Visit us at The Heke

Our distillery is based at The Heke, a beautiful site with a restaurant, 2 bars, a function room and lots of space for kids, dogs and families. 

The 'HEKE is at 64 Onetangi Road, directly opposite the golf course, on the golden ‘kilometre’ of Onetangi Road.

To reach The Heke on Onetangi Road you will pass Wild Estate (800m) -> Stonyridge (500m) -> Tantalus (400m) -> Postage Stamp (200m) -> THE HEKE!  You can walk from one to the other if you visit more than one.

To catch the foot ferry from downtown Auckland, arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time (up to 45 minutes to be safe in case it’s busy), and check the timetable here.


With a Car: To reach The Heke on Onetangi Road you will pass Wild Estate (800m) -> Stonyridge (500m) -> Tantalus (400m) -> Postage Stamp (200m) -> THE HEKE!  . We have a big car park.

Without a Car: When you get off the ferry at Matiatia Wharf you can taxi, rent a car, electric bike, scooter, or catch the bus.

Bus: You can use your AT HOP card on Waiheke buses. There is a regular bus stop close to our gate. Get on the bus to Onetangi and ask the driver for THE HEKE on Onetangi Rd.

Bike: Bring your bike or hire from a local company - we love ERIDE Waiheke and you’ll find them in the ferry terminal when you arrive. They have maps ;-)

The bus route to The Heke


Plan your trip on the ATHOP app. Put in Matiatia and 64 Onetangi Road. The local bus network on Waiheke connects the foot ferry at Matiatia and the Kennedy Point car and foot ferry, with all suburbs and the most popular beaches, shops, and restaurant areas. At the moment bus fares are just $1.10 per person with a ATHOP card which you can get at the the ferry terminal if you don’t have one.

If you want to stop and shop at Oneroa village on the way here, you can jump on and off a bus, and if you’d like to head all the way to Onetangi beach you can get there too. The buses on Waiheke are frequent, cheap and economical.

Recently most of the buses on Waiheke were replaced with fully electric buses, so they are quiet, eco-friendly and not polluting the island’s roads!

Buses don’t take cash but you can use your AT HOP card to get around on the bus services. The Hop on Hop off service has a separate ticket that you need to buy from Fullers at the ferry terminal, or online from their website.

Fullers Hop on, Hop off bus

The Hop on, Hop off bus lets you tour the island at your own pace, and is the most affordable way to travel around the island. Your return ferry fare is included in the price! The bus stops at 16 locations around Waiheke. You can purchase a one or two-day pass. The two-day pass must be used on consecutive days.

One-day pass: Adult ($75), Child ($39), Family of 2 adults and 2 children ($195)

Other Waiheke Bus Routes

Check the timetable. At the time of writing, the 50A and 50B Bus run alternately to provide a connection approximately every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week (and less frequently outside of these times) with Oneroa, Surfdale, Ostend and Onetangi. 

The Fullers Hop On Hop Off stops close by too. Just ask the driver to drop you at The Heke bus stop and walk 30 metres along Onetangi Road until you see our sign, straight across the road from the golf course.

We can’t wait to see you! Call us on 09 372 0020 to book for groups 10+ or book online here.