Travel Alerts

Auckland City, Northcote Point

Northcote Point Wharf Update, Tuesday 2 October 2018

Tuesday 10 October 2018

Auckland Transport has completed structural assessments on Northcote wharf. Ferry services will not operate until a decision has been made around the repair or replacement of the wharf. Auckland Transport apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Following a routine maintenance check Auckland Transport decided to temporarily close Northcote wharf on 20 June 2018. An inspection found that some of the wooden structural pieces of the wharf have gradually deteriorated and may need to be replaced. Some parts of the wharf are more than 50 years old.

Testing and analysis of Northcote wharf has been far more complex than anticipated, hence the delay in updates about the wharf and its reopening. AT is now working through a decision-making process around the repair or replacement of the wharf, which involves cost estimates, availability of funding and overall timings. AT hope for a decision to be made by the end of 2018.

Customer will need to continue using Birkenhead wharf for ferry travel until further notice. For more information, please visit 

Auckland City, Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island Price Change, effective 15 October & 1 November 2018

Monday 8 October 2018

Fullers360 Experiences & Cruises is increasing Waiheke Visitor and Commuter fares due to a significant rise in operating costs and to maintain a sustainable service. We’ve been able to keep fares stable since 2011 despite investing $34 million in fleet and service improvements. We’ve considered all options to keep prices low and competitive.

Fare changes will take place on 15 October 2018 (visitor fares) and 1 November 2018 (commuter/resident fares).

Click here for more information about the changes and to see what the new pricing is.