Museum in Waiheke Island

Whittaker’s Musical Museum

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

Waiheke Museum & Historic Village

Displays islander artefacts in six restored buildings.
Gardens in Waiheke Island

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; book ahead.
Gardens in Waiheke Island

Dead Dog Bay

Wander steep pathways through privately owned rainforest, wetlands and gardens scattered with sculpture.
Winery in Waiheke Island

Goldie Wines

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).
Winery in Waiheke Island

Passage Rock Wines

'Waiheke's most awarded winery' serves excellent pizza among the vines.
Winery in Waiheke Island


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…
Winery in Waiheke Island

Wild On Waiheke

This winery and microbrewery offers tastings, archery, laser clay shooting, pétanque, a sandpit and a giant chessboard.
Historic Site in Waiheke Island

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. The 20-minute walk from the car park leads through private f…
Gallery in Waiheke Island

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.