WAIHEKE ISLAND MOTEL: Here are a few of the Waihesians you might meet on your stay with us


Welcomes everyone with a smile, happily makes recommendations on places to explore on Waiheke, enjoys a job where she can wear jandals every day and craves 72% dark chocolate


Is responsible for cutting the grass, and making sure the rooms don’t run short of water, goes to the gym daily to work on his ‘guns’, feeds the motel’s cat “Middy”, and loves his new hedge trimmer.

Waiheke Island Motel is conveniently located at Ostend, right in the centre of the populated western end of Waiheke Island. We are 10 minutes drive from Matiatia, where the passenger ferry docks, the shopping village of Oneroa, and some of the island's most beautiful beaches including Oneroa Beach, Palm Beach, Sandy Bay, and beautiful long Onetangi.


  • BUS: The bus leaves from the passenger ferry terminal, with bus departures timed to coordinate with ferry arrivals. The motel is on the main bus route, with bus stops a short 2 minute walk from the motel.
  • TAXI: Taxis are available from the passenger ferry terminal. If you are arriving at a peak time, e.g. December-March, we recommend you pre-order a taxi. Contact Waiheke Executive Taxis on 0800 372 200 or 09 372 0088, or Island Taxis on 0800 372 4111.
  • RENTAL CAR: Waiheke Rental Cars have an office at Matiatia. Call or email them to book ahead.


The motel is located 3km from the Sealink Kennedy Point car ferry terminal. Note: if you are a walk-on passenger, you will need to pre-order a taxi to meet you.


From the Domestic or International Airport, you can catch the SkyBus ($20 per adult) to the passenger ferry terminal. Alternatively, contact Discount Taxis, who will take up to 4 people in a car from the airport to the passenger ferry terminal for $45.