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    How to get to Wild On Waiheke

Getting here is easy!  We're in the heart of Waiheke Island’s beautiful wineries, and there's even a bus stop right at our gate!  Simply grab the No.1 bus from outside the Matiatia ferry terminal, and holler when you reach our gate.

So, once you've had your fill of our wild merriment (although, can one ever really?), you'll find Waiheke's delights just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Fancy a tasting tour? Well, we're practically neighbors with Stonyridge, Te Motu, Tantalus, and The Heke (a hop, sip, and jump, anyone?). All five delectable venues are at the same convenient bus stop - we dare you to find another place on this planet where you can do that!

Just a stone's throw away, you'll discover the dazzling Onetangi Beach, beckoning you with its sparkling waters. Or perhaps, the Waiheke Golf Club and the Onetangi Sports Park are more up your alley. Feeling extra spry? Put on your adventurer's hat and trek our Waiheke Walkways - they're quite the treat.

And for those with a penchant for breathtaking panoramas, Putiki O Kahu, the noble volcano gracing our horizon, beckons. Trek its slopes and immerse yourself in the profound Maori history etched into its rugged skin. The echoes of fierce battles and fortified villages like Rangihoua Putiki-o-kahu and Whakanewha lend a rich tapestry to our island's lore.

Had a taste for history? Swing by our quaint little museum down the road - it's chock-full of Waiheke's vibrant past! We're head over heels in love with our little island, and we've got our fingers crossed that you'll be smitten too!

How to get here

Our beautiful spot's located on Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, or 45 minutes from Halfmoon Bay by car and passenger ferry. If you're lucky enough to have a boat, then there's plenty of moorings, and even a helipad on our front lawn if you've a special occasion.

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Public transport on Waiheke's super easy. You can simply step off the ferry at Matiatia, grab the bus to Onetangi, and there's even a bus stop at our gate!  Check out the following link to Tourism Waiheke for all Waiheke's Ferry & Bus timetables.

Departure From Downtown Auckland

Fullers Ferry Timetable (passenger only)

Sealink Wynyard Wharf Ferry Timetable (Car & Passenger ferry)

Departing from Half Moon Bay

Sealink Half Moon Bay Ferry Timetable (Car & Passenger ferry)
Sealink Roadtrips - check out their awesome roadtrips, including a visit to Wild on Waiheke

Travelling Distances / Waiheke Transport Options

From Matiatia Wharf (Fullers Ferry)
– 8 Km, approximately 15 minute drive

From Kennedy Point Wharf (Sealink Ferry)
– 5 Km, approximately 10 minute drive

Just ensure you allow plenty of time for getting on and off the ferry, parking and of course delays.  If you're booking our activities, our timetable runs bang on time, and you need to be here at least 5-10 minutes prior to check in and avoid missing out on valuable 'shooting' time. All activities booked are subject to agreeing to our T&C's, so please read before you arrange your transport, of simply ask us for advice.

Public Bus
Simply walk out back of Matiatia ferry terminal, and look for Fullers buses to Onetangi - these depart from Matiatia Wharf every ferry sailing and stop directly outside Wild on Waiheke (ie 10am ferry drops off at  our gate at 11.20am)

Organised Transport
Let us take care of organising transport for you, arranging pickup & dropoff (preboooked groups of 14+ only)

Feeling a bit fancy?

Make it a day to remember by arriving true celebrity style on our local helicopter providers. There's even a helipad on our front lawn (can land on site by prior arrangement, call us to book) 

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Tailored Tours

Ananda Tours - enjoy a wonderful day tasting award winning wine, olive oil and other local produce for which Waiheke Island is world-renowned. Visit local artists and galleries, explore one of the many eco-trails or wander along a pristine beach. On the way, stunning scenery is absolutely unavoidable!

Enjoi - Waiheke Wine Tours can help create a fun day out, including tastings at Wild on Waiheke.

Robbies Fun Bus - georgeous double decker coaches and fun buses which are ideal for Corporate Events and Tours.

Waiheke Executive Transport - Whether you are after a taxi, transfers to accommodation, coach and bus transportation for wedding and corporate groups, or want to take a tour of the island - Waiheke Executive Transport can help!

Waiheke Island Wine Tours - A day filled with jaw-dropping scenery, the opportunity to sample fine Waiheke wines and enjoy lunch at a vineyard or restaurant of choice is a wonderful way to experience this island paradise.

Fullers Explorer Bus - This "Hop on Hop off bus makes it super easy to visit many wineries all in one day - and the best news is it stops right at our gate!

Accomodation Options

Fancy staying on Waiheke? We have some great local places to stay.  Why not be really kiwi and hire a bach via Bookabach or Holidays Houses. There's plenty of locally owned baches dotted around the island, and the beauty of the accomodation below is they're managed by local Waihetians, so you get to deal with a real person living on the island!

Local Accomodation Providers

Onetangi Beach Apartments - Holiday accommodation and conference venue on beautiful Onetangi Beach

Waiheke Holiday Homes - a great selection of Waiheke Accommodation, holiday houses and cottages, luxury apartments, beautiful residences and beach houses.

Waiheke Unlimited - exclusive hand picked portfolio of self contained accommodation includes luxury lodges, executive holiday homes, and baches and cottages. Waiheke Unlimited also offers Wedding, Conference, incentive & entertainment solutions for groups.

The Boatshed - chic luxury accodation sitting just above the sun-drenched bay & white sandy beaches of Oneroa. A hip, small luxury hotel in the true sense.

Te Whau Lodge - Built to blend with the landscape of beautiful Waiheke Island, the striking architecture of Te Whau Lodge is in tune with New Zealand's natural environment. The simple contemporary design uses lots of timber, glass and corrugated iron - essential New Zealand building materials.

Delamore Lodge - Experience five-star luxury accommodation. Superior facilities, first-class service and sumptuous cuisine, in a private setting with breathtaking views.

Waiheke Escapes - For all of your accommodation needs on Waiheke Island check out Waiheke Escapes. We have options to suit all budgets with our selection of luxury properties, family homes, stunning studios and villas as well as classic kiwi bach’s. Talk to Waiheke Escapes today to discuss how we can help you plan the perfect holiday on Waiheke Island.

Bachcare - Choose your perfect holiday accommodation from the largest selection of pre-serviced holiday homes, baches, and apartments available for rent in New Zealand. Book instantly online with Bachcare's real-time availability.