Getting to Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is an easy 40 minute ferry ride or 10 minute flight from Auckland City. Once here there are buses, taxis and rental cars to get you to your destination. And loads of walking tracks to enjoy. A true island paradise just a stone's throw from Auckland City.

How to get to Waiheke Island

Fullers360 is a proud Major Sponsor of the Waiheke Walking Festival. Their ferries connect you from Auckland (Downtown Ferry Terminal Building) to Waiheke Island (Matiatia Ferry Terminal).

You can pre-purchase your ferry tickets online at

Fullers360 recommends you arrive at least 30 mins prior to your ferry departure time as they run on a first come first-served basis.

Please refer to the Fullers website below for the latest time-tables between Auckland and Waiheke Island.

View the Fullers360 Waiheke Ferry Timetable here

Car ferry

Sealink provides both car and passenger ferry services from Half Moon Bay and Wynyard Quarter to Waiheke Island.

Please refer to the Sealink website below for the latest time-tables between Auckland and Waiheke Island.

View the Sealink Ferry Timetable

Once you’re here
Bus services

Waiheke Bus Company operates a network of routes to connect customers to each ferry arrival and departure.

It operates four main routes, running from Matiatia ferry terminal to Oneroa, Blackpool, Surfdale, Palm Beach, Ostend, Rocky Bay and Onetangi.

The bus timetable is seasonal, winter and summer timetables can differ.

Download the latest Waiheke Bus timetable from AT here.

Our Sponsors

We couldn’t run this festival without the support of our Sponsors, Funders and Supporters. The Waiheke Walking Festival would like to thank all of our sponsors and funders. Support our supporters to show your thanks too.

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Principal Funders
Major Sponsors
Supporting Partners