2023 Waiheke Walking Festival
Walks & Events

Look out for our 2023 newsletter for sneak peeks of what is coming
The full 2023 programme will be available to view online, and as a printable brochure, from September 1st 2023. The Festival will run from TBC November 2023.
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Friday 15 November
Festival Official Opening
Free Event • 16:30 - 17:30 • 1A

The Waiheke Walking Trust invite our local community to join us and members of the Piritahi Marae for a Powhiri…

Friday 15 November
Pio Rehutai Reserve Walk
Free Event • 18:00 - 19:30 • 1C

To celebrate the opening day of the Festival, this walk will have a special start and finish at Piritahi Marae.

Friday 15 November
Marae Family Fun Loop Walk
Free Event • 18:00 - 18:45 • 1B

Join us on Day 1 of the Festival for a short 45-minute family walk suitable for little ones as young…

Friday 15 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Walk
Free Event • 20:00 - 21:30 • 1D
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

Join Astronz and Dark Sky Waiheke Island for an astronomical night time adventure from the Marae, along the Blackpool Esplanade…

Friday 15 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Viewing
Free Event • 20:00 - 22:00 • 1E
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

View the night sky through telescopic equipment and hear fascinating information about what twinkles above from the experts at Astronz…

Saturday 16 November
A Heart Opening Yoga Walk with Premaloka
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 2A

Join yoga teacher Premaloka on this joyful and heart opening yoga walk with a focus on postures, breathing and meditations…

Saturday 16 November
Bush School with the Waiheke Community Childcare Centre
Free Event • 10:00 -11:30 • 2B

“Let me tell you about the birds and the trees and the flowers and the bees and the sun that…

Saturday 16 November
Ngāti Paoa Matiatia Walk
Free Event • 13:00 - 16:30 • 2C

Walk alongside tangata whenua as they share the stories of the people of Ngāti Paoa and the cultural significance of…

Saturday 16 November
Awaawaroa Coastal Magic
$90 • 13:30 - 18:00 • 2F

Starting at Rocky Bay you will walk the southern coastline before making your way along the Awaawaroa Estuary, up through…

Saturday 16 November
Geocaching Hi-Tech Treasure Hunt [Ages 7-12]
Free Event • 14:00 - 15:30 • 2D

Join Waiheke Library staff for a geocaching adventure!

Saturday 16 November
Whakanewha Photography Walk with Peter Rees
Free Event • 16:00 - 18:00 • 2E

Let brilliant landscape photographer Peter Rees guide you through beautiful Whakanewha Park sharing tips and ideas to further develop your…

Sunday 17 November
Man O'War to Onetangi: A Private Land Stunner [1]
$15 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 3A

Brought back from 2018, we are offering this private land festival highlight in reverse, this time from Man O’War Bay…

Sunday 17 November
Little Green Dog Whakanewha Dog Walk with Ranger Dan
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 3B
Presented by Little Green Dog

Join Ranger Dan as he takes you and your best friend on an exploration of the dog-friendly areas of our…

Sunday 17 November
2019 Treescape® Northern Coastal Reserves Exploration
Free Event • 10:00 - 13:30 • 3C
Presented by Treescape

This inspiring walk from Palm Beach to Oneroa explores and celebrates all of the amazing regeneration and reforestation work being…

Sunday 17 November
Church Bay Rock Hopping Walk with Sir Graham & Lady Raewyn Henry
Free Event • 14:00 - 17:00 • 3E

Led by Walking Festival founder, Gary Wilton, alongside Festival Ambassadors Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry, this will be an…

Sunday 17 November
Te Korowai o Waiheke: Towards Predator Free Waiheke Walk
Free Event • 15:30 - 17:30 • 3D
Presented by Te Korowai O Waiheke

Te Korowai o Waiheke is a charitable trust established by the local community with the aim of restoring our island…

Monday 18 November
Ray White Matiatia to Onetangi Extreme Coastal Walk
Free Event • 09:00 - 15:00 • 4C
Presented by Ray White

Join Ray White Principal and Waiheke Walking Festival Presenting Partner, Matthew Smith on this intense but rewarding extreme coastal walk…

Monday 18 November
Mums & Bubs in Whakanewha
Free Event • 09:30 - 11:30 • 4A

Join self-care life coach, passionate hiker and mum of 3, Linda Anderson from Linda on the Go, on this special…

Monday 18 November
Survival Skills Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:30 • 4B

Picture this – you’re lost, alone and miles from the nearest coffee shop. Night is falling, your phone is dead,…

Monday 18 November
Motukaha Island Low Tide Adventure
Free Event • 17:00 - 20:00 • 4D

Bring your sense of adventure on this late afternoon sunset walk with Waiheke Walking Festival Founder, Gary Wilton.

