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The top 10 activities to do on Waiheke Island

By this point, Waiheke's nickname has become the island of wine, and as delicious as that is, what else is there to do on the island when you've finished your wine touring and want to experience something new? 

We've put together the top ten activities to do on Waiheke Island, whether you're travelling as a couple, with a group of friends or colleagues, this list has something for everyone.

1. Luxury picnic with friends

If you are looking for something fun to do with your friends or family and the Island, the team at Indigo can create the perfect picnic experience! From searching for the ideal outdoor spot to creating the ultimate set up for your get together, spend the day relaxing on our world class beaches with a drink in hand.

Check out our picnic with friends packages

2. Kayak around the Island

Visit the Island's secret beaches, coves and caves where only kayaks can reach!

Keep and eye out for birds and sea-life as you enjoy a guided tour or explore on your own. Find the perfect package from 2h, Half day and Sunset tour to discover the hidden gem that Waiheke Island has to offer.

Book your tour here!

3. Ziplining 

Zip across working vineyards and forest canopy while enjoying breathtaking views of the Island and the city in the background! With dual cables, each over 200m long, fly side-by-side with your friends and share an unforgettable experience.

End the adventure with an easy 1.4km guided walk back through the native forest.

Check out their website for more info 

4. Scooter Picnic Date

If you are looking to surprise your date with an fun Waiheke adventure, take your date on a scooter ride around the Island. Appreciate the beauty that Waiheke landscape as to offer, stop wherever you like, end the tour to a fully set picnic and enjoy a romantic time together. 

Trust the team at Indigo to create your perfect picnic set up.

Check our picnic dates packages

5. Play Golf

Voted “Best 9 Holes Northern” Come play a relaxed round on Waiheke Island’s only golf course! 9 holes that can be played as 18 using differing tees.

The green tee positions are suitable for non-golfers and avoids the major hazards. The current layout is planted in mature trees, with picturesque water views from several areas on the course.

End your Golf round with a coffee or a well deserved wine at the Golf's cafe/bar.

Book your tee time!

6. Take a scenic flight

Experience Waiheke Island from above! Take off from Waiheke Aerodrome to enjoy the local beauty of the beaches, vineyards and coastline and appreciate the views of the Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel. Flights are not as pricey as you may think, especially if there's a group of you, and what an incredible way to see the whole island.

Book your flight here!

7. Horse tour

This highly acclaimed horse riding operation is a true Kiwi experience. Every ride takes you on some of Waiheke's prettiest and most secluded little beaches.

Whether you’re an experienced rider seeking new thrills or a complete beginner eager to explore, the horse tours cater to all skill levels, promising a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Find more information on the horse trekking website

8. Propose to your Loved one

Overlooking the city, at the beach or a vineyard? Live music or playlist? Sunrise, sunset or under the stars? Our qualified planners can make your perfect proposal come true!

Imagine the surprise on your partner's face when you arrive at your special location, go down on one knee and propose ! There is no better way to spend a day on the Island!

From location and photographer to a magical set up, we take care of everything, all you have to bring is the ring!

Check out our proposal packages

9. Botanical Distillery Experience

The Botanica Distillery host public events at the renowned Batch Winery. They offer a Gin & Tonic experience where you will explore the world of botanicals, the team will guide you through the plants and spices used to create Gin. You will then be invited to create your own aromatic drink to sip on while you admire the outstanding views of Waiheke.

For a unique group experience and for more details, click here

10. Stony Batter historical tunnels

One of New Zealand's great walks and fascinating historical site. Start with a gravel walk passing numerous huge rocks scattered over the landscape. Enjoy 360 degree views towards the East side of the Island and the Coromandel and experience a unique guided tour through the tunnels and chambers.

Check out the Stony Batter website for more info.


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