Located just a 35 minute, ferry ride from downtown Auckland, (a few minutes longer on the car ferry), Waiheke Island is a tranquil, beautiful jewel in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. A five minute drive from the ferry terminal at Matiatia will bring you to Enclosure Bay.


Getting to Waiheke


Fullers Ferry operate a regular passenger ferry service from the Auckland Ferry terminal and some via Devonport on Auckland north shore to Matiatia Wharf - Waiheke Islands main passenger ferry terminal.

Services depart approximately every half hour and take 35 minutes - its always best to check the timetable on the link below for accurate times. 

  • Auckland to Waiheke Island services depart from 5:50 am - 11:45 pm Monday to Saturday and 7:00 am - 9.30 pm Sundays.
    (Some services also go via Devonport on Auckland's Northshore)

  • Waiheke Island to Auckland services depart from 6:05 am - 12:30 am Monday to Saturday and 8:00 am - 10.15 pm Sundays. 
    (Some services also go via Devonport on Auckland's Northshore)

  • If you advise us which ferry you are on we offer a complimentary transfer service from the passenger ferry up to 6pm .
    For an up to date timetable click here

SeaLink Car Ferry  offer a regular car ferry service from Halfmoon Bay (and on Friday nights and weekends from Auckland city - on the summer schedule) to Kennedy Point on Waiheke Island.. Sailing time is 45 minutes For an up to date timetable click here

  • Note: Booking the car ferry in advance is essential to ensure you get on the car ferry of your choice,  in the summer months you may need to book well in advance.
  • Top Tip - If you have a hire car - the is a very good rate of about $184.50 return including driver and one passenger - but to must call to book (+64 9 3005900) you cant book online!
  • Note: You can hire cars on Waiheke Island.

Seaplane Transfers & Tours  - Auckland Seaplanes can offer a flight transfer from down town Auckland to Waiheke Island to land in Oneroa Bay -where we will be down to collect you just beneath us. Costs are from $200 per person with a minimum of 4 passengers - please contact Andy at Enclosure Bay for more details 

Helicopter Transfers &Tours - Heletranz is a locally owned and operated helicopter service. We have Robinson R44 Raven II, Eurocopter Squirrel and Bell 427 helicopters available for scenic flights, transfers and helicopter adventure tours. All Heletranz operations are fully certified under New Zealand Civil Aviation Rules and our local pilots are experienced and very knowledgeable. So if you are coming to Waiheke we can fly you.  If you are here already we can show you all the glorious beaches, vineyards and surrounding islands like you've never seen them before. Getting married here? We can fly you into your venue for that special day.

To book Helicopter or Flight transfers, please contact Andy at Enclosure Bay I will advise the best options -

Car Hire - We suggest Waiheke Auto rentals offer a comprehensive vehicle rental service providing customers with a choice of a wide range of rental vehicles including scooters, motorbikes, convertibles, 4-wheel vehicles.