Tuesday 19 November
Haiku Hiking
Free Event • 09:30 - 13:30 • 5A

This beautiful exploration of the island’s western headlands at a fast and deliberate pace while tuning into what you feel,…

Tuesday 19 November
We're Going on a Kiwi Hunt [Ages 6 & Under]
Free Event • 10:00 - 11:30 • 5B

Join Waiheke Library staff at Alison Park for a fun, interactive story-walk and treasure hunt.

Tuesday 19 November
Whakanewha Mindfulness
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 5C

This focused walk, led by Simply B’s Mel Burdett through beautiful Whakanewha Regional Park will invigorate the mind and body.

Tuesday 19 November
Onetangi Progressive Lunch & Wine Trail Walk
$95 • 10:00 - 16:00 • 5D

‘What’s not to love about a Progresive Lunch!

Tuesday 19 November
AudioVault Events Silent Disco Boogie on the Beach
Free Event • 19:30 - 20:30 • 5E
Presented by Audio Vault Events

Join our local music & dance lover, Christa Loisel, for a boogie on Onetangi beach.

Wednesday 20 November
Te Ara Hura
$100 • 5 Day Event • 6A

Join guides Linda Simpson and Anna Brealey for this five day, 100km Te Ara Hura walking adventure which will see…

Wednesday 20 November
Te Huruhi Primary School 'Old to New' Walk
Free Event • Invitation Only • 6B
Presented by Waiheke Primary Eco-Warriors

Invitation Only – Waiheke Primary Eco-Warriors.

Wednesday 20 November
Forest Bathing in McKenzie Reserve
Free Event • 9:30 - 12:00 • 6C

Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) is about how to immerse yourself in nature.

Wednesday 20 November
Ray White Earn Your Wine Walk
$85 • 09:30 - 16:30 • 6D
Presented by Ray White

This is a challenging walk but the culinary and wine delights make it well worth the effort.

Wednesday 20 November
Waiheke Physio & Pilates Sculpture Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 6E
Presented by Waiheke Physio & Pilates

Amble through a myriad of pathways in a hidden garden gem within the privately owned Dead Dog Bay Sculpture Park.

Wednesday 20 November
Funny Footsteps Walk with Artworks Theatre Walk
Free Event • 16:30 - 19:00 • 6F

Join humorous local performers and Artworks Theatre’s Kashmir Postel, on this beautiful and comical afternoon walk.

Wednesday 20 November
The Waiheke Comedy Show Presents: 'Strangers'
$15 • 19:30 - 20:30 • 6G

This special Waiheke Walking Festival themed show is called “Strangers”.

Thursday 21 November
Waiheke Primary School's Eco Warriors Walk
Free Event • Invitation Only • 7B
Presented by Te Huruhi Year 5 students

‘Waiheke Primary School’s eco-warriors will take Year 5 Te Huruhi students on an amazing sensory native adventure.

Thursday 21 November
Rotoroa Island - the Past & the Future
$42 • 08:45 - 17:00 • 7C

This Rotoroa Island southern end walk is being offered especially for Festival participants only.

Thursday 21 November
Conservation Highlights with Ranger Nat
Free Event • 16:00 - 19:00 • 7D

Put on your 4WD shoes …

Thursday 21 November
Sister Shout Choir Walk
Free Event • 19:00 - 20:30 • 7E

Get ready to be entertained as Sister Shout, Waiheke’s much loved all-female Choir, guide you on a bush and beach…

Thursday 21 November
Silent Disco Boogie on the Beach
Free Event • 19:30 - 20:30 • 7F
Presented by Christa Loisel

Join our local music & dance lover, Christa Loisel, for a boogie on Onetangi beach.

