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

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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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 . . . 

Cable Bay Vineyards Visit website

EXQUISITE CUISINE, AWARD-WINNING WINE & BREATH-TAKING VIEWS With one of the best uninterrupted views on Waiheke Island, Cable Bay Vineyards is the closest vineyard, winery . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

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 . . . 

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 . . . 

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Natural attractions

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 . . . 

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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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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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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Activities

Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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 . . . 

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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Rangitoto Island walks under one hour

Catching the ferry and taking a short walk on beautiful Rangitoto Island is an absolute Auckland must-do. Read the story . . . 

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Rangitoto Island walks under one hour

Catching the ferry and taking a short walk on beautiful Rangitoto Island is an absolute Auckland must-do. Read the story . . . 

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