Day Trip, What to see & do.
Waiheke Island is 45 minutes over the Hauraki Gulf from downtown Auckland by ferry. It is one o...
Things to do in Waiheke Island06 June, 2023
Breakfast at Oneroa eateries And Walk On Palm Beach
Once you’ve arrived at Waiheke island, your first stop on the itinerary is Oneroa just a few houses back from the beautiful Palm Beach. This friendly and inviting place on the island is home to some great seafood matched with fantastic wines, but we’d recommend that you stop in for a beautiful brunch here only. We’d recommend just a light bite here because soon you’re going to be heading on to Wild On Waiheke for lunch, but if you are looking for something more filling, here they have all the classics.
Palm Beach looks out and is a popular mooring spot for pleasure boats enjoying the beautiful island air. If you head West along the beach and over the rocks, you’ll find little palm beach, which is a great spot for a secluded dip in the beautiful clear waters.
Then on to Wild On Waiheke And Surrounding Vineyards
The next step on the journey is out and on to Wild on Waiheke which is just a 10-minute ride away. Here at Wild on Waiheke they offer group tastings of their specialist beers and wines where the local experts can talk you through the story of how Wild On Wines came to be and why Waiheke soil and climate make for such delicious and excellent flavors. Within 5 minutes of Wild on Waiheke, you’ll be able to walk to the Tantalus Estate, Stonyridge Vineyard and Te Motu Vineyard. All the vineyards on this western side of Waiheke have taken their little slice of paradise to plant and grow beautiful grapes from around the world. Each offers a slightly different experience, and each has its own wine experts who have carefully crafted the taste from the surrounding land. If you’ve had a few glasses of wine already, just have fun exploring the hills in the interior of the island. Most of the landscape here is cultivated for wine production so it’s easy to spend hours wandering through row upon row of beautiful grapes.
Waiheke Art gallery
Another spot worth visiting is the community art gallery which was set up by a group of local artists. Here you can find 4 separate uncluttered exhibition spaces, that celebrate the light and air of Waiheke. There are original sculptures, bronzes and paintings, and drawings. It’s easy to see how Oneroa has become such a successful community for artists, so you might leave feeling inspired by the calm quiet atmosphere.