Friday 22 November
Glowing Sky Whakanewha & Beyond Walk
Free Event • 09:30 - 15:00 • 8B
Presented by Glowing Sky

A fantastic loop walk that will take in the delights of Whakanewha Regional Park, the tracks of Onetangi Sports Park,…

Friday 22 November
Man O'War Magic
Free Event • 10:00 - 14:00 • 8C

A Festival highlight in 2016.

Friday 22 November
Palm Beach Locals Ramble
Free Event • 17:30 - 19:30 • 8D

Join Waiheke Walking Trust Chair, Tess Shaw, on a local loop walk around the Palm Beach area.

Friday 22 November
Silent Disco Palm Beach Boogie
Free Event • 19:30 - 20:30 • 8E

Join local DJ Alisha from The Playlist Project, for a boogie on Palm Beach. No hills, no stairs – just…

Saturday 23 November
Owhanake Headland Walk
Free Event • 09:00 - 12:30 • 9C

Join us on this stunning guided walk around “the other” Matiatia headland, taking in the breathtaking views of the Hauraki…

Saturday 23 November
New Nature Loop Adventure with Talking Tree Hill
Free Event • 09:30 - 12:00 • 9D

Talking Tree Hill opens its first full nature loop to celebrate 10 years of the Walking Festival.

Saturday 23 November
Fullers360: Te Whau Peninsula Low Tide Exploring
Free Event • 10:00 - 14:00 • 9B
Presented by Fullers360

Enjoy breathtaking coastal views and hear fascinating stories of the people and place.

Saturday 23 November
Top of the Trig Walk
Free Event • 16:00 - 17:45 • 9E

A fantastic loop walk

Saturday 23 November
Peacock Sky's Festival Gourmet Dinner
$65 • 17:45 - 21:00 • 9F

Start with a tour of the vines before experiencing a special chef’s treat and three-course dinner as well as music…

Saturday 23 November
Rorohara Glow Worms Twilight Ramble
Free Event • 19:30 - 22:00 • 9G

Join us for this very special walk, sure to be booked out!

Sunday 24 November
Ray White Festival Finale - Two-way Charter Bus
$20 • 13:50 • 10G-2

Two way charter bus to and from the Ray White Festival Finale.

Sunday 24 November
Ray White Festival Finale - One-Way Charter Bus
$10 • 17:00 • 10G-1

One-way charter bus transport from the Ray White Festival Finale

Sunday 24 November
Make Tracks: Journey to the Centre of the Earth
$25 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 10D
Presented by Make Tracks

Expect wet feet, challenging terrain and the need to swing from tree to tree! This is a special Festival treat.

Sunday 24 November
Beach Photography Walk with Phillipa Karn
Free Event • 09:30 - 11:30 • 10B

Enjoy a photography walk through the natural coastal environment of Big and Little Oneroa beaches.

Sunday 24 November
Timmy Smith: Evoking Memories Walk
Free Event • 09:30 - 11:30 • 10C
Presented by Timmy Smith

A very special walk that will evoke memories and create new ones.

Sunday 24 November
Man O'War to Onetangi: A Private Land Stunner [2]
$15 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 10F

This is a second chance to experience this private land festival highlight from Man O’War to Onetangi.

Sunday 24 November
Matiatia Family Beach Clean Up Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 11:30 • 10E

Start your Sunday morning doing something good for the environment!

Sunday 24 November
Ray White Festival Finale
$35 • 14:00 - 17:00 • 10G
Presented by Ray White

Celebrate the Walking Festival’s 10th birthday!

Festival Opening Welcome/Whakatau

The Waiheke Walking Trust invite our local community and visitors to join us and members of Ngāti Paoa, Local Board…

Wednesday 11 November
3 Day 2 Night Walk and Accommodation Package
$450 • • 11B

For the first time, the Waiheke Walking Festival is offering two 3 day 2 night packages – just arrive and…

Wednesday 11 November
Storytelling History Walk
Free Event • 09:00 - 11:00 • 11C

A brand new Walking Festival special – listen to locals tell stories as you walk around the historic Rangihoua area.

Wednesday 11 November
SCARECROW North-side Reserves Ramble
$10 • 15:00 - 18:00 • 11D
Presented by Scarecrow

This inspiring walk from Palm Beach to Oneroa explores and celebrates all of the amazing regeneration and reforestation work being…

Thursday 12 November
Man O' War Magic
Free Event • 10:00 - 14:00 • 12A

A Festival highlight brought back from 2016 and 2019!

