About Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island, known as the Jewel in the Hauraki Gulf, lies just 17 kilometres from the heart of Downtown Auckland City. Separated from Auckland City by the sparkling blue waters of the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, you can board one of the regular Fullers Waiheke Island Ferry services from the Ferry Building in Downtown Auckland and step ashore on this delightful island haven just 40 minutes later. You'll find the peace and tranquility of Waiheke Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
The main township of Waiheke Island is Oneroa, a pretty seaside village with magnificent views over the Hauraki Gulf, a pristine white sand beach and an abundance of interesting and eclectic shops, cafes and restaurants to entertain you. Enjoy a relaxed lunch on the deck at Vino Vino Restaurant & Bar or Oyster Inn Waiheke while you take in the wonderful views over Oneroa Bay and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsular. Walk on the beautiful white sands of Oneroa Beach or enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of Oneroa Bay. There's plenty to see and do in lovely Oneroa Village!
There's so much to see and do on Waiheke Island. Explore the many Waiheke Island Walking Tracks, laze in the sun on one of Waiheke's many pristine beaches or get out and explore them all, swim in the crystal clear blue waters in the bays around Waiheke Island, hire a kayak or paddle board and explore Oneroa Bay or join a Kayaking Adventure and visit many of the beautiful bays and beaches that Waiheke has to offer.
Waiheke is also home to many of New Zealand' well known Vineyards and Wineries, many of which have on-site restaurants where you can relax and enjoy views of vine clad hills and blue, blue water while you sample the wonderful flavours of Waiheke Island cuisine and Waiheke's world class wines. If visiting artists studios & galleries is your joy then there's a treat awaiting you on Waiheke Island which is home to many renowned artists and where you'll find plenty of galleries & studios to visit as well as the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa.
Whatever your interests, you will find loads of fun and excitement or plenty of peace and tranquility on Waiheke Island... or perhaps you would enjoy a mix of both! Welcome to Waiheke Island!