Waiheke Island, New Zealand
A beautiful contemporary hotel with plenty of coastal touches and fabulous views out to sea. The Boatshed on Waiheke Island is the perfect place to relax before exploring the vineyards and food of one of New Zealand's premier wine regions.
At a Glance
The Boatshed is unique - it is quirky, stylish and full of personality
Stunning coastal charm perfectly captured by designer and host, Jonathan
Panoramic views radiate from every window, across the water with yachts bobbing in the bay
Walking distance from the island center, Oneroa
Delicious food with plenty harvested from the allotment gardens behind the property
Make sure you borrow the Boatshed's open top Mini Moke jeep and explore the island's beaches and vineyards under your own steam.Scott Dunn team
Wine Tasting at Cable Bay and a light lunch is most definitely in order.Katie Kennard
Meet our specialists
To start planning your vacation to The Boatshed
The Boatshed is perfectly situated above a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, off the coast of Auckland. This luxury boutique, seaside hotel is inspired by the early 1900 boat sheds that scatter the country’s shores.
The Boatshed offers five luxury suites and two beach bungalows, each individual in design and style with panoramic views over the ocean. Together they form an eclectic mix of different spaces and room types each offering a unique and different experience from the three-storey Lighthouse with spiral staircase to the beach hut style Boatsheds and spacious Bungalows with freestanding baths and open fireplaces. Whatever you choose, the rooms here are relaxed, beautifully appointed and very stylish.
Dining is a relaxed affair – indulge in a memorable Mediterranean feast, something hearty in front of the fire or a private seafood platter for two on the balcony. Whichever you choose, expect fine hospitality and exceptional service.
Waiheke Island invites you to rediscover the simple pleasures. Take a stroll amongst an eclectic mix of award-winning vineyards, sophisticated alfresco restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries or along one of the many deserted, golden, sandy beaches.
The three Boatsheds have a nostalgic beach hut feel with comfy seating areas, open fires, louvered shutters and private decks with teak loungers. The three-storey Lighthouse is unique and romantic with a spiral staircase, separate room on each floor, whitewashed wooden bedroom and top floor day room with great views. The Bridge is high overlooking the beach and has a traditional porch and elegant furnishings. The two Bungalows have plenty of indoor living space and personify relaxed beach living, with a nod to the traditional kiwi 'batch' seaside vacation home. All feature: air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, beach gear, TV, DVD and CD player, Bose iPod dock, magazine/book/CD selections and Wi-Fi.
The Boatshed is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years due to the lack of formal facilities and room layouts.
Fresh, organic food is served at The Boatshed, some grown in its own gardens, all served with the best New Zealand wines in alfresco style. Eat in the dining room or dine privately wherever you like, discussing your requirements with the chef beforehand - everything from picnics to fine dining is personalized. A long list of spa treatments is available from pampering massages to reiki and invigorating body scrubs.
The long white sandy beach is a 3-minute walk and Oneroa, the local village just a 5-minute walk with cafes, galleries, bike and scooter hire. Waiheke is home to a large number of vineyards and sampling some of the vineyards' fantastic wine and restaurants is a highlight. Waiheke is also home to over 100 working artists and there are plenty of galleries and exhibitions to visit. The hotel has Mini Moke 'TOGS' to rent so you can go and explore the vineyards and beaches at leisure with a picnic.
Location & Directions
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
The Boatshed is located on the corner of Tawa and Huia Street in the eclectic village of Oneroa. Just steps from the white sands of Little Oneroa Beach in the Hauraki Gulf, on Waiheke Island. Off the coast for New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland.
When to go
The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.