Waiheke Sea, Land & Sky
- Type – Ferry, Flight & Bus
- Duration – Full Day
Your day will begin at the Auckland CBD ferry terminal, here you will catch the Fullers 360 ferry across to Waiheke Island taking in all the local scenery and surrounding Islands.
At the Matiatia Ferry terminal you will board the Explorer bus where you can enjoy as many stops as you like prior to Stop 9 (Batch Vineyard and Waiheke Aerodrome).
A representative of Waiheke Wings will meet you at the airport for your scenic flight, a safety briefing will commence prior to the flight.
The flightpath shows you the most popular locations on Waiheke from a bird’s eye view. Heading out over the majestic beach and quaint town of Oneroa, you will see views of New Zealand’s youngest volcano – Rangitoto with the Auckland CBD in the background.
Flying from the southern side of the Island around to the eastern side, enjoy views of the local oyster beds and mussel farms that cater to the local produce. These delicacies can be enjoyed at many restaurants on the Island.
This flight also offers views of Ponui, Pakatoa and Rotoroa Island which is one of the Hauraki Gulfs dedicated conservation sanctuaries.
The last views on your decent will be of the beautiful Man O’ War Bay vineyard.
After your flight, it is a short walk (approx. 3-4 minutes) back to bus stop 9 to jump back onto one of the Explorer buses opposite Batch Winery. From here you can take full advantage of the 15 convenient bus stops at some of the most popular locations on the Island. The rest of the day is up to you, hop on and off as much as you desire, exploring the many attractions throughout the island. Alternatively, stay onboard and do the full 1.5-hour circuit of the Island and then decide on your favourite spot.
Finally, guests board the ferry back to Auckland city at a time of their choosing.
Some of the locations you can reach include:
Oneroa, Onetangi, Ostend, Rangihoua Estate, Ecozip, Waiheke Artworks Complex, Waiheke Museum
Some of the many vineyards include:
Batch, Obsidian, Te Motu, Tantalus Estate, Stonyridge, Kennedy Point and many more.
*Flights require a minimum of 2 paying fares to proceed