Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island New Zealand

Located in the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand, the Waiheke Island is the second most populated island of New Zealand. It is a beautiful island filled with vineyards, seaside villages, olives groves and white sandy beaches; perfect for swimming, kayaking or just enjoying the sun.

Facts about Waiheke

  • Waiheke is just a ferry away from Auckland, a 35 minutes ride.
  • It’s Maori name is “Motu-Wai-Heke”, which means “The island of trickling water”.
  • The island is worldwide recognized as a top destination, and has been voted one of the world’s top islands in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in 2016.
  • It is 12 miles (19.3 km) long from west to east.
  • The island hast 25 miles (40 km) of beaches.
  • Several WWII fortifications can be found along the island.
Waiheke Island New Zealand

Things to do

There isn’t a shortage of things to do in Waiheke, with its world class wines, mouth watering cuisine and pristine beaches:

  • Wine Tours: Waiheke is known as the “island of wine”, with over 30 vineyards.
  • Beaches: The island has 25 miles (40 km) of beaches, perfect to do some kayaking and sailing.
  • Walking Tracks: There are plenty of native tracks in the island, with amazing views of the landscape.
  • Scenic Flights: Enjoy the view from the top!

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