On the north coast of Waiheke Island lies Onetangi bay. It has been said that this is one of the nicest beaches close to Auckland. I say close because it is a 45 minute boat trip to Waiheke and then about 5 miles along the island. Waiheke is famous for its vineyards and beaches. Although I didn’t see as many as I had hoped, it was an amazing little island, especially for cycling around.