Waiheke Island, Auckland

Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves

Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves.  Located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, it is only 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland and is host to various activities that explore the picturesque landscape the island has to offer.

Sightseeing is one of the great ways to spend a day on the island. Strolling around attractions such as the sculpture park at Connells Bay, the gardens at Te Whau, the Ostend Market which offers some fun souvenir shopping and delicious food, or visit the Stony Batter gun emplacements from WWII.

The island also offers a great range of activities catering to those after soft adventure or  full-on adrenalin pumping adventure! From biking around the island, enjoying a sailing experience, getting up-close to nature with a kayak or get out on the water and windsurf!

Those with a passion for wine can enjoy the islands boutique wineries that produce unique, high quality wines based on cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and the recent move into chardonnay grape varieties. There are Waiheke Island vineyards, wineries and olive groves spread throughout the island to suit everyone's taste.

Helpful links:

www.waiheke.aucklandnz.com

www.connellsbay.co.nz

www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz

www.facebook.com/WaihekeIsland

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