Waiheke Island

Taking a long holiday is a great way to wind down.

The lives we lead leave minimal time to take things easy.

A daily regimen may possibly include the early resonance of one’s alarm clock no so softly suggesting to you it’s time to rise up and begin your day. Pretty soon you are concluding your strenuous day at work and the succeeding section of the day commences. 

You’re in frantic need of a pleasure trip and what better location to choose a long end of the week compared to breathtaking destination of Waiheke in new Zealand. 
You can find amazing Waiheke accommodation choices to decide upon. This will depend on a lot of aspects like your budget and room availabilty.
It won’t be a long time before all those crazy working days full of expectations and due dates will be a subject put to rest, even if it is only for a holiday. As you sink into an extended lavish bath on your own Waiheke accommodation it is easy to relax your head and be aware that when it’s time to return, you’re going to feel quite rejuvenated and productive. Almost certainly your work coworkers will be thrilled for you. n They could even choose to copy you and also take a holiday escape them selves.
The most incredible things about this outstanding isle is the wide range of things to do. Any season gives something different to the visitor. In summer months you can invest many happy hours at one of the many soft sand shoreline. The days are lengthy and cozy. The temperatures are a great 25 degrees an average. You need an abundance of sun block lotion because you will rapidly burn in such a nasty sunshine.
If a the winter season holiday getaway is what you’re inclined to adopt this fantastic township features a whole lot. You may most certainly spend much of your free time in your Waiheke accommodation. The climate during this time period of year can nevertheless be fantastic but is also changeable and it’s also tricky to plan many open-air fun-based activities. It is not a concern simply because countless hotels within the island offer you in house swimming pools and eateries to eat and drink in, clearing away the need to go anywhere.
Waiheke Island is a wonderful place to take a long weekend. When your days are filled with chaos and you are running instead of taking it slowly, you know it is time to book a holiday. Enjoy your break as no doubt you deserve every wonderful moment of it.

Waiheke Island Warming to Big Summer Season

Waiheke Island Guesthouse is about to experience the Lonely Planet effect.

Waiheke island, off Auckland's coast, has been named by the popular travel guide as the world's fifth best region to visit in 2016.

"The secret is out," Lonely Planet's marketing director Chris Zeiher wrote in the announcement of the top 10 "best in travel" destinations.

Waiheke Island not only offers secret coves, beautiful beaches, rolling vineyards and luxury lodges...but also eclectic bed and breakfast options such as Waiheke Island Guesthouse.

Waiheke Tourism Forum chairwoman Jenny Holmes said the Lonely Planet listing was a huge boon for the island.

On the international stage people have heard of places like Rotoroa and Queenstown, she said, but Waiheke "is perhaps not so well known so it's great to receive the international recognition. We are all really thrilled."

She said no-one on the forum wanted Waiheke to be highly developed.

"The main reason people come here is for the beauty and the beaches. We have to be careful to maintain that.

"Everyone is in agreement."

Waiheke Winegrowers' Association chairman Craig Biggs said he was not surprised by the accolade.

"I've recognised for a while that Waiheke provides a world class wine and food experience. The diversity of wineries we have provides a really exciting experience for our visitors.

"Waiheke has always been a summer destination but the shoulder periods are starting to get busier now and I'm sure it's a reflection of the quality of experience people have."

The island was ranked fifth by Lonely Planet behind Transylvania, Romania, West Iceland, Valle de Vinales, Cuba and Friuli's wine regions, Italy.

It was another major accolade for Waiheke after it was last week named the world's fourth best island by readers of Conde Nast travel magazine.

The top three islands, according to the reader's choice list, were Palawan in the Philippines, Bora Bora and Moorea, both located in French Polynesia.

4 Eateries on Waiheke Island loved by locals

 - Oyster Inn: Probably in the higher cost bracket but for a special occasion this is the place to indulge your yearning for rich food. Set high above street level, you have the option of dining inside or out on the balcony. Live music often on offer.

- Fenice: Italian offering with a Kiwi twist. Great atmosphere and lovely staff with a warm fire inside. Booth seating along the exterior flank. Great pizza. Nice coffee, delicious breakfast and impressive overall vibe.

- Solar Cafe: Carefully managed by the owners, this place has amazing food, with many ingredients direct from their garden. Occasional live music, views, large beer garden and welcoming spaces to dine inside. Amazing coffee and superb staff.

- Charlie Farleys: An island institution. Try the date scones with cream! Spectacular on a sunny day with the large deck which opens up almost directly to the beach. Great staff. New menu. Live music every Thursday at 5pm.

Enjoy Waiheke Island like a local...see us for more details

- Order in Te Reo Maori and receive a discount at Ringawera Bakery - amazing pastry!

- Visit Blackpool Car Boot Market for Sunday morning bargains

- Drop by the Marae for great events such as 'Matariki on the move'

- Take in some local community culture at Artworks Community Theatre

- Try archery at Wild on Waiheke

- Head east to the 'Far End' for some deserted beaches and look out for orca whales!

- Stay out east and drop by Stony Batter and Man O War winery

- Visit the Onetangi Bird Reserve

- Take a short hike to the beautiful 'Cascades' and visit ancient Maori Kumara pits and pah

- Bush trails go most of the way to Cable Bay/Mudbrick from the ferry

- Te Ara Hura walking tracks span some 100km of world class coastal and bush walks