Waiheke launches couples on very special voyage
Just a dozen nautical miles from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island exudes a relaxed, infectious feel. A wedding or honeymoon here is bound to feel like setting out on a very special voyage.
There’s something about an island that alters our view on life. Islands mean escape, adventure and romance. Just a whisper of a planned tryst on Waiheke drops the metabolism to “cruise” and worries are instantly evicted to make room for a growing anticipation of the passionate pursuits that lie ahead.
On Waiheke these passions will inevitably contain a mixture of romance, vine and beach. The voyage from Auckland to Waiheke takes less than 30 minutes by ferry, much faster by helicopter. Yet in that time, as the high-rise buildings and even Sky Tower symbolically sink into the Waitemata Harbour, the journey is just beginning.