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Waiheke Island Art Walk

Waiheke Island Art Walk

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On this tour you’ll discover the best of its arts scene, and meet talented artists, with the help of an expert local guide. The walk is leisurely and suitable for a variety of fitness levels.

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On this tour you’ll discover the best of its arts scene, and meet talented artists, with the help of an expert local guide. The walk is is done at a very leisurely pace so you can enjoy both the art and the scenery around you.

  • Visit art galleries in Oneroa, including an artists’ collective, the Community Art Gallery and an artist goldsmith.
  • Tour the local sculpture park and learn about this intriguing array of outdoor art.
  • Visit sculptors and painters in their studios - and even get to meet an artisan shoemaker!
  • Enjoy lunch at Church Bay Studio, the spectacular home of artist Gabriella Lewenz (cost of lunch is included in your tour fee).
  • Walk through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest & Bird Reserve to the Ferry Terminal or Community Gallery where we finish.

Waiheke Island has been known as an island that supports a lively creative community for many years now and has a wonderful range of artists who make their home here.

The Guided Art Walk takes approximately five hours. You will come away feeling inspired by what you have seen, the artists you have met and the beauty you have enjoyed while wandering through bush tracks and local roads.

Important details:

  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • Alternatively, you can join us as 10am at the Community Art Gallery, Ocean View Road, Oneroa, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the ferry terminal.
  • Finish your walk at either the Ferry Terminal or the Community Art Gallery.
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8 plus guide.
  • We also offer a Private Art Walk for groups of 2-8.
  • Recommended for ages 15+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Visits to galleries and studios
  • Lunch at artist’s home and studio

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on the forecast)
  • Money for art purchases

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $170.00

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Waiheke Island Private Art Walk

Waiheke Island Private Art Walk

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On this private and personalised tour you’ll discover the best of its arts scene, and meet talented artists. Lunch is included.

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On this private and personalised tour you’ll discover the best of its arts scene, and meet talented artists, with the help of an expert local guide. 

  • Visit art galleries in Oneroa, including an artists’ collective, the Community Art Gallery and an artist goldsmith.
  • Tour the local sculpture park and learn about this intriguing array of outdoor art.
  • Visit sculptors and painters in their studios - and even get to meet an artisan shoemaker!
  • Enjoy lunch at Church Bay Studio, the spectacular home of artist Gabriella Lewenz (cost of lunch is included in your tour fee).
  • Walk through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest & Bird Reserve.

Waiheke Island has been known as an island that supports a lively creative community for many years now and has a wonderful range of artists who make their home here.

The Private Art Walk takes approximately five hours, and is done at a very leisurely pace so you can enjoy both the art and the scenery around you.

You will come away feeling inspired by what you have seen, the artists you have met and the beauty you have enjoyed while wandering through bush tracks and local roads.

Important details (these may be varied to suit your requirements):

  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • Alternatively, we can meet you at 10am at the Community Art Gallery, Ocean View Road, Oneroa, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the ferry terminal.
  • Finish your walk at either the Ferry Terminal or the Community Art Gallery.
  • Travelling independently? We also offer regular Art Walk (not a private group).
  • This walk is suitable for groups of 2-8.
  • Recommended for ages 15+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Visits to galleries and studios
  • Lunch at artist’s home and studio

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat sunscreen
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Water
  • Money for art purchases

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $220.00

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Waiheke Island Bush & Beach Walk

Waiheke Island Bush & Beach Walk

This 5-hour walk around tranquil Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay combines the best of Waiheke Island bush and beaches. Fabulous coastal views, seabird nesting grounds and lush forest trails will make this an adventure to remember!

This 5-hour walk around tranquil Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay combines the best of Waiheke Island bush and beaches. Fabulous coastal views, seabird nesting grounds and lush forest trails will make this an adventure to remember!

