• Tour code: 6194WAIHEKE
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Take a round-trip ferry from Auckland to the must-see destination of Waiheke Island for a guided sightseeing tour by coach. You’ll cross the Hauraki Gulf on a 40-minute ride, then meet your driver-guide for a 1.5-hour tour around the island. Hear informative commentary on Waiheke’s splendid beaches, local food and seaside villages, and stop at scenic lookouts for breathtaking city views. A complimentary all-day bus pass on the island’s public buses lets you explore Waiheke further on your own.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour coach tour of Waiheke Island with round-trip ferry service from Auckland
  • Hear lively commentary on the history and culture of Waiheke from your local driver
  • Stop for photos at scenic lookouts and beaches
  • Admire Waiheke’s stunning coastal vistas and beautiful hillside vineyards
  • Receive an all-day bus pass to use at your leisure for further exploration of Waiheke Island

What You Can Expect

Waiheke Island Tour from Auckland

Ferry from Auckland

Make your way to downtown Auckland’s ferry terminal for the 40-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island, located less than 12 miles (19 km) across the Hauraki Gulf. On arrival, you’re greeted by a local driver-guide before embarking on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour around the island by coach. 

Teeming with farms, forests, vineyards, olive groves, beaches and seaside villages, this popular destination provides a great escape from the bustling city. Hear informative commentary about Waiheke Island culture, including its history as a hippie haven in the 1960s. Learn of the burgeoning artisan wine industry and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and protected natural environment as you stop at scenic lookouts and beaches with stunning coastal vistas.

Catch the ferry back to Auckland at the end of your tour, or opt to spend more time on Waiheke with a provided all-day bus pass to use on the island’s public buses. You can explore an abundance of wineries, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and small shops, and return at your leisure. Ferries run until late on most evenings; check the schedule for exact details.

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