Waiheke Island is the maximum populated and 2nd-largest island within the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Its ferry terminal in Matiatia Bay on the western cease is 21.5 km thirteen.Four mi from the primary-town terminal in Auckland. Waiheke is the second-biggest island inside the gulf, after Great Barrier Island, and is the maximum populated island within the gulf, with nine,250 everlasting residents; some other anticipated three,400 have second or vacation homes at the island. It is New Zealand's maximum densely populated island,citation needed with almost a hundred human beings/km², and the 1/3 most populated after the North and South Islands.
It is the maximum available island within the gulf, with everyday passenger and car-ferry services, a helicopter operator based totally on the island, and different air hyperlinks. In November 2015, Waiheke Island received worldwide attention when it become rated the 5th-first-rate destination within the global to visit in 2016 through Lonely Planet, and also voted the fourth fine island within the international in Condé Nast Traveler's 30 Best Islands within the World list.