There are 3 ferry routes operating between New Zealand and Waiheke Island offering you combined total of 45 sailings per day. Fullers Ferry operates 2 routes, Auckland to Waiheke runs 24 times per day & Devonport (Auckland) to Waiheke about 5 times daily. Sealink NZ operates 2 routes, Auckland to Waiheke runs 3 times per day & Half Moon Bay (Auckland) to Waiheke about 13 times daily.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from New Zealand to Waiheke Island to get the most up to date information.
New Zealand is an island nation in the south-west Pacific Ocean consisting of the North and South Islands, approximately 1,500 kilometres east of Australia.
When it comes to awe-inspiring natural backdrops, New Zealand’s landscape tops the list. Glacial fjords, jagged mountains, rolling green plains, cascading rivers, active volcanoes and idyllic beaches fill this 268,021-sq-km nation. Also, with a population of just 4.6 million, it offers the ideal scenery for long, peaceful hikes.
When it comes to urban areas, New Zealand doesn’t fail to deliver, either. The capital, Wellington is the cultural hub, characterised by Victorian architecture and a vibrant downtown, whilst the affluent Auckland, with its iconic Sky Tower, boasts superb restaurants and a superyacht-filled harbour.
As a country comprising 2 main islands and numerous offshore islets, travelling by ferry is a popular way to get around New Zealand. There are plenty of fast crossings to the Hauraki Islands by Auckland, between the North and South Islands and to Stewart Island in the south.
Waiheke is one of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, just east of Auckland, an affluent city on the North Island, New Zealand.
World-class wines and wonderful beaches make Waiheke an unmissable stop. So much so, it was voted the ‘fifth best destination in the world to visit’ in 2016 by the esteemed travel guide Lonely Planet. Visitors make the short ferry crossing, a mere forty minutes, from Auckland for superb vineyard tours, strolling through National Reserves and soaking up the island’s pleasant micro-climate. It also has some impressive World War II remains, including a network of tunnels and gun emplacements used to defend Auckland Harbour, making Waiheke a well-rounded day trip spot.
To reach Waiheke Island, you can choose from one of the many routes operated by reputable ferry companies. The ferries depart from Auckland Harbour and Devonport, a suburb to the north of the city centre.