Up Coming Events:
Waiheke Walking Festival:
18 - 26 November 2017
Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke is a quality walking destination right on Auckland’s doorstep and walking is the best way to see all the island has to offer. Escape the rat-race and take time to experience picturesque guided walks during the festival.
Something for everyone, choose from 40 free guided walks. Registration is essential, book online.
Ladies Who Christmas Lunch:
5 December 2017, 12-3pm
Location: The Oyster Inn, 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
To the fabulous self-employed women who are making the world a better place: let’s do lunch together. Think of it as your company Christmas party. Lunch from 12-3 followed by frolicking at Little Oneroa for those who want to stay on to swim and play.
Tickets: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) or click here
Waiheke Christmas Festival:
9 December 2017, 3:30pm - 10pm
Location: Artworks Courtyard, Cnr Korora and Ocean View Roads, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
The Waiheke Christmas Festival is a brand-new event, featuring the much-loved Santa Parade, followed by an afternoon of performances, kids' activities and a fantastic night market at the Artworks courtyard.
3:30pm – Santa Parade at Oneroa shops, Ocean View Road
4:30pm – Night markets, local bands from Waiheke Youth Music
Trust, kids' activities and more at Artworks courtyard.
9:30pm – Carols by candlelight
Brought to you by Waiheke Local Board, and supported by Fullers.
This is a zero-waste and smoke-free event. Part of Christmas Festivities
New Years Eve:
31 December 2017, 6pm
Location: Cable Bay Vineyard, 12Nick Johnston Drive, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Join us for a night of exquisite food, fine wine, exceptional company and dazzling entertainment. Enjoy the stunning views that Cable Bay is renowned for and toast the New Year at this exclusive event.
Choose from two stunning dining packages:
The Dining Room $169 per person
Glass of bubbles on arrival, exquisite five-course menu, live entertainment from WD40 Jazz Trio, option to join the Verandah for dancing with DJ Jarrod Phillips later in the evening.
The Verandah $159 per person
Glass of bubbles on arrival, delicious three course menu perfect for celebrating with friends and family, DJ Jarrod Phillips to set the perfect mood to get you dancing under the stars after your meal.
Bookings essential. Credit Card details will be required to your secure booking.
Phone: 09 372 5889
- The Verandah Dining Package: $159.00
- The Dining Room Dining Package: $169.00
- Additional fees may apply
Onetangi Beach Races:
11 February 2018, 10am - 3pm
Location: Onetangi Beach, The Strand, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Sealegs, ponies, Segways and tractors - they’re all lining up to race at the ever-popular Onetangi Beach Races on Sunday 11 February 2018. Even the local police, fire brigade, coast guard and St John's have their own uniformed services challenge.
This free family fun day has it all - activities for the kids including a big dig, sand castle and sand sculpture competition, running races and tug-of-war, plus roadside stalls selling the best of Waiheke produce and products. There's a Fashion in the Field competition and tickets can be bought for the hospitality tent - a great place to relax beach-side under the shade of a marquee.
Run by Waiheke Rotary, the event puts much-needed funding into the local community - last year funding more than 25 projects. There’s a VIP tent with corporate hospitality and a silent auction offering all manner of donated items from some of the island’s best vineyards and businesses.
Don't miss this wonderful community event.
Fullers Waiheke Wine and Food Festival:
3 March 2018, 11am - 5:30pm
Location: Te Motu, 76 Onetangi Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
An unmissable summer’s day out on Waiheke Island, taste boutique Waiheke wines and artisan food in one location, while basking in the sounds of some top live music.
Kicking off at 11am until 5:30pm on Saturday 3rd March, enjoy gourmet food and wine with a live soundtrack of musicians.
Award-winning vineyards who will serve their hand crafted wines are; Batch, Frenchmans Hill Estate, Goldie Wines, Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Postage Stamp, Tantalus, Te Motu, Wild on Waiheke.
Wine tastings $3-$5, Glasses of wine $10 – $20.
