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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18/08/2017
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Travel Alerts

Coromandel - Orapiu - Rotoroa ferry cancelled for 19th August 2017

Please be advised the Ferry for Coromandel - Orapiu - Rotoroa Ex AKL is cancelled for 19th August 2017 due to adverse weather conditions.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please call on 09 3078005 for further travel arrangements.

Kind Regards,

360 Discovery Team


HALF MOON BAY TRAVEL ALERT, LOW TIDES

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

Tuesday 22 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland – HMB
2.15pm HMB – Auckland

Wednesday 23 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland – HMB
2.15pm HMB – Auckland
2.30pm Auckland to HMB
3.15pm HMB to Auckland

Thursday 24 August 2017

1.30pm Auckland to HMB
2.15pm HMB to Auckland
2.30pm Auckland to HMB
3.15pm HMB to Auckland


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.


Devonport Customer Communications - Kea Out Of Service

In July, Kea was taken out of service for urgent repairs which have required her to remain out of operation. Access to a slipway has proven extremely difficult resulting in further delays. A slipway has now become available enabling us to undertake the repairs whilst at the same time allowing us to carry out her annual survey. During this time Cap Surfer and TiriKat will be the main vessels for the Devonport service until Kea returns in mid to late September.