Best things to do in Waiheke

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Best things to do in Waiheke
December 22, 2021

The best things to do in Waiheke definitely involve nature, beaches, wine, food, sports and culture. We are talking about a wonderful piece of land near Auckland, blessed with stunning views and abundant with life.

To have a better idea of what to do on this breathtaking island, you should first have in mind the amount of time you have dedicated to your stay in Waiheke. No matter how long you are planning to stay, you will have plenty of options to add to your holiday.

It might be a quick romantic getaway with your loved one or a number of days and nights filled with amusement just as well as relaxation. So, without further ado, find out now some of the best things to do in Waiheke!

7 of the best things to do in Waiheke

Each traveller has their own taste when it comes to finding the best things to do in Waiheke. Some will go straight to a boutique winery, while others might prefer just to relax and enjoy the calmness of a private beach.

The best thing about Waiheke is how it is able to agree with all kinds of visitors, from the ones who are searching for an adventure to the others who are looking for some time to unwind. Below, we are sure you will find something to your taste!

1. Find peace on a private beach

We could not possibly start a list of the best things to do in Waiheke without one of the greatest wonders Omana has to offer. Our private and exclusive beach is just a short walk from our luxury villas.

Arrive at your spacious accommodation, admire the stunning views that will surround you throughout a well-deserved break from daily life, and step outside. Find your way down the trail that leads to the sand and the sound and touch of the waves.

Grab your favourite book or seize each other's company, just before you prepare to dip in Woodside Bay waters. Feel replenished and restored to move on to the next best thing to do in Waiheke.

2. Reconnect with your loved one

There are a number of destinations around the world that are an invitation to love, and Waiheke is certainly one of them.

The routine sure can keep us away from our hearts and our loved ones. No wonder this island is a haven for couples to reconnect with each other, to celebrate a special moment or have an anniversary getaway near Auckland.

There are amazing romantic things to do in Waiheke, but the best of them is to feel a restored deep connection between you two. A sumptuous, heavenly bed awaits you in our luxury villas. So spend the best time together and fill your holidays with joy.

3. Discover the best Waiheke wines

Waiheke is known for its tasteful and rich wines, therefore a wine tour is a must-do during your stay. The closest vineyard to Omana Villa is the verdant Destiny Bay, and other wineries can be reached within a short drive.

Even if you are not a fan of alcoholic beverages, you will find this one of the best things to do in Waiheke. With over 30 boutique wineries, the island is blessed with delicious restaurants in some of them, such as the dreamy Stonyridge Vineyard.

There are various wine tours, with some including golf and even a Segway tour, which is a blast to go around vineyards and feel immersed in the beautiful landscape.

4. Taste delicious food

A date to savour the island’s tastes is certainly on the list of the best things to do in Waiheke. 

Start by tasting local deep flavoured olives and olive oil as appetizers, then move on to fresh oysters and continue to your full meal journey in a local restaurant.

Discover a nicely prepared succulent meat, or rather fulfil your appetite with tasteful seasonal vegetables. Waiheke is prepared for all gastronomical needs and requirements. 

If you are staying at Omana, prior to your arrival, we will share with you our personal recommendations.

5. Ride along Waiheke

You can discover a great part of Waiheke riding a bike. Bring your own on the ferry from Auckland, or rent a bike once you arrive to feel the joy of cycling around the island.

There are trails for adventurous couples and individuals, just as well as peaceful rides, for you to calmly meet the wonderful nature that has blessed this piece of land.

6. Visit galleries and relish open-air art

Around Waiheke, you will find an art trail that will lead you to one of the most visual and sensorial experiences. From open-air art to galleries, artists have made a true commitment to filling the island with beauty and flair.

Alison Park is home to remarkable sculptures, as the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and many others share a variety of expressions of art.

7. Go kayaking or SUP

This is one of the things to do in Waiheke that can be enjoyed as a romantic getaway or even by a small group of friends.

Exploring Waiheke’s waters is one of the most fun and relaxing things you can do on your holiday. Go on a kayak or stand-up paddle and find amazing views from the sea. There are guided kayaking tours that will take you to precious spots for swimming.

Come to Waiheke for your next getaway

Discover the best things to do in Waiheke and pick your personal favourites on your next getaway. Plan a weekend or some days to restore and replenish your body and soul, alongside your loved one.

If you want to know how to get to Waiheke, all you need to do is go on a 35-minute ferry ride or a 5-minute helicopter flight from downtown Auckland. Within instants, you will be immersed in nature, surrounded by beauty and reconnected with life.

For a more exclusive and memorable experience, we highly recommend luxury accommodation, with a private beach.

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