About Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island lies just 17 kilometres from the heart of Auckland City in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf. Separated from Auckland City by the sparkling blue waters of 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 will make you feel as though you are worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Waiheke Island enjoys a lovely holiday atmosphere in a pretty rural setting.
The main township of Waiheke Island is Oneroa, a delightful seaside village with magnificent views over the Hauraki Gulf as well as 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 the famous 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 of things to see and do in Oneroa Village!
There are also many things to see and do on Waiheke Island. Explore the many Waiheke Island Walking Tracks, laze in the sun on one of the many pristine Waiheke beaches or get out and explore them all, swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the bays around Waiheke Island, hire a kayak or SUP 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 Island Vineyards and Wineries are renowned around the world as producers of some of the best wines in New Zealand. Many Waiheke wineries and vineyard restaurants are charming eateries 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 wines. Fabulous restaurants such as Mudbrick Waiheke, Stony Ridge Vineyard, The Shed at Te Motu Estate, Casita Miro, Goldwater, Cable Bay Estate and the newly opened Tantalus Estate are just a few of the wonderful winery and vineyard restaurants on Waiheke Island and are all there for your enjoyment.
If visiting artists studios & galleries is your thing then there are many treats awaiting you on Waiheke Island, home to world renowned artists and known as a place to find that fabulous piece of art you have been on the lookout for. You will find that the Waiheke Island Artist studios and galleries are a feast for your eyes and a visit to the current exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa is guaranteed to please. And each year on Queens Birthday Weekend, the Waiheke Art Trail is a very popular favourite in the art community.
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!