Getting to and around Waiheke Island

Waiheke is a 35-minute trip via passenger ferry from downtown Auckland or 45 minute trip via car ferry from Half Moon Bay. You can fly direct to the island from Auckland via charter plane or helicopter. Good bus service, taxis, rental vehicles, scooters/bikes and private transfer options are available on the island.

Fullers Ferry Service

Passenger ferry from downtown Auckland

Fullers provides regular service to Waiheke Island with ferries departing from downtown Auckland (some via Devonport) to Matiatia wharf on Waiheke.  Advance bookings for the passenger ferry are not required however we do suggest arriving early in peak season.


Timetables & Pricing


Sealink Ferry Service

Car & passenger ferry from Half Moon Bay

SeaLink operates car and passenger ferry services to Waiheke Island from Half Moon Bay and to/from Auckland city.  These comfortable ferries offer the convenience of drive-on and drive-off and operate every day of the year. Most sailings depart from Half Moon Bay but they also offer a service from Wynyard Wharf Auckland CBD.

Timetables & Pricing


Private Water Taxi

Design your own excursion, or transfer.  We get it that you just might not want to use the large crowded ferries ~ or that the ferry just may not go where you need to be!  BySea can accommodate up to 10 for transfers from Auckland CBD and other island excursions.


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