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Mid winter on Waiheke Island

Posted 10/8/2016

It’s chilly out (by Waiheke standards) but toasty warm inside.  There has been great excitement this month for island residents...

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Special Mid-year Offer

Posted 14/7/2016

Three nights for the price of two special offerThree nights for the price of two special offerThank you so much to the lovely guests who completed our annual survey, especially those

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Return to Raglan

Posted 24/6/2016

It had been nine years since our last visit to Raglan so we were looking forward

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The Two Best Things about Winter on Waiheke

Posted 15/6/2016

Onetangi Beach in JuneOnetangi Beach in JuneThe two best things about winter on Waiheke are...

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Love Leigh

Posted 27/4/2016

We just returned from a fun weekend in Leigh and Matakana.  Catching up with good friends is always a blessing and, when it’s a short stay of only two days, there’s nothing like a bit of local knowledge to be assured you’re seeing all the best parts of a destination. 

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Waiheke on a Sunny Autumn Day

Posted 14/4/2016

Autumn is a favourite time of the year with crystal clear sunny days.  Two of the most popular visitor activities are beaches and walkways.  Here are some guests recent favourites...

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Summer fun

Posted 16/2/2016

Onetangi Beach 2016Onetangi Beach 2016What a magical summer it has been with temperatures around the late 20’s for over a month now.  Visitors have been enjoying

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Sunday lunch at The Shed, Te Motu

Posted 30/11/2015

Te MotuTe MotuThe Dunleavy family planted the first vines at Te Motu in 1989.  Their first vintage, in Bordeaux style, was released in 1993 and they are regularly mentioned in the media for both their highly acclaimed wines and their award-winning restaurant, The Shed.  Te Motu had been chosen for this special lunch as

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How to organise a holiday on Waiheke Island

Posted 18/11/2015

Crosstrees balconyCrosstrees balconyDid you know that over 60% of Waiheke visitors in a recent survey had never visited Waiheke before? First time visitors often ask us the same questions including “How do we get there?”, “What is the best way to get around?” and “What is there to do?”   So here is our one-stop guide for first time visitors. One thing we know for sure is that

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Waiheke Island - From Then to Now

Posted 28/10/2015

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