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Set Sail for free!


Locations: Board the ferry at the wharves adjacent to the Maritime Museum and the Viaduct Events Centre 

See the Map below for exact embarkation points (add map to bottom of copy). 

Opening Hours

Day of operation: Sunday 16 June

Hours of operation: 10am – 5.00pm

Cost: Free of charge

Accessibility: The ferries are fully accessible, but no bikes or scooters are permitted on board

Boarding locations: Beside the Maritime Museum and beside the Viaduct Events Centre

Red Boat ferry relaunching this weekend 

Following the successful completion of the Red Boat ferry trials, Eke Panuku is pleased to announce the operation of a free ferry service this coming weekend due to the temporary closure of the Wynyard Quarter Bridge. This service ensures that Aucklanders and visitors can continue to enjoy some of Tāmaki Makaurau's finest hospitality venues and stunning waterside views at Wynyard Quarter.

The ferry service will commence on Saturday, 8 June, and Sunday, 9 June, operating from 10am to 5pm. We are committed to ensuring that as many people as possible are aware that Wynyard Quarter remains open and easily accessible. While we acknowledge that the alternatives may not be as convenient as the Wynyard Crossing Bridge for those seeking a direct walk, they offer good options for visitors and commuters alike.

We are also exploring other temporary transport solutions and are actively considering the proposals presented to us. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work to maintain easy access to Wynyard Quarter during this period.

Enjoy the ferry service

Enjoy a complimentary ferry ride across the Viaduct Harbour while we trial a temporary ferry service in response to the Wynyard Crossing bridge maintenance. Available this coming weekend from the wharves near the Maritime Museum and the Viaduct Events Centre. 

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Experience the beauty of Tāmaki Makaurau from the water with our free ferry trial. This service is part of our commitment to maintaining access and enjoyment of the Wynyard Quarter during the Wynyard Crossing Bridge maintenance. Offering a quick, scenic route across the water, our ferries provide a unique perspective of our vibrant waterfront. 

Simply show up at one of our boarding locations and enjoy a free ride across the stunning Viaduct Harbour. Perfect for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike! 

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