Thursday 12 November
Onetangi Progressive Lunch Walk
$110 • 10:00 - 16:00 • 12B

The Progressive Lunch is back!

Friday 13 November
Te Roreomaiaea Loop - Park Point
Free Event • 10:30 - 13:30 • 13A

Walk with Te Korowai o Waiheke, a charitable trust established by the local community with the aim of restoring our…

Friday 13 November
The Olives Walk - Onetangi Valley to Rangihoua
$16 • 13:00 - 16:00 • 13B

For lovers of olives and olive oil.

Saturday 14 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 1 - Matiatia to Palm Beach
Free Event • 09:00 - 13:00 • 14A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the Te Ara Hura – the path of…

Saturday 14 November
Coast to Coast to Lunch!
$75 • 10:15 - 13:30 • 14C

Join us for this gorgeous walk right across the Island, working up an appetite to enjoy a fantastic meal at…

Saturday 14 November
The Labyrinth Walk
Free Event • 13:00 - 15:00 • 14B

Join Emma Rochester for this contemplative Labyrinth experience.

Saturday 14 November
Sister Shout Choir Walk
Free Event • 16:00 - 17:30 • 14D

Get ready to be entertained as Sister Shout, Waiheke’s much-loved acapella Choir, guide you on a late afternoon singalong walk.

Saturday 14 November
Festival 2020 Get-Together at Artworks Courtyard
Free Event • 17:00 - 20:00 • 14E

A chance to come together to meet fellow walkers, chat about your walks, share a drink and some delicious street…

Sunday 15 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 2 - Palm Beach to Man O' War Rd
$15 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 15A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Sunday 15 November
Beach Clean Up and Kids Rock Pool Scavenger Hunt
Free Event • 13:00 - 15:00 • 15B

Fabulous family fun along Oneroa Beach, exploring the rock pools around to Little O. Prizes and snacks for the kids.

Sunday 15 November
WINDSOR DOORS Rocky Shore Walk with Cat and Chloe
Free Event • 13:00 - 15:00 • 15C

Wear sturdy shoes for some rock hopping and walk from Little O out to Fishermans Rock and on through Hekerua…

Sunday 15 November
FRENCHMANS HILL Te Whau Coastal Peninsula Loop
Free Event • 13:30 - 16:00 • 15E
Presented by Frenchmans Hill Estate

A stunning loop with a quick pace for bush lovers, coast lovers, and dog lovers.

Sunday 15 November
ECOPOD Earn Your Dinner Walk
$115 • 13:30 - 17:30 • 15D

This is a challenging walk but stunning scenery and the culinary reward at the end make it well worth the…

Monday 16 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 3 - Man O' War Rd to Stony Batter
$35 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 16A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Tuesday 17 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 4 - Stony Batter cnr to Orapiu
$35 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 17A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Tuesday 17 November
3 Day 2 Night Walk and Accommodation Package
$450 • • 17B

For the first time, the Waiheke Walking Festival is offering two 3 day 2 night packages – just arrive and…

Tuesday 17 November
Whakanewha Mindfulness
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 17D

This focused walk, led by simply b’s Mel Burdett through beautiful Whakanewha Regional Park will invigorate the mind and body.

Tuesday 17 November
TREESCAPE The Birds and The Trees with Ranger Nat
Free Event • 14:00 - 17:00 • 17C

Put on your 4WD shoes …

Wednesday 18 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 5 - Orapiu to Awaawaroa
$35 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 18A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Wednesday 18 November
Man O' War Magic
Free Event • 10:00 - 14:00 • 18B

A Festival highlight brought back from 2016 and 2019!

Thursday 19 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 6 - Awaawaroa to Rocky Bay
$15 • 09:00 - 13:00 • 19A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Thursday 19 November
A Vineyard Stroll and An Opera
$60 • 15:30 - 17:00 • 19C

A perfect late afternoon stroll, culminating in an early evening concert of live opera in a spectacular setting.

