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Waiheke Island

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Waiheke Island
Type of Location
About Location


Places to Visit
How to Reach

By sea

Fullers passenger ferries run from downtown Auckland to Matiatia on Waiheke Island, taking 35 minutes, hourly or more frequently between 5:50AM and 7:15PM and less frequently at night. Last departures from Waiheke are at 12:30AM M-Sa and 10:15PM Su. Ferries leave Auckland from Pier 2 ferry terminal, near the corner of Quay St and Albert St. Fullers buses and the Island Hopper hop on, hop off bus service depart at Matiatia.

By plane

Helilink  makes charter helicopter flights to Waiheke.

Key places to visit
Waiheke Island Historic Village, Stony Batter, Te Whau Garden and Gallery, Waiheke Island Jazz Festival, Whittaker's Musical Experience


Places to Visit

Waiheke Island Historic Village

165 Onetangi Straight, Onetangi Open year round Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays if they are public holidays, noon–4PM. Visit the woolshed museum and a 1930s restored cottage. There is also a photographic gallery and a textile display area. Admission is by donation.

Stony Batter

World War II gun emplacements and tunnels. Located at the eastern end of the island. There is a 1.2 km (20 minute) walk from the carpark.

Te Whau Garden and Gallery

31 Vintage Lane, Te Whau Rd, 9AM-5PM, 7 days a week.

Waiheke Island Jazz Festival

takes place over the Easter weekend.

Whittaker's Musical Experience

Open 6 days; Tu by appointment only. 90-minute live performance at 1:30PM except Tu & F. Collection of accordians, pianos, organs and the like. Learn their history and the period they were made for.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December


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