“One of my favourite island beaches is Man O’ War Bay on Waiheke Island; it’s at the other end of the island from the ferry and Man O’ War Vineyard is right there!”
Sir John Kirwan
Waiheke is home to a string of picture-perfect white-sand beaches, including Oneroa and Onetangi, both just a short bus or car ride away (Oneroa is about 20 minutes’ walk from the ferry). At the other end of the island, Man O’ War Bay is not only a looker, but Man O’ War Vineyard’s beach-front cellar is just steps away.
Catch the ferry from Sandspit (or bring your own boat) to Kawau Island and relax at Mansion House Bay. Stop off at Vivian Bay, where pods of dolphins are often playing in the crystal clear waters. With boutique accommodation and a fine dining restaurant, it’s also perfect for a wedding or a special occasion.
Play it safe in the water
Make sure you keep yourself and your family safe while you’re enjoying our beautiful beaches as water does present a potential hazard. There are steps you can take to keep safe while you’re in, on and under the water. See New Zealand’s Water Safety Code.