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Wild about Waiheke Island

Sink into slow island life with a short break in paradise, indulging in delicious local produce and treating yourself to some R&R with the sound of rolling waves in the background. Leave work in the office, grab those closest, and forget about the stress of the months gone by with our exclusive Waiheke Short Break.

Day 1: Arrive in paradise.

When you arrive in Auckland, a driver will be waiting to take you to the ferry. 40 Minutes later, you will set foot on Waiheke Island. In landscape, lifestyle and experience, Waiheke is a world away. Enjoy local wine while looking out over vine-covered valleys to the blue sea beyond.

Arrive at The Palm Residence to a gourmet platter and bottle of local wine to cheers to the days ahead. Jump into your swimmers, get the sand between your toes and the salt water in your hair at the pristine beach only mere metres away.

Day 2: Gourmet Tour

Meet your private guide for the day for a tour of their favourite island spots. Meet the bakers, producers and vintners as you indulge in their delights.

Collect produce from private orchards, gardens and fishermen before creating your own meal under the guide of a local expert-chef with a glass of wine in hand. Sit down in the courtyard with your delicious meal, serving up the best treats the island has on offer, with someone who knows it best.

Day 3: Relax

After you wake up, enjoy a 60 minute massage and a yoga class from the comfort of your home away from home. Spend the rest of the afternoon lying on the beach, swimming in the ocean or exploring by SUP for the ultimate day of relaxation. Continue enjoying down time with those closest as the sunsets over the ocean and a private chef prepares a full BBQ feast for you to indulge in.

Day 4: Art, Nature & Adventure Tour

Waiheke offers many pleasures besides food and wine. Visit some top New Zealand artists, galleries and exhibitions, sculpture and garden parks; walk in a pristine native bird reserve, an ancient volcanic field or on a scenic coastal track; or ride the EcoZip above some luxuriant New Zealand bush. The choice is yours!

Day 5: Sailing in Luxury

Embark on an exclusive yacht charter for the day. Tell us your desired destination, and they’ll handle the details, considering wind and weather conditions. Anchor in a secluded cove to swim, snorkel, or try stand-up paddleboarding. For a hands-on adventure, take the helm or help trim the sails with guidance from your skipper. As you sail, enjoy spotting seabirds and other marine life, making this a truly unforgettable experience.