Getting Around

Once on Waiheke, you have a wide range of options for getting around. You can stretch your legs on our 100km of coastal and bush walking tracks, or hire a bike or electric bike to explore the populated western end of Waiheke Island. Note, the island does have many hills, so unless you’re a strong experienced bike rider, electric bikes may be the better option. Electric scooters are another fun way of getting around, and are also popular on the island. Rental cars are a great option for getting around, and you can collect them when you get off the ferry.
There are many tour operators, offering vineyard, cultural, and sight-seeing tours. You can also enjoy a panoramic view of Waiheke’s coast line on a sea tour, or see it’s beauty as you fly over it.

Walks & Hikes

Walking. Waiheke Island has over 100km of walking tracks, and it’s great to get out and stretch your legs amongst our heartland forest and coastal scenery.


Cycling is a popular way to get around the western end of Waiheke Island. Parts of Waiheke are quite hilly, so ease the load with a hybrid machine, combining pedalling with electric motors. Contact eCycles Bikes and Barbers or Waiheke Bike Shop to book.

The island has bus services, starting from Matiatia Wharf and heading through Oneroa (adult/child $2/1, three minutes) on their way to all the main settlements, as far west as Onetangi (adult/child $5.50/3, 35 minutes). Some services in the middle of the day can be as much as an hour apart, so to avoid lengthy waits at bus stops, consult a timetable from Auckland Transport.

Another option is the Waiheke Island Explorer bus, a hop-on, hop-off service covering 17 different stops around the island. A full circuit takes 90 minutes and attractions along the route include vineyards, beaches, activities and restaurants.

We have a wide range of vehicles to suit every budget for getting around our beautiful island. From compact cars, roomy corporate vehicles for clients or staff, luxury VIP cars for those special occasions through to 4×4 vehicles and vans we have you covered.


Impeccably stylish and always intrepid. Island Scoot. Our premium retro scooters combine classic Italian design and state of the art technology making for superb handling and ride. Turn heads as you purr along the island’s idyllic country lanes and beachside esplanades.

Book with a locally owned and operated Waiheke Island taxi service. Local drivers all live and work right here on the island, and can ensure your ride is safe and timely. It’s always a good idea to book in advance, particularly in summer.

Waiheke Map