Auckland is the top gateway city for visitors arriving in New Zealand. For those looking to get out of the city and have a unique day trip before moving on to further explore this incredible country, why not head out on a brief ferry ride to picturesque Waiheke Island, full of wineries, beaches and spectacularly lush views.
I spent a day there last year and had a fantastic time. I highly recommend Waiheke Island for any North Island visitors!
Here are a couple additional photos of the journey:
|Sunset was made dramatic by a heavy layer of clouds… luckily the rain stayed away for our return to Auckland!|
|The morning ferry as it departs Auckland.|