Outdoor activities on Waiheke Island: Have the best summer

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Outdoor activities on Waiheke Island: Have the best summer
December 21, 2023

Summer is coming! And there’s no better place to experience it than Waiheke Island, the perfect spot for outdoor activities. Nestled in the enchanting Hauraki Gulf, just a short ferry ride or helicopter flight from Auckland, Waiheke stands as a haven of tranquillity, a sanctuary of natural beauty, and a playground for those seeking adventure.

During the summer months, Waiheke Island transforms into a haven for those seeking amusement within nature. This is a place where sun-kissed beaches meet verdant hills, and where the gentle rhythm of island life beckons you to slow down and reconnect with nature.

What's summer like on Waiheke Island?

The generous embrace of the sun awaits you here at this magical getaway destination. Summer on Waiheke Island is a symphony of warm embrace and refreshing respite. The average temperature ranges from 22-28°C (72-82°F), making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Days are long and sunny, inviting you to explore the island's many beaches, each with its unique charm. From the secluded coves of Little Palm Beach to the lively shores of Oneroa Beach, there's a beach to suit every desire.

Top outdoor activities on Waiheke Island

Have you packed your bags yet? Wait no longer because you’re about to experience something amazing!

Beach hopping

Don’t know which beach to choose? But why pick one when you can have the best of them all? Embrace the island's coastal beauty by embarking on a beach-hopping adventure. 

Wander along the sandy expanse of Onetangi Beach, where the waves gently lap against the shore, or discover hidden gems like a private beach at Woodside Bay, a secluded cove with a rocky shoreline. Guests at Omana Luxury Villa have access to it!

We have a special article about it:

Hikes and walks

Waiheke Island boasts a network of hiking trails that wind through native forests, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline and the Hauraki Gulf. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll with your loved one or a challenging climb, there's a trail to suit every fitness level.

For more information about them:

Exclusive mindful walks

Walks are invigorating activities for the body and soul. As part of Omana Luxury Villa's exclusive offers, guests can enjoy sessions of Mindful Walks, with an experienced guide and professional Mindset Coach and Mindfulness Practitioner.

The guide leads a journey to local attractions, natural wonders and the potential for introspection and reflection in a mindful way.

Sounds appealing to the soul? We will send you more information upon booking your stay.

Kayaking and snorkelling

The crystal-clear waters surrounding Waiheke Island are a haven for kayaking and snorkelling enthusiasts. Explore the underwater world, teeming with colourful marine life, as you paddle along the coastline.

Horseback riding

Embark on a horseback riding adventure, exploring the island's scenic landscapes on horseback. Ride through lush paddocks, sandy beaches, and scenic hilltops, where panoramic views await.

Wine tours and Wine tasting

No trip to Waiheke Island is complete without indulging in its world-renowned wines. After all the fun and amusement of the outdoor activities listed above, add this other experience to continue enjoying the natural environment of this stunning island.

Embark on a wine tour, visiting boutique wineries nestled amidst rolling hills and vineyards. Sample the island's finest wines, savouring the flavours of Waiheke's unique terroir.

Omana’s personal favourites include:

Best place to rest after outdoor activities

After a day of exploring the island's many treasures, retreat to your luxurious havena private villa perched atop a hill, overlooking the tranquil expanse of the ocean. Our boutique hotel offers a (hard) choice between four detailed and designed villas, each a sanctuary of comfort and elegance

Our villas feature:

  • Super king bed (a California king or two singles in Villa Serenity)
  • Kitchenette (with a microwave, a fridge and a coffee machine)
  • Extensive bathroom and oversized bathtub
  • Private balcony with an ocean view.

You can learn more about our amenities here.

Pure tranquillity after outdoor activities

As the sun dips below the horizon, draw a warm bath, let the cares of the world melt away, and soak in the serenity of your surroundings. Indulge in a two-course meal, savouring the flavours of fresh, locally sourced produce – more information about dining in upon request.

As the stars emerge, step onto your private balcony and gaze up at the celestial tapestry above. Let the gentle rhythm of the ocean lull you into a state of deep relaxation, preparing you for a night of ultimate rest on your king-size bed.

Waiheke awaits you this summer

Waiheke Island, with its idyllic beaches, breathtaking scenery, and abundance of outdoor activities, is the perfect destination for those seeking a luxurious summer escape.

Immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty, indulge in culinary delights, and unwind in the comfort of your private villa. Let Waiheke Island be your sanctuary, where you can reconnect with nature, rejuvenate your spirit, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Come stay with us!

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