I think it makes a tranquil precursor to tomorrow’s start of the new blogging year. It’s a useful reminder of Waiheke’s more beautiful side - a stunning environment within the Hauraki Gulf home and an island of generous people.
The Te Kotuku charity cruise, in aid of Coastguard, was a rare chance to see everywhere on Waiheke’s coastline, including some of the less frequented places on the Island. It was also a great way to get a first look at Fullers new boat, the first built in New Zealand since the Kea in 1988.
The cruise started at Matiatia, and was followed by the Coastguard boat.The most interesting part for me was seeing the amazing scenery of less frequented parts of Waiheke, that only a boat cruise could showcase.
Although this was a one off event, I think this could be a great opportunity for Fullers or another company to run regularly. We now have three ferry services, so I think it is time Waiheke tourism expanded to other water based opportunities including dolphin cruises and ferries to Rakino and Pakatoa islands. This was a great way to see Waiheke, better than any bus tour I have been on, and if these where operated regularly I would recommend it for tourists and locals alike.
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