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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 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

Enter Number of Walkers *

Choose a Time *