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Whether we’re getting behind sporting groups, charities, wildlife groups, educational institutions or the local arts, Fullers and 360 Discovery are committed to supporting our local communities and businesses.

Sponsorship of events, individuals or organisations is an important part of our business and a key way to connect with our customers and give something back to our local communities and their growth.

We are also very proud to have a long history of supporting some major local events including:

  • The Waiheke Island Walking Festival.
  • The Dual on Motutapu Island.
  • The Waiheke Jazz Festival.
  • Headland Sculpture on the Gulf.
  • Rangitoto Island’s Bach Tour and Tea during The Auckland Heritage Festival.
  • The Waiheke Onetangi Beach Races.
  • Wildlife releases on Tiritiri Matangi and Rotoroa Islands.

We consider sponsoring events that provide us with the opportunity to communicate our brand values and attributes, showcase local products and services, increase awareness and engagement of the Hauraki Gulf and the destinations we reach. If this sounds like your initiative, then feel free to get in touch with us!

 

A Community Story - Waiheke Island

Since the late 1970s, Fullers Group Ltd (then Gulf Ferries), has been connected to the Waiheke Island people, its community and its growth. Providing a vital transport link with a ferry service that began with two sailings a day and now operating over 20 return sailings a day.

Fullers has quietly contributed millions of dollars to the community of Waiheke Island, with investments contributing to infrastructure, the development of on-island transport, start-up support for business development, supporting local sports teams and event sponsorship.

Some of our main areas of sponsorship and support include:

  • Ensuring sick children and their families get free travel off the island to medical appointments and treatments by working closely with Waiheke’s Jazzy Dean Trust.
  • Helping Waiheke children learn to swim  by partnering with Tepid Baths and providing heavily discounted swimming lessons and ferry fare packages.
  • Working with ARHT (Auckland Regional Helicopter Trust) on their Annual Man O’War Summer Lunch by sponsoring a ferry charter with proceeds from their fundraiser assisting with Auckland Rescue Helicopter’s activity on Waiheke Island.
  • Sponsoring The Waiheke United Football Club and The Waiheke Rams teams, giving some free travel to games in Auckland City.
  • Providing free travel to Waiheke Health Trust’s Radiographer so that Waiheke locals have access to on-island X-ray services.
  • Headland Sculpture on the Gulf – Associate Partner.
  • The Waiheke Island Walking Festival – Key Sponsor.
  • The Waiheke Jazz Festival – Associate Partner.
  • Waiheke Art Gallery.
  • The Wharf 2 Wharf – Key Sponsor.
  • The Waiheke Oyster Festival – Main Sponsor.
  • Onetangi Beach Races – Main Sponsor.
  • Opera on The Gulf – Main Sponsor.
  • Waiheke Wine Growers Expo – Exclusive Sponsor.
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Travel Alerts

Gulf Harbour Service Update for 26.05.2017

Please be advised that for Friday 26th May 2017, bus replacements will be operating the following services due to the worsening weather conditions:

1645 AKL - GH - Bus 

1715 AKL - GH - Takahe 

1745 GH - AKL - Bus 

1745 AKL - GH - Bus 

1845 AKL - GH - Bus 

Buses will depart Auckland from 'The Cloud on Pier 1' and depart Gulf Harbour from the 'Pier Z Car park - Gulf Harbour Mariner'

We will provide a further update if we have any changes for the 1715 AKL-GH service.

Kind regards,

360 Discovery 


Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

 

Friday 26 May 2017

1.30pm Auckland – Half Moon Bay
2.15pm Half Moon Bay – Auckland

Sunday 28 May 2017

3.00pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.45pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland

Monday 29 May 2017

2.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
3.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
4.15pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.50pm Half Moon Bay - Auckland

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Waiheke Bus Company - Departure Time Changes

Following customer feedback on the new winter bus timetable we’ll now be introducing some further changes to improve connections with afternoon ferries.

From Monday 29 May 2017 the following journeys will change:

1650 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 2 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 4 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1750 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 5.45pm

1850 Route 1A from Matiatia will now depart at 6.45pm

  

For more information please contact the Auckland Transport Travel Information Line on 09 366 6400 or visit AT.govt.nz