An easy and laid back island!
- stay for 2 nights if you have time!
- check out the vineyard valley and go for some vine degustation
- look for shells on Oneroa Bay or Onetangi Beach
- Drive over to Man O'War Bay
- Watch out for the loads of Sheep!
- eat in one of the vineries restaurants such as Cable Bay or Mudbrick Vineyard
Cable Bay Vineyards
- The Verandah -
Casual and contemporary, the Verandah is an irresistible place to while away a few hours in style. Nestled amongst our vineyards and olive trees, the outdoor terrace and lawn area frame the stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland city. Offering a menu of sharing plates, slow-roasted meats and pizzas from our outdoor kitchen with wood-fire oven, you are guaranteed to find something to tempt you.
- The Dining Room -
Luxurious and elegant, our multi award-winning restaurant uses the freshest seasonal produce from our organic kitchen gardens and orchard every day. Our talented chefs take inspiration from Waiheke’s terroir, our elegant wines and Auckland’s flourishing food culture to create modern New Zealand cuisine that is all about balance.
Meet Robyn and Nicholas Jones. They purchased Mudbrick in 1992 when Nicholas was 28 and Robyn was 27 years old.
They still own and operate the property today:
The Mudbrick Restaurant sits on the Mudbrick ridge overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland city. Its a romantic setting whether you are coming for lunch, with the stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf, or dinner. I love candles and candlelight, and I believe that enjoying the finer things in life is a must and a need rather than a want and a shouldn’t! I notice that people gather at Mudbrick to celebrate special occasions. I have noticed that a special occasion involves loved ones, and the event does not necessarily have to be a “birthday” or anything other than the opportunity to gather together. A restaurant is somewhere where people gather together to share the good times and each others company. When travelling, people want to happen upon a beautiful environment because finally they have a chance to relax and enjoy life. This is what we have created for you at Mudbrick.
If its sunny, the roof and doors can peel back and you will feel as if you are in a conservatory over looking the sea. If it’s winter, we built a huge real wood burning fireplace…we don’t do things by halves at Mudbrick: if we are going to build a fireplace its going to be a large and a beautiful one. Its all about making you feel special when you arrive, and making the environment one that will be beautiful and comfortable. We have considered both summer and winter, so no matter what season you visit, it will be lovely. I do love the seasons on this earth, don’t you? I like winter, I like what it has to offer, I like red wine, comfort desserts, fires and candlelight, none of which really suits summer. I like summer, I like walm balmy nights, sitting alfresco, light food, crisp wines..its such a gift to have such variety in life. We hope that you will want to visit and sample both of our restaurants, each has a very different personality. Mudbrick Restaurant is headed by Matthias Schmitt. He has worked with us for 8 years and provides a gastronomical experience that you’ll enjoy so much in this beautiful vineyard by the sea.
The Oyster Inn - Oneroa
Welcome to The Oyster Inn. We offer luxury boutique accommodation and a fresh, unique restaurant experience in the heart of Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes on a beautiful ferry ride from downtown
Auckland in the beachy village of Oneroa.
Take in the great seaviews on the restaurant verandah or from the banquettes in our breezy dining room and savour our menu inspired by coastal classics, or just drop by and enjoy a cocktail or crisp glass of wine at the bar.
Arrive when you like, eat when you like - the kitchen is open all day. Pop in to check out our chic beach shop, and if you love the island as much as we do and can't bear to leave, stay with us in one of our three charming hotel rooms.