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A weekend of romance: 2 days on Waiheke Island

Sometimes a dreamy, romantic weekend on Waiheke Island is all we need to reconnect. Away from the hustle and bustle of it all, you can escape to Waiheke and indulge in the sweet life together. Whether it’s for a special birthday, anniversary, or a surprise getaway to show your spontaneous side - here are some... read more >>

3 Day Family Escape to Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is an easy family getaway that feels like a world away. Just a scenic 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland, this top destination for holiday makers offers something for everyone in the family, all-year round. From toddlers to teenagers and travels with grandparents – this slice of island paradise is a fantastic escape to... read more >>

Avoiding the crowds: The best time to visit Waiheke

Not so long ago Lonely Planet, the doyen of all travel guides, styled Waiheke Island ‘the playground of the Gods’.  The beautiful beaches, idyllic olive groves, the sprawling hillsides patinaed with well-ordered rows of grapes and pastoral vineyards shimmering under a gentle heat haze kindled by the island’s now famous microclimate, inspired the guide’s authors... read more >>

Fullers 360 Seasonal Price Increase

Fullers 360, the main passenger ferry operator to Waiheke, has announced a seasonal price increase of $4 for adult tickets, effective from 21st December.  The price increase only applies to tickets purchased their waterfront retail locations and via their contact centre. Tickets purchased online on their website, and via EcoZip, will remain at the current... read more >>

The ultimate day on Waiheke Island

Sip, zip, swim and savour – here’s to a day full of discovery and delight on Waiheke Island. After a quick and easy 40 minute ferry ride from Auckland, relax and indulge with the best Waiheke has to offer. From high flying morning adventures to a lunchtime unwind along the beach and an evening of wining and... read more >>

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 >>