Ido Drent and daughter Elliotte on Waiheke Island. Photograph / Equipped
After filming the brand new season of The Gulf on Waiheke, actor Ido Drent found many new favorite locations on the island he is come to consider as his second residence
1.Swimming away the day at Palm Seashore
Palm Seashore will all the time be particular to me – it is the place I bought engaged to my higher half greater than 10 years in the past. We now have three youngsters so we make some extent of going again as a household as usually as we will. It is an incredible seashore for youths, good previous Tip High icecream on the native store, and, you must take a look at The Palm Seashore Retailer cafe – it is so good.
2. Get out on the water at Oneroa Bay
I’m a large fan of watersports, whether or not it is kayaking, fishing, swimming or boating. Oneroa Bay is one among my favorite spots because it encompasses all these actions. With its white sands, lovely pōhutukawa timber and even a barbecue space, it is excellent for chilling out with family and friends. When you have a ship or a kayak there may be even a non-public little bay to the North West of Oneroa seashore which you can solely get to by way of the water (until you personal one of many three personal properties with entry).
3. Dine at Cable Bay
If you need some good, family-friendly eating with the added bonus of a beautiful view, look no additional than Cable Bay. It has an incredible garden, views of town, and it is even strolling distance to the ferry. I might personally advocate any of the wood-fired pizzas for the children (and even for your self), the meat cheek croquettes are unbelievable and their pinot rosé is one thing else. It is an incredible spot to complete the day.
4. Go to native vineyards
There are such a lot of superb locations to go to on the island, however Awaroa stands out to me. It’s very dedicated to natural observe, however it is also intimate and small – creating the right environment for catching up. The service is superb and the outlook of grapes and wildflowers is de facto particular.
5. Stroll the island
Waiheke Island is thought for its unbelievable bush walks, so if you’re feeling adventurous you could take a look at the Matiatia Headland Path. You may make sure to clock up your steps with this one – the one-and-a-half-hour stroll takes you alongside a fantastic coastal path by way of Te Miro Bay, and boasts fantastic views over the Matiatia Channel to the islands of Motuihe, Motutapu and Rangitoto. It’s difficult however a really rewarding stroll that may be finished with the entire household.
Ido Drent stars in The Gulf, screening Mondays at 9pm on Three