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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

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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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic day, enjoyed by all on the tour! Lots of laughs and happy memories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I had a great time. The guys were fun and very informative about the wildlife in the bush.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was amazing! Jeremy picked us up from the ferry terminal and he was so lovely. The staff at zip-line were very through in making sure we were all safe. Overall, had an awesome time flying over the forest and the walk through the bushland is just magical. Our guide was so funny and very knowledgeable. I just recommend wearing gum boots or shoes that you won't mind getting dirty because they will get really dirty! The island itself is just so beautiful with breathtaking views all over. Do not forget your camera!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The zip line trip was awesome! ! Be prepared to hike back after the last zip but not hard and guides were great! Don't forget your go pro!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is one of the best things I have ever done. We took the ferry to Waiheke Island and this itself was well worth it. As promised Jake was at the terminal waiting for us. We were very lucky there was only four in our group for the day. We had a beautiful scenic drive including a photo stop to ziplines. Jake and Sarah were so competent and safety conscious we all felt very safe and comfortable attempting our first zipline. It is such good fund and very exhilarating. A little tip - very hard to concentrate on taking a video and hanging on at the same time for first timers. They do offer hire of a camera pro that fits on your helmet to film for around A39. We had a good idea of giving our camera to the other couple so they could film us and we have theirs to film them. Unfortunately we didn't think of this until after the third and final zipline. Really, really good day and we go Jake to drop us back in the little town where we found some lovely little bars and restaurants. Cannot rave enough about Jake and Sarah they were excellent guides. After the zipline you get a magnificent walk back to base through the rainforest of about 20 minutes. This alone was well worth going there. Well done Waiheke Island and Zipline!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Do it! I am afraid of heights and I did it. Good exercise too when getting back :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We really enjoyed this afternoon. The staff were fabulous and very thorough - I felt very secure in jumping off.
The nature walk back to Reception was a lovely way to end the adrenaline rush of minutes before!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Friendly, safety conscious staff. Lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

OMG Just unbelievable you really really must do this it is soooooooooo TOTALLY AWESOME- We would do it again in a flash LOVED IT

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a great event. The guides technicians that help you were exceptional! the entire system is almost brand new and probably the safest in the world. The views from the location on Waiheke were amazing. The ziplines themselves were exhilarating! particularly like the auto braking. Be sure and get the Go Pro selfie option. The hike backup was almost as fun as it was a lesson in New Zealand nature marvels. A trip to New Zealand is incomplete without doing this trip!

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