Delamore Lodge is nestled into the hillside, one hundred yards above the sheltered waters of Owhanake Bay on the northwestern tip of Waiheke Island (36ºS, 175ºE), Auckland City, New Zealand's international gateway.
Lush green islands near and far merging seamlessly into azure skies and sea. Becalmed sailboats, your gaze is drawn ever seaward.
The short journey to Waiheke Island is a treat in itself. To reach the lodge guests can choose to fly directly from Auckland International Airport enjoying a stunning aerial view of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf. Delamore Lodge has a private helicopter pad; you can land directly on site – from the airport to sitting in your suite in 10 minutes. Or alternatively, experience Auckland's harbour and skyline from a great vantage point on the regular ferry service from the downtown ferry terminal.
Transport to Waiheke Island
Boat: The Fuller's Ferry service has an average of 17 sailings per day, takes just 35 minutes, and costs NZ$28.50 return.
Light Plane: Leaving from Auckland international airport only $149pp minimum 2 persons.
This has a 12-minute flight time, landing on Waiheke Island. Air Discovery: Phone: 0800 247 347
Car Ferry: SeaLink operates car and passanger ferry services daily to Waiheke Island from Half Moon Bay and from Auckland City on Friday nights and weekends. Phone: + 64 9 300 5900 www.sealink.co.nz
Transport on Waiheke Island
Waiheke Auto and Rentals www.waihekerentals.co.nz
Waiheke Rental Cars www.waihekerentalcars.co.nz