  • Experience majestic forest reserves, including the magnificent Pohutukawa trees and Nikau Palms of the Whakanewha Regional Park.
  • Learn about birdlife on the island, including the protected dotterel nesting grounds.
  • Enjoy scenic Te Whau Peninsula with fabulous views of the island and back to Auckland.
  • Stop for a rest at the beach, where there is time for a swim or to eat your picnic lunch.

Visitors to Waiheke Island are often surprised by how big it is, and how much there is to see. There are beaches and forests everywhere, but we'll show the best of them on a professionally guided walk that makes the most of your precious time on Waiheke.

Our walks are always small groups (maximum 12 people) so you'll get plenty of time to chat with your guide and follow walkers. We'll point out interesting and unique features of the environment, and if you're a birdwatcher, you'll be busy!

Important details:
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island.
    When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • This walk finishes at 3:00pm at the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia.
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8.
  • Recommended for ages 8+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Pick up from Oneroa 30 mins prior, for those who require it
  • Lunch

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Water

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).


  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $140.00

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Waiheke Island Double Headland Walk

Waiheke Island Double Headland Walk

Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on beautiful Waiheke (just 35 mins from Auckland) in a small group with a professional guide. Breathtaking scenery, birds, native plants, a sculpture park - there's so much to see!

Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on Waiheke Island, walking in a small group with an expert local guide. Breathtaking scenery, birds, native plants, a sculpture park - there's so much to see!

We begin by greeting you as soon as you step off the ferry. Straight away you’ll be drawn in by the gorgeous scenery and beautiful coastal environment.

This walk consists of two parts, with lunch in between. Sometimes we do the northern route first, and sometimes the southern. Why is that? Well, we often need to work around the tides!

Please book well in advance as this is one of our most popular walks and gets booked up!

  • Northern route (approx 2 hours): We’ll walk around the Matiatia headland and past Owhanake Bay, enjoying beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula.
  • You’ll spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins.
  • Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island, its conservation projects and island life.
  • We’ll stop for lunch at Oneroa Village. You can eat in one of the local cafes or have a picnic on the beach with food you’ve purchased or brought with you.
  • Southern route (approx 2 hours): We’ll walk through Pio Rehutai Reserve and around the Church Bay headland through a sculpture park and a stunning bush reserve. We’ll pass hidden coves and amazing homes, as we enjoy view of the city and sea.
Important details:
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • This walk finishes at 3:00pm at the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island.
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8 plus guide
  • Recommended for ages 8+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk and expert guiding
  • Walking maps
  • Return transfers to the ferry (or your island accommodation)
  • Lunch

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).


  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $159.00

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Waiheke Island Vineyards & Bush Walk

Waiheke Island Vineyards & Bush Walk

This spectacular 5-hour walk has a little bit of everything – bush, beaches, headlands with sweeping vistas, and wine tasting at two of Waiheke's best-known wineries: Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards.

This spectacular 5-hour walk has a little bit of everything – bush, beaches, headlands with sweeping vistas, and wine tasting at two of Waiheke's best-known wineries: Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards.

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula.
  • Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins.
  • Explore Atawhai Whenua Forest and Bird  and Pio Rehutai Reserves while learning about our regenerating native bush and conservation projects on Waiheke.
  • Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island.
  • Walk through rolling hills to Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards to sample their award-winning wines or enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat.

Visitors to Waiheke Island are often surprised by how big it is, and how much there is to see. There are vineyards and forests throughout  on the island, but we'll show the best of them on a professionally guided walk that makes the most of your precious time on Waiheke.

Our walks are always small groups so you'll get plenty of time to chat with your guide and follow walkers. We'll point out interesting and unique features of the environment, and if you're a birdwatcher, you'll be busy!

Important details:
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. When leaving the terminal, look for your guide, who will be on your left holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • This walk finishes at 3:00pm at the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia.
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8 plus guide
  • Recommended for ages 8+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • 2 wine tastings

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Water
  • Money for wine tasting and food

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $152.00

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Waiheke Island Private Personalised Walk

Waiheke Island Private Personalised Walk

For small groups we offer a range of special walking options. We’ll provide a tailor-made itinerary and confirm all arrangements on your behalf. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8.

