Waiheke Island named as one of world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2016

Published on : Thursday, June 9, 2016

Waiheke IslandWaiheke Island, located at a 35-minute cruise from downtown Auckland, has been named one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit for 2016 by Lonely Planet.

 
Waiheke is an ideal day trip destination. If you’d like to stay longer and enjoy more of what’s on offer, there’s a huge range of accommodation, from luxury lodges to holiday homes and traditional Kiwi beaches.

 

Known as the island of wine for its many wineries and vineyards, a wine tasting or tour is a must.

 

Waiheke Island is a national taonga (treasure) with many special places. Home to historic sites, wildlife and diverse habitats, the island is an important part of New Zealand’s landscape. Waiheke’s National Reserves protect natural, historical and cultural heritage and help to safeguard the biodiversity of the planet.

 

Waiheke Island is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, which protects the natural and historic features of the gulf that are of national and international importance. The quality and presence of wildlife and plants, not found anywhere else in the world, make the marine park a highly protected area

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