Te Whau Lodge
The striking architecture of Te Whau Lodge uses timber, glass and corrugated iron—quintessential New Zealand building materials— to create a peaceful retreat with magnificent panoramic views.
Set on six hectares in the south west of Waiheke Island, the Lodge is built on a ridge overlooking the Waitemata Harbour and Putiki Bay with four luxury lodge rooms each with its own private balcony. In summer, the large decks off the guest lounge provide a stunning setting to relax and enjoy a cool drink and in winter the blazing log fire in the main lounge offers a cosy haven.
Recommended by Frommers as one of the “Best Boutique Hotels & Small Lodges in New Zealand’.
Depart Heletranz heliport in Albany and enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Hauraki Gulf, the crater of Rangitoto Island, past Motuihe and Motutapu Islands to land in the grounds of Te Whau Lodge on Waiheke Island
Overnight accommodation in a luxury lodge room with sweeping sea views
A complimentary bottle of Champagne Bollinger
In the evening guests are invited to enjoy a selection of freshly prepared canapés matched with local wines
Arrangements can be made for dinner at a local Vineyard or Restaurant. Talk to Heletranz about options and return taxi transfers that can be pre-booked or see how you feel on the night
Full gourmet breakfast the following morning
Return scenic helicopter flight to Heletranz heliport in Albany or ferry harbour cruise to downtown Auckland
Mechanics Bay, Auckland pick up and drop off
Scenic flight via Sky Tower and/or West Coast beaches
Dinner at a Waiheke Vineyard or Restaurant with return taxi transfers
Man O’ War Wine Tasting stop en route to Te Whau Lodge
Private vehicle transfers to/from Heletranz Heliport