When Auckland City gets a bit too much I take my bicycle and jump on the ferry to Waiheke Island.
As the ferry leaves the terminal the city’s skyline reveals. Now I feel like I’m on holiday.
On my last trip to Waiheke Island I’ve visited the colorful Saturday farmers market and met with the local CAN (cycle action network) guy.
From there I headed to Stonyridge Vineyard for some wine tasting.
By then it was lunch time. I cycled to Onetangi and had fabulous meal in the sun enjoying beautiful ocean views.
Rested and energised I cycled the hilly road to Passage Rock winery. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived the winery was closed. I did enjoy the exhilarating down hill ride and the arid views of the inner island though.
Back to Oneroa beach for a dip in the ocean and a glass of Shiraz at Sand Bar.
A quick paddle took me back to the Waiheke Ferry terminal.
I grabbed the local Real Estate newspaper and got on the 7pm ferry back to Auckland refreshed and ready for my Sunday open homes.
This is a highly recommended adventure even if you don’t cycle – you can easily use the local buses and still have an amazing day trip.
(This is part 10 of my 30 day blogging challenge)