The country of New Zealand has so much to offer, but I’ve found that people don’t know much about my country, which is why I’ve decided to dedicate an entire blog series to my travels in this great land. There will be no rhyme or reason to how I organize the blogs. It will be just my camera, my adventures, and me letting you into this beautiful world we call New Zealand. If you missed out the Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3, here is the Part 4. Don’t forget to check it all. And today we are featuring Waiheke Island and The Lost Spring.
What says luxury like a private helicopter ride? I was fortunate enough to take a ride to Waiheke Island, New Zealand’s second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf. With over 133 km of coastline and 40 km of beaches, Waiheke Island boasts a hilly landscape with blue waters and beautiful flora and fauna. High above this landscape I could see the natural beauty of this island, and was a little jealous that I was up in the air and not down below. But who can complain with the million-dollar view I had from the reaches of the helicopter? Not I.
Here is the land of vineyards, I visited Stonyridge Vineyard that day.
Landed in Stonyride vineyard
Helicopter view on the way to Waiheke Island
A photo of Stonyridge Vineyard (Courtesy of WeddingWise)
The perfect brunch spot at Stonyridge Vineyard (Courtesy of AucklandDailyPhoto)
The Lost Spring
These two photos above are the best photo I can find online that can give you a overview of hot pools inside. (Courtesy of Oceansresort)
You know how I love me some hot springs, and I love New Zealand hot springs even more. Located in Whitianga, about a 2-hour drive from Auckland, the Lost Spring boasts a series of geothermal pools that are as relaxing as they are beautiful. Take a drive to these pools where you can relax and enjoy and cocktail in style. Make sure to check out their website to see prices and closures of the pools.