Visiting Man O’ War Bay has never been easier

Starting December 2019 book  your return bus ticket to Man O’ War Bay. Our 39 seater bus will departing Matiatia every hour until Midday and early afternoon with a pickup in Onetangi along the route.

See The Full Timetable

To Man O' War Bay

Monday to Thursday

Matiatia Departure
Follow Bus Signs
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
Onetangi Departure
Bus Stop Near Gas Station
  • 10:20
  • 11:20
  • 12:20
  • 13:20

Friday

Matiatia Departure
Follow Bus Signs
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
Onetangi Departure
Bus Stop Near Gas Station
  • 10:20
  • 11:20
  • 12:20
  • 13:20

From Man O' War Bay

Monday to Thursday

From Man O War
Prompt Departure
  • 14:30
  • 15:30
  • 17:00
  • 18:00
Onetangi Drop Off
Bus Stop Near Gas Station
  • 15:10
  • 16:10
  • 17:40
  • 18:40

Friday

From Man O War
Prompt Departure
  • 14:30
  • 16:00
  • 18:00
  • 20:00
Onetangi Drop Off
Bus Stop Near Gas Station
  • 15:10
  • 16:40
  • 18:40
  • 20:40

Please arrive at the Ferry terminal early. There are no guaranteed seats on the next scheduled bus if you miss it.

Purchase Tickets

Stop 1134 – Matiatia Ferry Terminal Get Directions

Stop 1106 – 28 Onetangi Rd Get Directions

The Tasting Room (Get Directions)
725 Man O’ War Bay Rd, Waiheke Island Auckland, 1971

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments are made through our service provider ‘Whyte Waters’. We accept AMEX, Visa and MasterCard through Payment Express for all bus ticket purchases.

As standard practice we force all our pages to be encrypted on our website to furthermore offer peace of mind and security. Please note we do not hold any credit card information.

We appreciate accidents can happen. What we recommend doing is purchasing the correct tickets and then applying for a refund for the incorrect tickets.

Please have your order confirmation number ready and contact the Tasting Room to process a refund.

Getting back from Man O’ War Bay without transport can be really tricky and at times Taxi’s/Shuttles can be booked out. So we made the decision to enforce a return ticket purchase.

We understand that there are circumstances when you do only need a one-way ticket, please contact us.

We close ticket purchases 10 minutes before each service. To avoid disappointment, please purchase your Bus ticket well in advance.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please get in touch with the Tasting Room. Please note we do not have to provide a refund if you have changed your mind about a particular purchase or would like to cancel your order.

Downtown Ferry to Matiatia Wharf is approximately 40 minutes. Which should give you ample time to disembark and make your way to the pick up destination.

The Bus takes approximately 50-60 minutes to reach Man O’ War Bay from Matiatia Wharf.

Yes! We can at Bus Stop 1103 – 23 Onetangi Rd, near the Challenge Gas Station. Please refer to the map above or directions. Remember to select a pick-up destination when making your booking.

Seatbelts in buses are not required by New Zealand law and we are unable to guarantee availability of buses fitted with seatbelts in advance of travel.

If you are traveling with a child in a carseat or booster seat, and the bus you travel on does not have seat belts fitted you are more than welcome to put the car seat/booster seat in the undercarriage and carry the infant or child on your knee.

Our bus has 39 seats available, therefore there are ever only 39 tickets available for sale per trip, this includes pick-ups in Onetangi.

In the case the Ferry is running late, the Bus will wait for your arrival. Subsequent bus times will then be pushed out, we’ll do our best to get the bus running back on time and contact those customers affected by the delay.

Yes! However if the temperature is not comfortable, please let your driver know.

Absolutely. Simply purchase all 39 tickets online for your preferred date/time. Alternatively contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Man O’ War is a popular place and no more so than on weekends and public holidays. We expect our buses to be in demand for events and functions on these days so to avoid disappointment we have decided not to extend the public service to these days.

Cruising into Man O’ War Bay by boat and wanting to visit the rest of the island? You can book a one-way bus ticket by contacting us or enquiring at the Tasting Room.