Waiheke is a hidden gem in the heart of the Pacific Ocean that enchants visitors with a rare combination of stunning natural beauty, a vibrant culinary scene and opulent luxury and exclusivity.
The island awaits those seeking an unforgettable escape from the everyday routine and a special time to reconnect with a loved one. After an unparalleled experience, you'll leave refreshed, inspired, and lounging to return.
Keep on reading to find out what awaits you in "The Hamptons of New Zealand" and get ready to start planning your trip!
It is not hard to understand why Waiheke is a Pacific paradise. The island is well-known for its stunning landscapes, with golden-sand beaches and rolling hills, lush vineyards, delicious food and luxurious accommodations.
Waiheke offers moments of tranquillity and connection with nature for those who like simple contemplation and for those that are a bit more adventurous.
During the warm season, there are plenty of water sports visitors can engage with, such as kayaking and stand-up paddling. Walks and hikes are also an interesting option, with tracks having different levels of difficulty.
When cooler, visitors can get to know the island's thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries showcasing the works of local and international artists, and the chance to appreciate the local community and their relaxed culture and way of living.
For many travellers, eating well is a must to make an experience abroad as perfect as it can get. The good news is the local cuisine is also one of the elements that make Waiheke a Pacific paradise.
Whenever you come, you can indulge in the island's flourishing gastronomic scene that offers world-class wining and dining at the top vineyards, such as Tantalus Estate (picture below), and other restaurants and bistros.
Waiheke's cuisine is based on fresh, locally-grown ingredients and great food ― local or international ― prepared by high-quality chefs ready to provide experiences that cater to all tastes.
In addition to all, luxurious accommodation can make Waiheke even more of a Pacific paradise, especially if you choose to live the Omana Experience.
A villa in Waiheke is your best choice when visiting the island and Omana presents a premier accommodation designed for couples and individuals seeking an extraordinary escape.
Located amidst Waiheke's natural wonders, our villas offer an ambience of seclusion, serenity and romance, making it the ideal escape from the everyday routine and a special destination for honeymoons, anniversaries, and rekindling love.
Omana's architecture blends seamlessly with the island's beauty, crafting a harmonious retreat that feels like a private haven. Each villa boasts stunning views, inviting guests to connect with nature's wonders from the comfort of their luxurious villas.
Inside, meticulous interior design adds an air of sophistication, complementing the awe-inspiring exteriors. And a very well-equipped villa provides you with all the amenities you might need during your stay.
In addition, Omana's guests have access to a private beach and this makes the experience on the island even more exclusive.
Travellers from the Asia Pacific area and the United States find an array of options to embark on their idyllic journey to Waiheke.
For those travelling from the west coast of the US, flights to Auckland provide convenient access to Waiheke. For example, you can come to the island from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Portland by buying tickets from Hawaiian, Air New Zealand or Alaska Airlines.
With Auckland serving as the gateway, a short and scenic ferry ride transports visitors to the island's paradise.
Another option is to come to Waiheke by helicopter; a faster and more private ride that also gifts visitors with the opportunity of appreciating all the island's beauty from a different point of view.
Once at this Pacific paradise, you'll have different options to get around the island. Taxis or executive transports are good options that allow you to sit back and relax while a private driver takes you wherever you'd like to be.
And if you are up to trying something different that might make your trip a lot more fun, you can also choose a day for a nice horse tour to get to know Waiheke while straightening your connection with nature.
Waiheke Island stands as a Pacific paradise, due to its natural beauty, culinary delights, and the promise of unforgettable experiences.
For couples and individuals seeking a dreamlike escape, Omana's premier luxury villas offer the pinnacle of opulence and romance. From the stunning architecture blending perfectly with nature to its sustainable luxury, Omana creates the perfect atmosphere for delightful moments in Waiheke.