Waiheke Island is the most populated island in the Hauraki Gulf and the second largest island after Great Barrier Island. This island has ample natural wonders to explore including fantastic beaches and some stunning walks. For those who are wanting a little more adventure there are ziptrek adventures, jet skiing and many more adventure activities available.
Perhaps relax and enjoy some the well-known vineyards on the island along with sampling some tasty wine. The most popular option to enjoy lunch on the island, is to visit one of the winery's restaurants. Mudbrick Vineyard offers fantastic views back to the city, while at Tantalus Estate, you will be in the heart of the island’s wine growing valley. Spend your afternoon on an island tour; sampling wines at various vineyards, taking part in an olive oil tasting at Rangihoua Estate, visiting quirky shops in Oneroa village, and taking in the island's numerous idyllic beaches.
Award winning vineyards, fresh olive groves and beautiful beaches – all just a 40-minute ferry ride away from central Auckland. Experience it yourself.