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Why we like it
- Excellent photo opportunities a short walk away
- Friendly and exclusive hotel environment
- Waiheke Islands is in itself, a secluded paradise
- Vineyards are scattered across the islands, with regional wines available at any time
- Mini Mokes make exploring the islands further afield sites still attainable
The Lighthouse Suite is made up of three floors, each level is tastefully decorated and well equipped, and it's our personal favourite place to stay. Partly due to the third floor being comprised of a viewing deck over Oneroa Bay.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Located just 35 minutes by fast ferry or 10 minutes by helicopter from Auckland, The Boatshed is a luxury boutique property on Waiheke Island. With all day dining available for guests, you can have complete flexibility and with just five suites, you can be assured of excellent personal service. Take a walk along the beach, explore the nearby vineyards and local artist galleries and studios or relax in your suite with panoramic ocean views. The Boatshed now has Mini Mokes available for rental, one of the best ways to explore the island and its hidden treasures. Waiheke is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Best time to be there
Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.
Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)
26 hours, one stop
GMT +12 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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