Thursday 19 November
SILENT DISCO Family Silent Disco Boogie on the Beach
Free Event • 19:30 - 20:30 • 19B
Presented by SILENT DISCO NZ

Join our local music & dance lover, Christa Loisel, for a sunset boogie on Palm Beach.

Friday 20 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 7 - Rocky Bay to the Roosters
Free Event • 09:00 - 13:00 • 20A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Friday 20 November
Storytelling History Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 20B

A brand new Walking Festival special – listen to locals tell stories as you walk around the historic Rangihoua area.

Friday 20 November
The Stony Ridge Walk
$55 • 11:00 - 13:00 • 20C

A Festival first for 2020, an opportunity to walk on private land that takes us across the ridgeline, and then…

Friday 20 November
Survival Skills Walk
Free Event • 18:00 - 21:00 • 20D

Picture this: a simple day hike has turned into your worst nightmare. The sun is setting, your phone is dead…

Saturday 21 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 8 - The Roosters to Blackpool
Free Event • 09:00 - 13:00 • 21A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Saturday 21 November
Brewers' Loop
$65 • 9.30 - 13:00 • 21C

A walk through the wetlands to discover that the valley of grapes also has some mighty fine grains!

Saturday 21 November
Te Matuku Walk to Honour Sir Rob Fenwick
Free Event • 10:00 - 13:00 • 21B

This is a special tribute walk to honour the legacy of conservation work by Sir Rob Fenwick.

Saturday 21 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Viewing
Free Event • 20:00 - 21:30 • 21E
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

View our fantastic night sky through telescopic equipment and hear fascinating information about what twinkles above from the experts at…

Saturday 21 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Walk
Free Event • 20:00 - 21:30 • 21D
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

Join Astronz and Dark Sky Waiheke Island for an astronomical night time adventure from the Marae, along the Blackpool Esplanade…

Sunday 22 November
RAY WHITE 9-Day Te Ara Hura - Day 9 - Blackpool to Matiatia
Free Event • 09:00 - 13:00 • 22A
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

Join us for this epic adventure of 9 fabulous days walking, following the 100km Te Ara Hura – the path…

Sunday 22 November
Man O' War to Onetangi: A Private Land Stunner
$35 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 22C

A Festival highlight, Man O’ War to Onetangi, over (mostly) private land.

Sunday 22 November
Hikoi Whenua from Matiatia to Piritahi Marae
$20 • 13:00 - 16:30 • 22B

Piritahi Marae whānau are excited to guide you through the ngahere (bush) of Atawhai Whenua and over Piritaha maunga (mountain)…

Sunday 22 November
Te Aroha Ave and McKenzie Reserve Loop Walk
Free Event • 13:00 - 15:00 • 22E

See what passionate locals can achieve in conservation, as you walk these delightful trails.

Tuesday 24 November
LITTLE GREEN DOG 5km On The Beach
Free Event • 09:00 - 11:00 • 24A

Get inspired by Waiheke’s own health and fitness expert Sarah Gloyer. Walk and talk or run for fun! Tide will…

Tuesday 24 November
Wild Herbal Gin and Tonic Walk
$95 • 13:00 - 16:00 • 24B

New for the 2020 Festival, this combination of a beautiful walk, gin distillation, high tea and bubbles will be popular!

Wednesday 25 November
Te Ara Hura Five Day 100km Adventure
$150 • 5 Day Event • 25A

Book this 5-day adventure now, so you have time to sort your accommodation! Join guides Linda Simpson and Anna Brealey…

Wednesday 25 November
OYSTER INN with Josh Emett Oneroa Oyster and Bubbles Ramble
$85 • 11:00 - 13:00 • 25C
Presented by Oyster Inn

* Please Note, this walk has been cancelled due to bad weather. See your My Walks page for information about…

Thursday 26 November
Onetangi Progressive Lunch & Wine Trail Walk
$95 • 10:00 - 16:00 • 26A

The Progressive Lunch is back, this time in a different format!

Friday 27 November
Coast to Coast to Coast
Free Event • 07:00 - 11:00 • 27A

Join our island fitness expert Sarah Gloyer for a fast-paced walk across the Island and back!

