Zipline – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

A zipline over the forest canopy on Waiheke Island

Z is for zipline . . .  or zoom. Practical Information:  Waiheke Island is a short ferry ride from Auckland. Eco Zip has side by side ziplines that take you over vineyards, then over the forest canopy. Personally, I am a chicken, and prefer to spend my afternoons on Waiheke at either the beach or one of the many wineries. […]

Hiking – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

Hiking on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

H is for hiking. Practical Information:  With our reputation as being clean and green, of course there are a seeming unlimited number of hiking options, through subtropical rainforest, glaciers, parks, forest, and so much more. There are nine “Great Walks” in New Zealand, offering Department of Conservation shared cabins and requiring reservations. Total walking enthusiasts […]

Waiheke Island Beaches, Paradise in New Zealand

Palm Beach - one of many Waiheke Island beaches near Auckland New Zealand

The Waiheke Island beaches, along with the wineries, help to explain why the island made it onto Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Regions to Visit in 2016” list. It had been far too long since our last visit. In fact, I don’t think we ever took the ferry out to the island, but had only visited in the […]

Waiheke Island Wine: Photos from My Favourite Vineyards

Looking down on Cable Bay Vineyard on Waiheke Island outside of Auckland New Zealand

Looking out over the vineyards leading first to olive groves and then to the sparkling blue sea, I am reminded how much I love Waiheke Island. I am not the only one. Lonely Planet included Waiheke Island as number 5 on their worldwide Best in Travel 2016 list. It’s not far. In fact, I can see Waiheke Island from my […]