Rangitoto: Only half an hour away from Auckland Ferry Terminal and you land on the volcanic island of Rangitoto. Freedom walk or do road train tour. 360 views are fantastic. Waiheke Island: Only forty minutes away from Auckland Ferry Terminal. Beaches, Vineyards, Art. A mix of people from 70's hippie types, families and new holiday homes. A popular getaway island for locals and visitors alike Tiritiri Matangi: Only one hour away from the Auckland Ferry Terminal but you feel like you are away from everything. A natural bird sanctuary island, bush walks and views.