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Ferries to Waiheke Island
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Auckland - Waiheke is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Ferry from Auckland to Waiheke

The Auckland Waiheke ferry route connects New Zealand with Waiheke Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Fullers Ferry service runs up to 20 times per day with a sailing duration of around 40 minutes while the Sealink NZ service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 1 hour.

So that’s a combined 23 sailings on offer per day on the Auckland Waiheke route between New Zealand and Waiheke Island. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from New Zealand to Waiheke Island page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Auckland to Waiheke is approximately 50m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke?

    The average price of a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke is approximately 61 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke can differ depending on the season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Auckland to Waiheke?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Auckland to Waiheke. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Fullers Ferry
    • Sealink NZ
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Auckland to Waiheke?

    Ferries from Auckland to Waiheke are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Waiheke?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Auckland to Waiheke with
    • Fullers Ferry
    • Sealink NZ
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Auckland to Waiheke with the following operators
    • Sealink NZ
  • Can you bring dogs on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Waiheke?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Fullers Ferry
    • Sealink NZ
  • What is the distance from Auckland to Waiheke?

    Auckland to Waiheke is approximately 13 nautical miles distance apart.

Auckland Guide

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is home to nearly a third of the country’s population. Located on the North Island, this bustling city and the stunning city surroundings attract visitors from all around the world.

There is plenty to do in the heart of this fascinating city. Sky Tower provides the opportunity to see the majestic Auckland skyline, whilst down below there are museums, zoos, parks, fantastic architecture and beautiful waterfronts for you to enjoy.

It is unusual for visitors to stay in the centre of Auckland and you can see why. The Haruki Gulf and its emerald waters attract people to venture out to the surrounding islands. With rainforests, thermal springs, sprawling parks and volcanic cones, the abundance of natural wonders on display is truly remarkable.

Auckland's port is found in the heart of Downtown, boasting a stunning Baroque-style terminal which was completed in 1912. The building is now registered with the Historic Places Trust and houses a wide selection of shops and cafes on the lower level. However, most of the ferry routes are operated within the contemporary terminal building on Quay Street. From here you can sail to the Hauraki Gulf Islands within 25-40 minutes, depending on your destination.

Access to the port is simple for passengers with the terminal just a short walk away from Britomart railway station and the bus exchange. There are bus services from Auckland Airport to Queens Wharf every ten minutes. The ferry services four different New Zealand island destinations out of the Port of Auckland. The most popular route is to Waiheke with over twenty sailings daily, with Fullers Ferry taking passengers to Motutapu, Motuihe and Rangitoto throughout the week.


Waiheke Guide

Waiheke Island sits in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and is the nation’s most densely populated island. The Waiheke ferry timetable includes over 30 sailings every day from Auckland Harbour, as well as numerous daily routes from Devonport and Half Moon Bay.

The wineries of Waiheke are considered world-class, set among idyllic countryside overlooking the island’s glorious beaches and glistening blue water. While relaxation is the main draw for visitors, the island is a playground for thrill seekers, with kayaking, forested hiking, snorkelling and fresh water swimming just some of the available activities.

Historians take note: Waiheke is also famed for its system of World War II gun emplacements and network of underground tunnels, which are open for exploration, making the island one of the most well-rounded tourist destinations in the country.


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