Archives for December 2016

PLAYGROUND OF THE GODS

waiheke

2016 WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR WAIHEKE ISLAND WITH THE DESTINATION WINNING 3 INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES.

1) Readers of Travel and Leisure magazine voted Waiheke Island the 4th best island in the world.

2) Waiheke Island was also voted 4th best island in the world in the Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards.

3) Lonely Planet rated Waiheke Island the 5th best destination in the world.

Oneroa Bay Waiheke Island

ISLAND SUBURB

Waiheke (pronounced wi-heck-e and Maori for ‘cascading waters’) is an Auckland suburb. Covering an area of 92 square kilometres, (36 sq miles) it is the second largest of the 19 islands in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.  Many of the 8.800 people who live on the island commute daily to Auckland. Another 3000 have holiday homes and live there part time throughout the year. Taking the land area/inhabitant ratio into account, Waiheke is the most densely populated of all the islands that make up New Zealand. read more