Things to do in Waiheke Island

Top Things to Do in Waiheke Island

Things to Do in Waiheke Island

Top Attractions in Waiheke Island

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  • T M J
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    Beautiful, first class Vineyard. Spectacular views. Very special place for romantic lunch/dinner or group celebration. Stunning food/presentation and great service. Can’t wait to go back. Will be recommending to everyone
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • katnz123
    Hamilton, New Zealand5 contributions
    We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Man O War on Easter Sunday. I really appreciate the introduction of the shuttle, as this meant we could sit back and relax in air conditioned comfort while someone else navigated the gravel road! The bus was punctual and feet comfortable, and our driver, Evelyn, was friendly and welcoming.

    The day was very windy but we didn’t let that stop us. Man O War bay is an absolute picture any time of the year. We sat outside and enjoyed our pinque and Pinot gris, and the AMAZING octopus special of the day. A gorgeous cheese board was a welcome finish to our meal.

    The staff were busy but really friendly and helpful. We sat and relaxed until our 3pm bus back to town, where the queues were so ridiculously long for the ferry, Evelyn looped back and dropped us in Oneroa so we could have a bit of extra time on Waiheke.

    I am really hopeful that people take this amazing opportunity to go off the beaten track to Man O War. It’s not city life, and we didn’t want it to be - just relaxation, salt air, and amazing food, wine and scenery. We will be back!
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • BarbWats0n
    Auckland128 contributions
    Wow, on a clear blue day this place is simply the best!!! What a great position to view the surrounds, sea and country views galore ... absolutely stunning.
    We enjoyed the sharing board of meats, perhaps could have had a bit more on it for the price, but what was on it was tasty and very enjoyable. The spicy fries were welcomingly different and very moorish too. The hot brie was delicious for sure.
    This vineyard is definitely on our list of "we will return"!
    Written 7 June 2019
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  • Alikr2015
    Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions
    Really enjoyed this experience. We were a group of four who were able to ask questions and learn a lot. We were fortunate to have the owner with us so it was super interesting to hear about his journey. Really enjoyed having the food with the wine. Only complaint would be that you had to move between the wines maybe quicker than you want to as someone is guiding you through it so it can go to your head as they are not small tastings.
    Written 8 February 2021
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  • Randall Blackford
    14 contributions
    Oneroa is a lovely beach that is long and flat... super for a morning or evening walk. Everyone is friendly and says hi!
    Written 25 February 2021
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  • WaihekeGurl
    5 contributions
    The Shed at Te Motu is our absolute favourite. The menu is delightful and the team are a dream - checking in to make sure everything is OK but never intrusive.
    We have been here many times over the years and it never fails to delight us.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,480 contributions
    This pioneering winery dates from 1978, making it the oldest winery on the fabled Waiheke, New Zealand's island of wine. The winery overlooks scenic Putiki Bay. The winery was established by the Goldwater family, and it now hosts the University of Auckland Wine Science Centre. This boutique estate makes wonderful wines; it also has great ocean views.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,480 contributions
    Some vineyards are better than others; Mudbrick Vineyard is one of the more up-market destinations on Waiheke the Island of Wine. The vineyard is on a sloping block overlooking Huruki Bay; the gardens are impressive. Mudbrick Vineyard not far from where the ferry pulls in at Matiatia. The wines are very good. A tasting fee is charged, which is refunded when you buy more than a certain value of wine.
    Written 5 June 2021
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  • Trek219898
    Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
    The owners have done a great job of returning this site to native bush and framing some fantastic art works by New Zealand Artists. Do not be put off by the access in our view this is an absolute must visit and shouldn't be missed. Jo and her husband have obviously made a very major investment in bringing this site to life. We couldn't stop talking about it after we left
    Written 18 October 2020
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  • MrandMrsOBrien
    Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
    We went here as part of the art trail walk in Oneroa - it was a great start to some great local art.
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • Kiwi721
    Wellington, New Zealand53 contributions
    Great views and interesting walk. A nice stop on the way to Man O'War Winery/Bay.
    Interesting rock formations and stunning views out over the gulf. If you go on the right days, you can now take organised tours through the gun emplacements.
    Written 4 January 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,480 contributions
    Podere Crisci Winery is a touch Italy on Waiheke Island, just an hour by ferry from Auckland. Podere Crisci Winery is well run. It grows a trio of Italian wines -- Arneis, Nebbiolo and Montepulciano apart from other grape varieties. Podere Crisci is well run; the accliamed restaurant serves genuine Italian food. The vineyard is 7,7 ha (19 acres), on a north-facing slope. Opening hours may vary accoding to season. The winery is situated near scenic Awaawagrea Bay.
    Written 4 June 2021
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  • Merran C
    Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
    Thanks to Jenni, Kirstie and Nicky. The head gardeners here know their plants, biodiversity and ecological sciences, and are passionate about their craft. The tour kept the kids interested. The garden is varied, colourful and BEAUTIFUL! The high tea was tasty, delicate and satisfying, catering for my husband’s GF diet. The sculptures are wonderful. Bees, Monarchs and Ladybirds add to the wonder of this hidden sanctuary.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Rogan
    1 contribution
    Our group dropped into Awaroa Winery. It's one of the smaller vineyards on the island but the wine was fantastic. Each of our group went away with a bottle of something. We were lucky enough to have our tasting while the winemaker was there. He is obviously very passionate about making wine and made the experience really special. Don't miss this winery if you visit Waiheke.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Barbara H
    2 contributions
    Atawhai Whenua Reserve.
    Onetangi Reserve - closed to protect against kauri dieback disease.
    Te Haahi-Goodwin Reserve - closed to protect against kauri dieback disease.
    Keeping Waiheke free of kauri dieback

    The island is currently free of kauri dieback disease and it’s important we keep it that way.
    Written 6 November 2021
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