The Official Waiheke Island Tourism Site

Search Tourism Waiheke


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

ateed front thumb.jpg

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.


Coming Highlights 

Waiheke Walking Festival      Join us for nine days of free guided walks on beautiful Waiheke Island. Celebrate all that Waiheke has to offer while walking alongside fantastic subject experts talking about wine, olives, history, conservation and everything Waiheke. From short vineyard strolls to all day adventures and everything in between, there really is something for everyone. November 14th 18th.

Ostend Markets  Experience the Ostend Markets on Waiheke Island every Saturday from 7.30am. Arts and crafts, fresh local fruit and vege to Waiheke made olive oil - you name it, they've got it

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