The Cascades in Whakanewha Regional Park are often credited with giving the island its name, which is translated by many as Falling Waters. Historians beg to differ. Check out some other theories on the naming of Waiheke Island.
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Footage of Enclosure Bay shot in 1957. Visit the Enclosure Bay page.
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