For small groups we offer a range of special walking options. We’ll provide a tailor-made itinerary and confirm all arrangements on your behalf.

  • Small, personal and private
  • A wide range of options including walking tours all over eastern Waiheke Island, coastal tracks, art walks or guided wellbeing walks
  • Itinerary and pace to suit your interests and requirements
  • If you would prefer a shorter walk, please contact us for special arrangements
  • Our Private Personalised Walks are available for groups of 2-8.
  • If you are interested in visiting artist studios, please refer to our Private Art Walk

Important details (may be varied by arrangement to suit your requirements):
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the 9am Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • This walk starts at 9:45am from the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • This walk finishes at 3:00pm at the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia
  • Recommended for ages 8+.

Price includes:

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation, designed to suit your interests and requirements.
  • Lunch

Not included:

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Water

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).


  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $176.00

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Waiheke Private Guided Backyard Break

Waiheke Private Guided Backyard Break

Enjoy a fully inclusive 3-night, 4-day break on Waiheke Island with your friends or whanau. We’ll provide an expert guide, delicious catered meals, three nights twin accommodation overlooking Onetangi Beach, and return ferry tickets.

Join us for a fully inclusive guided 3-night, 4-day break on Waiheke Island with your friends or whanau.

You choose the itinerary, we’ll take care of the rest.

Perhaps you’d like to walk parts of the Te Ara Hura round-island track. You could take in a few of our well-known theme walks such as the Double Headland Walk, Bush & Beach Walk, Vineyards & Bush Walk and Art Walk.

We also offer forest therapy walks.

No matter what you choose, your professional guide will help you learn about our flora and fauna, as well as the Maori and European history of the island and the Hauraki Gulf. 

You’ll discover our vibrant Waiheke Island community with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

This package includes delicious catered meals, three nights twin accommodation at Onetangi Beach Apartments overlooking beautiful Onetangi Beach, plus ferry trip from Auckland and return.


Price includes:

  • Expert local guide
  • Personalised itinerary, maps and other information
  • Ferry from/to Auckland
  • Transfer to/from accom
  • 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartment on Onetangi Beach (extra charge if single occupancy)
  • 4 packed lunches including fresh brewed coffee or tea
  • All food including dinner and breakfast each day

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From NZD $995.00

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Waiheke Private Freedom Backyard Break

Waiheke Private Freedom Backyard Break

Enjoy a fully inclusive 3-night, 4-day break on Waiheke Island with your friends or whanau. You choose the itinerary, we’ll take care of the rest.

Enjoy a fully inclusive 3-night, 4-day break on Waiheke Island with your friends or whanau.

You choose the itinerary, we’ll take care of the rest.

Perhaps you’d like to walk parts of the Te Ara Hura round-island track. You could take in a few of our well-known theme walks such as the Double Headland Walk, Bush & Beach Walk, Vineyards & Bush Walk and Art Walk.

No matter what you choose, we will provide you with everything you need to freedom walk your chosen trails.

Enjoy the flora and fauna, incredible views and peaceful vibe while experiencing the vibrant Waiheke Island community with its artists, vineyards and ambitious conservation projects.

This package includes delicious catered meals, three nights twin accommodation at the Onetangi Beach Apartments overlooking beautiful Onetangi Beach plus ferry trip from Auckland and return.

Price includes:

  • Personalised itinerary, maps and other information
  • Ferry from/to Auckland
  • Transfer to/from accom
  • 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartment on Onetangi Beach (extra charge if single occupancy)
  • 4 packed lunches including fresh brewed coffee or tea
  • All food including dinner and breakfast each day

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From NZD $795.00

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Waiheke Private Guided Te Ara Hura Walk

Waiheke Private Guided Te Ara Hura Walk

Te Ara Hura is a 100km-long walking track that takes you right around Waiheke Island. This amazing walk takes in everything from the bustling villages of the western end to bush, beaches, birds and the remote eastern end of the island.

