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 decide to leave the car at home, the new regular bus service has you covered. This service will run between Kennedy Point and Matiatia via Surfdale and Oneroa. Bus fares must be paid using an AT HOP Card, so remember to have it with you when disembarking the SeaLink ferry.
See here for more information about this service including timetables and connecting buses on Waiheke.
You will find 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.
Drop-off and pick-up of elderly and disabled passengers is available near the ramp at Kennedy Point. Please advise the AT traffic controller upon arrival at the terminal.
There's a ticketing office if you need to change your sailing time or buy tickets, however while there are contruction works at Kennedy Point, we recommend booking online at www.sealink.co.nz or by calling 0800 732 546.
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.
Bathrooms are currently available at the HEB site office during the construction works. Please ask one of our friendly team for directions if needed.
All passengers and vehicles travelling to/from Waiheke Island with or without vehicles should report a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure. Due to loading requirements, boarding will close 20 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 15 minutes prior for foot passengers. SeaLink reserves the right to deny boarding after this time.
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.
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.