Waiheke Island Bush and Beach Walk

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Highlights & inclusions

Majestic forest reserves
Birdlife and nesting grounds
Scenic peninsula views
Beach stop picnic
Small group tours
Guided nature walk
or 4 payments of $90.85 with more info

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

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!


What you need to know

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Pick up from Oneroa 30 mins prior, for those who require it
  • Lunch
  • Ferry between Auckland and Waiheke Island
  • Visit some of the island’s amazing trees including magnificent Pohutukawas and Nikau Palms
  • Enjoy scenic Te Whau Peninsula with fabulous views of the island and back to Auckland
  • Explore the tracks of Whakanewha Regional Park and learn about the protected dotterel nesting grounds
  • Learn more about island life in the Rocky Bay area
  • Finish in time for a swim or packed lunch at the beach
  • 9:00am Catch the Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (trip to Waiheke takes approx 35 minutes)
  • 9:45am at Ferry Wharf in Matiatia (or contact supplier to arrange free 9:15am pickup in Oneroa)
  • 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 Terra & Tide sign.
  • Finish: 3:00pm, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia
  • This experience has a duration of 5 hours
Departure Location
  • Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland - 9:00am
  • Ferry Wharf in Matiatia at 9:45am
  • Oneroa - arrange free pickup - 9:15am
What To Bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Water
Additional Information
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and over
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 7 days before tour: a 10% fee will be deducted
  • Within 48 hours of tour or if you ‘no show’: no refund
  • For tours except private groups: Between 7 days and 48 hours before tour: a 50% fee will be deducted unless you rebook (subject to availability)
  • For private groups: between 7 days and 48 hours before tour: a 30% fee will be deducted unless you rebook (subject to availability)
  • For private groups rebooking may be offered depending on circumstances and availability and any change in numbers may require a re-quote
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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