Te Ara Hura is a 100km-long walking track that takes you right around Waiheke Island.

This amazing fully guided walk takes in everything from the bustling villages of the western end to bush, beaches, birds and the remote eastern end of the island.

Our standard itinerary takes five days, in 15–25km segments. We can, however, customise this walk to shorten the segments, or to complete the walk in just four days. Please contact us if you are interested in these options.

This tour is available to private groups of 4-8 people. Get your friends together and spend a few days completing a unique adventure.

Each day you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end of that day’s segment and returned to your accommodation. Your guide will walk with you.

A custom itinerary can be planned, with costs based on your requirements, size of group and length of stay.

Important details:
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • Contact us to discuss arrangements for each day's walking.

Price includes:

  • Ferry between Auckland and Waiheke 
  • Transfer to/from accom
  • Apartment on Onetangi Beach (extra charge if single occupancy)
  • 4 packed lunches including fresh brewed coffee or tea
  • All food including dinner and breakfast each day
  • Personalised itinerary, maps and other information
  • Expert local guide

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Water bottle

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).


  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From NZD $995.00

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Waiheke Private Freedom Te Ara Hura Walk

Waiheke Private Freedom Te Ara Hura Walk

Te Ara Hura is a 100km-long walking track that takes you right around Waiheke Island. This amazing walk takes in everything from the bustling villages of the western end to bush, beaches, birds and the remote eastern end of the island.

Te Ara Hura is a 100km-long walking track that takes you right around Waiheke Island.

This amazing self-guided walk takes in everything from the bustling villages of the western end to bush, beaches, birds and the remote eastern end of the island.

Most people do this walk in five days, with segments of 15–25km. You can, however, shorten the segments to complete the walk in just four days.

This tour is available to private groups of 4-10 people. Get your friends together and spend a few days completing a unique adventure.

Each day you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end of that day’s segment and returned to your accommodation.

Important details:
  • If you're in Auckland, catch the Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes).
  • Contact us to discuss arrangements for each day's walking.

Price includes:

  • Ferry between Auckland and Waiheke 
  • Transfer to/from accom
  • Apartment on Onetangi Beach (extra charge if single occupancy)
  • 4 packed lunches including fresh brewed coffee or tea
  • All food including dinner and breakfast each day
  • Personalised itinerary, maps and other information

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Water bottle

About Walking By Nature

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities. It has achieved Qualmark Sustainable Business certification (Silver level).

  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From NZD $895.00

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Waiheke Wander Private Group Walk

Waiheke Wander Private Group Walk

This short walk (2.5 - 3 hours) is ideal for groups of six or more visiting Waiheke. Take a break from work, or bring family and friends for a relaxing time in our beautiful island environment.

This short walk (2.5 - 3 hours) is ideal for groups of six or more visiting Waiheke. Take a break from work, or bring family and friends for a relaxing few hours in our beautiful island environment.

We will happily customise your itinerary to meet the needs of your group, including fitness levels, interests and other activities you may be doing on the island.

Typically, we will walk from the ferry terminal around the Church Bay Headland, site of the bi-annual Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, and through the Forest and Bird Reserve to a spectacular lookout.

You’ll be captivated by beautiful Pohutukawa-fringed coastlines, regenerating native bush, and unforgettable views across the Hauraki Gulf.

Your expert guide will help you learn about the unique flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture, of Waiheke.

Your tour can end at Mudbrick or Cable Bay vineyards, Oneroa Village or the ferry terminal.

NOTE: If you will be doing this walk during Winter (1 April - 30 September) be sure to use the Promo Code WWWINTER when booking, to get discounted pricing.

