Visitors to Waiheke

Mar 10th 2011
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Welcome to Waiheke Island,

Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.

36’48” South 174’04” East




Just 35 minutes from Auckland by ferry takes you to Waiheke Island.  Situated in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke boasts a subtropical climate and a beautiful 100 km coastline.  Several major events are Waiheke’s proud tourism future along with the growing boutique style of accommodation.  Always worth a visit: any day, any time of the year. Waiheke is Auckland’s special destination only 15 minutes from an international airport – just 19 km from Auckland’s shoreline.  It is so easy… so close… to enjoy this Island Paradise.

Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves.   There are a great range of activities on Waiheke including sightseeing, eating out, beaches, events, shopping, movies, mountain biking, sea kayaking, vineyard & winery tours and much much more.


Below are some cool things to do on our island paradise!  Enjoy – have fun – and as we say on Waiheke, “Slow Down, You’re Here


Events on Waiheke



Vineyards on Waiheke



Walks on Waiheke

Discover the uniqueness that is Waiheke. Unspoiled sandy beaches, lush native bush, fabulous views, and the island’s best walkways. Just waiting to be explored.

Think Waiheke Island and the words sunshine, sandy beaches, vineyards and ferries all spring immediately to mind. But Waiheke is much more than this. It is an island begging to be explored. Auckland City Council’s vast network of walkways makes this a pleasure.

Whether it is the quiet solitude and unique fragrance of the native bush or the stunning views from cliff-tops and headlands which appeals, Waiheke’s walkways offer a diversity and tranquillity rarely found so close to the city. There are many areas of historic interest and large tracts of reserve land. The numerous native wood pigeons are fascinating to observe and beautiful in flight. This information details of the island’s major walkways, and their side trips, which can either shorten or lengthen the walk, according to preference.


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Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island

Stony Batter gun site


The Department of Conservation and Auckland Regional Council both manage park lands and public reserves on the island.  Reserves managed by include the Stony Batter Historic Reserve,  Matietie Historic Reserve and Te Matuku Bay Cemetery and Scenic Reserves.

Waiheke Island is a taonga (treasure) with many special places.  National reserves like those on Waiheke protect natural, historic and cultural heritage for all New Zealanders, and help safeguard the biodiversity of the planet.

The Ttangata Whenua of Waiheke have a spiritual, cultural and historical relationship with their Taonga.

Stony Batter, at Waiheke’s Eastern end, is renowned for its remarkable rock outcrops and extensive tunnels and gun sites dating back to World War II.  A road and walkway crosses private farmland to reach the Stony Batter Historic Reserve

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Adventure Fishing Charters

Come and experience the fun and excitement of fishing around Waiheke Island in a Fryan 580, with a skipper with a life-time of experience.

Leaving from beautiful Onetangi Beach or Matiaitia – depending on the weather. Charters are approximately 4 hours long and are either early morning or afternoon. Features; • Fryan 580 • Operate 7 Days• Bait and Tackle Supplied• Fish Cut. Maximum 5 persons – Group Bookings available. Group Bookings of up to10 people can be arranged. Gift Vouchers available.

19 Onetangi Road Onetangi, (09) 3726023

Fat Snapper Fishing Charters

FAT SNAPPER FISHING CHARTERS Waiheke Island, New Zealand. NZ  Waiheke Island, NZ, has some of the best fishing in the Hauraki Gulf. Experience the excitement of fishing around beautiful Waiheke Island on ‘N Joy II’, a 5.8 meter Alloy Fyran Craft, with Mark (your skipper) who has been fishing around Waiheke for the last 20 years. Leave from Onetangi or Matiatia depending on the weather. More here



Ostend Market


The Ostend Market is held most Saturday mornings (torrential downpours etc). Stall holders start setting up early, some inside the hall others outside, You’ll find food, clothing, jewellary, fruit & veg, locally made produce – well worth a visit. Belgium Street, Ostend.

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Waiheke Alpaca

Welcome to Waiheke Alpaca and the Scott family comprising of Keenan, Lisa and their three young Children, Jessica, Mitchell and Charlie-Kate. We are very passionate about our Alpaca herd and their well being. This care extends through to long after animals have been sold and have left the farm with free advice and hands on assistance with Alpaca husbandry. Keenan is very active around the Show arena being a NZ Alpaca Judge in all facets including Huacaya, Suri and Fleece, Active Show Steward, and of course showing alpacas ourselves. So don’t hesitate to say Gidday. More here



Rangihoua Estate

Rangihoua Estate had its inaugural harvest in 1997 and this was the first time that olive oil had been made on Waiheke Island. Combining the traditional and modern methods of Olive Oil processing, Rangihoua is now a leading brand in Extra Virgin Olive Oils, and produces the most prolific award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oils in New Zealand.

Waiheke Cinema



Wild on Waiheke

A unique multi-activity venue only 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, offering fun activities set within the magic of a vineyard and brewery. We are one of Auckland’s most ‘unique’ boutique multi-activity venues, providing a diverse and ever-changing range of fun and challenging team oriented outdoor activities set within the magic of a Waiheke Vineyard. More here

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Free travel

If you receive NZ Superannuation or you’ve reached the qualifying age of 65, you can travel for FREE on Fullers’ ferries from 9am weekdays, all day weekends and public holidays.

Please note a ticket must still be obtained prior to travel and only one way tickets are available. Just present a valid SuperGold Card or Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) approved Senior Citizen ID Card at a Fullers ticket office and you will be issued your one way ticket.

Free travel applies to scheduled public transport ferry services between Downtown and Half Moon Bay, Devonport, Stanley Bay, Birkenhead, Northcote Point, Bayswater and Waiheke Island.

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Junk To Funk



Community Radio for Waiheke

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Community Radio for Waiheke

We’re broadcasting on 107.4 FM in Oneroa, Blackpool, and parts of Surfdale, and 88.3 FM in Ostend, Palm Beach, and Onetangi.
On Air

* We are broadcasting on 107.4 in Oneroa/Blackpool and parts of Surfdale, and 88.3 in Ostend, Palm Beach and Onetangi.


* All Podcasts (or use podcast feeds on right). Some of our audio content is also archived on


* Live Stream



The Museum is located at 165 Onetangi Straight, Waiheke Island, and is open from noon to 4:00 PM on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, all year round. Entry is by donation



Come on a Waiheke Island Adventure tour with us and customise it to suit your group’s needs, no group is too big or too small. We are able to give you a great day out exploring beautiful Waiheke Island. From excellent food and wine to a paddle on the beach.




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Waiheke is a great place to visit if you want a revitalizing break. This place has so much to offer to tourists such as breathtaking scenery, excellent accommodations, exciting activities and more. So take budget flights to New Zealand and go here now!