Welcome to Waiheke Island

Getting here, accommodation, eateries and more ...

Getting Here

Waiheke Island is 35 minutes from Downtown, Auckland and 45 minutes from Half Moon Bay.

Fullers and the Explore passenger ferry from downtown, Auckland brings you to Waiheke’s Matiatia ferry terminal, most are direct sailings but some call at Devonport along the way. Many of the walks will conveniently start at Matiatia but some of the walks will start from other points often near a scheduled bus stop or cafe. Please don’t miss your walk – check ferry and bus times.

Fullers Ferry Timetable ; Bus Timetable

The SeaLink car and passenger ferry from Half Moon Bay brings you to Kennedy Point.

SeaLink Website


If you need to quickly get from the finish of one walk to the start of another give these people a ring. Island Taxis 0800 372 4111.

Staying On Waiheke

If you are planning to stay over for a couple of the walks or even the whole festival you have plenty of options from exclusive bed and breakfasts to motels to backpackers.

Stay Waiheke are offering a stay 3/pay 2 or stay 7/pay 5 deal at some amazing properties to suit couples, families and groups. Check their website for properties, pricing and availability and state NOW in the promo code box.

Alternatively contact Waiheke Visitor Information Centre (i-SITE) or phone 09 372 1234 where staff will be happy to help you find accommodation.

Vineyards and Eateries

Here is a list of some fantastic vineyards and eateries offering great food and who are all proudly supporting the Waiheke Walking Festival this year.

Oneroa and surrounds
Mudbrick Vineyard
Oneroa Beach Club

Te Whau/Rocky Bay and surrounds
Batch Winery
Frenchmans Hill Estate
Te Whau Vineyard and Restaurant

Casita Miro
Charlie Farleys

Waiheke’s Eastern/Bottom End
Man O’ War Vineyard
Passage Rock Vineyard
Poderi Crisci

Waiheke Island

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