Famous for: Offbeat, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Relaxing, Hiking, Tours and Walks, Wineries and Vineyards
Waiheke Island is a land of boutique wineries, art galleries, and acres of olive groves. Sea here is perfect for Snorkeling, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddle-boarding.
When to visit:
january - june . october - december
00:00 - 23:59 Everyday
An outdoor- and food-lover’s destination for travelers, Waiheke island is 13 miles (21.5 kilometers) from Auckland on New Zealand's North Island. Beaches in Waiheke are some of the cleanest and safest in the world and is best for swimming.
The most popular experiences include food tours, wine tasting excursions, adventure tours—and relaxing on ocean beaches. There are many restaurants and cafes that offers food complementing local wines. Wine enthusiasts can take a wine tasting tour to few among the 30 wineries in the island.
For the adventure lovers, ziplining and hiking are few of the options here. Eco tours can be taken for exploring the island’s lush forests and nature preserves. Sunbathers can choose between popular Onetangi Beach, secluded Palm Beach, clothing-optional Little Palm Beach, and Blackpool Beach (popular among windsurfers).