Friday 27 November
Awaawaroa Coastal Magic
$85 • 9:30 - 13:30 • 27C

Starting at Rocky Bay, you will walk parts of the southern coastline before making your way along the Awaawaroa Estuary,…

Friday 27 November
FULLERS360 Te Whau Peninsula Low Tide Exploring
Free Event • 10:00 - 14:00 • 27B
Presented by Fullers360

Enjoy breathtaking coastal views and hear fascinating stories of the people and place.

Saturday 28 November
Rocky Bay Art Studio Walk
Free Event • 09:00 - 11:30 • 28A

A walk for Art Lovers.

Saturday 28 November
Man O' War to Onetangi: A Private Land Stunner
$35 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 28B

A festival highlight from the past two years – Man O’ War Bay to Onetangi Beach mostly across private land.

Saturday 28 November
Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing Walk
Free Event • 12:00 - 15:00 • 25B

*Note This walk has been rescheduled from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th November, due to bad weather. Join accredited nature…

Saturday 28 November
All Ages Te Toki Ukelele Walk
Free Event • 16:30 - 18:00 • 28C

Join musical maestro Joe Harrop as he leads a cheerful singalong style walk.

Sunday 29 November
Nature Loop Adventure for Kids
Free Event • 09:30 - 12:00 • 29A

Walk the Goodness Glade, learn at the Forest School and be a Nature Detective on this activity-rich romp with the…

Sunday 29 November
Whakanewha Photography Walk with Peter Rees
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 29C

Let brilliant landscape photographer Peter Rees guide you through beautiful Whakanewha Park sharing tips and ideas to further develop your…

Sunday 29 November
Motukaha Island Low Tide Adventure
Free Event • 12:00 - 15:00 • 29B

Bring your sense of adventure on this afternoon walk with Waiheke Walking Festival Founder, Gary Wilton.

Sunday 21 November
MAKE TRACKS: Journey to the Centre of the Earth
$35 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 22D
Presented by Make Tracks

Expect wet feet and challenging terrain. This is not for the faint-hearted – MAKE TRACKS has a way of getting…

Thursday 10 November
Festival Opening Welcome/Whakatau
Free Event • 10:00-10:30 • 2210a

The Waiheke Walking Trust invite our local community and visitors to join us and members of Ngāti Pāoa, Local Board…

Thursday 10 November
Progressive Foodie Walk
$140 • 10:30 - 16:30 • 2210c

What’s not to love about a progressive lunch at some of our best foodie locations in the west end?

Thursday 10 November
Ngāti Pāoa History Walk
Free Event • 11:00 - 13:30 • 2210b

Walk alongside Ngāti Pāoa as they share kōrero explaining their connection to the land and sea around the Matiatia and…

Thursday 10 November
Discover Wairua - Patrons-only Walk
$50 • 11:30 - 17:30 • 2210e

A private land stunner. Wow, Patrons please come join us on this very special walk…

Thursday 10 November
ECOPOD Te Whau Coastal Loop Walk
Free Event • 14:00 - 17:00 • 2210d
Presented by ECOPODS

Explore and the stunning Te Whau coastal tracks, beaches known only to the locals, and beautiful Hitapa Bay, Okoka Bay…

Thursday 10 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Friday 11 November
Mums & Bubs in Whakanewha
Free Event • 9:00 - 11:00 • 2211b

Join self-care life coach, passionate hiker and mum of 3, Linda Anderson from Linda on the Go, on this special…

Friday 11 November
Te Matuku Walk with Ngāti Pāoa
$15 • 9:00 - 11:30 • 2211a

This is a special walk led by Ngāti Pāoa.

Friday 11 November
All About Conservation
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:30 • 2211c

Have you ever wondered what eco-restoration work is all about?

Friday 11 November
WAIHEKE WORKOUT Coast to Coast Walk
Free Event • 14:00 - 17:00 • 2211e
Presented by Waiheke Workout

A fabulous walk from coast to coast, showcasing the beauty of Waiheke, led by our fabulous local gym instructors, Denisa…

Friday 11 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-1
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Saturday 12 November
Te Ara Hura 5-Day Adventure - for the Early Birds
$175 • 5 Day Walk • 2212a

Book this 5-day adventure now, so you have time to sort your accommodation! Join fun, fit local guides for this…

Saturday 12 November
Family Ratbusters Walk
Free Event • 09:00 - 11:00 • 2212c

This walk is run by amazing local Sally Horwood and her crew from Waiheke Ratbusters.

