Fine wine, good food, quality lodging, art, and a bit of pampering and romance - all in one sensational place: Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
The Estate, Church Bay Accommodation, Waiheke Island
Auckland - Activities
The mere mention of our Waiheke Island accommodation is enough to put a smile on any Aucklander's face. Waiheke Island is the place to go to loosen up, kick back and have fun. Some people are even lucky enough to live here permanently. Waiheke is a sizeable island with a resident population of around 7500 people and a summer population of 30,000. The landscape is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. The unique climate and soil conditions produce consistently excellent wines. In particular, Cabernet and Merlot grapes do well on the vines adjacent to our Waiheke Island accommodation.
Everything is easily accessible
It's easy to get around Waiheke Island by bus or taxi. Alternatively you can rent a car or a scooter and anywhere on the island is accessible in a matter of minutes from your accommodation. And if you're feeling energetic, hire a mountain bike and use all your gears getting up and down the hills. A trip to Waiheke could include visits to vineyards and art studios, swimming at Onetangi or Palm Beach and lunch at an Oneroa café. Activities such as fishing, sailing, hiking, golf and sea kayaking will keep you busy – or simply find a perfect beach and let the days wash over you. Ask the locals to point you towards Stony Batter – a massive underground tunnel network built during WW11. You'll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a torch.
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS ACCESSIBLE FROM YOUR WAIHEKE ISLAND ACCOMMODATION
Waiheke Island’s Fabulous Wineries:
Visiting some of Waiheke Island's fabulous wineries is a must see must do activity whilst on the Island! Enjoy stunning Bordeaux variety wines (amongst others) and stunning local fare while taking in breathtaking scenery and plenty of sunshine!
Exploring Waiheke Island's many Bays, Inlets and Beaches:
Hire a scooter, bicycle or rent a car - which ever option you take you'll have a ball exploring the many secluded bays, inlets and beaches that abound Waiheke Island.
Kayaking Around Waiheke's Beautiful Coastline:
Cactus Bay is one of Waiheke's most treasured spots, and incidentally you can only reach it via boat, or kayak of course! There are many idyllic bays and headlands that make paddling around Waiheke a memorable experience.
- Experience wine tasting on Waiheke Island
- Charter a yacht and make your own adventure around the Hauraki Gulf
- Go swimming with the dolphins
- Take the ferry across to Devonport and enjoy a light cafe lunch and a spot of shopping
- Take one of the many walking tracks that criss-cross the island and enjoy the stunning views
- Try a spot of beachcombing around the many bays, inlets and beaches on Waiheke
- Enjoy a lunch or evening meal at one of the many world-class restaurants and cafes on the Island
- Kayaking around the sheltered bays and inlets is an excellent way to discover this piece of paradise
- Visit the Waiheke community arts centre for cafe refreshments, art gallery, cinema, theatre, sculpture garden and shopping
- See how olive oil is made at Waiheke Wild Limited on Australasia's first modern-day stonemill
- Charter a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft and see the entire Auckland Isthmus from the air
- If fishing is your passion then Waiheke can accommodate it - charter boats operate from several locations on the Island
- With its relaxed atmosphere and slightly warmer climate than Auckland city, swimming and relaxing on Waiheke Island go hand in hand