Waiheke Island

Paradise island close to Auckland

New Zealand, North Island
Nature & Animals
daytrip, multidays

Waiheke Island is the get-away island for Aucklanders and just a short 45min ferry ride away from Auckland CBD.

The island is very green, offers nice beaches and you can enjoy good food and drinks, especially wines at the local wineries. It is perfect for a day trip or if you can stay longer which we would recommend, you can book a AirBnB or hotel. We used the buses to get around which worked like a charm or you can rent a bike or even car as well.

And the ferry ride? It's like a bonus scenic tour. So, if you're up for good times, Waiheke's the spot!


Use the bus or bike to get around the island.

Here are some of our favorite things to do on Waiheke Island:

  • Enjoy exquisite wine and cheese platters at Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant
  • Do a wine tasting at Tantalus Estate, a renowned boutique winery
  • Breathe in the fresh ocean breeze during a beach walk at Oneroa Beach
  • Stay at this affordable Airbnb with the best views onto a peaceful bay and relax in the hot pool at night.