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!
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.
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!
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