Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

Only 35-minutes by ferry from Auckland’s cruise wharves, Waiheke Island and award-winning EcoZip Adventures is the perfect shore excursion.

Take to the skies on our unique ziplines.  Each over 200m long, fly side-by-side with a friend over 3 separate ziplines in an exceptional shared experience. After, discover lush native forest on an easy-going walk where your guide will share fascinating local Māori legends and Waiheke Island history.

How to get to Waiheke Island

Auckland’s downtown ferry terminal is located between the city’s Queens and Princes wharves, which are the berth or tender points for all visiting cruise ships. The ferry to Waiheke Island is a short 3-minute stroll from Queens Wharf, or 2 minutes from Princes Wharf. Soak up exceptional views of the city from the water on this 35-minute journey. 

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EcoZip Adventures Transfers

You’ll be met at the Waiheke Island terminal by one of our friendly guides. Enjoy a scenic Waiheke Island Highlights Tour en route to EcoZip HQ. 

Once the zipline fun is over and you’ve relaxed under the canopy of our spectacular rainforest, we’ll return you to the ferry terminal. We schedule our tours to coincide with the arrival and departure times of visiting cruise ships, ensuring your return ferry to Auckland arrives with plenty of time to explore the shops, cafes and boutiques of downtown Auckland before you depart for your next port.

Have more time?

We offer all our visitors a concierge service. Talk to our team about your options to explore the island, perhaps visiting some of Waiheke’s world-class vineyards or beautiful beaches, before returning to Auckland City. 

Our prices include:

  • Return ferry travel from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island
  • Pick-up at Waiheke Island’s Matiatia ferry terminal
  • Waiheke Island Highlights Tour
  • Zipline & native forest experience
  • Post-tour drop-off to a range of locations, including the ferry terminal
Adult $169 $160 $111 £87 €98
Child $99 $83 $65 £51 €57
Family $457 $432 $301 £236 €266

* approximate equivalent; exchange rates correct at June 2019

SPECIAL: Book before 1st October 2019 and use the promotion code CRUISE20 to receive a 5% discount on our 2019/20 prices plus a fun, complimentary, souvenir of your visit. 

Questions or queries? Drop our helpful front-of-house team an email and they’ll quickly come back with all the answers you need.