Waiheke Island has been selected as the fourth best island in the world and top island in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific by Travel + Leisure magazine’s readers.
Every year, readers of Travel + Leisure – the largest travel magazine brand in the United States – vote on their favourite destinations, accommodation, airlines and other travel-related categories as part of the World's Best Awards survey.
Nathan Lump, Travel + Leisure Editor, says: “Travel + Leisure readers travel to every corner of the globe and I’m pleased to see they are making it to — and loving what they are finding in — New Zealand’s Waiheke Island.
“In addition to a beautiful natural environment and a laid-back atmosphere, the island is also an excellent destination for those who appreciate great food and wine.”
This latest accolade for Waiheke Island follows it being included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 as one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit for 2016 and listed as the fourth best island in the world by Condé Nast Traveler for 2016.