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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

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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.

 Current Waiheke Highlights;

Waiheke Oyster Festival

Saturday 10th of October sees the inaugural Fullers Oyster Festival to be held at Rangihoua Olive grove - more information can be found right here

The Playwrights Festival

At Piritahi Marae this weekend only. Friday 9th & Saturday 10th October at 7:30 Tickets $15 on the door. To reserve tickets email

Ostend Market - every week

 Open all year round, experience the Waiheke Ostend Market on Saturday from 7.30am. Featuring Arts and crafts, fresh local fruit and vege through to Waiheke made olive oil, coffee & more.

Jazz Club Birthday Party

Jazz on Labour weekend Saturday at Peacock Sky Vineyard with guided wine tasting, entry $10 - reservations by phone 09 9504386

The Roastery - Island Coffee Co

Grab a copy of the printed visitor guide for their coffee bonus offer - page 30 in the TASTE section

Spring Escape to Waiheke Island ?    

See our STAY section for a great selection of Waiheke Holiday Houses