Part of the Waiheke Island Artworks complex, Whittaker’s Musical Museum has a collection of antique concert instruments.
Displays islander artefacts in six restored buildings.
A pricey but excellent private sculpture park featuring a stellar roster of NZ artists. Admission is by way of a two-hour guided tour; book ahead.
Wander steep pathways through privately owned rainforest, wetlands and gardens scattered with sculpture.
Founded as Goldwater Estate in 1978, this is Waiheke’s pioneering vineyard. The attached delicatessen sells well-stocked baskets for a picnic among the vines ($55 for two people).
'Waiheke's most awarded winery' serves excellent pizza among the vines.
Waiheke's most famous vineyard is home to world-famous reds, an atmospheric cafe, tours ($10 including tastings of two wines, 30 minutes, 11.30am Saturday and Sunday) and the occasional dance party. Order a bottle o…
This winery and microbrewery offers tastings, archery, laser clay shooting, pétanque, a sandpit and a giant chessboard.
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. The 20-minute walk from the car park leads through private f…
This impressive wooden manor was extended from an 1845 structure by Governor George Grey, who purchased the island in 1862. It houses a fine collection of Victoriana, including some of Grey’s effects, and is surroun…