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Auckland Shore Excursion: Waiheke Island Tour With Zipline Adventure

  • Day trip to Waiheke Island and zipline adventure from Auckland
  • Take a 25-minute tour of Waiheke by minivan
  • Fly over the forest with three zipline flights
Auckland Shore Excursion: Waiheke Island Tour With Zipline Adventure
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Auckland Shore Excursion: Waiheke Island Tour With Zipline Adventure
When your ship docks in Auckland, take a ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island for a zipline adventure, soaring above the forest. Enjoy a small-group experience with a maximum of 12 participants along three zipline rides. Your shore excursion includes a round-trip ferry ticket plus an interpretive bush walk and a brief guided tour of the island by minivan.
What to Expect
Make your way to Pier 2 at the Auckland ferry terminal — less than a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port — and catch a morning ferry to Waiheke Island to begin your shore excursion. 
The 45-minute ferry ride takes you across the Hauraki Gulf with superior harbor views of Auckland. On arrival, you’re greeted by a professional guide who takes you on a 25-minute tour of Waiheke Island by minivan. Catch sight of the city skyline from atop Trig Hill, one of the island’s highest points.
Here, check in at the visitor center, receive your safety gear and hear an instructional briefing from an expert zipline guide who offers personalized attention in your small group limited to 12. Head up to a platform where you’re securely attached to the cable by a full-body harness, and begin the first of three 655-foot (200-meter) flights through the forest canopy.
Your zipline adventure starts out gently above a vineyard, but the gradient gradually increases on the following two flights as you zoom across a valley and through the treetops canopy.
Back on firm ground, continue your Waiheke Island excursion with a guided 1-mile (1.5-km) walk on an easy interpretive forest trail back to the visitor center. You’re transferred by minivan to the ferry terminal for the return ferry ride to Auckland’s Pier 2.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Day of fun and learning

We did only the zip line tour as we were not sure if we had enough time to do the wine tour and get back to the cruise ship on time. The communication with the operators was flawless! The tour was great, only five people...More

Thank Gavin B
Becks G, Manager at EcoZip Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Gavin Many thanks for your 5 star Trip Advisor review and we're thrilled that you had a great time on your EcoZip Adventure. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise. Becks & the EcoZip crew.

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Nice people but not much ziplining

First, the people were very nice and worked very hard! But, they only had 3 ziplines and they weren't very long. The eco walk was nice but the attendant walked too fast. My wife and I love ziplining but, unfortunately, we have to say this...More

Thank wadestrickland
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Early morning thrill

We were a group of 3 as it was early morning so we got full attention from two very knowledgeable and pleasant young ladies in Gabby and Sara. The zip lines were in a gorgeous tropical setting and the scenery below even better. After zip...More

Thank Rieser
Becks G, Manager at EcoZip Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We agree, Gabby and Sarah are fantastic! All our guides love zip lining but the regeneration of our native forest as well as our pest & weed eradication is definitely top of the list! Many thanks for your review. Becks & the EcoZip crew.

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our Zipline adventure with EcoZip was amazing! Our tour guides Becks and Gabby were professional, educational and fun. We felt completely safe in their capable hands. The entire tour went smoothly and I would highly recommend this activity to anyone who wants some outdoor adventure!...More

Thank Digi D
Becks G, Manager at EcoZip Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Kia ora Digi Thank you very much for your review, Gabby & I are genuinely thrilled you enjoyed your time on tour with us. Best wishes Becks & Gabby

Reviewed 25 January 2018
A Fun Activity with Kids

Our ride from the ferry was pleasant not to long. The guides help put your gear on properly and explain do's and don'ts about everything. We had a fun time taking turns videoing each other. I will say this after zip-lining in Alaska these zip-lines...More

Thank OLEMISS1985
Becks G, Manager at EcoZip Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We do find that guests that have zip lined at other operations around the world love our automatic braking system - we do too! Kind regards Becks & the EcoZip crew.

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19 October 2018|
Response from Rieser | Reviewed this property |
We were zip lining by 10 am. After being tendered in and driven to the zipline site. There was only three of us and we're the first ones of the day. I'm thinking if you are the first ones off the ship you can still enjoy... More