With Queen's Birthday weekend upon us, a luxury escape from the day-to-day grind is just what we need.
Venture across to Waiheke Island and you'll be spoiled for choice. From sprawling vineyards to world-class vistas that rival the very best of them, Waiheke has fast-become a respite for weary Aucklanders, looking for an escape that doesn't veer too far from the CBD.
The perfect example of this is Waiheke's own La Bodega, a relaxed and contemporary bed and breakfast situated high on the hill and overlooking the glittering Hauraki Gulf.
La Bodega or "The Cellar" is located on the exclusive Park Point Drive, only moments away from world-class vineyards Cable Bay and Mudbrick, La Bodega is the ideal retreat for those looking for a secluded and restorative stay.
Set within the island's wonderful native bush, La Bodega boasts panoramic views over Matarahui Bay, looking out to the Coromandel Peninsula. The view from the sprawling deck showcases the site's extensive grounds and a boutique vineyard, home to two of Waiheke’s most-awarded varietals, pinot gris and syrah.
Guests are welcome to take stroll through the vines and enjoy the raised-bed herb garden. Many ingredients used in the kitchen are locally-grown, and enjoyed by guests al fresco during the summer time or by the gorgeous open fireplace during the cooler months.
This week, we're giving one lucky Dish reader the chance to enjoy the very best of Waiheke and wake up in style at La Bodega. Our winner will enjoy one night's accommodation in La Bodega's luxurious Moscatel Suite, followed by a gourmet breakfast for two and transfers to and from Matiatia Passenger Ferry Terminal.
This competition has now closed.
Please note, competition dates are subject to availability.
Set in wonderful native bush, our home enjoys panoramic views over Matarahui Bay and out to the Coromandel Peninsula. We are 10 minutes by car from the passenger ferry at Matiatia Wharf and 20 minutes from Kennedy Point where the car ferry arrives.
Set within the island's wonderful native bush, La Bodega boasts panoramic views over Matarahui Bay, looking out to the Coromandel Peninsula.