Welcome to Waiheke, the jewel of the Hauraki Gulf
Kia Ora, and welcome to Auckland and Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Island is the jewel in the crown of the stunning Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke, in the Maori language, means cascading or ebbing water and from the moment you cross the sparkling waters of the Waitemata harbour, you will start enjoy the world-class wines, freshly pressed olive oils, sample the wonderful flavours of the local cuisine , lose yourself in numerous art galleries, and relax on the pristine beaches. We all know that you will also enjoy the wonderful hospitality on the island and we extend a warm "Kiwi" welcome to all Waiheke Island visitors.
Jason Hill - Manager Tourism
Waiheke is now voted as "Auckland's best day out". Many visitors find there is just so much to see and do in one day. So if you choose to stay over, there is accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences. Booking in advance is advisable so search our listings to find just the right place.
Highlights this month
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf
New Zealand’s premier contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition, set on a spectacular coastal walkway on Waiheke Island opens on 23 January. More information here
Onetangi Beach Races are back
A great family day featuring the famous Sealegs race.
Lock in the date 22nd February & enter an even right here
The Roastery - Island Coffee Co - see the printed visitor guide for their coffee bonus offer
Escape to the Island ? see our STAY tab & select Holiday Houses for some great options