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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28/03/2017
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Travel Alerts

STANLEY BAY TRAVEL ALERT: TUES 28 MARCH

Unfortunately, due to mechanical issues all Stanley Bay ferry services have been cancelled this morning, Tuesday 28 March 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Orapiu Wharf – temporary closure

Over the past 4 months Orapiu Wharf has been partially closed due to the steps and boarding platforms requiring repair. We’ve continued operating our service by utilising the front face of the wharf, but this has come with many challenges.
Due to safety concerns for both our crew and passengers, we’ve made the decision to suspend services to the wharf until repairs are made.
Auckland Transport will undertake repairs and have advised they’ll endeavour to have these completed in order for the wharf to be operational prior to Easter.

We understand that Orapiu is a vital link for residents on Waiheke Island for travel to and from Coromandel, and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause you. During the time of this temporary closure, passengers will need to depart from downtown Auckland. 

 

If you have travel booked departing from Orapiu please contact 360 Discovery on 09 307 8005.