It’s just over a year since the Waiheke Walking Trust was established to provide enhanced governance of the Waiheke Walking Festival and there is lots to celebrate. We would like to take a moment to thank all our sponsors, funders, patrons, festival friends, land owners, volunteers and all our other supporters that have helped us deliver this fantastic event to date. We could not do it without you!

We are in full planning mode and we have some important information to share with you.

  • 2018 Waiheke Walking Festival Dates
  • New Major Sponsor
  • New Monthly Walks Programme
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Festival Friends – early bird and bonus registrations!

2018 Festival Dates

*Image courtesy of Judith Ackroyd (Volunteer)

The dates for the 2018 Waiheke Walking Festival have been confirmed. Be sure to mark Saturday 17 – Sunday 25 November on the calendar now!

We have been working hard on developing the 2018 Festival programme. As usual there will be plenty on offer for all abilities and ages including new walks, exclusive-access walks and the crowd favourites that everyone has come to love and enjoy.

The 2018 Festival programme will be released in August and registrations for the general public will open 1st October.

New Major Sponsor

Waiheke Walking Festival is very proud to announce Treescape® has signed up to become one of our major sponsors this year.

This time last year, Treescape® was awarded all of the Auckland Councils’ regional contracts for Arboriculture (tree maintenance including powerline works) and two regional contracts for Ecological Services (restoration, biodiversity, and pest control), including activity on Waiheke Island.

The Waiheke Walking Festival together with the support of Treescape®, looks forward to delivering another fantastic event full of wonderful walks on the island.

Monthly Walks Programme

*Image is Owhanake History walk courtesy of NIcola Bowman.

The Waiheke Walking Trust invites you to join in on our Monthly Walks programme which runs on the last Sunday of every month May – October.

We are kicking off with with a walk around Owhanake Headland on 27th May 10am-1pm. Please email if you have any queries or would like to register.

Keep an eye on your inbox for the full Monthly Walks programme which will be released later this month.

Consider Becoming A Volunteer

*Photo is of our awesome volunteeers Judith, Nicola and Mary. Photo courtesy of Nicola Bowman.

The Festival needs more volunteers and we are calling on you to help if you can! We could not deliver this amazing free event if it wasn’t for our valuable network of volunteers.

Join us on our monthly walks and learning a little more about us and what this role entails.

Volunteer training will commence in early Spring. It is really fun and rewarding and a great way to make sure you experience the walks on your wish list.

You can register your interest by emailing or give Denise a call on 0210717213 to find out a bit more.


Don’t miss out on your favourite walks this year. By becoming a Friend of the Festival & providing us with much needed support we would like to say thanks by giving you:

  • Early bird registrations before they open to the general public
  • Extra registrations – up to 10 x walk registrations per member
  • A ticket to the Festival Finale
  • That feel good factor of supporting such a fantastic event 🙂

This programme is limited to 100 memberships ONLY so get in quick.

Happy walking everyone, we look forward to seeing you on the walking tracks.

Your Waiheke Walking Trustees and Festival team
Tess, John, Jo, Linda, Denise and Toni

Major Sponsors

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Principle Funders

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