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Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island Self-drive Island Escapes 2012 2013 Book one of our holiday packages and SAVE on your ferry fares Contents 2 4 5 6 7 8 Waiheke Island Destination Waiheke Island A happening place Special things to see and do Waiheke Island timetable and Shuttle information Waiheke Island fares and Super Saver fares Accommodation Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands Great Barrier Island Destination Great Barrier Island Self-drive holidays Tours and activities Great Barrier Island timetable Great Barrier Island fares Drive yourself deals Roads and driving Terms and Conditions of Carriage 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 The Hauraki Gulf s Treasure Islands Over the years SeaLink has carried many people to our gorgeous Treasure Islands. It s always a pleasure to see them on their return journey relaxed and happy to have had the opportunity to spend time in paradise. Why Choose SeaLink Having your own familiar car with you means you ll be able to see and do more on your visit. Our capable team have visited all of the properties in our Holidays programme and in just one call we can book your ferry and accommodation and advise you on the best things to see and do. And when you book your package with us you will SAVE on your ferry fares. We care We place high value on relationships with our clients and our service providers. We take safety at sea very seriously and invest in a quality maintenance programme for our vessels. Qualmark Enviro Silver Our team was very excited when our Qualmark review in 2012 also granted us an Enviro Silver accreditation a testament to our commitment to the protection and sustainability of our environment. Pest free We have worked closely with the Auckland Council and DoC to keep our islands pest free and in doing so have been granted a Treasure Islands Pest Free Warrant . Do come for a trip to our Treasure Islands we look forward to welcoming you aboard sometime soon Todd Bolton Managing Director Destination Waiheke Island Slow down you re here ... The thought of Waiheke Island conjures up images of stunning scenery sparkling waters beautiful walking tracks and beaches and all just a short journey from the bustle of Auckland City. It is renowned for world-class vineyards producing award-winning wines internationally recognised artists olive estates great caf s and restaurants. The island offers a relaxing escape from your busy life and is perfect for family reunions romantic weekends weddings hen parties or rowdy fishing trips. Whatever your heart s desire you are sure to find it on Waiheke Island. Making the most of your trip Book a SeaLink Holiday and when you check-in you will receive a Touring Pack crammed with ideas and itinerary suggestions (probably more than you ll have time for ) to help you make the most of your break. Some of the best things are free Waiheke s Community Art Gallery runs over 36 exhibitions a year and their shop is crammed with quality NZ arts and crafts. Take a drive on the eastern Loop Road stopping at vineyards and Stony Batter s WWII gun emplacements along the way. Have a swim or a take a walk along one of the many beautiful beaches. Browse the colourful Saturday markets at Ostend. Visit the Historical Museum. Enjoy stunning panoramas from one of the many walkways great even on a blustery winter s day. Visit Whakanewha Regional Park and Dotterel Sanctuary walk to the Cascades waterfall or have a picnic on the lawn. For more ideas see pages 4 and 5. eryimpressedwiththestandardofaccommodation V inthispackage.Alsopleasedtoreceivemapsand brochuresinthepackgiventous. James and Mary Beckett Auckland. Take care when driving roads are used by walkers horses cycles and vehicles. 2 Holiday Tips Cr es ce nt Ro ad Oneroa W es t Oc ea nV iew Ro ad Queens Drive Palm Beach Onetangi Loop Sea View Road Road Chur ch Ba y Roa d Huruhi Bay ce Ro ad W ha Cau sew ay Roa d rf Ro ad Ostend na ld Bru Anzac Bay SeaLink Kennedy Point Approximate driving times Kennedy Point to Oneroa Oneroa to Palm Beach Onetangi Te Whau Peninsula Rocky Bay Te Whau Peninsula to Onetangi The Loop Road from Onetangi 5 - 10 minutes 10 - 15 minutes 20 - 25 minutes 20 - 25 minutes 20 - 25 minutes 5 - 10 minutes 1 - 1 1 4 hours Do Rocky Bay Help keep our islands pest free. For more info visit Waiheke Island a happening place Taking your own vehicle makes it all so easy ... You ll have much less to organise when you take your own car with you. Just pack your gear (picnic