Auckland's islands: marine playground

Auckland is known as the City of Sails, and this is largely because it has some of the world’s best...


Islands in the gulf - view of Omaru Bay with Ponui Island in the background from Waiheke Island. © Steve Clancy

Sealink Travel Group Visit website

Stunningly beautiful Great Barrier Island offers a truly back-to-nature experience.Remote and rugged, "the Barrier" is a great place to really escape the rigours of a . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf and its more than 50 islands have been home to humans for a thousand years... Read the story . . . 

Wild Estate, Wild on Waiheke & Waiheke Island Brewery Visit website

WILD ON WAIHEKE - Your ultimate Multi-Activity experience/ Wild on Waiheke is the home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island Brewery, and a . . . More . . . 

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Tiritiri Matangi Island short walks

Enjoy a magical cacophony of native birdsong on these short walks, as well as stunning views of the surrounding islands. Read the story . . . 

Batch Winery Visit website

Real Food. Real Goodness. Real Simple. Thomas's Bach.At Thomas's Bach - Vineyard, Restaurant & Cellar Door you can enjoy spectacular views from Coromandel to the . . . More . . . 

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Waiheke Island: a sense of freedom

Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the fifth-best holiday destination in the world.  Read the story . . . 

Cable Bay Vineyards Visit website

The Cable Bay Vineyards Estate consists of an on-site winery, cellar door, vineyards, olive grove and 2 exceptional restaurants offering both New Zealand fusion and . . . More . . . 

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Indulgence

Waiheke Island: a self-contained bubble of pure pleasure

Feel a world away, retreat into lazy days and drift from vineyards to olive groves to beaches on Waiheke. Read the story . . . 

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Waiheke Island Motel (formerly Midway Motel) Visit website

Within 10 minutes drive of 10 of the island's top beaches and vineyards. Waiheke Island Motel is centrally located just a short 10 minute drive . . . More . . . 

Ajadz

Delicious Food - Great Taste - Great Price - Come Hungry, Leave Happy! Ajdaz Indian Cuisine's Restaurant is a great place for a meal out . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

Trillium Lodge

The Spectacular Great Barrier Island - one of only four Dark Sky sanctuaries in the world - is a mere 25 minute flight or 4 . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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