Muirbrae Waiheke Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Waiheke Island Activities and Attractions

Waiheke has a fantastic range of things to see and do.  Recently, Waiheke Island was voted the 5th best destination in the world by Lonely Planet and 3rd best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Islands in the World List. There truly is something for everyone...

Wild on Waiheke

Food and Drink

Wild on Waiheke's the home of Wild Estate Vineyard, Waiheke Island Brewery, and a relaxed style restaurant resembling a giant outdoor garden bar. It’s a place you can unwind & relax right amongst our vines and chill out on the beanbags in Beanvineland.
Here you can come and roam wild for the day. Enjoy cracking food matched with our handcrafted beers while contemplating a sedate game of petanque. Alternately hit the tasting room for sampling of our wine, beer, chutneys & sauces. It doesn’t matter if you’re on your own, or with a big group – we cater to everyone. We're a multi-activity venue providing a diverse range of fun outdoor activities (including archery and laser claybird shooting), a licensed café and brewery, all set within the magic of a Waiheke vineyard. We cater to singles, couples, families, groups of friends, and corporates for team building, functions and meetings.

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Waiheke Island

Your Transport arrangements. PLEASE NOTE If booking your car on Sealink during holiday period or holiday weekend, please book Early or you may find you can't get over or can't get home. Christmas and Easter and all summer long weekends book at least 3 weeks ahead.
Waiheke is a small island off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. Most people need to use one of the ferry services, unless you have your own boat or helicopter!
Bringing a car?
There is only one vehicular ferry service run by Sealink.
There are ferries from Half Moon Bay in South East Auckland, from 6am to 6 pm, hourly or two hourly all days of the week, taking between 45 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the vessel. Winter hours may vary.
A ferry sails from Wynyard Wharf, near the Auckland CBD, 3 times a day, taking about 80 minutes. Again winter hours may vary.
You may have to reverse your car onto the ferry, depending on the vessel.
Sealink only sails to the Kennedy Point wharf on the southern coast of Waiheke Island.
Check out their website for timetables & fares -
Not bringing a car?
You have two choices of ferry services to be a foot passenger;
1. Use any of the Sealink ferry services above. Sealink run a shuttle service on Waiheke, but it does not meet all services. Check out their website for timetables & fares
2. Fullers sail from downtown Auckland, Piers 1 or 2 on Quay Street. They sail daily from 5:35am to 11:45pm, with service half hourly & hourly, depending on season and arrive at Matiatia ferry wharf on the western end of the Waiheke. The trip time is 35 minutes. Some sailings are via Devonport on the North Shore, so you can catch the ferry there. Check out their website for timetables & fares:
Be sure to check out all the websites for latest ferry timetables, especially at weekends, and for special event sailings as they do vary.
Coming from Auckland Airport?
You can catch a taxi to the downtown ferry terminal in Auckland or you can catch the Skybus shuttle service which will deliver you to Customs Street, where you will make your way to the ferry Terminal. Due to construction of the new Auckland Rail service there are major works between the stop and Ferry Terminal so please check details on stops carefully. Check out their website for timetables & fares:

More Activity Ideas to Enjoy Waiheke Island

  • Short walk to the renowned Onetangi Forest & Bird reserve
  • Short walk to a central junction of one of the 46 new walking tracks that have become a feature of Waiheke and cover the complete island
  • Take a short walk to an exhilarating trip through the bush on the Eco Zip line
  • Many, many renowned wineries and restaurants; Te Whau, Te Motu, Stony Ridge, Peacock Sky to name a few
  • Saturday morning is the local market at Ostend with lots of local food, plants and craft items as well as bric a brac and second hand goods
  • Wild on Waiheke with their boutique brewery and winery and enjoy a round of clay shooting
  • Visit any of the local olive growers and sample their wares, in particular Rangihoua Estate that continues to win awards and accolades overseas
  • Waiheke Island Golf course, currently 9 holes, but if you feel the need for 18, go around twice
  • Waiheke Sports Park, home to rugby and soccer, tennis and mountain biking
  • A vigorous walk on Onetangi Beach, the longest beach on the island, followed by a coffee or something stronger at the nearby cafes
  • Maybe it is something less strenuous you are looking for, perhaps a swim or spa, followed by a nap
  • Shopping in Oneroa, followed by the movies
  • Lunch or dinner at any number of the wonderful restaurants catering for all budgets
  • Whatever your choice we will do our utmost to make your time here relaxing, enjoyable and most of all, the desire to come back to us

Muirbrae Waiheke Bed and Breakfast

12 Woollams Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, NZ
Home Phone +64 9 372 2974
Glennys Mobile +64 27 472 3322
Geoff Mobile +64 27 442 2438