Saturday 12 November
Te Ara Hura 5-Day Adventure
$175 • 5 Day Walk • 2212b

Book this 5-day adventure now, so you have time to sort your accommodation! Join fun, fit local guides for this…

Saturday 12 November
WAIHEKE PILATES CENTRE Walk and Pilates Flow
Free Event • 09:30 - 12:00 • 2212d
Presented by Waiheke Pilates Centre

Exercise mind and body with this new walk from our Waiheke Pilates Centre.

Saturday 12 November
GO MEDIA Hooks Bay Magic
$15 • 10:00 - 15:00 • 2212f
Presented by Go Media

This year we take you on a different route, with different views, and time at Hooks Bay for a BYO…

Saturday 12 November
Sarah Gloyer's Double Headland Doozey
Free Event • 10:00 - 15:00 • 2212e

Island fitness pro Sarah will start and finish with a pilates sequence, but expect some unexpected challenges along the way.

Saturday 12 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-2
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Saturday 12 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Walk
Free Event • 20:00 - 21:30 • 2212g
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

Join Astronz and Dark Sky Waiheke Island for an astronomical night time adventure from the Marae, along the Blackpool Esplanade…

Saturday 12 November
ASTRONZ Night Sky Viewing
Free Event • 20:00 - 21:30 • 2212h
Presented by ASTRONZ, DARK SKY WAIHEKE ISLAND

View our fantastic night sky through telescopic equipment and hear fascinating information about what twinkles above from the experts at…

Sunday 13 November
The Art Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 13:00 • 2213e

A beautifully artful Sunday morning…

Sunday 13 November
Tuna Tales - Eel Exploring at the Awaawaroa Bay Eco Village
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 2213f

The Awaawaroa Bay Eco Village is home to an eel sanctuary which is part of a twenty-five-year wider wetlands restoration…

Sunday 13 November
MAKE TRACKS Eastern End Mystery Walk
$55 • 10:00 - 14:00 • 2213c
Presented by Make Tracks

Not for the faint-hearted, Gary Wilton from Make Tracks has a way of getting you lost and found again, this…

Sunday 13 November
Discover Wairua Walk
$35 • 11:00 - 16:00 • 2213d

A private land stunner. Wow, come join us on this very special walk…

Sunday 13 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-3
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Monday 14 November
3 Day 2 Night Walk and Accommodation Package
Free Event • 3 days • 2214b

Just arrive and let us organise a wonderful 3 days of walking for you.

Monday 14 November
GLOWING SKY Northern Coast Magic - Oneroa to Palm Beach
Free Event • 14:30 - 17:30 • 2214d
Presented by Glowing Sky

This inspiring walk from Oneroa explores and celebrates all of the amazing coastal tracks along this beautiful part of the…

Monday 14 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-4
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Tuesday 15 November
SCARECROW Palm Beach to Oneroa
Free Event • 09:00 - 12:00 • 2215d
Presented by Scarecrow

An absolute favourite section of the 100km Te Ara Hura – a stunning coastal trail, with views forever, as the…

Tuesday 15 November
Awaawaroa Coastal Magic
$130 • 13:30 - 20:30 • 2215e

This walk is a Festival favourite, so get in quick!

Tuesday 15 November
From the bush to the coast: treasures of Whakanewha with rangers Ashleigh and Natasha
Free Event • 15:00 - 17:00 • 2215f

Discover Whakanewha Regional Park’s treasures from the bush to the coast and learn how to protect our Taonga species.

Tuesday 15 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-5
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Tuesday 15 November
SILENT DISCO Boogie on the Beach
$10 • 19:30 - 20:30 • 2215g

Join our local music & dance lover, Christa Loisel from SIC BEATS, for a sunset boogie on Palm Beach.

Wednesday 16 November
Onetangi to Awaawaroa and Passage Rock
$75 • 09:00 - 16:00 • 2216d

Join us for this grade 9 (the most challenging) section of the 100km Te Ara Hura series.

