Waiheke Island’s Little Gems – New Zealand
Having spent a year in Australia and fallen in love with the country, I wasn’t prepared for the powerful passion I would feel for NZ. I thought nothing could stir up the same feeling of longing and perhaps be-longing. But let me tell you about Waiheke Island. Briefly and in pictures.
It’s only 45 minutes or so from Auckland city centre by ferry, and today, because it is Auckland Day, they let us all on free!
On Waiheke, they grow lemons in their gardens…
And cows welcome you to their homes:
Vineyards cover the hillsides.
And the views from some of the vineyards are as good as the wines. We popped into Cable Bay Vineyard where you can eat the most delicious food in their restaurant on one side, sip their wines on the other and in both establishments look out over this:
So many more photos I could put in, but I’ll finish with a friends and family shot – my dad, Judith who is looking after us in Auckland, putting us up and showing us a great time, and Jan who had us over to her beautiful summer home on Waiheke.
Here’s where Waiheke is btw.