Waiheke Island Monday 9th April – last day on the Island

We had the best day today. Had about 10 hours sleep, bliss.   The weather was perfect again, low 20’s and sunny.

We headed out around 10am.  Went to Tantalus winery first, but it was closed for a function, so instead we decided to go to Man O’ War winery on the east coast of the Island.  We travelled on about 15km of dirt road, but the scenery along the coastline was beautiful.

View at Tantalus Winery

Man O’ War winery is the only winery that I have been to that is on the beach. The scenery was stunning.   We did a wine tasting, the wines were lovely. Then ordered a platter and a glass of wine for lunch.  We sat on the verandah overlooking the beach, which was sheltered in the bay. I didn’t want the moment to end, it felt perfect.

Perfect moments

The beach at Man O’ War

 

But leave we did, we went home a different way. Only to discover more beautiful views.

Around every corner another beautiful view

About 5pm we headed to Mud Brick winery which is nearby.  It overlooks the water with a view back to Auckland in the distance.  Yes another great view.  It was especially nice when the sun set, beautiful rich orange/red clouds filled the sky.

We enjoyed the wine tasting here too.  Then we headed to the bistro (think 5* food) a few feet away, for dinner.   We sat outside with our wine, slow cooked lamb shoulder and sunset. The food was delicious, as was the wine and view.  Mmm the company was pretty good too 😉

Delicious

Beautiful end to the day

Days like this don’t come along very often, it was the best!

We head to Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow.  We were going to catch the ferry, but we have been advised it has been cancelled as the weather is going to be rough tomorrow.  Instead we will catch the 7.30am ferry  back to Auckland, then a bus to Coromandel, which will take 3hrs.   Fingers crossed the weather on Saturday will be ok so we can catch the Ferry from Coromandel then.  The views along the coast are supposed to be good.

We have loved our time on Waiheke Island, so glad we came.

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