pass, vaccine exemption or a negative COVID-19 test.

There is no government vaccine pass mandate in place for public transport, but Fullers360 has opted to put these additional measures in place to create the safest possible operating environment for passengers and crew.

Fullers360 remains a public transport provider and an essential service to connect people across the Hauraki Gulf – the following are public transport routes and passengers will not be required to show a vaccine pass, vaccine exemption or present a negative COVID-19 test: Bayswater, Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Devonport Gulf Harbour, Half Moon Bay, Hobsonville Point, Te Onewa Northcote Point.

Timetables will remain unchanged until Wednesday, 15 December when peak summer timetables will begin with increased frequency across the network. This coincides with when Auckland’s border restrictions are lifted and more visitors to the region are anticipated. 

In addition to complying with the vaccination guidance, passengers must follow government guidelines for travelling on public transport by wearing a face covering onboard and inside ferry terminals and scanning in using the NZ COVID Tracer app.

Ferry travel in ‘red’

  • At red, ferry travel remains largely unchanged. Passengers must continue to follow usual COVID-19 government guidance – scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, wear a face mask or covering inside ferry terminals and onboard and be ready to present your vaccine pass as needed.
  • Onboard cafes remain closed until further notice and the consumption of your own food and beverage onboard is discouraged, please wait until after your journey with us.
  • We continue to prioritise high levels of sanitisation onboard all vessels. Our staff are wearing PPE when routinely cleaning during their shifts. Shared facilities such as toilets are cleaned more frequently. We have increased cleaning on hard surfaces in addition to the normal cleaning regime we perform for our facilities. We will continue with our ‘fogging’ regime for the fleet and workspaces, as we have done throughout all alert levels.
  • For more information on COVID-19 and public transport please visit govt.nz.