Waiheke ferry port in Waiheke Island is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Auckland, Devonport (Auckland) & Half Moon Bay (Auckland) available. With a selection of up to 50 Sailings Daily, the port of Waiheke connects Waiheke Island with New Zealand.
Sailing durations range from 40 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes on Auckland ferries.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Waiheke fare search.
Waiheke Island sits off the east coast of the mainland of New Zealand, with the port located on the north west coast of the island. The port is oftentimes used as the gateway to the mainland of New Zealand, with crossings to Auckland, Devonport and Half Moon Bay.
For those who have a fondness for the great outdoors, or even anyone who just wants to escape the relative busyness of Auckland, the spectacular landscape and breathtaking terrain that dominates the skyline is a haven of natural beauty. Embark on a challenging hike or take a relaxing stroll along the gorgeous beaches comprising the coastline – whatever your outdoor activity – the glorious weather and fresh sea air make for a remarkably wholesome experience. The strenuous workouts can be achieved on both land and water; kayaking and surfing are both popular pastimes for locals and tourists, whilst ziplines and walking trails provide satisfying ways to work up a sweat.
It’s easy to be swept up in the abundance of outdoor activity, however, there is more to Waiheke Island than exploring the mountains and hillside; the island has around 30 wineries consisting of tasting rooms and grandiose restaurants, most of which affording incredible vistas of the stunning surroundings. If wine-tasting isn’t your thing, you may be inclined to peruse the copious art galleries, showcasing some of the best work from modern artists, or venture round the sculpture park for some abstract pieces of art.
Continuing the health-conscious theme, e-bikes are a very popular mode of transport, as well as the regular pedal bikes that can be used to climb the steep hills. In regards to public transport, a reliable bus service is in operation around much of the island.
Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island Waiheke Island, New Zealand
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Waiheke Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Waiheke Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!