2019 Waiheke Walking Festival
Walks & Events

You may only book up to 6 places across all walks – this is to allow more people to enjoy the festival. If you are a Friend of the Festival, you may book up to 10 places, with priority booking.

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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
$90.00 • 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]
$15.00 • 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
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
$95.00 • 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
$100.00 • 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
$85.00 • 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'
$15.00 • 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
$42.00 • 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
$65.00 • 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
$20.00 • 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
$10.00 • 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
$25.00 • 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]
$15.00 • 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
$35.00 • 14:00 - 17:00 • 10G
Presented by Ray White

Celebrate the Walking Festival’s 10th birthday!

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