Weekend getaway from Auckland

Friday, June 17, 2022

Weekend getaway from Auckland
June 17, 2022

New Zealand is full of amazing spots to spend memorable holidays with a loved one or even by yourself. There are fantastic places to visit all over the country either for a long or short trip. For travellers who are looking for a weekend getaway from Auckland, we are now going to share with you some details about a stunning piece of heaven called Waiheke Island.

If you are a big lover of wine tastings, delicious local and international cuisine, outdoor activities, and art, and you also value a sense of community, Waiheke is the place for you. The island offers it all and more to make your stay unforgettable. 

Waiheke as your weekend getaway from Auckland

When you come to Waiheke, even though you will be spending just a weekend getaway from Auckland, it will feel like you are far away from all the noise and daily life of a city.

Waiheke is a lovely weekend getaway from Auckland

The island has its own pace and rhythm, which you will get to experience from the moment you arrive here. Drivers are more gentle on the roads as they take the time to enjoy the journey admiring the wonders around the land.

Locals do not rush to get things done on the autopilot. On the contrary, they make visitors feel as if they were a part of the community.

Waiheke attracts tourists from all over the world – mostly from Australia, China and the United States – so it’s our commitment to welcome you all in the nicest way possible and with open arms.

How to get to Waiheke from Auckland

One of the most convenient ways to get to Waiheke for your weekend getaway from Auckland is the ferry that leaves from the city. There are two options:

  • Fullers passenger ferry from Auckland Downtown: takes about 35 minutes;
  • Sealink car ferry from Half Moon Bay: an average of 45 minutes journey.

Other transport to Waiheke from Auckland

There are other special ways for you to get to Waiheke and spend a lovely getaway without spending too much time on a trip from Auckland.

Waiheke is a great option for a weekend getaway from Auckland

Car rental in Waiheke

You may also be wondering how to get around Waiheke Island, right? The preferred means of transport for most guests is by car, as it gives you the freedom to explore the island in your own time.

Rentals are available the moment you arrive at Waiheke, but you must make a reservation prior to your arrival, or be at risk of not getting a vehicle.

If you want your weekend getaway from Auckland to be of complete rest and relaxation, you can also hire bespoke jeep tours, which can make your trip even more enjoyable. Another option to get around the island is by taxi or executive transport.

What to do in Waiheke Island

We have already given you a taster of what you can do on this heavenly piece of land, so let’s highlight some of the best things to do in Waiheke, so you can plan your trip to this haven.

  1. Taste Waiheke Island wine

We must give a special shout-out to Batch Winery, Stonyridge Vineyard and Tantalus Estate Vineyard.

  1. Go to gin and whisky tastings

Some of our beloved experiences are at the amazing Waiheke Distilling Co and The 'HEKE.

  1. Savour olive oil tours

Waiheke is also proud to be home of tasteful olives and olive oil, which you can taste at places like Rangihoua Estate.

  1. Experience tasteful cuisine

From local to international chefs, Waiheke has it all to your taste. Some of our personal recommendations are Ki Māha, Mudbrick, Poderi Crisci and Fenice

  1. Appreciate music and art

For the art lovers, our suggestion is to spend some quality time in Waiheke’s art galleries and local antique shops.

  1. Enjoy the beach

It’s not by chance that Waiheke has been compared to places like Mauritius. The island is blessed with stunning beaches, such as Oneroa Bay, Onetangi Beach, and Palm Beach.

And there’s, of course, a private beach available to Omana Luxury Villa’s guests. Can it get more special than this? It’s certainly one of the most romantic things to do in Waiheke.

Where to stay in Waiheke

If you are looking for the perfect stay for a weekend getaway from Auckland, we say you should make it memorable. Make it a special occasion of it in a luxury villa with an ocean view. Our detailed villas are atop a hill, surrounded by green land and native forest.

View of the ocean in Waiheke, amazing for a weekend getaway from Auckland

We have already mentioned our private beach and stunning views all around. But we are not joking when we say “all around”.

Stunning views from bed to bathtub

From your comfy super king-size bed, you’ll be able to welcome a new day and have a lovely breakfast from your table, marvelling at the ocean. Or right from your bathtub, you will catch the sunset twilight.

View of Waiheke, amazing for a weekend getaway from Auckland

Equipped kitchenette

Breakfast is served daily to our guests, and you can make a cup of coffee or tea from the machine in your kitchenette. Stay in to enjoy what you see or move a little to the balcony to breathe the fresh air from nature.

Our villa's kitchenette for your weekend getaway from Auckland


Before or after enjoying everything Waiheke has to offer, entertain yourself in your luxury villa. Connect to the Wi-Fi with the password you’ll be given prior to your arrival, and enjoy shows on Apple TV and Netflix, or put on some music to set the mood.

The best getaway close to Auckland

Now you know about one of the best places you can be spending your weekend getaway from Auckland. Waiheke is a breathtaking island, with so much to see and do. So come enjoy precious moments of life and have a memorable holiday.

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