Off the coast of Auckland lies a little island named Waiheke. It is well known for being a wine growing region and is an all-round beautiful holiday destination with its lovely beaches. It’s a 40 minute ferry ride to the Island and the journey is very easy.
We were going there in mid-winter for my 24th birthday so I knew we weren’t going to be sampling the pristine beaches but I was more than looking forward to the wine tasting!
I had found a little Airbnb close to the centre of town and was delighted to see that it was just perfect – a gorgeous view overlooking the ocean and a king-sized bed in a warm studio apartment. I was borrowing Carole’s car for the weekend so we spent a bit of time exploring the small island which was a true gem. I was treated to a lovely Italian meal in the evening and in the morning we drove to the opposite end of the island to visit Man O’ War Vineyard for wine tasting and a lunch platter overlooking the beautiful ocean.
So 24 hours on Waiheke was a complete success and of course went far too quickly for my liking. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend and I only have Fabio to thank for that!