Waiheke Island Delights
Waiheke Island has a diverse range of delights on offer, and here are a selection of them:
Waiheke has superb walkways offering serene bush with stunning views, expansive reserves, beautiful beaches, charming villages and so much more.
A flourishing outdoor flower farm on Owhanake Bay Estate. Flowers are available by weekly subscription or in various sized bunches from 10am to 1pm on Saturday morning during the growing season (September to April) at the Harvest Shed, 68 Korora Road, Waiheke. The flower farm was featured on Country Calendar on 23 June 2013. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJffa_NGwW0
Owhanake Bay, Oneroa
Waiheke Island has perhaps the best collection of beautiful and varied beaches in one location in New Zealand. There are magnificant sandy white and golden beaches, pebble beaches and small secluded beaches you can only reach by walking.
Every Saturday from 8am until noon the people of Waiheke Island congregate to buy and sell, swap stories and catch up with friends. A unique collection of arts & crafts, home-made foods, fresh fruit & veg, Waiheke cheeses, olives, breads and oysters, jewellery, secondhand goods, books ...
Where else in the world can you go to taste some of the worlds best Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Enjoy a friendly and informative tasting at Rangihoua.
Summer Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 11am-2pm, Winter Wed-Sat 11am-2pm, Sun 12-2pm
Stony Batter, at Waiheke's eastern end, is renowned for its remarkable rock outcrops and extensive tunnels and gun sites dating back to World War II. A road and walkway crosses private farmland to reach the Stony Batter Historic Reserve.
Man o' War Bay