About the Festival

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Our Goals
  • Promote Waiheke Island as a walking destination
  • Encourage both locals and visitors to be active by enjoying the incredible network of tracks that are weaved throughout Waiheke.
  • Providing opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy areas of private land that are not open to the public outside of the Waiheke Walking Festival.
  • Share the stories of the people and the land of Waiheke and why we must nurture our precious environment.

The Waiheke Walking Trust is a charitable trust (GST registered) that exists to showcase Waiheke Island as a walking destination, and to encourage and inspire people to experience walking recreation on Waiheke and neighbouring islands.

We are proud to deliver the annual Waiheke Walking Festival and are committed to ensuring its ongoing success and popularity.

In addition to the Festival, we have created the Walk Waiheke website which makes it easy to plan new walking adventures on Waiheke any time of the year.

This year’s Festival programme will be packed with ten days of new walks and crowd favorites. We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful island.

For Festival enquiries, contact Kate Michell (Festival Manager) info@waihekewalkingfestival.org

The Trustees of the Waiheke Walking Trust are David Todd (Chair), Sarah Kember, Mandy Hudson, Judy Cowie and Olly Lynch. Contact the Trustees at trustees@waihekewalkingfestival.org

We thank the Waiheke Local Board for the lasting legacy they have created with this magnificent public resource and for their financial contribution towards the costs of delivering the Waiheke Walking Festival each year.

If council and previous Waiheke Community Boards had not had the vision, commitment and drive to create the Te Ara Hura walkway network of over 100km of trails, beaches and roadways that loop the entire Island, a festival like this would not be possible.

Our Sponsors

We couldn’t run this festival without the support of our Sponsors, Funders and Supporters. The Waiheke Walking Festival would like to thank all of our sponsors and funders. Support our supporters to show your thanks too.

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