Waiheke Island is a unique destination 35 minutes cruise by fast Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland, with world-class dining, fantastic vineyards and a great cafe culture. It is one of the best of Auckland's activities.
Great way to see Waiheke, meet some local vinters and taste the delicious wines
An enchanting place, Waiheke Island is famous for its spectacular setting in the middle of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. World-famous for its award winning wines, a playground for the wealthy and families alike, and a favourite Auckland wedding venue – there is something for everyone here.
If you only ever spend one day in New Zealand, make sure that day is spent enjoying our Waiheke Wine Tour.
Experience a microcosm of all that is good about New Zealand.
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The island has been rated the number 5 region to visit in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 publication – an annual guide to the hottest destinations and experiences as voted by travel writers and experts.
“Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf and shouldering the impressive dormant island volcano Rangitoto, a mere 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland sits an island utopia of secret coves, beautiful beaches, rolling vineyards, luxury lodges and bohemian sensibilities. Waiheke Island, known as the ‘Island of Wine’ and home to over 30 wineries and some of the best boutique cellar door experiences New Zealand has to offer. Many wineries boast views of the spectacular Auckland skyline, and you can quaff a Syrah (Shiraz) or rosé, bask in brilliant sunshine, taste local produce and discover the meaning of ‘Waiheke time’. Dionysus would approve.”
Remember, for our retired folk with a Super Gold Pass card, travel from Auckland to Waiheke Island is FREE.
Thank you soo much, had a wonderful day. Would like to do it all again quite soon.