Discover boutique hotels in Waiheke Island, New Zealand
When to go
Visit in late summer (March is a good bet) for spectacular sunsets and still-warm waters. The cooler months of June through August are perfect for long coastal walks and leisurely wine tastings.
PlanesAuckland International Airport is 45 kilometres away (a two-hour drive). There’s also a small airport on the island – Waiheke Island Aerodrome – for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. There’s also a seaplane service to the island.
BoatsPassenger ferries run regularly between Waiheke from downtown Auckland. You can book a spot for your car or bike on the ferry too.
AutomobilesHire a car to explore the island at your own pace.