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Auckland Heritage Festival: 70 Million Journeys, Toroa Ferry

Auckland Heritage Festival: 70 Million Journeys, Toroa Ferry

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  • Sun 6 Oct, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Sun 6 Oct, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Sun 20 Oct, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Sun 20 Oct, 1:30pm – 3:00pm


Steam Ferry Restoration Yard, 2 Selwood Rd, Henderson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Official Website

Join a presentation on the journeys of Auckland’s last steam ferry and her people. A tour of the restoration work follows.

70 Million Journeys: The people and times of Auckland’s last steam ferry Toroa
Presentation & Restoration Tour

Entry by donation. Book online at or phone 021 162 5641

In 55 years of commuter service on the Waitematā Harbour and excursions to the Hauraki Gulf and upper harbour, Toroa carried seventy million passengers in all, with many incidents and excitements along the way.

Hear the stories of owners, builders, skippers, engineers, stokers and passengers. Ladies and smokers; seat-hoggers, card-players and wharf-jumpers; poets, potters and Prime Ministers. Toroa’s latest journey to Henderson for restoration and return to the Waitematā.

Because of the nature of the restoration site, closed footwear must be worn and children must be supervised by adults.

Access to the ferry is by steep stairs; we regret that there is no wheelchair access to the ferry or the meeting room.

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