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Andrew And Juan Pablo
Andrew And Juan Pablo
Joined in 2012
Andrew And Juan Pablo

Guidebook for Auckland

Food Scene
Poderi Crisci vineyard encompasses 7.7 hectares on a north facing slope set amongst a sheltered amphitheatre and a narrow rocky strip believed to be 30 million set years older than the rest of the Island. Located at the end of a country lane, Poderi Crisci is a family-owned vineyard and restaurant with Italian flair and a passion for traditional winemaking. For four generations the Crisci family have been immersed in the art of food and wine. We highly recommend the Sunday long lunch. it is around 75 pp.
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Poderi Crisci Restaurant and Vineyard
205 Awaawaroa Rd
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Poderi Crisci vineyard encompasses 7.7 hectares on a north facing slope set amongst a sheltered amphitheatre and a narrow rocky strip believed to be 30 million set years older than the rest of the Island. Located at the end of a country lane, Poderi Crisci is a family-owned vineyard and restaurant with Italian flair and a passion for traditional winemaking. For four generations the Crisci family have been immersed in the art of food and wine. We highly recommend the Sunday long lunch. it is around 75 pp.
You will find delicious authentic Italian and Mediterranean flavours. their focus is the best fresh seasonal produce. They support local producers and suppliers wherever possible – their coffee is freshly roasted on the island. One of the best in our opinion. It is located in Onera Village and it is one of our favourite spots on Waiheke. It provides fresh food, good wine, nice coffee and it is very affordable.
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Fenice Cafe & Restaurant
122a Oceanview Rd
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You will find delicious authentic Italian and Mediterranean flavours. their focus is the best fresh seasonal produce. They support local producers and suppliers wherever possible – their coffee is freshly roasted on the island. One of the best in our opinion. It is located in Onera Village and it is one of our favourite spots on Waiheke. It provides fresh food, good wine, nice coffee and it is very affordable.
Comida Española They specialise in the cuisine of Spain and the wider Mediterranean. Casita Miro is all about shared dining and their 'tapas' and large plates are perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.
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Casita Miro
3 Brown Rd
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Comida Española They specialise in the cuisine of Spain and the wider Mediterranean. Casita Miro is all about shared dining and their 'tapas' and large plates are perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.
Great food particularly for those looking for paleo or vegetarian options.
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The Courtyard Waiheke Restaurant and Garden Bar
149 Oceanview Rd
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Great food particularly for those looking for paleo or vegetarian options.
Family friendly pizza place just 5 mins walk away!
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Stefano's Pizzeria
18 Hamilton Road
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Family friendly pizza place just 5 mins walk away!
Parks & Nature
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Whakanewha Regional Park
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Biggest beach on Waiheke Island - 30 minutes by bus or 15 minutes by car from the house
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Onetangi Beach
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Biggest beach on Waiheke Island - 30 minutes by bus or 15 minutes by car from the house
The most beautiful beach on the island.
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Palm Beach
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The most beautiful beach on the island.
About 10 minutes walk to the beach. Just go past the shops and then take the next left. When the tide is in, it's a very safe swimming beach - lovely and warm. When the tide is out it's quite a long walk to get in!
Surfdale
About 10 minutes walk to the beach. Just go past the shops and then take the next left. When the tide is in, it's a very safe swimming beach - lovely and warm. When the tide is out it's quite a long walk to get in!
Essentials
Great little grocery store - 5 minutes walk away. Good selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and everyday essentials. Also it's licensed (you can buy alcohol there)
Surfdale Vege shop
2 Miami Ave
Great little grocery store - 5 minutes walk away. Good selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and everyday essentials. Also it's licensed (you can buy alcohol there)
This is the big supermarket on the island with everything you could possibly need. About a 25 minute walk or 5 minutes by car.
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Countdown Waiheke
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This is the big supermarket on the island with everything you could possibly need. About a 25 minute walk or 5 minutes by car.
Sightseeing
Old world war II installation - approx an hours drive. Be prepared for unsealed roads. Take a picnic as there are no shops out there.
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Stony Batter Historic Reserve
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Old world war II installation - approx an hours drive. Be prepared for unsealed roads. Take a picnic as there are no shops out there.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is a beautiful spot for a picnic with the kids and/or pets. Selection of food, wine and non-alcoholic products right beside the sea. Plenty of shade and places to sit.
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Man O' War Vineyards
1 Man O'war Bay Rd
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This is a beautiful spot for a picnic with the kids and/or pets. Selection of food, wine and non-alcoholic products right beside the sea. Plenty of shade and places to sit.
Entertainment & Activities
Great little community theatre. Old couches line the inside of this building. Small so call to make a booking first 09-372 4240
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Waiheke Island Community Cinema
127-129 Oceanview Rd
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Great little community theatre. Old couches line the inside of this building. Small so call to make a booking first 09-372 4240
Shopping
Open on a Saturday morning from 9am-1pm Bric a brac, food, old books, plants and organics - all sorts of surprises await!
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The Junk Shop Waiheke Island
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Open on a Saturday morning from 9am-1pm Bric a brac, food, old books, plants and organics - all sorts of surprises await!