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Fullers 360 Seasonal Price Increase

Fullers 360, the main passenger ferry operator to Waiheke, has announced a seasonal price increase of $4 for adult tickets, effective from 21st December.  The price increase only applies to tickets purchased their waterfront retail locations and via their contact centre. Tickets purchased online on their website, and via EcoZip, will remain at the current... read more >>

The ultimate day on Waiheke Island

Sip, zip, swim and savour – here’s to a day full of discovery and delight on Waiheke Island. After a quick and easy 40 minute ferry ride from Auckland, relax and indulge with the best Waiheke has to offer. From high flying morning adventures to a lunchtime unwind along the beach and an evening of wining and... read more >>

Waiheke Island Itineraries

A relaxed Waiheke Island getaway is the stuff that daydreams are made of. White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, fresh local cuisine and award-winning wineries. Located in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is an island haven for seekers of the good life where art, food, vineyards and beaches combine in abundance. Just a quick 40-minute ferry... read more >>

Wine At Waiheke's Eastern End

Waiheke Island’s first flirtation with wine occurred in the 1950s when the Gradiska family produced what Kim Goldwater, of Goldie Estate fame, described as a ‘fairly ferocious fortified brew’ from hybrid vines at Ostend.  The island has come a long way since then and ferocious has given way to refined and, frequently, medal-winning.   Vineyards on the... read more >>

Getting around Waiheke Island

Getting around Waiheke Island is as easy as the smooth sailing over from Auckland. With so many transport options available for day trippers or weekend holiday makers, exploring Waiheke is fun, fuss-free and offers a lot of variety. There are got plenty of convenient transport alternatives available on Waiheke, so you can cover as much or... read more >>

Waiheke's Mudbrick named top 10 in NZ by TripAdvisor

Since the New York Times put Waiheke Island in a list of 30 global ‘must see’ destinations, the island’s gone on to receive many more accolades.  Lonely Planet declared it ‘the playground of the gods’ and put in the Top 5 regions of the world.  Conde Nast Traveller said it was the 4th best island... read more >>