Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf is a short 40 minute ferry ride from the CBD of Auckland City. The island is a favorite residential suburb for those who want a more relaxed lifestyle, and a popular day-trip or short holiday destination for Aucklanders and tourists alike.
Amongst the wide range of activities available on the island is walking on the clifftop tracks that weave in and out of the many bays. One of these is a walk that starts at the ferry wharf at Matiatia Bay and ends at the small township of Oneroa. The bus ride takes less than 10 minutes, but the walk requires 2-3 hours.
This little bay is at the point where the telegraphic cable to the island comes ashore. Beside the cable markers is a sculpture of a dog on a trolley, and this dinghy pulled up on the shore. The images have been converted to black and white to add atmosphere to the scene.