Plan your perfect holiday to Waiheke Island

Relax over lunch in a gorgeous vineyard, taste the island-grown olive oil, plunge into the clear blue waters or soak up the sunshine on white sand beaches

Things to see & do on Waiheke

From world class vineyards to unique eco-tours, Waiheke Island offers something for everyone

In addition to the many beautiful beaches and award-winning vineyards and restaurants, Waiheke Island has many other attractions and activities that are guaranteed to keep you entertained regardless of whether you’re staying for the weekend or for a long, relaxing holiday. 

Zip along Waiheke on the Ecozip, have a go at archery or clay-bird shooting at Wild on Waiheke, visit the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa or jump on a horse and trek around the island with a Horse Tour. There are many scenic walks on Waiheke, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging walks that require a reasonable level of fitness.

On a Saturday head over to the Ostend's market it's a great place to see the island's colourful characters and buy local food, produce and art.

Little Oneroa beach offers a great place for the children to swim and play in the playground and if you get hungry head across the street for fish and chips or an ice-cream. There really is something for everyone.

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View of Putaki Bay from Te Whau vineyard and restaurant Waiheke Island


There are heaps of great events on the Waiheke calendar each year

Waiheke Island walking festival event walkers on the beach


Upcoming events:

  • Waiheke Ostend Market: Every Saturday 8.00am
  • Man O'War Summer lunch: Sunday 25 February 2018
  • Jazz Festival: Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April 2018

Getting around the island by car

Have the freedom of exploring at your own pace when you travel with your car on the ferry to Waiheke Island

Arriving at Kennedy Point

Drive off the ferry and head up Donald Bruce road to start your adventure. The Eastern end of the island is not serviced by public transport, this means the roads are quiet and ideal for you to drive.

The loop road is a 55km round trip from Oneroa village so allow a minimum of 2.5 - 4 hours for a trip with stops.  We also have a selection of suggested Waiheke Road Trips for you or you can choose to make your own.

Island maps can be picked up at our ferry terminals or onboard the ferry.



Travelling around Waiheke Island by car after sailing on SeaLink ferry

Getting around the island by shuttle

Kennedy Point to/from Oneroa Village

Oneroa village shuttle to and from Kennedy Point


The SeaLink Waiheke Shuttle service connects with the ferry and runs to/from Kennedy Point Ferry Terminal and Oneroa village. If you want to explore the island further you can hop on the local bus from Oneroa taking you to various points on the island including the long white sand beach of Onetangi.

For groups of six or more, pre-bookings can be made with QP Shuttles on mobile 022 636 4799 or by emailing

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday between 21 October 2017 and 2 April 2018
  • Daily between 23 December 2017 and 6 February 2018

All fares to be paid by cash, eftpos, visa or mastercard on the shuttle.

More information can be found on timetables and fares 



Island Facilities

Waiheke is a well serviced island and have everything you need for a short or long break

On the island, you will find all the facilities you would expect when travelling, including:

  • Supermarket 
  • Petrol station 
  • Medical Centre/Pharmacy 
  • Buses 
  • Taxis
  • Bank
  • Public toilets 
  • Accommodation 
  • Liquor stores
  • Ferry terminal 
  • Airfield 
  • Visitor Information Centre
Sculpture from Headland the archive wine bar

Great ways to save with our special fares

Waiheke Super Saver fares
Waiheke residents deal

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