A stunning day at Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Island
Mudbrick Vineyard , Auckland

By Alistair Guthrie

Te Whau Vineyard on Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
Te Whau Vineyard, Auckland

By ATEED

Soak up the stunning views at Delamore Lodge on Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
Delamore Lodge, Auckland

By Auckland Tourism

Pamper yourself at a luxury lodge on Auckland’s Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island., Auckland

By Chris McLennan

Unwind with a wine tasting and gourmet lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island
Mudbrick Vineyard, Auckland

By Chris McLennan

Waiheke Island

Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

In landscape, lifestyle and experience, Waiheke is a world away.

Come for a visit and you’ll find beautiful galleries and craft boutiques in this homeland of artists. There are plenty of places to enjoy a good coffee or a taste of New Zealand's fresh Pacific Rim cuisine. The island also boasts more than a dozen high-quality vineyards, many with relaxed restaurants onsite. Enjoy local wine while looking out over vine-covered valleys to the blue sea beyond.

The white sandy beaches at Oneroa, Palm Beach and Onetangi slope gently down into the Hauraki Gulf. They are perfect for swimming, kayaking, strolling along or having a picnic in the sun.

If you’re a walker, explore the island’s trails which meander along cliff tops, down to the beaches and into cool enclaves of native forest. At the eastern end of the island the Stony Batter walkway leads you to a system of World War II gun emplacements and underground tunnels. The tunnels are open to the public, so bring a torch and a sense of adventure.

There are many places to stay on Waiheke. Rent a beach house and wake up to the sound of the waves breaking on the beach or, if you’re on a bit of a budget, there are a number of friendly backpacker hostels.

Getting around is easy too. Catch one of the regular ferries that run to Waiheke from downtown Auckland. Once on the island, there are public buses and taxis, or you can hire a mountain bike, motor scooter or car. And if you've already got a car or bike, you can bring it over with you on the ferry.

