• Waiheke Island Transport
November 30, 2019

Waiheke Island Transport

Waiheke Island is island life at its best. Just a scenic 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke feels like a world away from the CBD and is the perfect getaway to savour the sweet life.

Nestled in the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is popular for day trips and weekend escapes. Only 19 km long but boasting 133 km of stunning coastline, Waiheke is home to beautiful wineries and vineyards, award-winning olive groves, pristine beaches and lush walking trails from forest to coast.

World-class vineyards dotted along the island include Mudbrick Vineyard, with its award-winning wines, onsite restaurant and luxury accommodation as well as the internationally acclaimed Cabernet blends at Stonyridge Vineyard – complete with a yoga deck for tree poses on the mat in the morning to Saturday sunset DJ sessions.

With the picture-perfect white sands of Oneroa and Onetangi beaches, sheltered bays for swimming and kayaking, a flourishing arts scene, boutique shops and a delicious food scene, Waiheke Island is a must-do holiday destination that’s easy to explore and a pleasure to discover.


How to get to Waiheke Island

Walk-on the ferry as a passenger
Getting to and from Waiheke Island is a breeze with a relaxing 40-minute ferry ride to get you into the rhythm of island life from its central location in downtown Auckland. A regular scheduled timetable from early morning to late night with Fullers360 runs daily from Auckland to Waiheke.

Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the ticket office prior to travel. Family discounts are available and children under 5 travel free.

Drive-on the ferry in your own vehicle
If you are traveling with your own vehicle to Waiheke Island, you can opt for the drive-on service with SeaLink. This ferry transfer runs several times a day from Auckland city and takes approximately 80 minutes.

Or for an unforgettable Waiheke arrival, you can also book in a helicopter flight, seaplane or yacht charters to descend in absolute style.

You can find more detail about getting to Waiheke Island here. 


Getting around Waiheke Island

Once you’ve arrived on Waiheke Island, there are a variety of ways to explore and see the sights.

From convenient Hop-on Hop-off buses to public transport buses, cars, vans, scooter or bike hires (including electric bikes too!) you choose what works best with your travel plans.

Taxis, shuttles and tours are also available on the island with private and group bookings offered.

You can find more detail about getting around Waiheke Island here. 


EcoZip makes Waiheke transport easy

EcoZip is on-hand to help make your transfer to and from the island effortless. Our friendly guides can organise pick-ups and drop-offs for you and your group from key locations on the island including the passenger ferry terminal at Matiatia, the village bus stop in Oneroa, stop 6 on the Explorer Hop-on Hop-off bus route and by prior arrangement from Onetangi Beach. With our modern fleet of spacious and comfortable coaches, we make it easy for families as well as travellers with baggage to transit with ease.


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