Waiheke Island is situated across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland, just a 35 minute commute by ferry to Auckland’s centre. The island is 20km in length with rolling hills, vineyards, beaches and amazing views, perfect for hiking and relaxing.
The island has an artistic and bohemian feel, with many art galleries and craft boutiques, alongside cafes and restaurants. Summers are hot and dry with daily temperatures averaging 29°C and winters staying mild at around 19°C in the day.
Although there are not many employment opportunities on the island, the short and relaxing commute by ferry to Auckland make it an appealing place to live, for those moving to New Zealand in search of a chilled pace of life. With 35 ferry crossings daily, all the amenities of the city are within easy reach. Waiheke has two schools and a great sense of community.