Waiheke Island Double Headland Walk

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Highlights & inclusions

Breathtaking twin headlands: Matiatia and Church Bay
Views of Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula
Spot sea birds, native plants, marine life
Explore Pio Rehutai Reserve and sculpture park
Learn Waiheke's history and ecology
Small group with expert guide
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$363.40AUD
or 4 payments of $90.85 with more info

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

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. 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.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Fantastic scenic walk and expert guiding
  • Walking maps
  • Return transfers to the ferry (or your island accommodation)
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Ferry between Auckland and Waiheke Island
Highlights
  • 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
  • Southern route (approx 2 hours): We’ll walk around the Church Bay headland and through Pio Rehutai Reserve and through a sculpture park. We’ll pass hidden coves and amazing homes, as we enjoy view of the city and sea
Time
  • 9:00am - If you're in Auckland, catch the Fullers Ferry from downtown (the trip to Waiheke Island takes approximately 35 minutes)
  • 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 Terra & Tide sign.
  • Walk ends at 3:00pm at the Ferry Terminal at Matiatia on Waiheke Island.
Duration
  • This experience has a duration of five hours
Departure Location
  • Fullers Ferry from downtown, If you're in Auckland - 9:00am
  • Ferry Terminal at Matiatia - 9:45am
What To Bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
Additional Information
  • Maximum number of walkers: 12 plus guide
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and older
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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