heading to Waiheke Island

the island of wine + adventure


Only a 40 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island boasts beautiful beaches, bohemian artists and award-winning vineyards, olive groves and restaurants. It’s a great day trip from Auckland as well as a superb holiday destination or a weekend getaway. A great way to make the most of a day trip is to combine your ferry ticket with one of our great value island tours – there’s a tour to suit everyone. For the more adventurous, other activities on the island include zip lining, ocean kayaking and mountain biking.

Waiheke Island’s micro-climate is perfectly suited to wine making, with over 30 vineyards on the island, many with restaurants and cafes. If wine isn't quite your thing, there’s plenty of natural beauty to explore, with scenic walking tracks and beaches minutes away from arriving at Matiatia Wharf. Waiheke remains home to a considerable bohemian artistic community with many local galleries and hosts an annual sculpture festival each January.

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Use our Journey Planner above to see when the next available ferry is.

Journey time approx. 40 minutes from downtown Auckland.

Fullers operate regular bus services on Waiheke Island providing transport to the island’s key locations. Buses are scheduled to meet most Auckland ferries arriving and departing Matiatia Wharf.

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Fullers operate regular bus services on Waiheke Island providing transport to the island’s key locations. Buses are scheduled to meet most Auckland ferries arriving and departing Matiatia Wharf.

For more information on things to do and see on Waiheke Island, pop into the i-Site at the Waiheke Ferry Terminal.

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22/09/2017
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Travel Alerts

AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISE - TRAVEL ALERT - FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Please be advised the 10.30am Auckland Harbour Cruise has been cancelled today Thursday 21st October 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Gulf Harbour Travel Update 22nd Sept 2017

Good evening.

We have encountered a mechanic issue on a vessel tonight. Engineers have attended tonight but we have been unable to repair. Therefore, tomorrow Friday 22nd Sept, the 7:30am Gulf Harbour to Auckland service will be via bus replacement.

Apologies for the late notice and for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Jimbo - Manger 360 Discovery


Motutapu Island Closed Due To Storm Damage

Please be advised that Motutapu Island is closed to the public until Labour Weekend, due to track damage caused by storms.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Coromandel/Rotoroa Island service update for Sunday 24th September 2017

Please be advised that the service for Sunday 24th September will depart Coromandel at 1630 as scheduled and take a scenic journey on route to Rotoroa Island. The departure from Rotoroa Island is delayed due to low tides by 45 minutes. Departure from Rotoroa Island will be at 1800 and arriving in Auckland at approximately 1915.

Kind Regards,

360 Team 


Waiheke Customer Update, 29.8.17

Our vessel survey season is well underway, and the majority of vessels have had their annual checks in time for the busy summer season ahead.

Quickcat has been on survey for a bit longer than anticipated this year, and we’re now expecting to have her back in service at the beginning of October. When she returns Superflyte will be taken to Whangarei and we expect her to return from survey in November.

Our brand new vessel Torea has arrived in Auckland, and you’ll start to see her on the Waiheke runs where she’ll join Te Kotuku and Korora after she’s been blessed and commissioned this week. 


Waiheke Customer Update, 29.8.17

Our vessel survey season is well underway, and the majority of vessels have had their annual checks in time for the busy summer season ahead.

Quickcat has been on survey for a bit longer than anticipated this year, and we’re now expecting to have her back in service at the beginning of October. When she returns Superflyte will be taken to Whangarei and we expect her to return from survey in November.

Our brand new vessel Torea has arrived in Auckland, and you’ll start to see her on the Waiheke runs where she’ll join Te Kotuku and Korora after she’s been blessed and commissioned this week. 


Pier 1, Downtown Ferry Terminal – New Ticket Office Development

Building works starting Tuesday 22 August 2017

A new ticket office is being built on Pier 1 at Downtown Ferry Terminal. Work starts on Tuesday 22 August and it’s expected that work will be completed by late September.

The new ticket office will be shared by both Fullers and Auckland Transport, transforming it into both an AT Metro Customer Service Centre and a Fullers Ticket Office. Until it’s built, our ticket office will be temporarily be moved to a new site inside Pier 1 (directly opposite its current location) and it’ll be business as usual for our customers.

During this time we strongly recommend that ferry tickets are pre-purchased in advance to avoid any disruption to your day. You can also purchase Fullers paper tickets online at fullers.co.nz, via the MyFerry App and on board most vessels. We’ll also be extending our ticket office hours at Devonport until 8.30pm Monday to Sunday while work is being carried out.

Auckland Transport are working with the contractors to minimise any impact to customers and we appreciate your understanding during this time.