Getting To and Around the Island

Getting to Waiheke Island is a breeze, with a quick 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. The journey will take you through the Hauraki Gulf, sailing past all the other islands in the harbour and finally landing on the pristine shores of Waiheke. There are two main ferry services for travel to the island, Fullers Ferry and SeaLink. Once you’re on the island having a car is the easiest way to get around and see all the island has to offer. If you can’t bring a car here don't worry there are other great ways to get around: there are a number of taxi companies and a few rental car and scooter options available. View the listings below to help you on your journey to paradise.

Fullers Ferry

Fullers Ferries operate a passenger ferry that departs from downtown Auckland and disembarks at the Matiatia Ferry building on Waiheke Island. You can also catch the ferry from Devonport Wharf. Buy your ticket online and access the discounted online rate. With your pre-purchased e-ticket you'll be able to skip the on-wharf ticket queue.  
View the Fullers Waiheke timetable here or phone 0800 FULLERS


SeaLink Ferry

Sealink operates a car and passenger ferry that departs from Half Moon Bay or Wynyard Wharf in downtown Auckland and disembarks at Kennedy Point. Bookings to travel with your car are essential.  
View the  Sealink Waiheke timetable here or phone 0800 732 546



Why not arrive in style to Waiheke Island. Helicopter flights can be booked from Auckland City or the Airport, taking you directly to one of the local restaurants to enjoy a vineyard lunch before checking into your holiday home. 

Helitranz | +64 9 415 3550

Inflite Experiences | 0800 835083




For that special occasion flying over the Hauraki Gulf will add that 'wow' factor to your Waiheke holiday. Waiheke has its own airport, or you could opt to pull into one of the main beaches via a seaplane.

Waiheke Wings  |  +64 9 390 1111

Auckland Seaplanes  |  +64 9 390 1121


Water Taxi

Get a private water taxi to Waiheke! This is a great option for group travel. 

Hauraki Express | +64 27 664 6644

Auckland Sea Shuttle | 0508 SEASHUTTLE

By Sea | +64 21 704011




Taxis are an easy way to get around, however it always pays to pre book your taxi in advance, especially for any evening outings.

Easy Transport | +64 22 612 6760  | Offers fixed rate

Island Taxis | +64 9  372 4111

Waicabs | 0800 924222

Waiheke-Five-0 |  +64 27 505 0510  | Offers fixed rate

Waiheke Executive Transport | 0800 372 200



Fullers operate a regular bus service between Matiatia Ferry Terminal and Oneroa, Blackpool, Surfdale, Ostend & Onetangi to meet each Fullers ferry sailing.  As of 2020 Waiheke is now proud to have a fleet of electric buses on the Island.

Waiheke Bus Company | +64 9 367 9111  | View the Waiheke Bus Timetable Here


Car Rental

If you're keen to drive out the Eastern end, touring around in a rental car will be the best option, and all there companies offer both cars and larger van options.

Waiheke Rental Cars  |  +64 9 372 8635  

Waiheke Auto Rentals  |  +64 9 372 8998

Waiheke Island Motors  |  +64 27 654 7939 or  0800 110 851



Scooter & Bike Rental

Scooters are a fun way to get around the island and can be booked for a half or full day.

Island Scoot  |   +64 21 061 5997

Bikes & Beyond  |  +64 22 050 2233 | E-bike & Scooter hire 

Waiheke Bike Hire  |  +64 9 372 7937

Waiheke Bike Shop  |  +64 21 818 001 | E-bike hire – provide free pickup/drop off