Must see attractions in Waiheke Island

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    Man O' War

    Settle in with a tapas platter and a glass of Man O' War's Valhalla chardonnay at Waiheke's only beachfront tasting room. If the weather is good, go for a…

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    Wild on Waiheke

    Showcasing its offerings in a modern bar-and-bistro complex, this winery and microbrewery offers tastings and activities including archery and laser clay…

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    Connells Bay

    A pricey but excellent private sculpture park featuring a stellar roster of NZ artists. Admission is by way of a two-hour guided tour. There are only a…

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    Waiheke's most famous vineyard is home to world-famous reds, an atmospheric cafe and the occasional yoga session on the breezy decks. Order a bottle of…

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    Goldie Estate

    Founded as Goldwater Estate in 1978, this is Waiheke’s pioneering vineyard. The attached delicatessen sells well-stocked baskets and platters for a picnic…

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    Dead Dog Bay

    Wander steep pathways through privately owned rainforest, wetlands and gardens scattered with sculpture. Cash only.

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    Waiheke Island Artworks

    The Artworks complex houses the Artworks Theatre, the Waiheke Island Community Cinema, the attention-grabbing Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Whittaker…

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    Peacock Sky

    Peacock Sky combines a rustic vineyard ambience with wine tasting (from $3), and main dishes ($30 to $35) and shared platters ($34 to $48) tinged with…

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    Whittaker’s Musical Museum

    Part of the Waiheke Island Artworks complex, Whittaker’s Musical Museum has a collection of antique concert instruments.

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    Waiheke Community Art Gallery

    This interesting little gallery showcases the work of local artists. It's worth dropping by just to scour the gift shop for treasures.

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    Azzuro Groves

    This hilltop tasting room showcases some of Waiheke's finest olive oils and also sells other artisan food products.

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    Stony Batter Historic Reserve

    At the eastern end of the island, privately owned Stony Batter has WWII tunnels and gun emplacements that were built in 1941 to defend Auckland’s harbour…