Getting There


Kawau Cruises

Regular timetable shuttle services, departing Sandspit & Kawau Island

Royal Mail Run Cruise

Departs Sandspit Daily at 10:30am
This is the largest mail run by water in the Southern Hemisphere, and is a delightfully relaxing way for people of all ages to learn about the history and admire the natural beauty of Kawau Island.


Click Here To View Our Low-Season Timetable  (2017)

Click Here To View Our Summer Timetable (2017 – 2018)

Phone 09 425 8006 or 0800 111 616

Bookings Essential:
Adult (12+) $29.50 one way or $55.00 Return
Child (5-11yr) $16.50 one way or $31.00 Return
Under 5’s FREE

Kawau Ferry Service

Leaving several times daily from Sandspit Wharf or Kawau Island

Phone John 021 422 173

Adults $25 one way

Child $10 one way

Child under 5 free

Bookings essential

Hauraki Express

Water Taxi Service

We are a new organisation offering a water taxi service around the Hauraki Gulf. We are based in both Auckland and Sandspit but will travel from anywhere, to anywhere, in the Gulf.

We operate two vessels:

Midnight Express

Our fleet consists of two state-of-the art boats, Midnight Express and Midnight Special. Both are fast, fun and comfortable. They are fully equipped with all necessary equipment to ensure the safety of all on board.

How to arrange a water taxi

Give Holly a call or text on 0276646644

We will organise a trip to suit your timetable. We will also offer low cost trip options if you can fit in with our times that we relocate vessels or return vessels to base.

Further information: Contact Holly Thomas, Ph 0064276646644, email