There will be a tempting and tasty line-up of artisan food vendors including Te Motu, Dragon Fired pizza, Urban Escargot, South American Oven, Babikas Table, langos and Rangihoua Estate olive oil and more...
Artisan food $5 – $15 per serving.
Buses will run from both ferries to Te Motu “The Airstrip” and return, so all you need to worry about is having fun!
Ticket price includes the ferry, bus, a wine glass, lanyard, festival booklet and a glass of wine on arrival. On island tickets are also available.
No food or drink can be bought onto the festival site – empty water bottles can be bought in and refilled from the free water stations.
You are welcome to bring picnic blankets or small fold up chairs to sit on.
Red Room Cabaret:
12 and 13 January, 7pm
09 and 10 February, 7pm
24 and 25 February, 7pm
23 and 24 March, 7pm
Location: Artworks Theatre, Waiheke
Red Room Cabaret is an entertaining evening of variety performance, starring the finest Waiheke performers as well as special guests from around New Zealand. Ten variety acts including: Circus, Song, Dance, Comedy, Drag and Burlesque, with a few surprises along the way.
General Admission tickets $35.
VIP tickets $45 which include: best seats in the house, glass of bubbles on arrival and the chance to win our VIP prize pack valued at $400 filled with amazing products and vouchers from local Waiheke businesses.
Come have a fabulous evening at Red Room Cabaret.
Doors 6.30pm, Show starts 7.00pm
For tickets and more show information please visit www.misslavida.com/redroomcabaret
Ostend Saturday Markets: Every Saturday from 7.30am
The Ostend Saturday Markets are perfect if you are wanting to take a little bit of Waiheke back with you. The Markets usually run from 7.30am till 1 and there is a range of local fresh food, arts and crafts.
Wild and Waiheke are now open 11am til 6pm every day of January, with live local music every single day!
Last Laughs Tuesday Nite comedy:
The “Last Laughs Tuesday Nite Comedy” is on the final Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:30pm at the Artworks Community Theatre. Everyone is welcome: people who would like to have a go at stand-up or improve and those who just want to be a audience member for a bit of a laugh. Entry by Koha. Doors and café bar open at 7pm For more details please ring Lance on 021 752 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Denis O’Connor exhibition:
Sip, a new exhibition of Denis O’Connor’s works on wine and Waiheke social history, is on at Tivoli in Oneroa. Phone 372 3361.
Waiheke Community Art Gallery:
The Fullers Reclaim to Fame exhibition is on at Waiheke Community Art Gallery. The works contain at least 80 per cent recycled materials and are based on a them of Home Sweet Home. Four artists explore the four elements of air, water, fire and earth in 4 Tell, which features paintings by Lorraine Webb and David Sarich, glass art from David Traub, and printmaking by Faith Mc Manus. The gallery is open seven days, from 10am to 4pm. Phone 372 9907
Little Putiki Gallery:
Waiheke painter Ingrid Berzins displays her works at 8 Putiki Road in Ostend. The gallery is open from 10.30am until about 2pm on weekends. Phone 027 493 5407 or see www.ingridberzins.com
Ann Skelly Art Studio:
Waiheke artist Ann Skelly offers works for sale at 40 Calais Terrace in Ostend. Phone 021 254 8914 Wendy Grace Allen studio Sculptor and painter Wendy Grace Allen opens her studio and gallery Upcycle in Oneroa from 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Saturdays.
Barbara Robinson Studio Gallery:
Waiheke punter Barbara Robinson opens her studio at 22 Church Bay Road from 11am to 4pm on weekends. Ph 021 121 3161
The Artist Goldsmith Gallery:
Christine Hafemalz-Wheeler’s gallery at 106b Ocean View Road is open Thursday to Monday from 11am to 3pm
Whittaker’s Music Museum:
With more than 100 working musical instruments, the museum is open seven days a week from 1pm to 4pm, with live shows on Saturdays at 1.30pm. Whittaker’s is in the Artworks complex corner of Korora and Ocean View Road in Oneroa. For information phone 372 5573 or visit www.musicalmuseum.org.