Character of the Waiheke Local Board area
Some islands in the Waiheke Local Board area are uninhabited reserves, while others are favoured places for permanent or holiday residences.
Waiheke is the largest island in the grouping. The island has around 40km of beaches and the eastern part of the island is predominantly farmland, vineyards and a regional park. The island's residents are united in their love of the island's environments.
In the summer, the population on many of the islands swells due to visitors and tourists seeking to make use of the open space, sandy beaches and boutique vineyards. More than 900,000 visitors visit Waiheke island each year.
Rangitoto is the youngest volcanic cone in the Auckland area and is a regional icon. The island is a popular visitor destination and a public reserve managed by the Department of Conservation.
Download map showing Waiheke Local Board boundaries