Getting to Waiheke is quick and easy from Auckland with both car and passenger ferries running throughout the day. Waiheke is situated approximately 21km from Auckland and the trip takes between 40 – 60 mins depending on the service. It is also possible to fly to the island in as little as 10 minutes.
Currently, two services operate:
Fullers – Fullers320 provides a passenger service from Auckland Ferry Terminal to Matiatia Wharf. The service generally runs every hour during the winter and every half hour during the summer and takes approximately 40 minutes. This is the main entry point to the island and can get very busy in high season and weekends so do get to the terminal ahead of time. Check timetables for sailings and prices.
Sealink – If you want to bring your own car to the island, Sealink provides transport for vehicles and passengers. Travel time is approximately 60 minutes and ferries operate from Wynyard Wharf and Half Moon Bay in Auckland and arrive at Kennedy Point.
From Sunday 31st May, the new 501 bus route is now servicing the Kennedy Point ferry terminal area. This service will run between Kennedy Point and Matiatia via Surfdale and Oneroa.
It is also possible to arrange private water taxi transport and boat tours with the following:
Auckland Sea Shuttles – Offer a professional water taxi service in the Hauraki Gulf, making Auckland and its neighbouring islands accessible for you to enjoy. Auckland’s longest established water taxi since 2013.
Auckland Water Taxis – Auckland water taxis operate 2 purpose-built vessels out of the viaduct harbour. They service every island in the inner Hauraki Gulf.
When you book a tour with Waiheke Freedom Tours we will meet you as you disembark from the ferry.
For the ultimate convenience or perhaps to celebrate a special occasion, flying to Waiheke is an exciting and memorable experience. Choose from one of these providers:
Heletranz.co.nz – Heletranz offers a range of helicopter transfers and packages for all occasions.
Waihekewings.co.nz – Package includes a scenic flight around the Waiheke Island, wine tasting and lunch at one of the top vineyards on Waiheke.
Flighthauraki.co.nz – Flight Hauraki is a team of vastly experienced pilots offering charter and scenic flights in Auckland.
Aucklandseaplanes.com – Explore Waiheke Island with our Sea, Land & Sky combo including ferry, flight & ground transportation.
If you book a tour with us and are arriving by air we can meet you at the aerodrome or vineyard landing pad of your choice.