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Waiheke Island is 45 minutes over the Hauraki Gulf from downtown Auckland by ferry. It is one o...
Getting to Waiheke island06 June, 2023
The easiest and cheapest way to get to Waiheke Island is to catch the ferry from Auckland. There are two ferries available depending on what you need. These are:
FULLERS PASSENGER FERRY
Deal if you don’t have a vehicle, Fullers departs from the ferry terminal in Downtown Auckland City (Quay Street). The ferry runs 25 times throughout the day with the first one leaving Auckland at 6 AM and returning from Matiatia Wharf at 12:30 AM during the week. Check the ferry timetable here. The journey is an easy 40 minutes and you can admire the view from the breezy top deck or enjoy a coffee and a nibble below deck. There’s complimentary WiFi on board too.
SEALINK CAR FERRY
If you do have a vehicle, you’ll want to catch the SeaLink car ferry. SeaLink ferries depart from both Wynyard Quarter in Auckland and Half Moon Bay, East Auckland. The ferry terminal on Waiheke Island is Kennedy Point.