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Getting to & around the Island

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Ferry Services

There are 3 main ferry services to get to Waiheke island from Auckland. 

Other Services

For those who prefer private comfort in helicopters, planes and water taxi services. 

Getting around on the Island is easiest with bringing your own car. If you didn't bring your own, there are plenty of possibles to choose from. 

Services on the Island

Bus Service


Fullers Ferries operate a regular bus service to meet each Fullers ferry sailing between Matiatia Ferry Terminal and:

  • Oneroa, Surfdale, Ostend & Onetangi

  • Rocky Bay, Ostend Palm Beach, Oneroa (Bus 502 - takes you to the closest bus stop to Rocky Bay/O'Brien Road to get to Tihi Lodge)

Island Taxis​

Island Car Rentals

There are a few last-minute options to rent a car in the island but note that options are limited and subject to availability if not pre-booked. 

Scooter & Bicycle


Waiheke Island is a top producing wine region. Waiheke is world famous for wineries and vineyards which is a must visit when here.

Here are our recommendations.

  1. Batch Winery

  2. Passage Rock

  3. Wild Estate

  4. Tantalus Estate

  5. The Heke

  6. Man O'War

  7. Poderi Crisci

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