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Ferry to Waiheke Island from Auckland

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Highlights

  • Delightful 40-minute journey across Hauraki Gulf
  • An easy and convenient way to visit one of the loveliest islands near Auckland
  • Go swimming, walking, sea kayaking, cycling or wine tasting on Waiheke
  • Magnificent views and photo-opportunities!

Overview

Use this handy return ferry ticket to cruise the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and explore lovely Waiheke Island.

Just a 40-minute cruise away from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island boasts 92 square kilometres of sandy beaches, vineyards, native bush settings, pristine coastline, olive groves and laid-back seaside villages.

There is so much to see, do and explore in this gorgeous place. Go swimming, sea kayaking or mountain biking. Or take a vineyard tour or a scenic coastal walk. Whatever you do, your day is sure to be delightful and memorable.

Itinerary

To catch your Ferry to Waiheke Island you should make your way to Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland.

Allow at least half a day for your visit to Waiheke Island. If you can spare a whole day that would be better.

The ferry journey across Hauraki Gulf takes around 40 minutes and is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, affording great views of the coast and islands around Auckland.

When you arrive at Waiheke there are so many wonderful things to do. Some ideas are given below.

Beaches: Waiheke has several beautiful beaches, but the best ones for swimming are at Oneroa (the main town, close to the ferry terminal) and at Onetangi, a 20 minute bus ride away. Buses meet all ferries – follow the signs from the terminal to the bus stop.

Walks: Waiheke's coastline offers many beautiful walks with magnificent views of the surrounding islands and the Coromandel Peninsula. Two walks actually start close to the ferry terminal. Just follow the coast left or right as you leave the wharf and look for the yellow and green signs. A leaflet about walking routes is available at the Waiheke Ferry Terminal.

Wine Tasting: With more than 30 vineyards on the island, Waiheke offers visitors great opportunities for wine tasting (as well as superb vineyard restaurants).

Other activities: Other activities on the island include ocean kayaking and mountain biking.

Meals are not included in your ticket but Cafe and Full Bar facilities are available on board the ferry.

After your visit to Waiheke, your return ferry ticket will get you back to Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, Auckland,

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx 40 minutes each way

Start time

Start time: The ferry company travels to Waiheke Island up to 20 times a day. Please call to confirm times of departure. Timetable is subject to some seasonal changes
Duration: Approx 40 minutes each way

Meeting point

Please make your way to Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland.

Ending point

The cruise ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Return ferry ticket

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals

Do/Dont's

Dress for the weather. Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Upon arrival in Auckland, please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location. Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding.

Rough or bad weather may lead to cancellation of ferries. If this happens the activity operator will try to reschedule your ferry journey. If this cannot be arranged, you will be offered a refund

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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