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
NZD $135.00

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Hauraki Gulf Eco Sailing Adventure

Hauraki Gulf Eco Sailing Adventure

Discover the outer Hauraki Gulf aboard the 41-foot sailing catamaran Pacific Star, departing daily from Waiheke Island.

Discover the outer Hauraki Gulf aboard the 41-foot sailing catamaran Pacific Star, departing daily from Waiheke Island.


We’ll stop at a pest-free island for a guided walk, plus you’ll have opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding.

Our guide will help you learn about the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, its islands and people. You’ll spot seabirds and may see dolphins, and even whales, as we glide along with the wind in our sails.

This unique eco adventure is the only day sailing trip offered in the outer gulf and departing from Waiheke Island.

If you’d like to take the helm or help us trim the sails, skipper Bruce will be happy to show you the ropes.

Your itinerary will depend on the wind direction and weather, so that we can give you the most enjoyable and comfortable experience.

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $340.00

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Private Forest Therapy Walk

Private Forest Therapy Walk

Enjoy a unique, natured-based wellbeing experience. Perfect for corporate or incentive groups, this sensory walk can be tailored to the needs of the group and around the themes of your meeting, retreat or team session.

Enjoy a unique, natured-based wellbeing experience. 


Perfect  for corporate or incentive groups, this sensory walk can be tailored to the needs of the group and around the themes of your meeting, retreat or team session.



Our accredited nature
and forest therapy guide will lead your group through a series of invitations
to deliberately slow down, and to become present and mindful, while gently walking
in a beautiful location. We will conclude with a tea ceremony to integrate the
experience.



Gabrielle Young, has over 25 years experience
facilitating leadership and team development in New Zealand and
internationally. More recently, she has developed and taught a wellbeing
programme in organisations designed to help employees enhance their own
wellbeing and develop their resilience. She is an internationally accredited
(ANFT) nature and forest therapy guide. 

  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $195.00

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Wellbeing Workshop plus Forest Therapy Walk

Wellbeing Workshop plus Forest Therapy Walk

Perfect for corporate or incentive groups, this full-day of activity can be tailored to the needs of the group and around the themes of your meeting, retreat or team session.

Enjoy a unique wellbeing-focused day with your team.


Perfect for corporate or incentive groups, this full-day of activity can be tailored to the needs of the group and around the themes of your meeting, retreat or team session.


Our day starts with a facilitated session at your meeting location, custom-built around one of our wellbeing themes:

  • optimising your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing, or
  • maximising your performance at work.

Then we’ll move into a guided forest therapy experience.

Gabrielle Young has over 25 years experience facilitating leadership and team development in NZ and internationally. More recently, she has developed and taught a wellbeing programme in organisations, designed to help employees enhance their own wellbeing and develop resilience.

Gabrielle will lead your group through a series of invitations to deliberately slow down, and to become present and mindful, while gently walking in a beautiful location. We will conclude with a tea ceremony to integrate the experience.

She is an internationally accredited (ANFT) nature and forest therapy guide.

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $275.00

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Exclusive Sailing Charter

Exclusive Sailing Charter

Charter the 41-foot catamaran Pacific Star for a day, and set sail on your own adventure from Waiheke Island.

Charter the 41-foot catamaran Pacific Star for a day, and set sail on your own adventure from Waiheke Island.


Where can you go? Well, Pacific Star has made numerous trips to the Pacific Islands, so most areas of the Hauraki Gulf are within easy reach.

Tell us where you’d like to go and we’ll work out the details, taking into account the wind and weather.

Perhaps we’ll anchor in a secluded cove where you can swim, snorkel or try stand-up paddleboarding. 

If you’d like to take the helm or help trim the sails, skipper Bruce will be happy to show you the ropes.

As we sail, you’ll spot seabirds and may also see dolphins, and even whales.

Please note that, out of respect for endangered marine ecosystems, there is no fishing aboard Pacific Star.

Available from 1 October 2020. Maximum 12 passengers.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $2,900.00

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