Solo travel in New Zealand: enjoy yourself in Waiheke

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Solo travel in New Zealand: enjoy yourself in Waiheke
October 25, 2022

Plant a tree, have a child (if you’d like, of course), write a book, and if we could add one item to the list, travel alone in New Zealand. Okay, even though this was just a joke, we do want to suggest a solo travel experience that can take you to places like Waiheke Island.

Being able to reconnect with ourselves and enjoy our own company is something quite special and very much needed from time to time. So if you are looking for an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, keep on reading.

In this content, you will find reasons to travel solo in New Zealand and what to do on your trip!

Why travel alone in New Zealand?

If we are facing the facts, people are busy. Sometimes, too busy. Especially women that usually take more responsibility than men. So the whole idea of solo travel in New Zealand is about having some alone time to rest, recharge and enjoy life.

For a couple of days or more, you can leave the kids at home, disconnect yourself from your work and leave the responsibilities far away, and simply enjoy what New Zealand has to offer.

A good option is choosing a destination that allows you to get in touch with nature ― and the country's gorgeous landscapes ―, and with yourself. A place like Waiheke is only a 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland, while still feels like it's a world away.

Aerial view of Waiheke Island

Both New Zealand and Waiheke are considered safe places that women can visit alone with no worries.

Is the idea starting to sound interesting to you, a solo traveller in New Zealand? So go ahead and know what you can do once on the island.

6 things for solo travel in Waiheke

If you decide to come to Waiheke when travelling alone in New Zealand, here are some of the best things to do on the island that can make your time around count:

  1. Going to the beach

Beautiful blue ocean and the warmth of the sun on your skin. The beach is appealing to most who come to Waiheke and offers different possibilities for someone travelling alone.

You can go for a swim, of course, and you can also enjoy activities like kayaking or stand-up paddling to experience the ocean from a different point of view.

Sunbathing, and taking time to read your favourite book are also options or simply marvelling at the ocean and having a peaceful time are also options for you here.

You might be happy to know that there are private beaches on the island, such as the one accessible to Omana's guests. Something that can make you feel even more relaxed and tranquil.

  1. Unwind in a luxury villa

By the way, if you're looking for relaxation when on solo travel in New Zealand, consider the possibility of staying in a luxury villa specially designed to help you leave all the stress and worries behind.

You can even choose a sea view accommodation in Waiheke that will allow your mind to wander while you take a nice and relaxing bath in an oversized bathtub.

Oversized bathtub at Omana, in Waiheke
  1. Go on a hike

If you are feeling a bit adventurous and willing to get in touch with nature, you can go on one of the many walks around the Waiheke. Their difficulty level and estimated duration vary.

In any case, though, you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy some very nice views that will help you de-stress and recharge. The hikes are also a great opportunity to reconnect with yourself and go back home feeling stronger.

Walks and hikes in Waiheke Island
  1. Explore delicious cafés

Auckland and Waiheke are great places for coffee lovers. If that is your case, you should definitely take some time to get to know the local coffee scene and meet at least one of the cafés, such as Akito Cafe.

Take your book with you, leave the "real world" behind for a while and just enjoy the moment.

In Waiheke, Timmy Smith is one of our recommended places to buy delicious tea.

  1. Go on a wine tasting

One thing solo travellers in New Zealand must know is that Waiheke is famous for its world-class wineries and great restaurants. If this sounds appealing to you, consider booking a tour and going wine tasting.

There are more than 30 wineries you can choose from to learn about their winemaking, have a taste and then enjoy a delicious meal to make your gastronomic experience complete and more special.

And for what is worth mentioning, our personal favourite wineries with restaurants include Batch Winery, Tantalus Estate Vineyard and Stonyridge.

  1. Visit art galleries

Nature isn't the only good thing to look at while solo travelling in New Zealand. During your stay, you can enjoy the work of many artists, from beautiful open-air sculptures to a number of art galleries.

One place of choice is the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, where you can also buy priceless antiques and collectables as a souvenir of your trip.

Before you leave the website to pack your bags…

There are many reasons to choose travelling alone in New Zealand, and to come to visit Waiheke Island such as doing everything at your own pace, gaining confidence and independence, relaxing and reconnecting with yourself.

No matter what is your main reason to come, when ready to do so, stay with us!

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