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 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
  • Waiheke Walking Festival: 18 - 26 November 2017
  • Waiheke Garden Festival: 10 - 12 November 2017

Getting around the island

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

The Eastern end of the island is not serviced by public transport, this means the roads are quiet and ideal for you to drive.

Arriving at Kennedy Point

As there is no public transport or shuttle service from Kennedy Point, Waiheke Island we recommend that you pre-arrange your transport on island before you arrive as a foot passenger.

QP Shuttles: 022 636 4799

Alternatively, you can walk to the nearest bus stop (15-20 minutes walk from the ferry terminal at the top of Donald Bruce Road) – here you can hop on the local bus taking you to various points on the island including the main village of Oneroa.

Travelling around Waiheke Island by car after sailing on SeaLink ferry

Island facilities

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

Waiheke Island facilities wine bar, restaurants and vineyards

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

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