Getting to Waiheke / SOTG

Headland with ferry

Getting to Waiheke Island


Fullers360 is once again our major transport partner for Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf 2022. Their ferries connect you from Auckland (Downtown Ferry Terminal Building) to Waiheke Island (Matiatia Ferry Terminal).

You can pre-purchase your ferry tickets and sculpture shuttle bus tickets online at www.fullers.co.nz.

Fullers360 recommends you arrive at least 30 mins prior to your ferry departure time as they run on a first come first-served basis.

Please refer to the Fullers website below for the latest timetables between Auckland and Waiheke Island.

View the Fullers360 Waiheke Ferry Timetable here

Car ferry

Sealink provides both car and passenger ferry services from Half Moon Bay and Wynyard Quarter to Waiheke Island.

Please refer to the Sealink website below for the latest time-tables between Auckland and Waiheke Island.  There is also a public bus from Kennedy Point to Matiatia.

View the Sealink Ferry Timetable

By Air

If you really want to enjoy Waiheke Island’s beauty, there’s always Heletranz, Waiheke Wings and Auckland Seaplanes as further travel options!

Getting to the Sculpture Walk

Sculpture Shuttle Buses

The Sculpture Shuttle buses leave from behind the information tent at Matiatia approximately every 15 minutes.

Sculpture shuttle bus tickets are $5pp with children 15 and under free and can be purchased online, inside the information centre or the end of the walkway.

Your sculpture shuttle bus ticket is valid for the day but cannot be used on public transport buses.

Sculpture Shuttle bus route:

Depart from the Information Tent located at Matiatia

Drop off at the start of the sculpture walk (end Nick Johnstone Drive)

Pick up at the end of the sculpture walk (Nick Johnstone Drive Lookout)

Drop off / Pick up Artworks Courtyard, next to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery / Oneroa

Return to Information tent at Matiatia

Visitors walking up to the Seven Sisters, James Wright, 2019