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Tour code: 5770WAIHEKE
Soar through the treetops of Waiheke Island on a three-course zipline tour with aerial views of Hauraki Gulf. After a quick ferry from Auckland, your half-day tour of Waiheke starts with a brief overview of the idyllic island by minivan and ends with an interpretive bushland walk. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a more personalized experience in a small group.


  • Day trip to Waiheke Island and zipline adventure from Auckland
  • Take a 25-minute tour of Waiheke by minivan
  • Fly over the forest with three zipline flights
  • Explore the native bushland on an interpretive forest walk
  • Learn about Waiheke's natural environment and conservation from a professional guide
  • Choice of two morning departure times
  • Small-group tour with a maximum 12 participants ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

At your selected departure time, board the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, just 11 miles (18 km) across the Hauraki Gulf (own expense). Arriving at the Waiheke Island Ferry Terminal, you’ll be transported by minivan to the visitor center at Trig Hill, which boasts panoramic views from one of the island’s highest vistas.

Sightsee Waiheke with a professional guide during the 25-minute minivan ride en route to the zipline circuit to check in and gear up. After an instructional briefing, make your way to the first platform where a guide safely attaches your harness to the cable. Feel the thrill as you lift off for the first of three 655-foot (200-meter) zipline flights.

To ease you into the zipline experience gently, your first zipline flight takes you above a picturesque vineyard, then across a valley and native New Zealand forest. The gradient increases gradually until you’re back on firm ground for an easy 1-mile (1.6-km) interpretive bush walk back to the visitor center on your own. Afterward, you’re transferred to the ferry terminal for the 40-minute return ride to Auckland.

Customer Reviews

Merlyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was raining on the day we went, not a hard rain but an annoying drizzling rain, but we zip lined any way. It was fantastic! There are two lines running in tandem so you can race each other. We rented a gro pro and it was a good investment because then we could actually see the scenery we zoomed across. The last line is particularly fast....and steep...thrilling! After the zip line, we do a bush walk, up and down the mountain to get back to base. It was a bit challenging because of the mud, but under the canapy the forest was magical. Definitely wear good trekking shoes.

Amber B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was amazing! I loved the three zip lines. So much fun! And tour guides picked us up from the shops instead of the ferry station, which made it very convenient for us to see other parts of the island, too.

Karan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing time, beautiful scenery everything about the trip was fab. The zip lining is just wow, well worth going


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent. We were well looked after and an experience to remember

Ellen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Staff was friendly. The zip line was awesome

Catherine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What a fantastic experience. A must do when visiting the Island.

Penny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was great! Wonderful communication to my questions. Small group. They were very concerned about our safety first and then our fun. The lines are fast - meaning it takes more time to get ready than the actually zipping but very much worth it. They tell you what goes down must go up - and so it is. We had a nice walk up.

Paul F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The group at EcoZip tours were phenomenal!! We highly recommend doing this excursion as you get a full history of Wahike Island and the zip line experience. I also recommend staying for lunch on the island then taking a later ferry back to Auckland. Excellent excursion and will do it again when we come back to New Zealand.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This zip-line adventure was one of our most favorite activities while in New Zealand. Not only were the guides very helpful, but the thrill was exceptional!!

Tammy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was amazing! All in our group had a lot of fun.

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