The Official Waiheke Island Tourism Site

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Cactus Bay


Considered by many locals to be Waiheke Island's most prestigious beach. With pohutakawa trees growing out of the white sands, sub-tropical bush in the valleys, and clean clear waters to swim or snorkel. Cactus Bay got its name by several Agavi cactus growing unusually on the western side. Cactus Bay is reachable by private boat, however there is no road access which results in fewer visitors. 

Ross Adventures have a Guided Sea Kayak experience that reaches Cactus bay and there is a Sailing charter option available too.