Getting to Waiheke Island is easy, with a quick 35-minute ferry ride from the Ferry Building in downtown Auckland.
The journey will take you through the Hauraki Gulf, sailing past other islands in the harbour and finally arriving at Matiatia, Waiheke Island.
Ferries also operate from Half Moon Bay as well as from the centre of Auckland City arriving at Kennedy Point Wharf, Waiheke Island. This is operated by Sealink Ferries providing both passenger and a vehicle drive on and off service.
Exploring the bays and vineyards by bike is also great fun and more so with an electric bike! For those who enjoy being on the water the kayaking is excellent along with paddle board hire.
In 2015 Waiheke Island was rated the fifth best destination in the world to visit by Lonely Planet and also voted the fourth best island in the world by Condé Nast Best Island in the World List.
Fullers ferries provide the most regular service to Waiheke Island with ferries departing from downtown Auckland (some via Devonport) to Matiatia, Waiheke.
Sealink operate a car and passenger ferry service to Waiheke Island from Half Moon Bay and Auckland City.
Leaving from the Viaduct, the flight takes you over the CBD, Devonport, Browns Island and Rangitoto to the Beach of Oneroa, Surfdale or the ferry terminal in Matiatia.
Auckland Sea Shuttles are a water taxi operator based in Auckland.