Waiheke Island, known as New Zealand's 'island of wine' is a favoured holiday destination with a very large number of Auckland holiday homes. Waiheke Island is located about 18 kilometres from Auckland in the gulf and is the second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf after Great Barrier Island. It is an ideal destination to relax and enjoy its fine wines, wine tours and many other attractions. Waiheke Island is easily accessed via regular ferries and domestic flights. Waiheke Island was also named in the Lonely Planet's top ten places to visit in 2016. more
Waiheke has a small population of less than 10,000 inhabitants but during the summer season it is a very popular holiday spot with many Auckland holiday makers coming to relax in this island paradise. During summer, Waiheke Island's accommodation such as its holiday homes and baches may be full and functions, festivals and dance parties come alive as visitors come from all over the country and overseas.
Many visitors come to Waiheke Island to enjoy its fine wineries and wine tours. The island’s climate is well-suited to Bordeaux wine-type grapes and the local winegrowers regularly win awards for their Syrah. Wines tend to be relatively expensive due to the size of the vineyards.
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Mobile-friendly - Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Air Auckland is Auckland's fixed wing scenic flight specialist. If you really want to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf there's no better way than from above. Based at Ardmore Airport and Waiheke Island Airfield, Air Auckland is well positioned to offer a stunning array of scenic flights and transfer flights.
Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
Mobile-friendly - A unique experience you don't want to miss! Auckland's original boutique Food and Wine tasting tours. Skilfully combining stunning coastal and rural scenery with the best wines and food. Small, intimate and personalised tours. Includes: door-to-door service, and lunch with wine. Full and half-day options. Wine writer Phil Parker is your friendly guide.
Wine Tour provider to Tourism New Zealand for wine & scenic tours in Auckland - Visit Villa Maria Estate, the Matakana & Kumeu Wine regions and Waiheke Island - Personalized group 2 -10 passengers, spacious, modern, air-conditioned Ford Transit minibus. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012-2018 ( 5 stars 7 years) Fantastic full or half-day options.
Mobile-friendly - Stylish holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island, set on 14 acres of land and nestled between 2 of Waiheke's most famous award-winning vineyards, Cable Bay and Mudbrick. 3 furnished studio rooms are on offer, or a 2-bedroom lodge boasting spectacular views overlooking Church Bay, as well as the main 5 bedroom house. Ideal for couples, families, weddings or corporate groups.
Mobile-friendly - Delamore Lodge is a unique haven, offering four luxury guest-suites and a two-bedroom apartment with panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf on Waiheke Island. From the moment you arrive your senses and soul will awaken to the ultimate in relaxation and romance. Features include Day Spa, an award-winning infinity swimming pool, cave-like jazucci/sauna, function room along with an onsite heli-pad.
Auckland's premier adventure experience, EcoZip Adventures offers state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breathtaking Waiheke Island. Three 200m dual flying fox ziplines will fly you smoothly side-by-side into a stunning tract of native forest. You'll enjoy the full Waiheke experience with complimentary pick up from the island ferry and a range of drop-off locations afterward.
Elite Tour Connections have provided dedicated luxury transport, day tours, cruise ship tours and transfers for visitors to New Zealand, business and corporate clients and New Zealanders travelling overseas, for over 20 years. From the comfort of our vehicles and level of service to our local knowledge and the calibre of our drivers, our reputation is unequalled.
A private and charming lodge on Waiheke Island for a corporate meeting, weekend getaway or a private party. Set in a lush subtropical garden in the heart of Waiheke Island. Designed with understated elegance, the Lodge offers flexible event spaces suitable for corporate events, weddings, private parties, retreats or as an idyllic holiday residence for family and friends.
Luxury accommodation atop Waiheke's natural coastal beauty! Relax into the intimacy of landscape, beach and bay. Marino Ridge is romance, is honeymoons, is tranquillity: a 5-Star retreat above 3.5 acres of private grounds and beach, giving amazing views of sparkling ocean, pristine landscape. Enjoy the contemporary elegance, quality fittings, comfort, privacy and great food that define your quiet comfort.
New Zealand guided walking adventures. We are a specialist adventure tour company with decades of experience running small-group tours with the best Kiwi guides. Enjoy hikes on the Milford, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks plus Mt Cook and Arthurs Pass. See more on our website.
Spacious and modern holiday apartments on Waiheke Island and a daily maid service - allow our guests to simply relax. A wide range to suit all travellers with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Adjacent to the white sands and safe swimming waters of Onetangi beach. Proudly clean, tropically relaxed with a guest focused team.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand is a land of unequalled beauty, with spectacular landscapes and experiences found nowhere else in the world. My name is Tom Taylor, and as the owner and operator of Opulence Tours I invite you to let me take you, as your personal guide, to experience the very best of New Zealand.
Stony Batter Historic Reserve, at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, is named for its unusual rocky outcrops and is the site of extensive tunnels and gun emplacements dating back to WWII. This short walk combines fascinating history and the beautiful scenery Waiheke Island is famous for. It’s accessible all year round and is perfect for all ages.
Mobile-friendly - When the sun sets at Te Whau Lodge, it sinks slowly over a distant Auckland city. That symbolism is the essence of Te Whau - the ideal island retreat less than an hour from the bustle of Auckland. Built to blend with the landscape of beautiful Waiheke Island, the striking architecture is in tune with New Zealand's natural environment.
