If you are using satellite navigation to get to Russell you will need to do this in 2 steps as many navigation systems do not cater for the ferry crossing from Opua to Okiato.
Step 1: Please take State Highway 1 from Auckland to Kawakawa, then take Highway 10 (Paihia Road) to Beechy Street in Opua. As you drive down the hill you will notice the ferry lane is located on the far left hand side, stay in this lane, there may be a queue for the ferry, the queue generally moves quickly - follow the flow and you will then board the ferry.
You do not need to book the car ferry, the trip is approximately 10 minutes long, they run every 10 minutes from 6.40am (Okiato side) until 9.50pm from Opua. The cost is $12.00 (includes the driver) per vehicle and $1.00 for each additional person in the vehicle. Please make sure you have cash as they do not take credit, debit cards or EFTPOS.
Step 2: If you have satellite navigation please enter the address of your holiday home while you are stationary on the ferry, we will give you clear instructions where to meet us so we can take you to the property.
Step 3: Please make contact with us on the mobile numbers listed below to enable us to give you clear instructions as to where we will meet you.
Lesley Joy: 0274 416 378
Barry: 0274 750 600
Office: 09 403 78188