Honeymoon Packages on Waiheke Island

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Due to the nature of 2020 many weddings and honeymoons have been postponed. But Waiheke still stands out as a romantic destination and as Covid restrictions loosen we are witnessing a return of loved up brides, grooms, wedding parties and honeymooners. In particular, we have noticed an increase in elopements and smaller weddings occuring on the island. We love catering to couples and we are happy to work … Read More

Private chef experience on Waiheke Island

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Enjoying the luxury of having a private chef cook you dinner is another experience you can enjoy on Waiheke Island. Most visitors to Waiheke Island book private houses as the main source of accommodation. Obviously eating out is delightful on Waiheke thanks to there being so many high quality options. From restaurants, cafes, wineries and fast food options there really is something for everyone on Waiheke Island. Preparing … Read More

Staying on the Vineyard

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Staying on the vineyard is a concept we became warmly familiar with whilst living in Portugal. During our time in Portugal we stayed on working vineyards in various wine regions. We really loved meeting the owners of the vineyards and learning their family story. Discovering the wines, eating at the vineyard and then staying overnight felt like a really romantic experience. When we returned to Waiheke after our … Read More

Navigating Covid 19 and tourism

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Living in a Covid 19 world is the new normal. Navigating how to run a tourism business is new territory. In 2020 we are all doing our best to figure out how to go about things. It is disruptive and challenging but we keep pursuing. Waiheke is a tourism destination and usually plays host to tourists from all around the world. As summer approaches we realise that it … Read More

Wellness and Wine do go together

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A great example of this is the new yoga studio and wellness initiative Koukoulee (which is a Greek word for silkworm cocoon). Koukoulee has its prime studio location in Oneroa, where you can start your weekend with a Friday evening flow or a Saturday morning pilates class before the weekend’s wine tasting activities commence. Koukoulee also puts together yoga experiences in idyllic locations on Waiheke Island. You and … Read More

Being Vegan on Waiheke Island

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Being a vegan on Waiheke Island is becoming easier than ever before thanks to the growing plant-based movement. In April 2020 Akito Cafe opened which is Waiheke Island’s first slow food and plant-based focused cafe. The menu is stunning and features a range of creative, inspiring, fresh and tasty plant-based dishes. The majority of the dishes on the menu and foods in the cabinet are vegan. Our personal … Read More

Walking on Waiheke Island

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Waiheke Island is home to some of the most stunning picturesque walking terrain us well-travelled specimens have ever seen! The combination of coastal and native bush trails with endless views of the ocean, islands and volcanoes makes it such a unique and inspiring walking destination. There is a wide range of public walking trails on Waiheke that cater to different fitness levels and desired walking times. These all … Read More

Waiheke Tour With Your Dog

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Are you fed up with not being able to go on holiday with your beloved pet? Or feeling bad when you do bring your doggie friends along with you but they aren’t welcome to join in on activities and dining experiences? Well, if you travel to Waiheke with your dog you have nothing to worry about as the whole family is welcome on a Wineheke wine tour! Waiheke … Read More

The Wonders of Nature

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Abundant nature is a huge drawcard of Waiheke Island. Bush, trees, birds, ocean, parks, flowers and animals and vines! It is absolutely without a doubt the best thing about the island in our opinion šŸ˜‰ We are always so excited to share the island’s natural wonders with our guests. With our planet in such a fragile state, finding pockets of abundant nature and fresh clean air is becoming … Read More

Waiheke voted ‘3rd best island’ in the world

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A New Zealand island hasĀ been voted one of the world’s best, ahead of Bali, Hawaii and the Greek Islands. Auckland’s Waiheke Island was named the top island inĀ the South Pacific and number four in the world. Every year, readers of US magazine,Ā Travel + LeisureĀ vote onĀ theirĀ favourite destinations, accommodation, airlines and other travel-related categories as part of theĀ World’s Best Awards survey. Waiheke Island was voted number four on the annual … Read More