The Botanical Distillery's Gin and Tonic Experience

The Botanical Distillery's Gin and Tonic Experience at Batch Winery combines the best of both worlds.

Sit back, relax with a glass of bubbles and enjoy the experience where you will be immersed into the wonderful world of gin. You will also be guided through the botanical plants and spices which are used to create gin.

Then, you will be invited to fashion your own two gin creations, to sip while enjoying the views from Coromandel to the Skytower in Auckland.

You will finish with The Batch Winery's High Tea which looks back to vintage dishes, quintessentially Waiheke favourites, updated with seasonal flavours and contemporary twists such as pavlova with roasted seasonal fruits.


Saturday 8th February
Saturday 29th February
Saturday 7th March
Saturday 18th April
Saturday 9th May
Saturday 13th June

Batch Winery, 129 Carsons Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland

For more info, visit The Botanical Distillery

Restrictions : R18

Buy Tickets – 093722844

Getting married...

Getting married on Waiheke makes this day even more special. 

With its close proximity to the city, its beautiful beaches, stunning vistas and award winning vineyards, Waiheke provides for all your needs on this unique day.

Photos credit Peter Rees, photographer.


Waiheke Ostend Market, Every Saturday 8am - 1pm.

For local food, produce and arts and crafts, a scent of sheer Waiheke!

Waiheke is a famous summer destination, but there are many reasons to enjoy a weekend away on our Island paradise in Winter. 

 Browse our selection of boutique accomodations for our Winter deal offers... And enjoy a free night in our most popular houses!

& discover here our Island's best-kept secrets

Foodies and Parties

Arcadia Restaurant August specials

Wednesday & Thursday
Midweek treat $35 for a main and dessert. Add bottle bottle of house wine for $35

Friday from 9am
Big Breakfast with a juice for $18

Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm
$5 Beer or Bubbles
$7 House wine and spirits

Aperitivo Fridays Music Sessions

Aperitivo is Oneroa’s little secret. Hidden away behind The Local, it has become the locals’ favourite for its fresh pasta, good wines and live music sessions on Friday evenings. Enjoy!

Found Fridays parties

Our newest gem in Surfdale is hosting parties on Fridays, with good cocktails and tues to keep you dancing till late!

Kids Tuesdays @ Charlies

Every Tuesday a free meal and a movie for the kids at Charlie's, while you enjoy a delicious meal and have a relaxing night!


CERAMIC WORKSHOP Sunday 25th August

KINTSUGI WORKSHOP  By Thea Ceramics At Tantalus Estate

GIN EXPERIENCE Saturdays 7th Sep, 5th Oct, 9th Nov

The Botanical Distillery's Gin and Tonic Experience. Jill and Helen will immerse you into the wonderful world of gin. They will guide you through the botanical plants and spices which are used to create gin. Then invite you to fashion your own two gin creations, under their guidance, to sip while enjoying the views from Coromandel to the Skytower in Auckland in the beautiful setting of Batch Winery.


Waiheke Jazz, Art & Music Festival

An easter of fun-filled Jazz, Art & Music events at various venues across Waiheke Island from April 10th to April 13th. This year's events include:

Good Friday Groove – Rangihoua Estate, Friday 10th April 12noon – 5pm

Painters Workshop – Owhanake Barn, Friday 10th April 10.00am – 4pm 

Songs From the Last Waltz – Artworks Theatre, Friday 10th April 8.00pm – 10.30pm 

Jazz In the Village – Artworks Theatre, Sat 11th & Sun 12th April 12noon – 5pm 

Saturday Night “Live” – Rangihoua Estate, Saturday 11th April, 7.00pm – 11.00pm 

Supper Club – Waiheke Island Resort, Saturday 11th April 9.30pm – midnight. 

Grand Finale – Rangihoua Estate, Sunday 12th April 6.30pm – 9.30pm 

Jazz Long Lunch – Batch Winery, Monday 13nth April 1.00pm – 4.00pm


General Admission to one of the events: $69.00

Student/ Senior: $59.00

Jazz Long Lunch (includes 3 course lunch): $139.00

Painters workshop: $175.00

For more info, or to book visit The Waiheke Jazz Festival or call - 09 361 1000

Sculpture On The Gulf

This Art event creates opportunities for people to experience the power and beauty of contemporary sculpture in the gorgeous landscapes of Waiheke.

 Find out more about this art event here

New Years Eve Trivia at Peacock Sky

The annual New Year’s trivia is here again! Come and enjoy our family friendly vibe on December 31st at 4:30pm, with Mini Cheese Boards and entry to the trivia for $25 per person. We offer you excitement and a chance to win some prizes! The event should be wrapping up around 6:30 or 7:00, so plenty of time to get back home and freshen up so you can stay out late and see in the New Year. 

Venue: Peacock Sky - 152 Trig Hill Road, Onetangi

For more information or to make a booking, visit Peacock Sky

Waiheke Walking Festival

15-24 November 2019

Discover amazing tracks, breathtaking landscapes, native trees and birds, during 9 days of incredible walking! 

Find out more about the walks, and book here

9-10 November 2019

This event is a must-see for Island residents and visitors alike since 2001, with gardening workshops and lectures in the gardens.

Ticket buyers get exclusive access to some of Waiheke Island's most interesting gardens while also helping the Jassy Dean Trust, which has been supporting sick kids for the last 25 years.

Find out more here

16 June 2019: Auckland Wine Week - Waiheke Wine Day Out  

Sunday 16th June 2019 at 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Escape to Waiheke Island for a unique wine-lovers adventure. The vineyards of Waiheke, with their incredible hospitality skills, will be showcasing the best of their region.

The tour includes exploring a state of the art gravity-fed winery, learning about sustainable viticulture and the history of the Waiheke winegrowing region. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax, enjoy wine and wander amongst the vines and outdoor sculptures.

Vineyards featured include Cable Bay, Kennedy Point, Casita Miro, Poderi Crisci, Tantalus Estate, Batch Winery, Postage Stamp Wines & Wild Estate.

Transport is included in the ticket price (this includes return ferry trip to Waiheke ex Auckland CBD and bus travel between the venues.)

More information here

Waiheke Wine Day Out