Shore Excursions

Located a mere 35-minutes by high speed ferry from Auckland’s cruise wharves, Waiheke Island and award-winning EcoZip Adventures make for the perfect shore excursion.


Auckland’s downtown ferry terminal is neatly located equidistant between the city’s Queens and Princess wharves, the berth or tender-points for all the city’s visiting cruise ships. A walk of 3 minutes from Princess Wharf, or 2 minutes from Queens Wharf, and you’ll be boarding your ferry. 35-minutes later and following a scenic sail between the islands of the sparkling Hauraki Gulf, you’ll be alongside at Waiheke’s Matiatia ferry terminal.


You’ll be met on the quayside by one of our friendly guides before being whisked off to enjoy a scenic mini-tour of Waiheke, preparatory to your zipline experience. 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, in plenty of time for you to be back in Auckland long before all aboard. Or, if your ship’s schedule allows, you can linger on the island that Lonely Plant described as ‘the playground of gods’ and the New York Times declared a ‘must see’. We offer all our clients a concierge service, so 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.


nzca logo new 1EcoZip Adventures are member of the New Zealand Cruise Association, so we understand the cruise industy and the needs of cruise ship passengers. On days when cruise ships are in port we schedule our tours to coincide with the arrival and departure times of visiting ships. We ensure 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.


Ferry-inclusive pricing for an Adventures experience, perfectly suited to a shore from Auckland, is:


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


Our prices include:

  • Return ferry travel from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island
  • Quayside pick-up at Waiheke Island’s Matiatia ferry terminal
  • Waiheke Island mini-tour
  • Zipline & native forest experience
  • Post-tour drop-off to a range of locations, including the ferry terminal


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.