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Waiheke Island

Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 27 September 2019

With pristine beaches, top notch wines, and fantastic cuisine, it is easy to understand why Waiheke Island is considered the gem in the Hauraki Gulf crown.

Even though just 35 minutes from Auckland, you will feel as though you are a world away as your browse through galleries, sample award winning olive oils and soak in ocean views. With a lot to do, there is truly something for everybody on Waiheke Island and we are pleased to have been among the world's Top 20 islands from Conde Nast Traveller at 2016, and contained on Lonely Planet's listing of the top 10 travel regions in 2015.

With routine ferry sailings, Waiheke is the best place to escape to for the day, or just the afternoon. Once here though, it is difficult to leave, and our most beautiful accommodation venues provide the ideal solution. On the following pages you'll find info on several companies that call Waiheke home.

Those marked with our W, stamp are members of Waiheke Island Tourism, a nonprofit business organisation trying to keep our island's distinctive character whilst ensuring you, our wonderful visitors, appreciate a truly memorable Waiheke adventure. So whether you're attempting to walk around the magnificent coast headlands, tour your path through our vineyards or just unwind and do nothing in any way, we really hope you enjoy your time on our island that is magical.

Looking for specific places? we recommend the following:


  • Tawa Lodge Waiheke Island
  • Onetangi Beach Apartments
  • Waiheke Island Resort
  • The Oyster Inn
  • Punga Lodge
  • The Dome House

Places to eat

  • Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard
  • Poderi Crisci Restaurant and Vineyard
  • Too Fat Buns
  • Peacock Sky Vineyard
  • Batch Winery

Things to do

  • Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour
  • Bay to Beach - Off road Segway
  • Self-Guided Jet Ski Tour of Waiheke Island
  • Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland


  • Waiheke Workout
  • Workshop 27 Waiheke Island Gym - Functional Fitness

Places to walk and see

Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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