The Nikau Luxury Apartments overlook Onetangi Bay and the many islands beyond. These stylish apartments are the ultimate escape for discerning couples who wish to chill-out and relax. Extremely well-appointed it has a spacious interior with large decks for sunbathing, sipping local wine or watching the sun set. It offers privacy and style coupled with stunning rural views.
Just 35mins by ferry from downtown Auckland, The Oyster Inn offers luxury boutique accommodation and a fresh, unique restaurant experience in the heart of Waiheke Island, in the village of Oneroa. Arrive and eat when you like, pop in to check out our chic little beach shop, and stay with us in one of our three charming hotel rooms.
Mobile-friendly - The Sands offer self contained apartment accommodation on Waiheke Island's beautiful Onetangi Beach. Each apartment and villa has outstanding sea-views and excellent facilities. The elevated apartments are very private, have views to take your breath away and none are more than a minute's stroll to the waters-edge. Ideal for wedding-parties and exclusive conferences, in particular directors meetings and romantic weekends.
Mobile-friendly - Visit Waiheke offers a range of premium Waiheke holiday accommodation options including: private holiday homes, baches, apartments, beach houses, wedding venues, corporate accommodation, luxury holiday home rentals and more. Search, book and pay online in real time. All this is only 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, New Zealand.
Boutique tailored private wine tours of Auckland's beautiful Waiheke Island. Join me on Waiheke Island where you will visit a number of boutique wine producers who are making high class white and red wines. Many of these are located in idyllic settings where you will enjoy either premium and/or private wine tastings.
Mobile-friendly - An island retreat where things move slower, temperatures are warmer (4 degrees more than Auckland) and life is just simpler. Located within 10 minutes drive of 10 of the island's most beautiful beaches and top vineyards. On the main bus route, easy walking distance to cafes and the islands supermarket, and across the road from the popular Saturday morning market.
Mobile-friendly - Waiheke Island Resort and Conference Centre is the island's foremost accommodation venue. Only 35 minutes from Auckland, this unique resort is set in subtropical gardens overlooking Palm Beach with beautiful ocean vistas. Our facilities, relaxing atmosphere, commitment to quality and outstanding customer service have made Waiheke Island Resort a popular retreat for both business, and leisure. Ideal wedding venue.
Waiheke Island is known for its beautiful scenery, white sandy beaches, fishing, world class wines, olive oils, artist studios, art galleries and a delicious range of restaurants and cafes. Browse the Waiheke Local site and see what this amazing island has to offer. If you have any questions, our friendly team would be happy to answer them.
Walking By Nature offers a range of guided walks, retreats and adventures for those who want to take time out from their busy lives to experience the healing power of nature. Imagine you are hiking remote trails In New Zealand, walking along stunning coastlines, through the bush or through the mountains, or hiking to see endangered species.
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Small Sculpture Prize 2019
The Small Sculpture Prize is a National Award for an original free-standing or wall sculpture up to 800mm in any direction and has a Premier prize of $3000. The Selector and Judge for 2019 is Reuben Friend, Director ...
Where: Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 2 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 6:00pm on Friday 24th May 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019
Waiheke Ostend Market
Rain or shine you will always find something at Waiheke Ostend Market. Stalls both inside the hall and outside on the reserve. Fabulous "Roast Waiheke" coffee inside the hall along with tasty toasties and fabulous ...
Where: Ostend War Memorial Hall and Reserve, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 76 Ostend Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 8:00am on Saturday 12th January 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 18th January 2020
Auckland Wine Week - Waiheke Wine Day Out
Escape to Waiheke Island for a unique wine-lovers adventure. The vineyards of Waiheke, with their incredible hospitality skills, will be showcasing the best of their region at 3 beautiful venues. Food and wine pairings ...
Where: Wild Estate, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 82 Onetangi Road
From: 10:00am on Sunday 16th June 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 16th June 2019
Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
Plastic Free Pantry, along with Waiheke Resources Trust and Island Waste Collective, is pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living at Found Waiheke, followed by a short, facilitated ...
Where: Found, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 8 Miami Avenue, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 6:45pm on Thursday 20th June 2019
To: 9:00pm on Thursday 20th June 2019
Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach
With Plastic Free July just around the corner, Island Waste Collective, along with Greenspace and Plastic Free Pantry, are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living at the Waiheke ...
Where: Waiheke Transfer Station, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 108 Ostend Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 10:00am on Sunday 23rd June 2019
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019
Bare Essentials: DIY Zero Waste Toiletries & Cleaners
Greenspace, along with Island Waste Collective and Plastic Free Pantry, invite you to join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, to learn how to make a range of toiletries and cleaning ...
Where: Greenspace, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 20 Tahi Rd, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th June 2019
Zero Waste My Pantry With the Rubbish Trip
Island Waste Collective is pleased to host a hands-on workshop with The Rubbish Trip about how to make easy snacks, treats and pantry staples from unpackaged ingredients. The event will take place at Jurassic Ridge ...
Where: Jurassic Ridge Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: 144 Church Bay Rd, Church Bay, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 6:00pm on Thursday 27th June 2019
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 27th June 2019