Wednesday 16 November
OYSTER INN with Josh Emett Classic Coastal Walk
$100 • 10:00 - 2:00 • 2216e
Presented by Oyster Inn

Join us on this stunning guided walk from Matiatia around the headlands to the north, taking in the breathtaking views…

Wednesday 16 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-6
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Thursday 17 November
ALLPRESS OLIVE GROVES Walk
$25 • 09:00 - 12:00 • 2217c
Presented by Allpress Olive Groves

For lovers of olives and olive oil.

Thursday 17 November
RAY WHITE Onetangi Progressive Lunch Walk
$122 • 10:00 - 16:00 • 2217a
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

The Progressive Lunch is back!

Thursday 17 November
The Mindful Laughter Walk
Free Event • 11:00 - 13:30 • 2217b

This is a beautiful walk with Mel and Del, along some lesser-traveled tracks through Whakanewha Regional Park.

Thursday 17 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-7
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Thursday 17 November
SILENT DISCO Boogie on the Beach
$10 • 19:30 - 20:30 • 2217d

Join our local music & dance lover, Christa Loisel from SIC BEATS, for a sunset boogie on Palm Beach.

Friday 18 November
The Camino Walk
$35 • 10:00 - 13:00 • 2218a

‘The camino can be closer than you think’. It’s not Spain, but you don’t have to go that far to…

Friday 18 November
Heritage Walk and Stony Batter Tunnels
$35 • 11:00 - 14:00 • 2218b

We are proud to include a walk that brings you back to our historical Stony Batter tunnels after a 6…

Friday 18 November
The Red Wine Ramble
$85 • 13:00 - 18:00 • 2218c

Venture through the valley of vineyards!

Friday 18 November
Rustic and Rural Organic Vineyard Walk
$45 • 14:00 - 17:00 • 2218d

Come with us to explore Awaroa Organic Winery, a walking festival first.

Friday 18 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-8
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Saturday 19 November
Predator Free Waiheke Walk
Free Event • 10:00 - 12:00 • 2219a

Let’s get Waiheke predator free!

Saturday 19 November
Discover Wairua Walk
$35 • 11:00 - 15:00 • 2219d

A private land stunner. Wow, come join us on this very special walk…

Saturday 19 November
POSTAGE STAMP WINES Coast to Vines Walk
$50 • 13:00 - 17:30 • 2219c
Presented by Postage Stamp Wines

A new walk for 2022, this stunning walk ends with a tasting experience at Postage Stamp Wines.

Saturday 19 November
FULLERS360 Dog Friendly Owhanake and Island Bay
Free Event • 14:00 - 16:30 • 2219b
Presented by Fullers360

Did you know dogs ride for free on Fullers ferries?

Saturday 19 November
Peter Rees Seascapes Photography Walk
Free Event • 17:00 - 19:00 • 2219e
Presented by Peter Rees

Let our world-famous landscape photographer Peter Rees guide you around the coastal esplanade on this learning-intensive experience, focussing on seascapes…

Saturday 19 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-9
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Sunday 20 November
WINDSOR DOORS Beach, Bush and BBQ Walk
$20 • 09:00 - 15:30 • 2220a
Presented by Windsor Doors

A stunning and challenging 12 km hike that heads south from the ferry and follows the coastal track around the…

Sunday 20 November
Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing Walk
Free Event • 9:30 - 12:30 • 2220b

Join accredited nature and forest therapy guide, Gabrielle Young on a forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) experience in Goodwin Reserve.

Sunday 20 November
The HEKE Adventure Walk
$70 • 10:00 - 15:00 • 2220c
Presented by The HEKE Kitchen and Garden Bar

A chance to explore some private land on an unformed track through stunning native remnant forest.

Sunday 20 November
WWT PATRONS Self-guided walks, Storytelling Walk and others, any day and any time
Free Event • 00:00 - 00:00 • 2210z-10
Presented by Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust

Brand new for 2022, you can walk these walks unguided, any day and any time during the Festival, using our…

Sunday 20 November
RAY WHITE A Walk on the Woodside
$35 • 10:30 - 14:30 includes time for BYO picnic • 2220d
Presented by Ray White Waiheke

A private land stunner, new to the festival. Come join us on this very special walk, and share time with…

Wednesday 7 December
Connells Bay Sculpture Park and the Gin Bar Experience
$95 • 10:00 - 14:30 • 2211d

A unique Festival experience, especially for those who don’t live on Waiheke and can’t access these special places at other…

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