Toroa on an excursion towards the end of her working life © David Frith, Toroa Collection

Seventy Million Journeys: the last Auckland steam ferry Toroa

West Auckland

Sunday 6 and 20 October, 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm


Toroa Restoration Yard

2 Selwood Road, Henderson

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Koha (donation)


Bookings are required

Contact Peter:

021 162 5641


Event details

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

In 55 years of commuter service on the Waitematā Harbour and excursions to the Hauraki Gulf and upper harbour, Toroa carried 70 million passengers in all, with many incidents and experiences along the way.

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

Closed footwear must be worn. Access to the ferry is by steep stairs. Children must be supervised by adults.

Brought to you by Toroa Preservation Society

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