rugs beach chairs golf clubs boogie boards and all the things to make your break enjoyable) drive aboard and in no time you ll be at your destination. No parking fees hauling bags on and off the ferry or organising island transport. You ll travel in the comfort of your own familiar car and be able to see and do more once you re there. Alternatively ride your mountain bike or motorbike aboard or if you re travelling without transport we can arrange for an island rental car or transfers to your accommodation. njoyedbothourtrips E punctualdeparture very friendly helpfulteam onboard. Fact Sheet Timetables and fares For all timetable and fares information please refer to pages 6 and 7 or refer to our website. SAVE on ferry fares Our specialist team can book your accommodation and also any tours and activities. When you book a package with SeaLink you will save on your ferry fares. Services SeaLink s ferries depart to Waiheke Island from Half Moon Bay up to 14 times a day year round. A vessel also departs from Auckland city on Friday nights weekends and public holidays (from November to March only). Vessels The catamaran Seacat was purpose-built with plasma TV screens licensed caf bar facilities and outdoor viewing decks. She has a comfortable cruise-ship feel and is the pride of our fleet. She is supported by our vessels Seaway and Seamaster. Events and HOT Deals The island hosts a number of events and offers a selection of HOT Deals throughout the year. These can be found on our home page. SuperGold Cardholder Take advantage of free travel to Waiheke Island within the recognised off-peak times (car and driver not eligible). Vessels for Charter From time to time our vessels are available for charter please call for more information. Karen S North Shore Auckland Avoid disappointment book ahead for travel accommodation restaurants and activities. Holiday Tips For more information see or call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) SeaLink cares about our island communities and we proudly support many organisations and events. 4 Waiheke Island s special things to see and do Let the island weave its magic... Over the years we ve come to know Waiheke Island extremely well. We have put together a comprehensive list of the island s best attractions and activities and are pleased to be able to share our knowledge with you. ethinkthepackages W arefantastic.Weenjoyed stayingonabeautifulisland soclosetohomeinluxury accommodation. C & R Wainwright Auckland. 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) SeaLink s favourite attractions and activities Wild on Waiheke has laser clay-bird shooting archery and a great selection of local produce. Taste Top Knot wines and Baroona Original beers brewed onsite. Kayak the beautiful bays with Ross Adventures. Take your golf clubs and have a round at the local golf course. Visit artists in their studios . Give yourself a day off and take a guided vineyard tour. Connell s Bay Sculpture Park opens October to April visit by prior arrangement. Cellar doors at Kennedy Point (plus olive avocado oil tastings) Obsidian Jurassic Ridge Goldies and Peacock Sky. Vineyard restaurants (and cellar doors) at Cable Bay Casita Miro Te Whau Passage Rock Stonyridge and Mudbrick all Waiheke Island icons. Explore the gulf with Island Sailing catamaran charters day and overnight cruises parties intimate weddings. Azzuro Groves and Rangihoua Estate for olive oils tastings and olive products. Have a meal at Charlie Farley s on the beach at Onetangi. Whittaker s Musical Museum in Oneroa has a great collection of lovingly restored antique musical instruments including New Zealand s oldest Steinway piano. Live show Saturdays 1 30pm or by arrangement. At Creative Dish you can decorate your own piece of bisqueware pottery. Studio open weekends suitable for all ages. Take your fish and chips to the local movies and chill out on a comfortable sofa. The Waiheke Island Art Map and the Waiheke Island of Wine Vineyard Map are included in the SeaLink Touring Pack which is provided with all accommodation packages. They can also be found in the brochure racks onboard our vessels. 