Just off the coast of Auckland is the Island Paradise of Waiheke – close to the hustle and bustle of Auckland, but a world away. Once the home of hippies, it still retains a little of that counter culture charm, but now it also includes world class cafés and wineries.
However the most arresting part of Waiheke Island is it’s natural bounty of beaches and bays – white sand beaches and rocky bays surround the island and lure visitors at any time of the year.
A regular Ferry takes you from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island where a bus meets the Ferry to take you around the Island, or you can join in an organised tour of the island.
Hire an electric bicycle – a friend recently hired one and had the best time – it is quite hilly, so an electric boost helped on the hills – just remember not to stop half way up a hill, because it is hard to get going again!
This is one of the special places on our Women Travel Accommodation Network. Judith invites you to enjoy her small piece of eco friendly paradise on Waiheke Island.
Here you can swim, walk, snorkel and kayak or just sit and enjoy the view from this beautiful one bedroom private self-contained apartment with ocean views set in tranquil bush. It is a magical setting – just 5 mins walk through private bush to a secluded beach and coastal walkway. Close to cafes and shops.
As one visitor said: I‘m loath to praise to highly lest this beautiful homestay is fully booked next time we revisit! A weekend of bliss in a unique and special setting. The accommodation has a bright and fresh touch that reflects and enhances the environment, inviting it in through ceiling to floor glass. The views over indigenous bush to the ocean provide room to breath in total privacy. A short walk to the beach through the bush and various walkways brings one closer to the multitude of birds with the Tuis providing gurgling accompaniment. Many thanks Judith.
Let Potiki Adventures show you Waiheke
Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa – Welcome to the Land of The Long White Cloud Explore the Auckland Region and/or Waiheke Island from a Maori perspective, Visit our stunning locations whilst gaining an understanding of our way of life – Let Bianca share some indigenous Waiheke Magic with you.
Waiheke Island Links
- Information about Waiheke Island
- Stay at Waiheke Beachstay
- Hire an electric bicycle
- Fullers Ferry
- Potiki Adventures
Guest post by Mary Somervell of Auckland Based Inside Out Adventures – offering some great trips for women The ferry docks at Matiatia wharf on Waiheke Island and a courtesy van is there to meet us. Gavin takes us on a mini tour of the island with a photo stop at Palm Beach before we arrive […]More...