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Sun setting over rural Waiheke view with sea and Rangitoto, as seen from Gorgeous Inn Waiheke

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Waiheke Weather
The land area of Waiheke Island is 92 km2, with a relatively long coastline of 133 km. The surrounding ocean, and associated sea breezes, moderate rising temperatures in mid-summer, while the ocean moderates falling temperatures at night. On average, Waiheke's temperatures are up to a degree warmer than in Auckland city, while the rainfall is about three-quarters of that measured in the city.

Expected High and Low temperatures (avg per month, based on the past 4 yrs)

Jan Feb
25.2 24.3 23.4
17.0 14.6 15.1
11.8 8.7 9.3
10.8 11.1
11.6 15.1

Our weather station monitors and updates local weather conditions on the web. If you can't see an image below, click on the link above to view the current conditions and intraday extremes.

Things to do on a typical sunny day on Waiheke
Enjoy these activities, if indoor pursuits are preferred
  • Enjoy one of several lovely coastal walks, bush walks or explore Whakanewha Regional Park. Click here for a an excellent map showing the local attractions.
  • Relax at one of the local beaches: Oneroa, Little Oneroa, Palm Beach, Onetangi, Matiatia, Church Bay, Blackpool, Surfdale, Putiki Bay, Rocky Bay, Whakanewha, Man o' War Bay.
  • Take a ferry to Devonport or the city. There are also regular ferry services from Orapiu to and from Rotoroa Island or Coromandel township.
  • Grab a beach picnic of fish and chips at Oneroa, Palm Beach or Onetangi; or a pizza at Little Oneroa.
  • Visit some of the island's olive oil producers.
  • Walk to our three neighbouring wineries, or visit several of the others that are dotted around the island.
  • Linger over a long lunch overlooking the water in Oneroa, Onetangi, or at top class vineyard restaurant.
  • Browse and nibble your way around the Saturday morning market in Ostend.
  • Play a round of golf at the Waiheke Golf Course.
  • Have a go at lawn bowling in Surfdale.
  • Walk the Tarata Track (an interpretative forest walk) to the Cascades waterfall in Whakanewha Regional Park (located near Batch Winery).
  • Hire a sea kayak at Matiatia.
  • For an easy option to see the island, contact one of several tour operators.
  • Contact Walking By Nature for a personalised guided walking tour of Waiheke.
  • Charter a fishing boat.
  • Try your hand on a stand up paddle board.
  • Visit Wild on Waiheke and have a go at archery or laser claybird shooting, or beer tasting.
  • Visit the wonderful Waiheke Art Gallery and gift shop.
  • While at the gallery, grab a map and tour several artist studios and various outlets.
  • Stroll around the vibrant shops in Oneroa village.
  • Enjoy the cafes in Oneroa, Surfdale, Ostend or Onetangi.
  • Visit the Waiheke Museum and Historic Village
  • Visit Whittaker's Musical Museum in Oneroa.
  • Select your favourite couch from the quirky collection and catch a movie at the Waiheke cinema.
  • Enjoy the views and a glass of wine from in front of the roaring fire at Cable Bay Winery and Mudbrick.
  • Curl up with a book in front of the Gorgeous Inn wood burner.
  • Hire a DVD from the local video store, or choose from our select library of films.
  • Visit the local library.
  • Pamper yourself with a massage from one of the local health spas or have a massage in our accomodation by Sonia Pecenkova (phone 02102605277).
  • Consult one of the local newspapers for any local theatre productions.
  • Visit the highly regarded Te Matuku Bay Oysters shop.
  • Enjoy a long lunch at one of the local wineries or at a cafe in Oneroa.

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A calendar of regular annual events on Waiheke

Wharf-to-Wharf fun run
Three course with distances ranging from 25km, 12km or 7km – starting from Orapiu, Onetangi, or Kennedy Point and finishing at Matiatia.

Sculpture on the Gulf
A contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition set on a spectacular coastal walkway on Waiheke Island – held every second (odd-numbered) year.

Summer Art School
Five days of intensive, creative enjoyment during summer. Personalised high quality tutors in a rustic island environment. Organisd in conjunction with the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.

Waiheke Twilight Rambles Explore and discover Waiheke's beauty and get fit at the annual Waiheke Forest and Bird's twilight rambles, every Tuesday during January.

Rocky Bay Regetta
An iconic annual family fun day in Rocky Bay, including sailing, kayaking, swimming and beach races.

Onetangi Beach Races
A whole day of horse races, including a tote, huge raffles, silent auction, cafés/food/ice cream stalls and competitions: e.g.Tug O' War (late Feb or eary March).

Waitangi Day
Piritahi Marae in Blackpool usually puts on a family day of entertainment and a traditional hangi on 6 February, with everyone welcome to attend.

Waiheke Vintage Festival
The artisan Winegrowers of Waiheke Island will be holding a nine day long Vintage festival over March 29th and April 6th 2014.

Waiheke Jazz Festival
Three days of good times and great music on Waiheke Island, held over Easter weekend.

King of the Bay Fishing Compettion
The island's big fishing competition of the year.


Open Studio Art Trail
Go behind the scenes and enjoy intimate small spaces and award-winning artists when over two dozen artist open their studio doors for three days over Queens Birthday weekend.




Waiheke Walking Festival
Forty orgainsed walks spread over nine days, between October and November.

Garden safari
Spend the weekend exploring over fifteen gardens spread across Waiheke Island.

Book Festival
The Waiheke Island book festival... 'words on a small island'.

Waiheke Olive Festival
An old fashion fair with Waiheke artisans, tastes to savour and delight, wine to sip while you relax on the lawn and listen to live music.

Carols by the Sea
A carols by candlelight event held on Little Oneroa beach reserve.

Other reasons to visit Waiheke and "Stay Gorgeous":
  • Farmstay: Quiet, Tranquil, Self-catered, Eco-tourism
  • Yachting: Volvo Ocean Race, Waiheke Island Yacht Club (WIYC)
  • Wedding Venue: Intimate, Economical, Gay friendly, Same sex
  • Walking Base: Waiheke walking festival, Coastal and nature walks
  • Special Occasions: Wedding anniversary, 40th, 50th, 60th Birthday
  • Wedding Vow Renewal: Delightful venue to renew or reaffirm your wedding vows
  • Family Reunion: 2, 4 or 6 bedrooms (if rented jointly) house rental
  • Headland Sculpture Walk (as featured in the New York Times)
  • Waiheke Island of Wine Vintage Festival – held in March or April each year
  • Artisan Trail: Studio tours, Olive groves, Jazz festival, Vinophiles, Galleries
  • Honeymoon: Newlyweds, Gay friendly environment
  • Mothers Day/Fathers Day: Relaxing with or without the kids
  • Girl's Weekend: Wineries, Shopping, Oyster Inn, Hens party
  • Beaches: Sunshine, Ice creams, Fish and Chips on the beach

Steve & Suz Edwards, 125 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland. Phone 09 372 8175. Email: enquiries@gorgeous-inn.co.nz