“The thing you need to understand about Waiheke,” says Steve Robinson, “is that many of us came here as hippies, to drop out. The joke was that you could look across from Auckland and see the dope haze hovering. Now I can barely afford to live here.”
Waiheke Island, located in the Hauraki Gulf, is a scenic 40-minute high-speed ferry trip from Fullers Ferry Terminal, which is a stroll from downtown Auckland.
A group of us, on a two-week New Zealand jaunt, have come to Waiheke – a popular day trip from Auckland for locals and visitors – for a wine tasting experience.