5 Waiheke Island summer timetable HALF MOON BAY SERVICE Monday to Sunday Depart Half Moon Bay 5 00am 6 00am 6 00am 7 00am 8 00am 9 00am 10 00am 12 00pm 2 00pm 3 00pm 4 00pm 5 00pm 6 00pm Regular sailing time is 45 minutes. Sailing time approximately 60 minutes. Monday to Friday only. Monday to Saturday only. Monday to Thursday only. CITY SERVICE Depart Kennedy Point 6 00am 7 00am 7 30am 8 00am 9 00am 10 30am 11 00am 1 30pm 3 00pm 4 30pm 5 00pm 6 00pm 7 00pm Friday Depart Auckland City 7 30pm Depart Kennedy Point 6 00pm 8 30pm Depart Auckland City Saturday Sunday Valid to 1 April 2013 8 30am 11 30am 2 30pm Depart Kennedy Point 10 00am 1 00pm 4 00pm Sailing time approximately 60 minutes. City service - Operates between 11 Brigham Street Auckland City (Wynyard Quarter) and Kennedy Point Waiheke Island. BOOK ONLINE Call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) Conditions Fares and timetable subject to change without notice. Report time is 30 mins prior to departure or SeaLink reserves the right to deny boarding. Refer to for full booking travel and cancellation conditions. Transfers operate from Kennedy Point to all areas. NOTE Extra sailings will be operating during summer public holidays and long weekends. Please see our website for the full schedule. SeaLink Shuttle Oneroa - Kennedy Point - Oneroa Operating Fridays Saturdays and Sundays VISITORS Use the shuttle to transfer to Kennedy Point or Goldie Vineyards Oneroa for buses to other points on the island Spend time in Oneroa at the beach or enjoy the local shops galleries caf s bars and restaurants Kennedy Point to catch a SeaLink ferry home for fares schedules and details 6 Car and passenger ferry fares Take your car with you for the freedom and flexibility to see and do more. FARES Adult Child (5 to 15 years old) Senior Student SuperGold cardholder ONE WAY 19.00 16.50 11.00 RETURN 35.00 30.00 70.00 19.00 Special rates and deals for Rental Cars and Motor Homes see page 16. Car van up to 5.5 metres Motorbike Family 2 adults and up to 3 children Family 1 adult and up to 3 children no charge 95.00 55.00 86.00 29.00 - 145.00 OTHER FARES Residents deals 10 trip 30 trip and monthly passes available for passengers and vehicles. See our website for details. Car and driver not eligible. Valid for travel from 9am weekdays and anytime weekends on production of SuperGold ID. Tickets must be purchased at least 30 mins before departure. These fares apply to all SeaLink Waiheke Island services. Fares are subject to change without notice. Super Saver fares Available on for selected sailings 120 7 From Half Moon Bay Return for car and two people 70 return for motorcycle and rider Extras Adult return 35 Child return 19 Senior or student return 30 Extra SuperGold cardholder no charge Super Saver Fares Conditions Car price is based on a 5.5 metre vehicle. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Valid for return travel only and must be paid for at the time of booking. Once travel has commenced if terms and conditions are not observed an upgrade to the FULL RETURN fare will be required. Cancellation fees apply. Fares are subject to change without notice. Subject to travelling within authorised non-peak times. Accommodation Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands To save you the hassle let us book your accommodation. We have a wide selection from budget backpacker to five star lodge and in one call a SeaLink consultant will book your ferry travel offer tailor-made accommodation and recommend attractions and activities in short whatever you need to make your stay complete. When you book your accommodation with us you will SAVE on your ferry fares Get to know your friendly hosts their local knowledge will help you plan your days and evenings. Holiday Tips Destination Great Barrier Island A world of its own ... Remote and rugged Great Barrier Island is stunningly beautiful and just 90km from downtown Auckland. The Barrier as it is fondly known offers a real backto-nature experience with some of New Zealand s most pristine beaches and native bush. The island also provides a haven for endangered species such as Black Petrel Brown Teal and the Chevron Skink. There are over 100kms of walking tracks wonderful surf beaches diving fishing and kayaking so you won t be short of things to do and if you re a photographer even better You will also find wood carvers potters painters and sculptors displaying their works at the local gallery and in their own studios. hecrewisacredittothecompany... T helpfulandcourteousandnothing wastoodifficult. Judith Hill Australia. Making the most of your trip Whangaparapara Book a SeaLink Holiday and when you check-in you will receive a Touring Pack crammed with ideas and itinerary suggestions (probably more than you ll have time for ) to help you make the most of your break. Some things to see and do Cruise from Whangaparapara through deep clear waters and past stunning rock formations to Port Fitzroy in the north. Ask our sales team for more