15 of the BEST Things to do on Waiheke Island in 2024

Updated 20th April 2024

The stunning view as you arrive at Matiatia Bay.

The Ultimate Guide for your stay on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island, the Jewel of the Hauraki Gulf

10 beaches within 10 minutes on Waiheke Island.

1. Go wine tasting

2. Grab a bike and explore

Cycling is a great way to experience Waiheke Island.

3. Go ziplining

EcoZip Adventures ziplining experience over native bush.

4. Enjoy a day at the beach

Some beach time on Waiheke Island is a must-do.

5. Stony Batter Historic Reserve

The historic Stony Batter Reserve with views to die for.

6. Explore Whakanewha Regional Park

Waiheke Island offers over 100 kilometers of walking tracks, inviting you to explore its natural beauty.

7. Hop-on hop-off Explorer Bus

The Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus on Waiheke Island offers a convenient and flexible way to explore its scenic beauty and attractions.

8. Go kayaking

Kayaking around the waters of Waiheke Island offers a unique experience.

9. Enjoy the Best in Fresh Seafood at The Local Waiheke

Fresh fish and friendly vibes at The Local.

10. Take a trip to the eastern end of Waiheke Island

Discover the Gin Paradise at Waiheke Distilling Co.

11. Visit the Waiheke Museum

Go back in time with the Waiheke Museum.

12. Go hiking

Explore Waiheke Island’s Natural Beauty on Te Ara Hura Trails.

13. Have brunch at The Waiheke Island Resort

Food with a view at Waiheke Island Resort.

14. Visit Waiheke Ostend Market

Discover the Vibrant Waiheke Ostend Market.

15. Go on a scenic flight

View Waiheke Island from above with Waiheke Wings.