Transport Information

Ferry Tickets for Entrants

Event entrants receive a return ferry ticket from Auckland to Motutapu included in their entry fee - see entry fee information.

When registering for this event your participant ferry ticket will be automatically registered against your name and collected when you register in person for the event at the compulsory pre-event registration.

Your event ferry departs either Pier 2, 99 Quay Street, Fullers Terminal in Auckland City or Marine Square, Fullers Terminal in Devonport (10 minutes after the CBD depart time) on the morning of the event. Participants are able to catch a ferry from either location.

If you're intending to take your own vessel to the event please email Kezia with your vessel name and type, and you'll be provided with a code to use when entering online to remove the compulsory return ferry ticket from your registration. 

Ferry Tickets for Spectators and Supporters

We would love to have as many of your great supporters over to the Island as we can! Selected ferry sailings are able to take spectators and supporters, a full list of what ferries are going when can be seen below. To book your spectator and supporter ferry tickets please click here. Some ferries have booked out in the past so don't delay.

The Partners Life DUAL Transport Schedule

The below transport schedule relates to the 2017 DUAL event. Sailing times are subject to change so please check the timetable closer to the event.

Friday 24 March, 2017 - Departing to Motutapu Island. Note: All ferries departing for Motutapu from Auckland City will stop at Devonport (10minutes after below times) enroute.Leaves Auckland
Mountain bikes transported to Motutapu Early morning
Spectators, Volunteers, Marshals & Campers 7.00pm

*IMPORTANT* All mountain bikes are to be dropped off on Thursday during event registration. No bikes will be accepted at the ferry terminal on Friday. 

Saturday 25 March, 2017Departing to Motutapu Island. Note: All ferries departing for Motutapu from Auckland City will stop at Devonport (10minutes after below times) enroute.
Leaves AucklandEvent Start Times
Off-Road Triathlon, Marathon & Spectators depart Departs 6.00am Off-Road Triathlon Start 8.00am, Marathon Start 8.30am
26km & 42km Mountain Bikers & Spectators depart Departs 7.00am 42km MTB Start 9.00am, 26km MTB Start 9.30am
Half Marathon & Spectators depart Departs 8.00am Half Marathon Start 10.00am
10km Run / Walk & Spectators depart Departs 9.00am 10km Run / Walk Start 10.30am
6km Run / Walk depart Departs 10.00am 6km Run/Walk Start 11.15am

Saturday 25 March, 2017Departing from Motutapu to Auckland. Note: All ferries returning from Motutapu will stop at Devonport enroute to Auckland City.
Leaves Motutapu
  Departs 12.00pm
  Departs 1.15pm
  Departs 1.30pm
  Departs 1.30pm
  Departs 2.00pm
  Departs 3.15pm
  Departs 3.15pm
  Departs 4.00pm
  Departs 4.30pm
  Departs 5.15pm
  Departs 7.00pm

Sunday 26 March, 2017Departing from Motutapu to Auckland. Note: All ferries returning from Motutapu will stop at Devonport enroute to Auckland City.
Leaves Motutapu
MTB return transport  Departs 5:30am
MTB collection opens From 8:00am
Spectators, Campers & Participants Departs 12.00pm
MTB collection closes At 1:00pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: All Mountain Bikes will be transported back to Auckland CBD (where you dropped them off) on Sunday 26th March.

Please read the DUAL’s FAQ page if you are unable to collect on Sunday (this is strictly for out of towners that cannot collect their bikes on Sunday, as numbers are very limited).