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Vineyards, olive groves, white sand beaches, rocky foreshores and relaxed seaside villages set the tone for Waiheke Island.

Just off the coast from Auckland, it is a refuge for an alternative community of artisans and organic farmers.

Waiheke's vineyards

At the last count, Waiheke had over 25 wineries, several of which can be visited for tastings, and there are also endless trails in the less developed eastern part of the island.

Getting to Waiheke Island

Waiheke can easily be reached from Auckland by a 30-minute ferry crossing, or by a fixed wing aircraft or helicopter from the airport, making it ideal for a couple of days’ relaxation after a long international flight.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Waiheke Island

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Waiheke Island, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Waiheke Island

Places & hotels on the map

    Places near Waiheke Island

    Accommodation choices for Waiheke Island

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Waiheke Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Delamore Lodge, Waiheke Island

      Delamore Lodge


      Delamore Lodge is moulded into the hillside at Owhanake Bay, overlooking the stunning Hauraki Gulf. Its beautifully appointed guest suites make the most of the ocean views, and offer plenty of luxury.

    • The dining room, The Boatshed, Waiheke Island

      The Boatshed


      The Boatshed on beautiful Waiheke Island is just 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland, and offers luxury accommodation and great food in a relaxed island setting.