Skip to Main Content
Auckland Transport

Wharves & boat ramps Wharves & boat ramps


Auckland Transport (AT) is responsible for maintaining wharves used for public transport, such as ferry terminals, and for the development, maintenance and operation of commercial wharf infrastructure in the Auckland area.

Most ferry departure points around Auckland offer free parking for ferry users. Find out more about park and sail facilities.

Report a problem with a wharf

Report a problem

Let us know if you notice any maintenance problems, and if possible please provide the following details, so that we can act quickly:

  • What is the location of the wharf?
  • What is the problem? eg.
    • Wharf is slippery.
    • Broken planks.
    • Berthing infringement.
    • Damage to the wharf.
    • Leading lights damaged/not working.
  • Has an accident occurred or could it be potentially dangerous?

Wharves we manage

Auckland wharves

  • Downtown Ferry Terminal.
  • Devonport Ferry Terminal.
  • Birkenhead Ferry Terminal.
  • Hobsonville Point Ferry Terminal.
  • Beach Haven Ferry Terminal.
  • Stanley Bay Ferry Terminal.
  • Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal.
  • Sandspit Wharf.
  • Northcote Point wharf (closed for repairs).

Waiheke Island

  • Kennedy Point Wharf.
  • Orapiu Wharf.
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal & wharf.

Use of Matiatia wharf

  • You must not leave your vessel unattended at any of the wharves at any time.
  • All commercial vessels require an Auckland Transport Licence.
  • Recreational vessels should only use this wharf for loading and unloading of passengers and provisions.
  • A vessel must be moved away from the wharf if instructed by a Wharfinger or an Auckland Transport representative.
  • Maximum berthing time at this wharf is 30 minutes.
  • If­ your ­vessel ­is ­berthed­ for­ more ­than 30­ minutes ­you ­will ­incur­ a­ layover­ berthage­ fee.
  • See Wharfinger­ or ­contact ­Auckland­ Transport­, call 09 366 6400.

Great Barrier Island

  • Tryphena Wharf.
  • Whangaparapara Wharf.
  • Okupu Wharf.

Rakino Island

  • Sandy Bay Wharf.
  • Home Bay Ramp.

Kawau Island

  • Schoolhouse Bay Wharf.
  • South Cove Wharf.

AT also operates ferry services to the following private marinas:

  • Bayswater. 
  • Gulf Harbour. 
  • Pine Harbour. 
  • West Harbour.

Find out more about ferry services.


Other wharves and boat ramps

Other island wharves in the Hauraki Gulf are operated by the Department of Conservation.

Department of Conservation wharves (Department of Consevation website).

All other publicly owned recreational wharves, jetties and boat ramps in the Auckland Region are managed by Auckland Council.

Find out where you can launch your boat (Auckland Council website).

The AT Harbourmaster undertakes and regulates marine operations in the Waitemata and Manukau harbours in a way that safeguards these harbours, their users, and the environment.

Find out about mooring sites and private boating facilities.