Waiheke Walking Trust: June Update

Find out more about our Monthly Walk Series

Photo: Louise Marra

The Waiheke Walking Trust is super excited to bring you our Monthly Walk Series. We’ve put together a great programme of walks which runs on the last weekend of every month May – October. Mark these dates on your calendar and get in touch to let us know which ones you’d like to register for.

  • Sunday 24th June, 10am – 2pm – Coast to Coast Walk. Cross the island from south to north, Omiha/Rocky Bay Hall – Onetangi Beach.
  • Sunday 28th July, 10am-1pm – Park Point Loop. This walk will be brought to you by our presenting partner Ray White, Waiheke.
  • Saturday 25th August – Full Moon walk, 7-9pm. In conjunction with Night Shift and Astronz.
  • Sunday 30th September, 10am-12pm – Onetangi Sports Park and surrounds loop walk. Brought to you by one of our major sponsors Treescape┬«.
  • Sunday 29th October, 10am-1pm – Palm Beach – Oneroa Beach. Brought to you by one of our major sponsors Fullers.

We were really disappointed we had to cancel our first walk last month due to bad weather conditions but walker safety is always at the forefront of our minds. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested in joining us on one or more of the walks please register with us by emailing info@waihekewalkingfestival.org.

P.S. Consider becoming a Waiheke Walking Festival volunteer. 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 learn a little more about us and what this role entails.

Thank you to major sponsor Fullers

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A very special thank you to Fullers for once again supporting the Waiheke Walking Festival as one of our major sponsors. Fullers has supported the Festival since its inception in 2010 and we are grateful for their consistent support throughout our journey. In addition to the sponsorship they provide the Festival, Fullers will once again be offering a 10% discount to all our walkers travelling to Waiheke for the event. Details about how to receive your discount will be included in your walk booking confirmation email. Thanks so much Fullers, you guys rock!

2018 Programme – exciting new walks!

Photo: Linda Simpson

We are in the thick of putting this year’s Festival programme together and there are going to be some fantastic new additions. Check out the pic above for a sneak preview of what’s on offer on one such walk, and keep an eye on our Facebook and Insta pages for more reveals over the coming weeks. The final programme will be live on the website in August ready for 1 September Waiheke Walking Trust Patrons and Friends of the Waiheke Walking Festival advance bookings.

Track closure update

We are pleased to be able to report that Auckland Council have been working hard on getting the Island Bay and Hekerua Bay pieces of Te Ara Hura re-opened after the March 2017 storm closures. We are hopeful that the Hekerua track will be open for this year’s Festival, with work to continue on the Island Bay track over the coming 12 months. It is hoped that funding for work on the final piece of track closed, Church Bay, will be allocated in the 2019-2020 funding round. Thank you very much to Auckland Council for their hard work in repairing these major slips so we can enjoy these gorgeous walks.

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 ­čÖé

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

And finally just some housekeeping. Please be aware that the Waiheke Walking Trust have recently updated our privacy policy and terms and conditions. You can find links to both these pages on our website and in the fine print below. We can confirm that we are compliant with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). You can find out more information about GDPR here.

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

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

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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