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Explore Waiheke Island

Published: 17 November 2017

Waiheke Island is a national taonga and one of Auckland’s most stunning destinations.

Home to plentiful vineyards and olive groves, spectacular beaches, busy markets and historic sites, Waiheke feels a world away from the bustle of city life – yet it’s only a 35-minute ferry ride from central Auckland.

You can catch a ferry to Waiheke from the downtown terminal at Britomart or Half Moon Bay Marina.

The island has a range of accommodation options to suit travellers of all budgets, and is packed with places to eat, drink and relax.

Plenty to do

Te Ara Hura, a 100km network of walking tracks managed by Auckland Council, provides dozens of options for explorers – whether you’re looking for a short stroll between wine tastings or an adventurous ramble around the island.

Plan your trip

Find out more about planning your Waiheke Island escape.