Getting to Waiheke

Waiheke Island is a stunning island just off the coast of Auckland.

The island's mix of shopping, activities, vineyards, cafés, restaurants and art galleries make for a perfect romantic escape; family holiday at the beach or quick weekend away. Be it summer or winter – whether your dream is to relax with a book, walk along the beach or enjoy a lazy vineyard lunch – you've found the right place. The scenery is stunning, the beaches are safe and there are many well-marked walking tracks. Choose kayaking, fishing or mountain biking if you feel like expending more energy.

Waiheke is a 40 minute trip by fast ferry from downtown Auckland to Matiatia (some ferries go via Devonport which makes the journey slightly longer) or 45 minutes from Half Moon Bay to Kennedy Point on the car and passenger ferry. When on Waiheke Island, getting around is easy. There are bus and taxi services as well as a range of rental vehicles available.

Fullers -  09-367 9111  or email

Fullers (Waiheke United’s major sponsor and preferred travel provider) provide the most regular service to Waiheke Island, with ferries departing from downtown Auckland (some via Devonport) to Matiatia, Waiheke. Fullers also provide transport on the island with a scheduled bus service that meets and delivers to every ferry sailing.  

SeaLink - 09-300 5900

SeaLink runs a comprehensive car and passenger ferry service to Waiheke Island. Up to 14 return sailings a day depart from Half Moon Bay in Auckland's eastern suburbs. A ferry also departs from Jellicoe Street (opposite Auckland's Fish Market) on Friday nights and weekends.