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Fine wine, good food, quality lodging, art, and a bit of pampering and romance - all in one sensational place: Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

The Estate, Church Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Are you searching for:

  • A luxury New Zealand island holiday
  • A romantic weekend escape
  • A deluxe private retreat
  • The perfect wedding venue
  • A sophisticated corporate conference location

Look no further. The Estate, Church Bay, Waiheke Island, Auckland, is a world-class venue and popular destination, offering the ultimate in luxury accommodation in a romantic, elegant setting for holidays, weddings and corporate and private functions. Swoon over our breathtaking 360-degree views of the Hauraki Gulf.

Indulge yourself with a fabulous getaway holiday or book the exclusive use of our property for your wedding ceremony, reception, honeymoon or guest accommodation. We also cater for special occasions and anniversaries, corporate functions or intimate friend and family events.

Your hosts Julian and Helen Nalepa and their top-quality staff and suppliers will go the extra mile to ensure that your celebration, event, conference or holiday runs smoothly and you are given a memorable experience. We can customise and manage all your event requirements to ensure your preparations are hassle-free. We have managed and accommodated hundreds of weddings, conferences and events for satisfied customers around the globe. We’ll help to facilitate your next mid-winter or romantic escape, or luxury mini-break.

The Estate and its formal gardens are set in four hectares, nestled among renowned vineyards and olive groves, creating an atmosphere of privacy and tranquillity for your enjoyment. Our elevated vistas encompass lush native bush and rural settings, ever-changing sea views and idyllic beaches. Evening brings stunning sunsets and the sparkling lights of Auckland city on the horizon.

We are just minutes away from Downtown Auckland in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf, a world-renowned boating, sailing and fishing playground. Visit Waiheke Island by fast ferry from Auckland in 35 minutes or by helicopter in seven minutes. Helicopters can land directly on The Estate grounds.

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“The input and attention to detail you both added to our whole stay was wonderful. Your confidence and accommodating personalities certainly make a potentially stressful situation more calm and controlled. The Estate was perfect not only for our ceremony and reception, it was also the perfect place to spend the night and day before and afterwards. Every service and provider you recommended was beyond expectations. Everything culminated in the most wonderful wedding!”
Joanne and Troy







  • Four luxury guest suites each with private patio

  • Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf

  • Hilltop hot spa overlooking the Gulf

  • Private massage available onsite

  • Library of books, CDs and DVDs, chessboard

  • Outdoor fireplace

  • Courtyard lined with roses