City business people live on Waiheke.
Years ago Waiheke was considered far away and less accessible than it is now. As a result of faster and more comfortable sea ferries, this perception has changed. Now more people live on the Island, and quite a few even commute to the city for work. They are delivered by ferry right to the centre of downtown Auckland, every day. Quite a large amount of students arrive on the ferry also, to attend school on the mainland.
"Waiheke - home and tourist destination"
Waiheke Island is an island in the Hauraki Gulf in the outer edge of Auckland Harbour. The island is home to about 10,000 Aucklanders with the population concentrated on the left hand side of the island. It is a great get-away for Aucklanders and tourists alike and is especially good to sample watersports like kayaking and fishing in the summer. Waiheke is said to be a few degrees warmer than mainland Auckland and the climate is great for growing grapes. There are a large number of vineyards on the island. The main beaches are Oneroa, Palm and Onetangi. The island also has an interesting war time heritage with a large underground tunnels and gun emplacements at a place called Stoney Batter on the far end of the island.
More photos around the island.
The Nautical theme fits in at Waiheke very nicely thank you!!
This place is amazing. It's a restaurant, a sports bar and a casino!! Well you can eat, watch the rugby and play the pokies out the back.
"Old cars preserved by isolation."
I wonder how long the old Morrie has been on the island. Probably most of it's life.
This abandoned building looked amazingly natural to be found on Waiheke. The Mexican stucco design and colour were just perfect for here, I wonder why it was abandoned.
On the south side of the island there are many harbours like this with mangrove inlets and muddy areas.
"Interesting craft around the coast."
There is often very interesting yachts and boats around the coast in the small harbours.
It's always nice to drive or cycle along the coastal roads anywhere in New Zealand. Here is a typical example of what you will see.