Waiheke Mini Tours

Enjoy a fun intro to Waiheke Island before your day at the beach or restaurant booking! Waiheke Mini Tours take in some of the island’s best beaches and scenic lookouts, with 90 minutes of entertaining commentary from a long-time local resident. 
We’ll pick you up from either Matiatia Ferry Terminal or Oneroa Village.  You may decide to end your tour at Onetangi Beach, any of the Onetangi Road Vineyards or we’ll return you to Oneroa Village or Matiatia. 

If you choose a private tour, we can arrange pick-up and drop-off at a location convenient for you. Simply let us know and we’ll get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Take the stress out of your Waiheke Island transport planning and enjoy the scenic route to your destination!

All About our mini tour

Check out Waiheke’s beauty spots and learn some surprising facts about life on the island with our Waiheke Mini Tour!

Depending on the day’s weather and tides, our local expert driver will decide which of the scenic spots will be showing off their best selves. There’ll be a carefully selected combination of scenic lookouts and beautiful beaches, where you can hop out to admire the view and snap those Insta-worthy selfies.

Our Matiatia departure times meet the ferries from Auckland 1 hour prior. 
However, we highly recommend catching an earlier sailing and taking a 5-minute ride on any of the public buses to Oneroa Village – all routes stop there. NB you will need an AT HOP card with $2pp of credit. Or walk – it’s just over 1km away!
In Oneroa you can enjoy lovely cafes, restaurants, art galleries, souvenir shops, and more…
You can then join our Mini Tour from 34 Waikare Rd, outside Waiheke Island Real Estate (opposite Island Grocer and Sol Bar & Cafe).

You can leave the tour at either Onetangi Beach or Onetangi Straight Vineyards. 
Alternatively, you can stay on board until we return to Oneroa or Matiatia.
If you’d like to be dropped off somewhere else along the way, please confirm with us before booking.

1.5 – 2 hours, depending on where you leave the tour.

The Heke Bus Waiheke Mini Tour is perfect for you:

  • When you have no idea where on Waiheke you want to spend your time, and you’d like a fun introduction to the island’s best bits.
  • When you have a Waiheke vineyard/restaurant reservation, or plans to spend an afternoon in Oneroa or on Onetangi Beach, and want to see a bit more of the island beforehand.
  • When your kids (or other travel companions) won’t handle a longer tour of Waiheke!

Adults are $49pp and accompanied minors under 16 are $30. Infants under 2 may travel for free on an adult’s lap. Family passes are $129.
If a tour has no existing bookings, groups may book the whole bus for a private tour; this costs $600 (maximum 20 passengers).
Private charters may be available at other times for an hourly rate, please contact us with enquiries.

We have limited space on board. You may need to book seats for your baggage; please contact us in advance if you’re not travelling light!

Of course! Email info@hekebus.co.nz or call us on 0204 372 372. You can also message us through our Facebook page.

Public Bus – requires AT HOP Card
There is a frequent public bus service on Waiheke. Buses meet every ferry departure leaving the island. Grab an Auckland Transport HOP Card and Waiheke Bus timetable from Matiatia Ferry terminal – visit at.govt.nz for more info.

Waiheke Taxi Companies
WaiCabs  0800 924 222
Easy Transport  022 612 6760
Waiheke Island Taxis  09 372 0088
Waiheke Five-O  027 505 0510