Getting To Waiheke

The most common way to get to Waiheke Island is by ferry.

The main passenger ferry operated by Fullers only takes 35 minutes and leaves from the heart of Aucklands CBD. 

Fullers Ferry Timetable & Fare Information

Another great option is to take your own car to explore the island and the Sealink ferry service from Half moon Bay. The service takes 45 minutes and it is advised to book in advance.

Sealink Car Ferry Timetable & Fare Information


For the more adventurous and for those special occasions you can fly by helicopter or light aircraft and the Waiheke Island Airfield is a 5 minute drive from Booklovers Cottage.

There are a number of charter companies providing services to Waiheke such as Inflight Solutions and Heletranz. Both provide quotes on request and can pick up and drop to numerous locations. HeliScene is Waiheke Island based and also do scenic flights from $90.

Getting Around Waiheke Island - Self Drive

While there are plenty of options for Taxis and Tour Companies if you want to take your time to explore the Island at your own pace having a vehicle at your disposal is the best option.

If you can not bring your own vehicle there are a number of car rental companies on Waiheke Island with options from mopeds to 4 wheel drives and convertables. Prices vary freom $15 per hour for a moped to $109 per day for a BMW convertable so there are pleny of options to suit every budget.