We are located on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf – which is a 35 minute passenger ferry ride from Auckland CBD or a 1 hour car ferry ride from Half Moon Bay.
Get to Waiheke by Ferry
There are two ferry companies currently serving Waiheke Island
1) Passenger ferry: Fullers. Operates from downtown Auckland to Matiatia – view the Fullers site
2) Car ferry (either with your car or as a passenger): Sealink. Operates from Half Moon Bay and sometimes, from Auckland City – to Kennedy Point – view the Sealink site
Waiheke by Bus
Public buses meet the Fullers passenger ferries (limited service from the Sealink ferry). The nearest bus stop to Rangihoua Estate is approx 5 – 10 mins walk (250m). You can plan your journey on the Auckland Transport website
Waiheke by Taxi
Taxis are available from most ferry services, and you can either chance your luck when you arrive, or book one in advance. A quick Google will provide plenty to choose from.
Waiheke by Car / Scooter Hire
You could hire your own transport – there are multiple car hire agencies available on Waiheke and a quick Google will provide plenty to choose from.
Waiheke by Organised Tour
There are several organised tours that run trips to Rangihoua. Please visit the Partners Page to find out more.
Waiheke on Foot
Walking around Waiheke is possible, however due to the geographic distances between e.g. ferries and Rangihoua, it would require a high level of fitness and a fair amount of time. If you choose this method of transport, please ensure to carry plenty of drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in summer!
Waiheke by Bike & e-Bike
There are several bike hire companies available at Oneroa (or bring your own for free on the ferry!) and there is a reasonable mix of cycle paths / bike paths or sidewalk / pavements and some back-roads to be able to ride fairly safely to Rangihoua (and other destinations) on Waiheke.
However, some busy roads are inevitable and although most drivers are courteous to cyclists (much of the island speed limit is 50kmh), we would suggest only taking this form of transport if you’re reasonably fit and experienced / confident riding on the roads and near traffic (albeit light traffic!). Wear appropriate safety gear and bright clothing and carry plenty of water – Waiheke is hilly!
There are also bike tracks in the Onetangi Sports park which is next to Rangihoua Estate (see the Waiheke Mountain Bike Club website: wmbc.co.nz
Oceania, New Zealand and Waiheke Island map
Google Map of Waiheke Island
To view the exact location of Rangihoua, you can drag the map / use the zoom controls at top left of map.