Wai­heke launches cou­ples on very spe­cial voy­age

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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.

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