Welcome to Waiheke IslandGetting here, accommodation, eateries and more ...
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.
The SeaLink car and passenger ferry from Half Moon Bay brings you to Kennedy Point.
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.
Blackpool: Breakfast on the Beach
Blackpool: Tahatai Retreat
Blackpool: Kiwi House
Church Bay: Kowhai Close Olive Grove
Little Oneroa: Punga Lodge
Onetangi: Onetangi Beach Apartments
Oneroa: Hekerua Lodge
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.