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The island has plenty of good backpacker and hostel options, priced from NZ$22 to NZ$85 per night; or call tel. 021/709-302 (www.visitwaiheke.co.nz) for a range of excellent self-contained holiday houses to rent. The i-SITE website also lists many moderately priced holiday homes for rent.

You'll find plenty to be pleased about at the Estate Church Bay, 56 Church Bay Rd. (www.theestatechurchbay.com; tel. 09/372-2637). Four beautiful rooms overlook vineyards and country views and go for NZ$525 to NZ$725. You might also consider the beautiful self-contained, 2-bedroom stay at Connells Bay Cottage, Cowes Bay Rd., Connells Bay (www.connellsbay.co.nz; tel. 09/372-8957), which costs NZ$400 a night and sleeps two couples.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.