Waiheke Island is a cute island 14km by ferry from Auckland, NZ. The reason I call it cute is it has a number of amazing wineries, boutique shops and views to die for. For many years as a child I remember cycling from the ferry terminal to Stonyridge Vineyard to have lunch for my aunties birthday. This time for my visit I didn’t bring along a bike however I did do a fair bit of walking around the island!

After I had eaten my home make sandwich for lunch I was craving something sweet and refreshing and was therefore very happy when I stumbled across Waiheke’s Gelateria. I decided on the Bailey’s milkshake and it definitely hit the right spot!

Waihekes Gelateria

My Bailey's milkshake from Waihekes Gelateria

Because I didn’t stop at any winery’s while on the island (except to get my bottle of water refilled), at the end of the day I decided to have a glass of one of Waiheke’s wine at Wai Kitchen.

Waiheke Island wine

A Waiheke Island rose

The wine was really nice and the view made it even better.

I didn’t actually buy any food whilst on the island but wandering around the shops I noticed gluten free snacks at one of the deli’s. Also by doing a quick Google search I found that Stefano’s offer gluten free pizza and pasta.

If you head to Auckland in New Zealand make sure you spend a day exploring Waiheke Island. If this view doesn’t convince you to do so I don’t know what will!

Fisherman's Rock

Fisherman's Rock - Waiheke Island