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Waiheke Island Itineraries

A relaxed Waiheke Island getaway is the stuff that daydreams are made of. White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, fresh local cuisine and award-winning wineries. Located in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is an island haven for seekers of the good life where art, food, vineyards and beaches combine in abundance. Just a quick 40-minute ferry... read more >>

Wine At Waiheke's Eastern End

Waiheke Island’s first flirtation with wine occurred in the 1950s when the Gradiska family produced what Kim Goldwater, of Goldie Estate fame, described as a ‘fairly ferocious fortified brew’ from hybrid vines at Ostend.  The island has come a long way since then and ferocious has given way to refined and, frequently, medal-winning.   Vineyards on the... read more >>

Getting around Waiheke Island

Getting around Waiheke Island is as easy as the smooth sailing over from Auckland. With so many transport options available for day trippers or weekend holiday makers, exploring Waiheke is fun, fuss-free and offers a lot of variety. There are got plenty of convenient transport alternatives available on Waiheke, so you can cover as much or... read more >>

Waiheke's Mudbrick named top 10 in NZ by TripAdvisor

Since the New York Times put Waiheke Island in a list of 30 global ‘must see’ destinations, the island’s gone on to receive many more accolades.  Lonely Planet declared it ‘the playground of the gods’ and put in the Top 5 regions of the world.  Conde Nast Traveller said it was the 4th best island... read more >>

The Rise of Responsible Tourism

Travelling with a light footprint, living like a local, being aware of the impact you’re having on the environment – all of these things are becoming more and more important to our EcoZip guests. For us, environmental sustainability has been at the heart of everything we’ve done from day dot. In 2012, we accepted the... read more >>

Wonderful ways to get to Waiheke Island

*How do you want to get to Waiheke Island*?[latest-news/news/waiheke-island-transport] As often as possible really. The Fullers360 passenger ferry is the most common and easiest form of transport to Waiheke from Auckland CBD but there are other wonderful and wild ways to get to Waiheke.   Your gateway to paradise, you can choose to board a passenger... read more >>