information. Great Barrier has its own colourful Community Art Gallery at Claris. Call to check opening times. A 40-minute walk along a well-maintained track through some of the most pristine bush you have ever seen will take you to Kaitoke s Hot Springs. Don t forget your swimsuit. Play nine holes of golf at the Great Barrier Sports Club at Claris or on the links-style course at Kaitoke. Check out Young s Museum at Okupu Milk Honey and Grain at Claris Gray s Museum at Awana or Medlands Museum. The Outdoor Pursuits Centre at Orama is great for larger activityoriented groups. See page 13 for more ideas. The island s electricity is diesel-generated so there are no street lights. We recommend you take a torch with you for the evenings. 10 Holiday Tips To Awana Okiwi Port Fitzroy Approximate driving times Tryphena Wharf to Tryphena Tryphena to Medlands Beach Claris Okupu Blind Bay Whangaparapara Claris to Awana Bay Okiwi Port Fitzroy Whangaparapara 10 minutes 20 - 30 minutes 25 - 30 minutes 45 - 50 minutes 1 - 1 1 4 hours 20 - 25 minutes 45 - 50 minutes 1 - 1 1 4 hours 45 minutes 20 - 30 minutes Okiwi to Whangapoua Beach Okupu Blind Bay Claris Kaitoke Beach Medlands Beach Tryphena Harbour Road Tryphena Tryphena Harbour Ca pe M ed la nd sR oa d ay Road Rosalie B Ba rri er Ro ad Rosalie Bay Help keep our islands pest free. For more info visit Cape Barrier Great Barrier Island self-drive holidays What could be easier Great Barrier Island is a 4.5 hour journey from Auckland on the Island Navigator. Plan to stay at least two and preferably three nights as once you are there the stunning beauty and sheer remoteness becomes addictive and you ll wish you d booked a week. Taking your own car means you can also take your dive gear fishing equipment surfboards or kayaks. Having your own transport means you ll be able to get to all the beautiful bays beaches and walking tracks. If travelling as a foot passenger we can organise a rental car for you and you can also hire a variety of sports equipment on the island. llstaffonIslandNavigatorwere A exceptionallyfriendlyandhelpful arealcredittoyouroperation. Jon A Milford Auckland. Fact Sheet Timetables and fares For all timetable and fares information please refer to pages 14 and 15 or refer to our website. SAVE on ferry fares Our specialist team can book your accommodation and also any tours and activities. When you book a package with SeaLink you will save on your ferry fares. Alternative travel and island transport options Take your bicycle mountain bike or motorbike with you or walk onboard as a foot passenger. Alternatively cruise one way and fly the other a popular option. We can arrange an island rental car or transfers on the island as well as transfers between Auckland City and the airport if required. Frequency of service SeaLink s ferry service departs from Wynyard Wharf at Wynyard Quarter up to six days a week in summer and five days a fortnight in winter. Vessel Island Navigator has two lounge areas one with a play area for children. There are also outdoor viewing decks two theatres showing up-to-date movies and a fully licensed caf bar serving hot and cold food and drinks. Whales dolphins and seabirds are frequently seen on the trip to the Barrier . Events and HOT Deals The island hosts several community-oriented events each year and SeaLink offers HOT Deals to get you there. Vessels for Charter From time to time SeaLink s vessels are available for charter please call for more information. For more information see or call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) SeaLink cares about our island communities and we proudly support many organisations and events. 12 Tours and Activities The island is just the place for outdoor activities and equipment such as dive gear surfboards kayaks and mountain bikes can all be hired. Special experiences include a visit to Glenfern Sanctuary a haven for some of New Zealand s most endangered birds or for a real taste of local history and perspectives go on tour with Steve of Barrier Tour Company he ll keep you entertained Ask our friendly sales consultants for more information. Annual Events A number of interesting events take place on the island throughout the year. Some of the more notable ones include Wharf to Wharf Run held mid-October. This is a great way to enjoy the island from the beaten track . The run starts at Port Fitzroy in the north and ends at Tryphena in the south. Annual Garden Tour held late November. A chance to view private gardens not normally open to the public. New Year s Day Picnic usually held on 2 