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Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is an idyllic paradise located in the Hauraki Gulf, off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. This island is known for its stunning beaches, lush green forests, and stunning views of the surrounding islands. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and is easily accessible by ferry from Auckland.

Waiheke Island is approximately 13 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, with a population of around 9,000 people. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including a large number of bird species and marine life. The island is also home to many wineries, olive groves, and other agricultural products.

The island has a rich and varied history. Maori people have lived on the island for centuries, and the island was the site of a major battle between the Maori and British forces in 1845. The island was also the site of a major shipwreck in 1864, when the HMS Orpheus ran aground on the island.

Today, Waiheke Island is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a variety of activities, from swimming and snorkeling to mountain biking and kayaking. The island is also known for its art galleries, wineries, and olive groves, as well as its many beaches and walking trails. Visitors can also take part in a variety of cultural events, such as the annual Waiheke Island Festival.

Excursion tips for a day in Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a beautiful destination in New Zealand offering a variety of activities and attractions. Here are a few ideas of what you can do on a day trip to Waiheke Island:

1. Take a guided tour of the island, including a visit to the local vineyards for wine tastings.

2. Explore the beaches and coastal walks.

3. Take a ferry ride to one of the nearby islands.

4. Visit the local art galleries and craft shops.

5. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment.

6. Visit the local farmers markets to sample local produce.

7. Take a kayaking or sailing tour around the island.

8. Visit the local museums and historic sites.

9. Go for a bike ride or a hike around the island.

10. Enjoy a gourmet lunch or dinner at one of the local restaurants.

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The climate in Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island in New Zealand enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures range from 17-24 degrees Celsius, with plenty of sunshine and occasional rainfall. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall. Winter temperatures range from 8-15 degrees Celsius and the island can experience strong winds. Spring is usually mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from 11-20 degrees Celsius. Overall, Waiheke Island has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.

Cruise weather for Waiheke Island

Our weather forecast for Waiheke Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 9 °C
18.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
83.2 %
12.9 m
93.3 %
1,005 hPa
07:28:47
17:23:34
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 11.8 °C
16.9 m/s
20.9 m/s
32.6 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,011 hPa
07:28:14
17:24:16
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 13.7 °C
24.8 m/s
37.4 m/s
94.8 %
21.9 m
89.7 %
1,012 hPa
07:27:41
17:24:59
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 13.1 °C
41.8 m/s
56.5 m/s
80.3 %
15.2 m
91.4 %
1,001 hPa
07:27:05
17:25:42
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 12.7 °C
30.2 m/s
46.4 m/s
75.0 %
22.2 m
86.9 %
1,000 hPa
07:26:28
17:26:26
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 12.5 °C
37.1 m/s
52.8 m/s
68.6 %
21.4 m
84.9 %
1,000 hPa
07:25:49
17:27:10
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 12.8 °C
40.0 m/s
54.7 m/s
39.8 %
21.1 m
79.1 %
1,011 hPa
07:25:09
17:27:54
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 11.4 °C
33.1 m/s
43.2 m/s
51.6 %
21.8 m
84.6 %
1,011 hPa
07:24:27
17:28:39
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 9.8 °C
28.4 m/s
32.8 m/s
20.9 %
24.1 m
70.6 %
1,018 hPa
07:23:44
17:29:25
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 8.8 °C
22.3 m/s
28.4 m/s
1.4 %
24.1 m
64.9 %
1,021 hPa
07:22:59
17:30:10
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 9.9 °C
16.9 m/s
22.3 m/s
1.9 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,022 hPa
07:22:12
17:30:56
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 11.1 °C
29.6 m/s
38.0 m/s
75.6 %
23.4 m
81.5 %
1,018 hPa
07:21:24
17:31:43
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 15.1 °C
min: 11.8 °C
35.3 m/s
49.0 m/s
42.3 %
16.0 m
88.3 %
1,008 hPa
07:20:34
17:32:30
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 12.2 °C
23.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
14.3 %
23.9 m
74.3 %
1,010 hPa
07:19:43
17:33:17
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 11.9 °C
35.3 m/s
43.6 m/s
86.6 %
16.1 m
82.4 %
1,003 hPa
07:18:50
17:34:04

Cruises to Waiheke Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Jan. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am

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