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Welcome to Waiheke Island

For the last two weeks, I’ve made my home on the gorgeous green Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland.  Large enough not to induce island fever, yet small enough to be a community, this place has stolen my heart.  Backpackers and travelers come to the island every summer to work, drink, and love life.  Everyone I have met is so accepting of the nomadic lifestyle.  Around every corner is a beautiful beach, a vineyard, and food.  Oh, this is such a foodie place I can’t even save my money because I’m too excited to eat at every single restaurant and winery.  You won’t be surprised Lonely Planet rated my island home as the fifth best destination in the world to visit this year.  I’m still accumulating more wine knowledge by visiting more and more of the thirty vineyards on the island so I will tell you all more about that in the future! Here are some photos to introduce you to where I live.

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Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

  • Gabi @ Books & Trips

    What a beautiful place to call home! Looks like heaven! Hope you enjoy yourself!

    February 23, 2016 at 3:12 AM
  • Maddy

    Oh my gosh, Tara! This place sounds incredible. FORTY VINEYARDS? And foodie restaurants galore? And insanely gorgeous beaches??! You are definitely living the life.

    February 23, 2016 at 6:32 PM
    • Tara Higgins
      Tara Higgins

      Maddy, you NEED to come here and I will show you around!!

      February 25, 2016 at 3:39 PM