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Waiheke Island

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Waiheke Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf off the coast of Auckland in New Zealand.

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Ferry

From the Ferry Building in downtown Auckland, it?s a 35 minute trip with Fullers (http://www.fullers.co.nz/timetables/waiheke.html), phone (+64) 9 367 9111. Fuller?s return fares are Adult $24.40 Child $12.40 Senior $22.00, Family passes are available. If you want to take your car, Subritzky (http://www.subritzky.co.nz/waiheketimetable.htm) operate a passenger/vehicle ferry service from Half Moon Bay in SE Auckland. Phone (+64) 9 300 5900. Return fares are Adult $25.00 Child $13.00 Senior $21.00, Family passes are available, and cheaper fares are available with 10-trip tickets, or with day return passes.

There are also vehicle and passenger ferries from Half Moon Bay to Waiheke. If you're going to Waiheke Island for the day, it's probably cheaper to hire a car there than to take your own.

Waiheke Island

Get around

There's a bus service which meets the ferry from Auckland and goes to all the major points of the island (except Stony Batter). There are many taxis, and cars can be hired from near the ferry terminal.

The main town, Oneroa, is about 20 minutes walk from the ferry terminal.

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See

  • Waiheke Island Historic Village, Address 165 Onetangi Straight Onetangi (The Onetangi bus, (number 1), stops here ? just ask the driver to stop), phone number (+64) 9 372 2970. Open year round M, W, Sa & Su from 12:00 ? 4:00PM. Visit the woolshed museum and a 1930?s restored cottage. There is also a photographic gallery and a textile display area. Admission is by donation.
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Do

  • Whittaker's Musical Experience, Address Artworks, Korora Road, Oneroa. phone number 09 372 5573 . Open 6 days. Tu by appointment only. Live performance at 1:00PM. Collection of musical instruments. Learn their history and the period they were made for.
  • Waiheke Island Jazz Festival takes place over the Easter weekend. http://www.waihekejazz.co.nz/
  • Try deep sea fishing with Fat Snapper Fishing Charters, Address 21 Waiheke Road Onetangi, phone number (+64) 9 372 8755 (email andfloor@xtra.co.nz). Full or half day deep sea fishing. Includes all equipment (rods, reels & bait). Half day charter $80 per person. Minimum charge $200.
  • Try sea kayaking with The Kayak Company, Address , phone number (+64) 9 372 2112 (email dawnperk@slingshot.co.nz). Half or full day guided tours from $60 to $95 or freedom rent a kayak at $55 per person per day. Escape the crowds and kayak around the island. http://www.thekayakcompany.co.nz/kayakco_index.html
  • Do a wine tour. Waiheke Island produces some of New Zealand?s finest red wines that thrive with the hot, dry summers and stony soils. The vineyards are not large and the wines are produced in limited quantities.
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