Sneak Away For A Weekend To Waiheke Island

It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf, home to a number of beautiful beaches and some fantastic accommodation options. If you’re looking for a private and intimate weekend getaway, why not sneak off to Waiheke Island? Escape the mainland and book a stay in a beach villa or a luxury cottage looking out over the water.

If you are travelling from outside of Auckland, booking a rental car at Auckland Airport will give you transport to the Devonport Ferry and around Waiheke, allowing you more freedom during your stay. Plan your getaway today and enjoy some of these activities on the island.

Cycle Waiheke

Hire a bike at Bike Hire Waiheke and enjoy taking the island on at your own leisure. Available as soon as you arrive by ferry, you can hire a bicycle for the whole weekend or just the afternoon. Bike Hire Waiheke gives you everything you need from the helmet and bike lock to a map of suggested routes and places to visit.


Snapper, kingfish and marlin are all popular catches as you head out toward Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf, and the warmer months see them migrating closer to the shore. Go deep-sea fishing with Fat Snapper Fishing Charters on Waiheke Road. Fat Snapper provides all the gear you need and can take you on a half-day or full day trip starting in the early morning to some of the best spots in the Hauraki Gulf

Ocean Man Free-diving

Embark on a snorkeling adventure with Scott at Ocean Man. Whether you’ve been snorkeling before or it’s your first time, Ocean Man has an adventure for you. Explore the waters surrounding Waiheke Island and enjoy a fully guided tour of some of the best diving spots.

Sea Kayaking

Get out on the ocean and experience the water sea kayaking. Sea Kayak Waiheke Island offers a range of journeys from half-day excursions to overnight trips. Paddle to the outer islands and let your guides show you some of the local bird species. You might even glimpse dolphins and whales just north of the island during your trip.

Wild on Waiheke

Wild on Waiheke offers visitors the ultimate experience with a range of different exciting activities for you to take part in during your stay. Enjoy archery, clay bird shooting, taste the flavours of Topknot Hill vineyard and relax for lunch at their cafe and bar. Find Wild on Waiheke on Onetangi Road – be sure to make a booking in advance and discuss the activities you’re interested in.

If you’re looking for a private and intimate weekend retreat with plenty of activities to keep you busy, a stay on Waiheke Island is perfect. It’s great for couples but families and groups of friends can have a lot of fun exploring the island and everything it has to offer too.

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