WINING AND DINING
Take a full day to head across to Waiheke Island. It’s a 40-minute ferry ride from the city and is home to some of the prettiest wineries in New Zealand. TANTALUS ESTATE, with its rolling vineyards and roses, is picture perfect and the wine is top shelf. Back on the mainland, hungry travellers should book a table at AMANO. The warehouse-style restaurant is located in Britomart and the simple but delicious Italian food ensures the eatery is always packed. Stop by its bakery for breakfast and a coffee on the go.