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Palm Beach Waiheke


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9 Palm Road, Palm Beach Waiheke Island

Walking distance to classic Kiwi Palm Beach Store (coffee, toasties, fresh pastries, tarts & treats & local produce) and Arcadia Cafe, Restaurant & Bar (happy hour 4pm-6pm Wednesdays to Saturdays), idyllic Palm Beach Waiheke and Little Palm Beaches, and only a few minutes drive to Countdown (supermarket), Waiheke Ostend Market (Saturdays 8am to 1pm), Seafood Market Te Matuku Bay Oysters (closed on Sundays), world class wineries and vineyards and Waiheke’s main village, Oneroa and Matiatia Wharf Ferry Terminal.

From Auckland International Airport to the ferry terminal:

This operates every day, including public holidays. Departs every 30 minutes between 6am and 8pm. SkyBus picks up and drops off kerbside at the Domestic and International terminals in Auckland Airport. Travel time is about 55 minutes to downtown Auckland near to where Fullers ferries depart to Waiheke Island. The closest stop for travelling back to the airport is a short walk from the ferry terminal, at 10 Customs Street. From the terminal, walk up Queen Street, and turn left onto Customs Street.
Website Cost: NZ$ 17.00 per person one-way|NZ$32 return

These are readily available from directly outside the Airport.
Budget Taxis +64 9 849 3000. Cost should be around NZ$35-40 (confirm quote before departing) and travel time about 35 minutes to/from the Downtown Ferry Terminal (allow extra time during peak traffic hours). Others that can be tried are Discount Taxis Ltd +64 9 529 1000 (prebook and set price) $40-$45, Cheap Cabs +64 9 621 0505 $38 (book online, Uber (download their App if you haven’t got it) $40

Ferries to Waiheke

Waiheke Island sits in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and is the nation’s most densely populated island. The Waiheke ferry timetable includes numerous sailings every day from Auckland Harbour, as well as numerous daily routes from Devonport and Half Moon Bay.

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is located at 99 Quay Street, in Central Downtown Auckland. Waiheke is a 40 minute scenic ferry ride across the beautiful Waitemata Harbour to Matiatia Wharf. Light snacks and refreshments are available to purchase on board these vessels. Ferries depart hourly throughout the day from 5.30am until 11.45pm (weekdays). For sailings on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays check Fullers website timetable.
There are baggage lock-up facilities at the Downtown Ferry Terminal and NONE on Waiheke Island.
Fullers Ferries also have a link service from Devonport, on the North Shore. Telephone timetable: +64 9 367 9111 or 0800FULLERS. Website timetable: Cost: NZ $42 return per adult

City-side overnight car parking: Downtown Car Parking – Secure, undercover only a few minutes walk from the ferry pier.
Cost: Approx NZ$30/day. Check this as it changes and is often cheaper at the weekend. Ph: +64 9 309 6007

Departs from Half Moon Bay, 37 Ara Tai Drive, East Auckland : approx travel time 45-60 minutes. Cost: from $240-280 return for a vehicle and 2 passengers (peak season)
Cost: from NZ$40-45 return per person NOT travelling with a vehicle (peak season)
Phone: +64 9 300 5900 

NB: Sealink ferries arrive at Kennedy Point Wharf, Donald Bruce Road, Waiheke Island.

Fullers passenger ferries arrive at Matiatia.

Sealink timetable: Bookings online at or +64 9 300 5900 (check for deals)

Sealink’s new daily service leaves from 56 Hamer Street, Wynyard Quarter, (Downtown) Auckland. See their website under Wynyard Quarter departures for details. Car and passenger services both available.

Check the website – search for Sealink – for fantastic deals. 

Waiheke (Matiatia Wharf) to Boho Hill Boutique Accommodation, 9 Palm Road, Palm Beach

There are always taxis waiting at Matiatia Wharf but if you want to be certain, prebook one before you get on the ferry. You can also call a couple of different companies to compare prices. Most companies are happy to provide a ‘meet and greet’ (they’ll be waiting for you at the wharf with a board with your name on it) for when you arrive on Waiheke, so be sure to make it clear to the operator if this is the service you want.
We recommend Wai Cabs 0800 924 222 or Easy Transport Waiheke +64 22 612 6760, but there are other reputable companies on the island you can go with too.
Travel time 10-15 minutes. The cost varies, depending on whether it’s a weekend or weekday, and regardless of how many passengers. Confirm the price with the Driver before climbing into the vehicle, if this matters to you.
Drivers accept cash, eftpos or credit card (there’s a small surcharge for cc) – check this when you book.

Vehicle hire companies on the island offer a wide range of vehicles to suit every budget for getting around. We recommend Wheels on Waiheke. Their website is here or call Wayne on 027 2467 883. Most vehicle hire companies will arrange to meet you at the wharf, or leave a car there for you to collect.

Look for the Rocky Bay via PALM BEACH no. 502 bus at the end of the wharf, they meet every Fullers ferry.
Ask the driver to drop you off at the bottom of Hill Road & Te Toki Road crossroads.
Bus travel time approx 30 minutes. Costs approx NZ$3.50 (cash), $2 with a hop card per person.
If arriving by bus, cross over to the other side and walk down Palm Road. Not far from where you get off, on your right, you’ll see the wooden sign: No. 9 Palm Road, Palm Beach. Come down the path. We are less than 50 metres from the bus stop.

Getting Around the Island

These are plentiful, with stops for buses in both directions. There are 2 within a few metres of Boho Hill. Timetables and bus maps are available on the Fullers website.

Taxis are plentiful but they get very busy during the summer months, so allow some extra time if you need to be somewhere at a particular time.

There are lots of different tours at lots of different prices. Boho Hill offers a highly recommended bespoke private half day wine or sightseeing tour. Contact Michelle on 021 609 141. 

If you prefer not to bring your vehicle over but want the flexibility of having one (or scooter) on the island, even for part of your stay, this is a good way to go. Especially if you’re wanting to explore the Eastern end of the island, ie. Man O’ War, Passage Rock, Poderi Crisci & Awaroa (vehicle only, scooters are not permitted past Onetangi). Again, we recommend Wheels on Waiheke, website here or call Wayne on 027 2467 883. Most vehicle hire companies will arrange to meet you at the wharf, or leave a vehicle there for you to collect.


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