In Waiheke island there are artists. Hippies. Musicians. Argentinian Backpackers. Ska bands. Marijuana. Good Shiraz (red wine). The Ostend famers and artisans’ market. Quite mytic ! Life of the islanders is quiet and peaceful. Time is a pointless notion. You can spot dophins and orcas from the beaches (yep…). There are still plenty of fishes to feed you in the sea. And the beaches never get crowed, even in summer.
I love Waiheke and the people who live there. « Good vibes, » as some would say.