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The vehicle ferry which operates a continuous service during the day and a reduced service until 10:00pm. Bookings are not required and you pay on board.
Car Ferry Facts
First ferry Leaves Okiato 06:40am (mainland side), Leaves Opua 06:50am (Russell side)
Last ferry leaves: Okiato 2200 (mainland side) , Leave Opua 2150 (Russell side)
Travel time: 10mins
Tickets: Purchased on board - cash and eftpos/visa available
There are a number of passenger Ferry's that run between Russell and Paihia regularly throughout the day. The trip is approx 15 mins. First ferry leaves Russell at 7am departing Paihia at 7.20am and goes approx every 20mins during the summer and half hour during the winter. From 5pm the ferry drops to every hour last ferry departing 10.00pm from Russell and 10:30 from Paihia. Pay on board. Please check with reception for current time table and prices.
Pease note A fast ferry operates during summer on demand and takes about 5 mins
What our customers say
To Ida, Ellie and The Duke, we would both like to say a huge thank you for making everything about our special day so easy and wonderful! From the hotel rooms, to the ballroom set up, to the friendly helpful staff, right down to the special touches in our bridal suite, everything was just perfect. I had no clue where to start planning this but Ida you made everything just so easy and fun. All of you at the Duke should be very proud that you can continuously run weddings so smoothly and in such a professional manner, every single one of our guests raved about how great the food and the service was. Russell is such a magical place to get married, we are so happy we chose such a beautiful location to share our day with our family and friends. We are looking forward to coming back on our anniversary, Ida we can't wait for our espresso martini catch up soon!
- David and Alison Walding 10th March 2018,Read More Reviews