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Reviewed yesterday

Went here with 4 friends. The ferry over is also a great part of the experience, great view around Auckland. When we arrived we rented bikes nearby the harbour. They gave us bikes and helmets and a map of the Island. We rode our bikes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Haalela
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend for tourists and locals. Great wineries and restaurants. If you love swimming make sure you take your swimming gear. Lovely little town to walk about. Easy to get around with public transportation.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Monica S
Reviewed yesterday

We visited for the day and took a lovely food and wine tour. The island is just stunning, we would have loved to stay longer. It's a quick and easy ferry ride from Auckland. Waiheke oysters are insanely delicious, be sure to try them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ojerio
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made a day of it. Ferried to Waiheke from Auckland. Bought all day bus passes and started around the island. Jumped off at every winery that we saw and headed for the tasting room. Lots of stops and some really good wine before taking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank stevehawkins2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Waiheke Island is an easy ferry trip from Auckland. We bought a combined ferry ticket / HoHo bus pass for $65 NZD. You get off and on at the towns and wineries. (A full circuit is about 1-1/2 hours). We took the first bus at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raydebbis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were told this is a must whilst we were there. We took the advice and took the ferry from downtown Auckland over for the day. On the island there is a “hop on hop off” bus you can do whatever you want. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 806bryang
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for the day by ferry and added on the Hop on Hop off bus your which goes around island every half hour. We got off at three stops and really looked around but you could get off at alot more. Several stops are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DJW20
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the ferry with hop on / hop off bus to create our own winery tour. Beautiful way to spend the day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travel over by ferry, take the bus and go to Onetangi. Magic. The beach is beautiful, and the Boat Shed and Charlie Farlie restaurants are great.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank twinkle22222
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've been on our own, took the ferry there and catch the bus on the island. We managed to visit and have wine tastings in 4 places and dinner in one restaurant. It was a happy beautiful day ! We went over the hills from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Dee F
8 October 2018|
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Response from mes227 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. There is regular bus service but the Explorer hop-on/hop-off busses. But those only reach 1/3rd to ½ the island.
25 September 2018|
Response from DJRox | Reviewed this property |
Hi depends entirely what you want to spend - most wine tasting was about $50 - $60 but if you know what you like you can just taste one or you can go up or down in tasting prices depending on quality and how much you want to... More
21 January 2018|
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Response from judip37 | Reviewed this property |
If you like wine then please go the wineries are great, I’d recommend an overnight stay if you can get accomodation, we wished we did, the tourist hop on hop off bus gets you to all the wineries then back to town so you will... More