Located about 17.7 kilometers away from Auckland, New Zealand, lies a beautiful gem of an island named Waiheke. The said island is the second largest island in the region next to the Great Barrier Reef Island. In addition to that, it is the most populated island in New Zealand with 93 people per square kilometer. The Waiheke landscape and seascape is absolutely awesome but the island paradise does not limit itself to that, it also boasts its active night life and rich heritage. So, before looking for those Waiheke Island accommodation specials, here are some things that you can do if you happen to visit the said island.
Visit the Ostend Market
Start your trip by seeing the local produce and crafts by visiting the infamous Ostend market. This is where locals and foreigners alike get to buy vegetables, pottery, handmade crafts, food and clothing. This market is open every Saturday from 10 pm to 1 pm, located at the Ostend War Memorial.
Jitterbug to Waiheke Island Easter Jazz Festival
Before getting those Waiheke Island accommodation specials, make sure that you are able to experience this annual meet up of the best jazz musicians in New Zealand and even in the world. If you happen to like progressive, beautifully written and odd time signatured music, this festival should be in your bucket list.
Visit Waiheke Island Wineries
When we think of wineries, we usually think of Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Portugal and Spain. So, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you are in awe that there are wineries in other places, and in Oceania at that. Nevertheless, the mentioned island boasts its wineries that are on par with the world’s standard.
Visit the Stony Batter
This place is situated in an almost cinematic view that will leave your jaw wide open. This humongous battery of coastal lands was originally built to shield Auckland, New Zealand from the Japanese invaders during world war two. It also boasts three (3) 23 meter guns, a complex of underground magazine rooms, a store full of guns, and rooms that were built for engine. This place is perfect for the history buff and the adventurous alike. So, light up that torch and start exploring.
Ride in the Shepherd’s Point Riding Center
This place offers an assisted trekking and riding experience that you obviously need to do in your life. Your riding experience does not matter for they can accommodate all levels of expertise. This ride will also allow you to experience and see the farms, bushes and beaches.
Take a stroll around the area
Well, despite the place being advanced and all, the place is still pretty laid back. The main reason why you probably spent time finding thoseWaiheke Island accommodation specials is you want to get away from the stressful life of the city. There is no better way of doing that than taking a stroll with a loved one in a quiet street with a scenic view in the background and the faint warmth of the sunset; the perfect ending to a busy day.