Monday, January 24, 2011

ruby red/rednesday: ferry for cars

Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, it is only 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. There is a great range of activities on Waiheke including sightseeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, vineyard & winery tours and much more.
SeaLink operates car and passenger ferry services to Waiheke Island from Half Moon Bay and to Great Barrier Island from Auckland city. Waiheke Island ferry is a 35 minute trip from downtown Auckland or 45 minutes from Half Moon Bay to Kennedy Point on the car and passenger ferry.
People take their cars over to the island so they have their own transport.
During the Christmas of 1980, we went to stay at the Youth Hostel with our friends J & J. The Youth hostel was on top of the hill, when you went down the steep slope, you don't want to go up again.


The JR said...

I've only seen those in the movies.

Carletta said...

A uniquely built ferry!
I'm so glad I enlarged it.

★Carol★ said...

Are those palm trees that I see? That's a really great shot, with the mountain in the background!
Happy REDnesday!

LV said...

Thank you for these nice pictures from you world. Really enjoyed the history on the ferry.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I clicked to enlarge this, it is a pretty sight!

genie said...

This is one cool ferry...have never seen on like it before. Enlarging it really made the difference. I bet it would be fun to ride on with your car.

craftyles said...

What a beautiful photo!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

I've never seen a ferry like this before...very interesting. Love the mountain in the background. You live in a very beautiful country. I hope your Rednesday is a good one!

Ann said...

What an unusual looking ferry but I love the color!!
Thanks for sharing some good looking pictures.:o)
The Tattered Tassel

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I enjoyed reading about the ferry.
Nice shots

Anonymous said...

What a peaceful scene!

I lived in China - outside Changsha in Hunan for three years. Teaching English at the Agricultural University.