Auckland's treasure island


The way to the island itself is an appeal already, where visitors can appreciate the beautiful landscapes of Auckland's coastline.

Waiheke is a complete tourist spot. The island provides many options of accommodation suiting all budgets and includes options such as hotels, backpackers and Airbnb. A variety of cafes and restaurants offer both international and local cuisine, apart from several vineyards - more than 15 - that make the fame of Waiheke. The soil and the weather are extremely appropriate for wine production, especially the Syrah type of grape that has won many awards for the island's wines. Taking a tour and a wine tasting in one of the vineyards is a must-do in Waiheke. Mudbrick ( is one of the best rated vineyards on the island and offers wine tastings from as little as $10, while enjoying the gardens and appreciating beautiful views. You don't need to make appointments, just pop in.

The pristine beaches are away from the buzz, perfect to relax on their white sands and swim in the turquoise seas. The most popular ones are Oneroa, Little Oneroa, Palm Beach, and the long Onetangi, all of them located on the North coast. Although it is recommended to take water and snacks to spend time on the beaches, some of them have a variety of options of restaurants and retail shops. There are various ways to get around the island and going to the beaches and vineyards. You can rent a car, hire a bike, catch the hop-on hop-off tour bus (Explorer), take the public transport (there are four buses lines in the island) or simply walk.

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