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Tihi Lodge panoramic view


Ferry Services

There are 2 main ferry services to get to Waiheke island from Auckland. 

Other Private Hires

For those who prefer to travel in style and private comfort in helicopters, planes and water taxi services. 

The easiest way to get around the island is to have our own car that guests usually bring to the island (via the car ferry). If you couldn't bring your car over to Waiheke island there are other options to get around. 

Bus Service


Fullers Ferries operate a regular bus service to meet each Fullers ferry sailing between Matiatia Ferry Terminal and:

  • Oneroa, Surfdale, Ostend & Onetangi

  • Rocky Bay, Ostend Palm Beach, Oneroa (Bus 502 - takes you to the closest bus stop to Rocky Bay/O'Brien Road to get to Tihi Lodge)

Island Taxis

Island Car Rentals

Our recommendation is to rent a car in Auckland and take the car ferry over if you are planning to travel around the island in a car. There are last minute options to rent a car in the island but note that options are limited and subject to availability if not pre-booked. 

Scooter & Bicyle Rentals


Waiheke island has gained recognition over the past 2 decades as a top producing wine region. Waiheke is world famous for our wineries and vineyards which is a must visit when here. There are many choices on the island but the following would be our recommendations:

  1. Mudbrick

  2. Cable Bay

  3. Tantalus Estate

  4. Stonyridge Vineyard

  5. Man O'War

  6. Poderi Crisci

  7. Thomas's Batch

  8. Wild on Waiheke



Waiheke Island’s walkways offer a unique diversity and tranquility with many areas of historic interest and large tracts of reserve land. 


The Te Ara Hura walking track network now means you can circumnavigate the entire island, but shorter parts of this can also be done. There's a great range of walks, from short and easy through to more challenging, and all of them are now connected. You can start at any point, finish wherever you want and go in any direction. The walks are well signposted and of varying lengths and levels. Brochures about these can be picked up at the ferry terminals, or from the i-site in Oneroa. 

For those who prefer to be guided, we have the following options. 

Some other available guided tours available on the island. 

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