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Celebrate Count Felix von Luckner's Life on Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island, 8 October 2017

In early October 1917 Count Felix von Luckner, and other German PoWs, joined a group of German internees on Motuihe Island.  Given the carnage in Europe this was a relatively idyllic existence with lax rules.  Von Luckner, fresh from raiding allied shipping, took advantage of this regime to stage a famous escape in the camp Commandant’s own boat.  He and his crew of 11 made it to the Kermadec islands after seizing a scow near Mercury Island.

This daring escape made headlines around the world and prompted the NZ Prime Minister to state it was the worst day of the war.  Despite capture within 10 days this escape cemented the swashbuckling legend of the ‘Sea Devil’ von Luckner who, by the time of his return to Motuihe in 1938, had become a folk law hero; especially as in all his sinking of allied shipping no one was killed.

Join the Motuihe Trust for a one day event with talks, contemporary pictures and experts to hear and see about the famous man and those who lived on Motuihe 100 years ago.

Departs Auckland Ferry Terminal at 9.15am (9.25am ex Devonport).
Departs Motuihe Island at 3.15pm

Ticket prices:

Adult: $32
Child: $12

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Gulf Harbour Travel Update 22nd Sept 2017

Good evening.

We have encountered a mechanic issue on a vessel tonight. Engineers have attended tonight but we have been unable to repair. Therefore, tomorrow Friday 22nd Sept, the 7:30am Gulf Harbour to Auckland service will be via bus replacement.

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Waiheke Customer Update, 29.8.17

Our vessel survey season is well underway, and the majority of vessels have had their annual checks in time for the busy summer season ahead.

Quickcat has been on survey for a bit longer than anticipated this year, and we’re now expecting to have her back in service at the beginning of October. When she returns Superflyte will be taken to Whangarei and we expect her to return from survey in November.

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Pier 1, Downtown Ferry Terminal – New Ticket Office Development

Building works starting Tuesday 22 August 2017

A new ticket office is being built on Pier 1 at Downtown Ferry Terminal. Work starts on Tuesday 22 August and it’s expected that work will be completed by late September.

The new ticket office will be shared by both Fullers and Auckland Transport, transforming it into both an AT Metro Customer Service Centre and a Fullers Ticket Office. Until it’s built, our ticket office will be temporarily be moved to a new site inside Pier 1 (directly opposite its current location) and it’ll be business as usual for our customers.

During this time we strongly recommend that ferry tickets are pre-purchased in advance to avoid any disruption to your day. You can also purchase Fullers paper tickets online at, via the MyFerry App and on board most vessels. We’ll also be extending our ticket office hours at Devonport until 8.30pm Monday to Sunday while work is being carried out.

Auckland Transport are working with the contractors to minimise any impact to customers and we appreciate your understanding during this time.