Festival Bookings

Bookings are essential for all walks, and some of the popular walks fill up early. The key dates below will help you plan your Festival experience.

Key Dates

Please note the programme launch is in September and bookings open September 15th for Friends and Patrons and October 2nd for everyone. 

1st September: Full Festival Programme available here.
15th September: early access booking period for Friends & Patrons
2nd October – bookings open for general public
26th October – 5th November – Festival!

You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter, which includes sneak-peaks of walks, updates on the programme and reminders about key booking dates. Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Festival.

How to Book

The full Festival programme will be available to view and download from September 1st.

Early access bookings are available for our Patrons and Friends of the Festival ahead of the public booking period. You can become a Friend here if you want

All bookings are through this website.

Go to WALKS AND EVENTS  to view the walks available and make your bookings. Once bookings are open, you can add walks to your cart.

You will be prompted to add walkers’ names and – if the walk includes food or transport options, you will be prompted to choose those too. If booking one of these walks with optional add-ons please check you have the right number of places for each choice.

Please include any dietary requirements for each of your booked walkers, this is important for the restaurants to plan your experience.
If a walk is sold out,  you can select to go on a WAITLIST – and an email will be sent to advise you when  there is availability on that walk.
Once you have made your bookings you can view the details  online under MY ACCOUNT,  then My Walks.

When planning your Festival visit, allow time for travelling to and from the walk start and end, especially if coming by ferry.

For more information see our FAQ section.

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.

Presenting Partner
Principal Funders
Major Sponsors
Supporting Partners