Holiday in New Zealand: Discover the charms of Waiheke Island!

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Holiday in New Zealand: Discover the charms of Waiheke Island!
June 11, 2023

Do you want to know why you should spend your next holiday in New Zealand?

There are many great reasons, from the stunning natural wonders to the warm Kiwi hospitality that will make you feel at home even in a foreign land to the luxurious accommodation options.

Check out this article to know what awaits you and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to this enchanting destination that is New Zealand!

Why include New Zealand in your Asia Pacific luxury trip?

First of all, consider the proximity. Being relatively close, in comparison to other long-haul destinations, New Zealand offers convenient and manageable travel options.

Direct flights and well-established air routes connect major cities in the APAC region to the island, which reduces travel time and makes it an easily accessible getaway.

New Zealand is well known for its remarkable natural landscapes which are travellers seeking respite from their bustling urban lives. The country showcases an inspiring range of natural wonders, from snow-capped mountains and lush forests to pristine lakes and picturesque coastlines.

A holiday in New Zealand can be filled with outdoor adventures such as hiking, skiing and many water sports, or simply relaxing on the beach ― depending on in which season you decide to come. Also great food and wine, and a unique chance to get in touch with the local culture.

Top reasons to come to Waiheke during your holiday in New Zealand

But where in New Zealand should you go on your holidays? If you are a couple looking for a romantic destination, we can only suggest coming to Waiheke, a hidden gem you'll love to discover!

Travelling from Auckland by ferry, you'll take no longer than 40 minutes to get to Waiheke but if you want an even faster ride you can come by helicopter for an incomparable sight of the natural landscape – you might want to check our special package. Once on the island, getting around is relatively easy as you'll have many options such as bikes, car rentals and private hires.

In Waiheke, you can:

Get to know the vibrant local art

New Zealand's rich indigenous heritage, combined with its multicultural population, created a captivating fusion of traditions and expressions. The Māori culture plays a significant role in New Zealand's artistic landscape, with traditional art forms like carving, weaving, and tattooing celebrated and preserved. 

Additionally, New Zealand boasts a thriving contemporary art scene, with galleries featuring various mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and digital art.

Spend some time relaxing on the beaches

There are plenty of activities for your holiday in New Zealand when it comes to exploring our beaches. Embrace the serene coastal beauty by taking walks along the sand, being kissed by the sun, and enjoying picnics.

Also, you can enjoy a traditional Kiwi barbecue on the beach, savouring delicious local cuisine while enjoying the soothing sound of crashing waves.

Practice water sports

For adventurous souls, there are thrilling water sports like surfing, stand-up paddling or kayaking, making the most of the crystal-clear waters. Take a dip in the ocean and witness the diversity of marine life while snorkelling or diving.

Go on hikes to connect with nature and bond with your loved one

Our country's diverse landscapes, from lush forests to towering mountains, offer different options of trails for exploration. Lace up your hiking boots and venture into the wilderness together, breathing in the fresh air and marvelling at the stunning scenery!

You might witness waterfalls, serene lakes, and panoramic vistas that will leave you in awe. Take breaks along the way to capture photos and embrace the tranquillity of your surroundings.

The hiking experience allows you to bond with your loved ones, engaging in meaningful conversations while sharing the excitement of marking a new achievement together. You’ll have a wonderful time doing walks in Waiheke.

Go on wine-tasting tours in our world-class vineyards

During your holiday in New Zealand, consider attending a wine-tasting tour through lush vineyards to learn about the art of winemaking and the unique characteristics of each varietal. Sample a diverse range of award-winning wines, from crisp Sauvignon Blancs to rich Pinot Noirs, accompanied by delectable local cuisine. 

Take the opportunity to purchase your favourite bottles as souvenirs or gifts at one of the top vineyards of Waiheke to cherish the memories back home and, then, eat at renewed restaurants with local or international cuisine.

So, how about coming to Waiheke?

With all these reasons to visit Waiheke, you know that the island is a great destination for your holiday in New Zealand as it can provide you with relaxation, adventure and a taste of the good life amidst breathtaking landscapes.

To make it even more delightful, you can stay in a luxury villa, such as Omana's ones, to have an even more remarkable experience. With that in mind, you'll like to know that Omana is located in peaceful private surroundings and is the perfect place also for anniversaries, honeymoons and even intimate weddings.

Ready? Come stay with us!

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