Experience

MAN O' WAR

No trip through Auckland is complete without a visit to Waiheke Island and Man O’ War's Waiheke Winery. After a relaxing 40 min ferry ride downtown Auckland our bus will pick you up for a scenic tour on the way to our home, Man O’ War Bay. Stunning views, friendly staff and award winning wine will be waiting for you on arrival.

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“It’s a long drive on a dirt road but once you arrive it’s worth it. Was a stunning Saturday afternoon and the place was busy with lots of people off boats. We loved it. The food and wine was great and the staff were very attentive.”

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Reservations for tables at the winery tasting room are recommended at all times, especially on the weekend. This is especially important for groups with more than 8 guests, as we may not be able to cater to you.

Please note your reservation must be made in advance of your intended day of visit. i.e. We cannot guarantee a reservation made on the day or via a recorded phone message.


Opening Hours:
Friday, Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Thursday, Sunday, Monday 11pm - 4pm

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  • View Bus Service

    Buses are available Sat & Sun during winter and Thurs to Sun during school holidays. Contact us for private events at Man O’ War.

    We recommend adding a return trip to your cart when booking your bus ticket to avoid disappointment.

Get Married in the Bay

Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted that you are considering Man O’ War as your wedding venue.  We are the only beach-fronted tasting room and events pavilion on Waiheke Island, making your wedding a truly unique experience both for yourselves and your guests. Our purpose-built events pavilion was designed to complement our classic style and enables you to create the wedding of your dreams with as much or as little decor as you’d like with seating for up to 120 guests.

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  • View Bus Service

    Buses are available Sat & Sun during winter and Thurs to Sun during school holidays. Contact us for private events at Man O’ War.

    We recommend adding a return trip to your cart when booking your bus ticket to avoid disappointment.

Host The Ultimate Off Shore Corporate Event

Have a group of 8 or more and thinking of spending the day with us? Then please get in touch to let us know when you would like to visit, to discuss how we can host you and your team for the ultimate Waiheke event.

Contact Our Event Planner

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 stops along the route?

    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.

  • 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.

To Man O' War Bay

Weekends and selected days during school holidays

Matiatia Departure

Follow bus signs

11:00am
1:00pm

From Man O' War Bay

Weekends and selected days during school holidays

Pickup (Man O' War)

Prompt departure

2:00pm
4:00pm
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