It's all smooth sailing for Waiheke residents and visitors with the new Matiatia ferry terminal having undergone a $3.2 million upgrade.
Work on the passenger terminal was completed in February 2004, and was funded by the Ferry Users Group and Auckland City Council.
At 100 per cent occupancy, Fullers, Waiheke Auto Rental, Waiheke Rental Cars are some of the tenants at the precinct.
The terminal provides improved facilities and comfort for passengers including:
Large covered waiting areas (inside and outside) for passengers and those waiting to welcome people
Full cover from the roads to the ferries
Upgraded ticketing amenities concession facilities
Coastguard and first aid rooms
Freight handling facilities.
The terminal footprint is largely the same as that which was proposed nearly 10 years ago when the wharf was designed. The internal layout was developed in consultation with the Wharf User Group, which includes the Waiheke Community Board.