RESERVE YOUR SEAT

The Man O' War Coach departs from the Matiatia Ferry Terminal & returns from Man O' War multiple times a day. The Man O’ War Experience starts the moment you step onboard our super comfortable coach. Air conditioned with suspension on every single seat, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to & from Man O’ War.

Coach Timetable

From 1st of Feb until Easter: Thursday to Sunday

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To Man O' War Bay ex Matiatia Ferry Terminal via Onetangi:

11am and 1pm from the Ferry Building. Onetangi is approximately 20mins later.

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To Matiatia Ferry Terminal ex Man O’ War Bay via Onetangi:

3:30pm and 5:30pm. Onetangi is approximately 20mins later.

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Walk ins are available at Matiatia (at the drivers discretion and if space is available) if you don't have a booking. For those already at Man O’ War, the first bus departs Man O’ War Bay at 10am. Please speak with our team to book your ticket to town.

Man O' War 'Day Tripper'

Spend a day in the bay, sipping and swirling your favourite wines.

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Book a return trip on the Man O' War Coach and you'll enjoy a tasting of 4 unique wines from our Flagship range.

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Show your booking confirmation to our team at the Cellar Door to enjoy your tasting.

Departing from Matiatia

To Man O’ War Bay

Cost

$10.00 per person

Duration

45min
Departing from Man O' War Bay

To Matiatia Ferry Terminal

Cost

$10.00 per person

Duration

45min

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are your payment options?

    We accept 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.

  • I’ve purchased the wrong ticket! What can I do?

    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.

    +64 9 372 9678

    tastingroom@manowar.co.nz

  • Can I purchase a one way ticket?

    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.

  • Can I make a last minute purchase?

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

  • Can I get a refund?

    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.

    +64 9 372 9678

    tastingroom@manowar.co.nz

  • How long is the journey?

    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.

  • Are there seatbelts?

    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.

  • How many seats are there?

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

  • The ferry is running late! What do I do?

    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.

  • Is the bus air conditioned?

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

  • Can I hire the entire bus?

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

  • I’m arriving by boat. What can I do?

    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.

More Man O' War

You're all set! Check out our Man O' War Bay Experiences

You’ve reserved a seat on the Coach from the Matiatia Ferry Terminal to Man O' War Bay

Please catch the ferry to Waiheke at least 45 minutes prior to your bus departure time.