Terminal location, parking and facilities
Getting to the Kennedy Point Terminal
Address: Kennedy Point Ferry Terminal, Donald Bruce Road, Waiheke Island
Kennedy Point is situated on the southern side of Waiheke, in Putiki Bay. Alongside the main ferry ramp there's a public boat ramp with a floating dock.
If you're a foot passenger, there's a 5-minute pick-up/drop-off zone at the wharf and one disabled carpark. Limited long-term parking is available at the public car park 200 metres up the road from the wharf. Please check for time restrictions when parking, as times do vary.
There's a ticketing office if you need to change your sailing time or buy tickets. While waiting for your ferry there's a comfortable indoor waiting area equipped with a wheelchair-accessible toilet, first aid kit and a defibrillator. The office is a smoke-free environment. Most mornings (6am to11am) you'll find a coffee barista serving up his own special blend of coffee. Baggage trolleys and a wheelchair are available for passenger use; just ask one of our team members.
All passengers and vehicles travelling to/from Waiheke Island should check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. To get everyone loaded and ensure the ferry departs on time, we can’t guarantee passage if you’re running late, and your spot may then be allocated to one of the standby vehicles.
If you're on your return journey or have made an off-island ferry booking you can remain in your vehicle and one of our traffic marshals will come to your car and check you in. As we often have full sailings we ask that you park as closely as possible behind the car in front of you, to allow us to get all travellers into the loading lanes.
Driving my vehicle on the ferry
If you're travelling from Waiheke Island, we have ferries that you can just drive on and those which you'll need to reverse your vehicle onto. It will depend on which ferry is operating the service you have booked on. If for some reason, you're unable to reverse your vehicle onto the ferry, our friendly crew can assist.
Getting around as a foot passenger
There is no public transport that services the Kennedy Point Terminal so it’s a 20 minute walk up the hill to the nearest bus stop. We recommend that you prebook a taxi or shuttle prior to arriving on the island.
Taxi operators on the island include:
Island Taxi’s on 0800 372 4111
Waiheke Executive Taxi’s on 0800 372 200
Passengers under 14 years old or those regarded as too young (or not fit to travel alone) must be accompanied by a responsible person at least 14 years or older. We may require the parent/guardian to complete an 'Unaccompanied Minor Application for Travel' form before travel will be allowed. Children under 12 years of age may not travel unaccompanied unless an authorisation form is completed. *Please note that some sailing times may not be available to unaccompanied minors.