Waiheke Walking Festival

9 days of incredible walking • 18-26 Nov 2017

You won’t want to miss the Waiheke Walking Festival, the largest FREE walking festival in the Southern Hemisphere!

Join us for nine days of walking adventures on beautiful Waiheke Island. With fifty guided walks suitable for a wide range of interests and fitness levels, there really is something for everyone.
Many popular walks book out fast so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Highlights of the festival include: 

  • Try olive oil, craft beer and wine as you trek through valleys, bush and vineyards on the Fullers Valley to Peak Vineyard Walk & Wine on 23 November.
  • Explore the island over 5 days through bush, beaches and trails during the 100km Te Ara Hura walk.
  • Have a wander through native bush and coastal vistas with Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry on 19 November.
  • Take the kids on an eel hunt through the Awaawaroa eel sanctuary. Bring the whole family, pack a picnic and enjoy a fun day out.

For a full description of all the walks and to book please visit the Waiheke Walking Festival website.

Click here to download the Waiheke Walking Festival brochure.

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Travel Alerts

Customer Update - Labour Weekend Travel

Labour Weekend is one of our busiest weekends in the lead up to summer. If you're planning on travelling to/from our island destinations, especially Waiheke, we recommend you plan ahead and arrive for your preferred sailing at least 40 minutes prior to departure.

We've put together some helpful tips to help make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible - these can be found on our website. 

Changes to Ferry Terminal Departure Points, starting 9 October 2017

Due to repairs needed to be made to the seawall below the Downtown Ferry Terminal, Pier 1A will be closed while work’s are carried out. It’s expected the repairs will take up to 6 - 10 weeks to complete and during this time, your usual ferry departure point may change:

The new departure points are listed below:

  • Pier 1B - Devonport and Stanley Bay (no change),
  • Pier 1C - Bayswater, Birkenhead and Half Moon Bay,
  • Pier 2B & 2C - Waiheke (no change),
  • Pier 2B - Half Moon Bay services departing at 4.15pm, 5.15pm and 5.45pm (all other Half Moon Bay services will remain at pier 1C),
  • there will be no change to the use of piers 3 and 4.

For more information, please visit at.govt.nz


On 2 October 2017, some of our fares on our Waiheke Island, Devonport and Rangitoto services will be changing. You can read more about this here.

Please note: Passes and multi-trip ticket prices remain unchanged.