Entries tagged: Waiheke Island

Exploring Waiheke Island

Exploring Waiheke Island

Ker & Downey travels to Waiheke Island and finds it firmly planted on her “do not miss list” when you find yourself in Auckland. Hop on a ferry from the Queens Wharf for the short morning sail over to Waiheke Island. Most notable for an impressive collection of wineries, olive growers, and an annual outdoor sculpture exhibit,  Waiheke’s heritage dates back to the 14th century and is best learned through the stories of locals. In true Kiwi fashion, finding a local on Waiheke who would delight in sharing their knowledge of the island isn’t terribly difficult. Walk into any storefront, […]

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Waiheke Island a Top 10 Destination for 2016

Waiheke Island a Top 10 Destination for 2016

Waiheke Island is among Lonely Planet’s list of top ten destinations for 2016. The recently released list ranked it fifth in the list of best places to visit next year. From Auckland, Waiheke Island is a 35-minute ferry ride away – an easy day trip well spent exploring one of the hottest regions for 2016. Here are three reasons why we think you should go! Thriving Artistic Community Waiheke Island is a creative haven, home to over 100 glass-blowers, sculptors, painters, woodworkers, and the like. You can see some of the sculptures showcased at the Connells Bay Waiheke Sculpture Park – […]

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