Note: This walk is from the 2023 Waiheke Walking Festival
Connells Bay Sculpture Park and the Gin Distillery Experience
10:00 - 14:30 • Thursday 2nd November 2023 • 2302b


  • 6


  • 3 km


  • One


  • 4 hrs 30 mins


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Connells Bay Sculpture Park, top of driveway (bus drop off only)
Waiheke Distilling Co, Cowes Bay Rd.
A unique Festival experience, especially for those who don't live on Waiheke and can't access these special places at other times!

Be guided around the fabulous Connells Bay Sculpture Park by curators John and Jo Gow, then wander just over 1km up the road to Waiheke’s stunning destination, the Waiheke Distilling Co, for a generous gin and tonic and shared platter while enjoying their fabulous gulf views and hospitality. Take time to appreciate the passionate works of internationally acclaimed artists Sue Wickerson and Kiya Nancarrow.

Return charter bus (included with your ticket) will depart from Matiatia Ferry Terminal at 9am via Oneroa, Surfdale, Ostend and Onetangi.  The charter bus will leave Waiheke Distilling Co at 2:30pm. Please note there is no public bus or car parking available at the walk start.

Price includes the gin bar experience, return charter bus from Matiatia, premium walk fee of $15 and GST. John and Jo are kindly offering the sculpture park tour at no charge for visitors to our island.


This walk is graded 6 out of 10. This means the route can include unformed tracks, possibly narrow or muddy stretches and steep sections. Please choose walks you are comfortable with and if you are booking for others, check with them too. Thanks. 


Walk Features
  • One



  • Food



  • Charter


  • Private


  • No


  • Walk



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