Waiheke Island is situated in the Hauraki Gulf some 17kms from Auckland City. Over 8,000 people now reside on just over 1/3rd of itsĀ 93km2… with a vast area on the east side still undeveloped, rugged and beautiful. Accessed by Fullers passenger ferry every half hour, it is just 35 minutes from downtown. An alternative Sealink car ferry runs hourly from Half Moon Bay. Waiheke is cram-packed with the most amazing views at nearly every twist and turn. With over 25 high-quality vineyards and some of the best restaurants in NZ, it is an epicurean’s delight. During the summer, festivals celebrating art, wine and music abound. Having been named in the New York Times’ top world destinations in 2013, the island is now being visited by more and more people from around theĀ globe.