Environmental

Working in Waiheke

Ashley Lynch is a student at Chapman University and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She is currently interning abroad with ISA in New Zealand.

Almost a month ago today, I made the journey from San Diego, California to Waiheke Island, New Zealand. During this short period of time interning on the island, I have fallen in love with the Waiheke. For those interested in interning, visiting, or moving to Waiheke island I’ll share with you a few of the reasons I enjoy living here!

The weather is nice all year long

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Stonyridge Vineyard

The seasons in New Zealand are opposite of the United States. So I left summer in California for winter in New Zealand. However, the winter weather I have experienced on the island consists of temperatures up to 70 degrees with an occasional tropical shower, and evenings bring in the crisp, cold, night air.

Many Walking trails

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Walking Wharf Road

On the island the only public transportation is by bus, which departs at various times and when used often can quickly become an expensive means of travel. Many people, including me, prefer to walk everywhere. Walking on the island is safe as there are many sidewalks or what locals like to call “footpaths” provided.

   Incredible views everywhere you look

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View from Mudbrick Vineyard

I actually enjoy my walk to work every day as I am able to enjoy the breathtaking views all around me.

Beautiful Beaches

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Palm Beach

My favorite thing to do is watch the sun set on a nearby beach and watch the warm colors highlight the natural beauty of the island.

 Specialty Shops

There are many cute shops on the island including specialty grocery stores which provide organic produce and meat. The island is known for their Te Matuku oysters, which are served at many of the restaurants on the island.

A warm place, with great food, stunning scenery, and friendly people makes being away from home that much easier!

The world awaits…discover it.

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