January. The Great Fitzroy Mussel Fest. Scheduled for January 2013 this is an annual celebration of the sea s bounty. A fun day out for all the family music stalls and lots of mussels There are also a number of fishing tournaments and art events held each year check the home page of our website for Event and HOT Deal information. Backpacking on the Barrier SeaLink also offers budget-priced accommodation at several island properties. Packages can be tailored to suit your needs and can include Ferry travel to and from the island erry Bus pass including transfers and from your accommodation Accommodation at the property commodation of your choice. Optional extras A half day kayak trip Explore the island on a half day xplore or full day tour. Call us today for more information. to Are you staying long enough There is plenty to see and do on the Barrier 13 Holiday Tips Great Barrier Island timetable SeaLink operates the only year-round ferry service to Great Barrier Island. During summer we sail every day of the week except Monday and Saturday and in winter we sail 3 times per week on Tuesdays Fridays and Sundays. Great Barrier Island sailings are approximately 4.5 hours long departing from our Auckland Wynyard Quarter terminal at 8 00am and heading back to Auckland departing Tryphena at 3 00pm (or Port Fitzroy on Wednesdays). See our website for full timetable information. Public holiday and long weekend timetables vary so please refer to our website for these special timetables. Please also note that during these times our sailings are extremely popular so we highly recommend booking well in advance to avoid disappointment. Great Barrier Island fares STANDARD FARES Adult Child (5 to 15 years old) Family 1 adult and up to 3 children (save 10%) ONE WAY RETURN 65 45 55 65 252 179 85 75 See page 16 for special ferry fares for Motor Homes. Senior Student Cruise Fly Adult using Fly My Sky Car van up to 5.5 metres Cruise Fly Child Family 2 adults and up to 3 children (save 10%) 328.50 prices vary depending on age please ask Motorbike Adult 230 58 100 370 PEAK FARES December January and holiday weekends Child (5 to 15 years old) Earlybird Fare Adult - 120 99 79 Senior Student - Earlybird Fare Senior Student Earlybird Fare Child (5 to 15 years old) - 99 89 75 Earlybird fares only apply to December and January and must be booked and paid for by 29 October 2012. Fares are subject to change without notice. Luggage allowance Two bags per person. For extra bag charges see our website. BOOK ONLINE Call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) 15 Drive yourself deals Rental car or motor home No problem... Drive your rental car to Waiheke Island for just return (car and driver) If you are visiting from out of town or overseas you can take your rental car with you to Waiheke Island. It s very easy to get to our Half Moon Bay terminal from Auckland Airport and you can be there in 30-40 minutes. Then simply drive your rental car aboard and you ll be at your island accommodation in no time Based on a standard sized car of up to 5.5 metres. Proof of rental car contract required. 100 Drive your motor home to Waiheke Island or Great Barrier Island Waiheke Island return 195 550 return This is the perfect opportunity to explore the Hauraki Gulf s Treasure Islands. Both are uniquely different offering great experiences for lovers of the outdoors and those looking for new and interesting places to explore in their motor homes. Proof of NZ Motor Caravan Association or hire contract required. Includes four people in their motor home of up to 7 metres. If your vehicle is longer please call us for a quote. Great Barrier Island 16 Roads and driving Life on the islands is slow paced and relaxed. Often houses do not have off-road parking so watch out for cars parked in seemingly odd places. Waiheke Island s main roads are all sealed (with the exception of the Loop Road at the eastern end of the island) however there is a general lack of footpaths (sidewalks). Take care driving along narrow roads as people dogs and horses also use these Great Barrier Island has more unsealed roads and no sidewalks. The main things to remember on both islands are drive with care plan your journey and keep to the left hand side of the road. The locals are very friendly so don t be afraid to stop and ask for directions if you re lost. For full Terms and Conditions of Carriage please visit SeaLink Wynyard Wharf 11 Brigham Street Freemans Bay Auckland 1010 New Zealand T 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) F (09) 379 0784 E info sealinknz