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Aquasands Studio Apartments - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.80 72 Reviews
Oneroa, Auckland
093722026
Aquasands Studio Apartments are located directly across the road from Little Oneroa Beach, just 4 minutes’ drive from Waiheke Ferry Terminal. All units have a private balcony with views of Oneroa Bay. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided. All apartments have a kitchenette wit... (more)
At SeaDream - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.60 88 Reviews
Oneroa, Auckland
093728991
IN THE VILLAGE. AT THE BEACH. Perfectly located right on Oneroa Bay, just a stone throw from the beach, village, cafes, restaurants, walkways and the swimming paradise of Oneroa Beach. Waiheke Island is in the sparkling clear waters of the Hauraki Gulf and is only 35 minutes by ferry... (more)
Church Bay Escape - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.10 14 Reviews
Oneroa, Auckland
093723236
Church Bay Escape is within a 4-minute drive of Oneroa Village and Waiheke Island Ferry Terminal. The property boasts views over the valley to Oneroa Bay and Hauraki Gulf. Free on-site parking is provided.All apartments feature a kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge and a coffee plunger.... (more)
Delamore Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.80 142 Reviews
Oneroa, Auckland
093727372
Boasting panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf, Delamore Lodge offers luxury 5-star accommodation on Waiheke Island. Every suite features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private patio. Guests at Delamore Lodge Waiheke Island receive free pre-dinner drinks and hors d'oeuvres, free Wi-Fi a... (more)
Hei Matau Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.90 83 Reviews
Waiheke Island, Auckland
093726554
This luxurious getaway offers sweeping sea views and direct access to Cable Bay Beach. It features an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Free transport to local restaurants is available. Guests can reserve the entire property for exclusive use. All rooms at Hei Matau Lodge offer free Wi... (more)
Hurakia Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Rakino Island, Auckland
0800100444
Boasting a private lap pool, a private beach area and panoramic ocean views, the eco-friendly Hurakia Lodge is set on 20 acres in Rakino Island. It features self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. The solar-powered house features a fully equipped gourmet kitc... (more)
Inlet Villas - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.50 59 Reviews
Waiheke Island, Auckland
093726255
Inlet Villas is located on the Te Whau Peninsular, with direct access to Putiki Inlet. This property enjoys views of the olive grove, vineyards and Anzac Bay. The luxurious villas boast free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, laundry facilities and a spacious lounge area. All villas have a free wir... (more)
Kina Backpackers - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.40 21 Reviews
Onetangi, Auckland
093728971
Midway Motel Waiheke - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.50 15 Reviews
Ostend, Auckland
08003728023
Centrally located in Ostend. Suitable for couples, families, groups and business. 14 self-contained units, serviced daily. 5 Studio Units (sleep 1-2); 3x 1 bedroom Units (sleep 2-3: 1 with access facilities); 5x spacious 2 bedroom Units (sleep 4-5; full/kitchen cooking facilities). All ... (more)
Onetangi Beach Apartments - Accommodation in Waiheke Island New Zealand
8.30 108 Reviews
Onetangi, Waiheke Island
080066382644
Onetangi Beach Apartments is located on Waiheke Island, on Onetangi Beach. It is a 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland's central business district. There is free parking.All apartments are self-contained, modern and comfortable. They all feature a private deck or balcony. Some apartments fe... (more)
Palm Beach Bungalows - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.00 173 Reviews
Waiheke Island, Auckland
0273726649
Need a plan, a place to escape, that is not just accommodation but a blissful romantic experience.Only couples, romantics and lovers are invited to stay with us and over 500 couples a year stay at Palm Beach Bungalows. In fact we have hundreds and hundreds of testimonials on a link from th... (more)
Punga & Tawa Lodges - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Surfdale, Auckland
093726675
Choose spectacular sea views at Tawa Lodge or a native bush outlook at Punga Lodge, both close to beaches, restaurants and shops. Punga Lodge offers superb ensuite rooms (including continental breakfasts and home-made afternoon teas) or apartments. Spa pool. The apartments are ideal for lo... (more)
Shelly Beach Studio - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
10.00 8 Reviews
Waiheke Island, Auckland
Loft-style Studio Apartment on Shelly Beach Road overlooking Putiki BayShelly Beach Studio is a light, modern studio apartment located in a peaceful spot at the end of a quiet street, reminiscent of old Waiheke.Wake up in the morning to beautiful sea views from your bed and more sea views ... (more)
Te Whau Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.70 73 Reviews
Auckland
093722288
Set on 6 hectares of rural high grounds, Te Whau Lodge overlooks the beautiful Putiki Bay and offers views across the Waitemata Harbour to Auckland City. It is 18 minutes' drive from the ferry terminal and guests receive free transfers.All rooms feature a private balcony offering water vie... (more)
The Courtyard - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.80 12 Reviews
Auckland
093723443
Surrounded by lovely gardens and trees, The Courtyard is a 3-minute walk from Blackpool Beach. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, free parking and free BBQ facilities.Each room features beach-inspired décor and includes a refrigerator, an electric kettle and a toaster. They include a flat-screen TV,... (more)
The Moorings Studio Apartments - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Auckland
0212448731
Featuring free Wi-Fi and a private balcony offering sea views, the secluded Moorings Studio Apartments is just 40 metres from the Waiheke Ferry Terminal. Guests enjoy lovely gardens. The property is 3 minutes' drive from Oneroa.Each studio features a kitchenette, BBQ facilities and a dinin... (more)
The Oyster Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.50 24 Reviews
Auckland
093722222
Set 300 metres from Oneroa Beach, The Oyster Inn features rooms with free luggage storage. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from Matiatia Wharf Ferry terminal, where guests can take a 45-minute ferry service to central Auckland.Each air-conditioned room is fitted with wooden ... (more)
Waiheke Central Apartments - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.70 19 Reviews
Auckland
093727510
Just a 1-minute walk from Oneroa Beach, Waiheke Central Apartments feature a private balcony with ocean views. The property offers, a sunny terrace and BBQ facilities. Free WiFi is available.Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee machine and a mic... (more)
Waiheke Island Punga Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.60 10 Reviews
Little Oneroa, Auckland
093726675
Nestled on the side of a sunny, sheltered valley Punga Lodge looks out over native bush and bird life, just 150 metres from Little Oneroa Beach with its beautiful white sand swimming beach. And a short 12 minute walk to Waiheke Island's main village of Oneroa.Punga Lodge offers a mix of se... (more)
Waiheke Island Resort - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.10 151 Reviews
Auckland
093720011
Waiheke Island Resort features an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an on-site restaurant. It is a 10-minute drive from Waiheke Island Ferry Terminal. Free parking is provided.The air-conditioned guest rooms have kitchen facilities like a stove, a microwave and a fridge. Each has a private balco... (more)
Waiheke Island Tawa Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
10.00 7 Reviews
Oneroa, Auckland
093726675
From its hilltop location, Tawa Lodge's panoramic view over Oneroa Bay and out beyond Little Barrier Island is an ever changing sea and skyscape from the pearly dawn to the gold sea-mirrored sunsets.Take in the view from the garden decks and barbeque area with the sheltered safe swimming b... (more)
Waiheke Unlimited Apartments - Palm Beach - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Auckland
093727776
Located on Waiheke Island, Waiheke Unlimited Apartments - Palm Beach is just a 10-minute walk from the picturesque shores of Palm Beach. This self-contained accommodation boasts a private balcony with sea views.Waiheke Unlimited Apartments is a 6-minute drive from Waiheke Golf Course. Expl... (more)
Winemakersloft - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Waiheke Island, Auckland
093728621
Boasting stunning ocean views of Hauraki Gulf, Winemakersloft offers free WiFi and free bicycle hire. Set on a boutique vineyard, Winemakersloft is just 350 metres from Cable Bay. Wine Makers Loft is a 2-minute drive from Mudbrick Restaurant & Vineyard, and a 5-minute drive from the Wai... (more)
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    Fri 24 Jan 2020 4:00PM / Kayaking, Canoeing, Waka Ama
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    Sat 18 Jan 2020 7:30PM / Theatre
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    Fri 17 Jan 2020 10:30AM / Contemporary Art
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