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 swim in beautiful Man O' War Bay.
Waiheke's most famous vineyard is home to world-famous reds, an atmospheric cafe and the occasional dance party. Order a bottle of wine and a gigantic deli platter and retreat to one of the cabanas in the garden.
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).
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.
This winery and microbrewery offers tastings, archery, laser clay shooting, pétanque, a sandpit and a giant chessboard.
Wander steep pathways through privately owned rainforest, wetlands and gardens scattered with sculpture. Cash only.
The Artworks complex houses the Artworks Theatre, the Waiheke Island Community Cinema, the attention-grabbing Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Whittaker’s Musical Museum, a collection of antique instruments. This i…
Peacock Sky combines a rustic vineyard ambience with wine tasting (from $3), and main dishes ($25 to $32) and shared platters ($32 to $45) tinged with local produce and international flavours.
Part of the Waiheke Island Artworks complex, Whittaker’s Musical Museum has a collection of antique concert instruments.
This interesting little gallery showcases the work of local artists. It's worth dropping by just to scour the gift shop for treasures.