Finding Bella Vista Escape

Waiheke is Auckland's Garden of Eden. A paradise of beautiful beaches, wineries, breathtaking walks and primeval native bush.

Bella Vista Escape is located in the middle of the island on the western side of Waiheke Island.

Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland City to Matiatia ferry terminal, Waiheke Island.

Fullers Ferries

Or the other option is:

Sealink passenger/vehicular Ferry*

*45min ferry trip leaving from Half Moon Bay, Auckland.

Once you arrive catch a taxi or drive your own our car or rental car to us. If you have confirmed you will use our free guest car during your stay then the car will be ready for you to pick up on arrival.

Whakanewha Regional Park Link

Perched on the edge of the Whakanewha Regional Park and be on the spectacular beach and bird sanctuary within just a few short minutes.

Whakanewha, renown for its mature coastal forest with taraire, kohekohe and old kanuka trees, cascading streams, and crescent-shaped beach with forested headlands is a veritable wonderland. Native birds call the park home including kereru, tui, fantail, silver eye and grey warbler and of course throughout the park there are amazing hiking trails, horse and mountain bike tracks. Those with little children will love the proximity to the Kauakerau bay reserve with its whimsical play park and free BBQ's at both Rocky bay and Kauakerau Bay.

If you like a bit of socialising on the weekend, head down to the world famous on Waiheke Omiha Memorial hall and enjoy delicious coffee and cake and a catch up with the locals.

This area has so much to offer - combine nature and a walk followed by a glass of wine or lunch at the outstanding Frenchman's Hill vineyard, or Thomas's Bach vineyard & cellar door,  just a half hour stroll or two-minute drive away is your first stop for what are some of the best vineyards on the island and in the world.

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