AAA Site Visits, Events & Competitions

March 10, 2014

The ArchiCAD AAA Waiheke Tour

The Auckland Architecture Association has selected four leading architect designed homes for a Waiheke tour on Sunday 30th March 2014.  Participants may join the tour on one of our shuttle buses or find their own transportation on the island for a reduced ticket price.

– Waiheke Island House – Home of the Year 2009 – Mitchell & Stout Architects
2 – Local Rock House – NZIA National Awards 2011 – Patterson Associates
3 – Headland House – Fearon Hay Architects
4 – Blackpool House – NZIA Auckland Local Award 2013 – Glamuzina Paterson Architects

CPD points for professionals:
NZRAB 30 points
ADNZ 4 points

Tour Proceeds:
A share of proceeds on the Waiheke Tour shall be directed to Waiheke Homecare and Hospice, and Westpac Rescue.
Additionally, a Sausage Sizzle will be put on by the generous owners of the Headland House shall provide further fundraising for the Waiheke Hospice.

Tickets – Shuttle Bus – $70

The shuttle buses run a round trip from the Matiatia Ferry terminal and to each of the houses, Shuttles will run 10-15 minutes apart.  You can hop on and off to allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy each house.

Tickets are available within the following time slots, based on the Ferry times from Auckland:

Ferry from Auckland City
to Matiatia Terminal
Shuttle Bus Departure Times
15min intervals
Approximate Return Time
to Matiatia Terminal
9:00 – 9:45 9:45 AM – 10:30 13:00 – 13:45
10:00 – 10:45 10:45 AM – 11:30 14:00 – 14:45
11:00 – 11:45 11:45 AM – 12:30 15:00 – 15:45
12:00 – 12:45 12:45 PM – 1:30 16:00 – 16:45

Please note the tickets do not include a ferry ticket, be sure to book this in advance.

Tickets – Self Drive –  $45

Perhaps you live on Waiheke, want to rent a scooter, or take your own car over for the day and enjoy the rest of Waiheke following the tour. The AAA will provide you with a route map at the first house, and you will have until 5pm to make your way around. The address of the first house will be provided to you via email in the week before the tour.

Tickets are available in following flights to ensure an even spread of visitors:

Intended Start Time at First House
Approximate Completion Time
10:00 – 11:00 12:30 – 13:30
11:00 – 12:00 13:30 – 14:30
12:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 15:30
13:00 – 14:00 15:30 – 16:30

Please note the tickets do not include a ferry ticket or your transportation on the island, be sure to book this in advance.

Purchase Tickets

01 – Waiheke Island House – Mitchell & Stout Architects


02 – Local Rock House – Pattersons

Local Rock house

03 – Headland House – Fearon Hay Architects


04 – Blackpool House – Glamuzina Patterson Architects




  1. Alya Abed Ali

    Good day,
    Could you kindly count me in.
    One ticket, including shuttle bus please.
    Thank you
    Warm regards

  2. mary gee

    Looking forward to it – do you need a ferry time ? Two tickets please.
    Mary gee

  3. Anil

    Hi Can you advise if ok for children … ie can I buy tickets for my kids as well

  4. Alastair McKenzie

    Hi Alya

    Please book online, click on the “Purchase Tickets” link.
    Let us know if you need any assistance with this.

  5. Alastair McKenzie

    Hi Mary

    Please book your tickets by following the “purchase tickets” link. Yes we do ask that you book with a ferry time, this is so we can manage flow of visitors.

  6. Alastair McKenzie

    Hi Anil

    Yes children are welcome, the same courtesy rules apply for everyone, which will be clarified by email before the tour.

  7. Naomi

    Hi Alastair,
    do small children need to pay full ticket price, or just shuttle costs. thanks.

  8. gemma conroy

    Are there any more events like this in throughout April. I am visiting from Ireland and would be interested in other similar events.

    kind regards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *