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Waiheke Island Double Headland Walk

Join Walking by Nature as they embark on their signature walk through the breathtaking Headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on the lush Waiheke Island.

Highlights

  • Walk the beautiful Headland track around the Matiatia Headland and past Owhanake Bay
  • Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins!
  • Learn about the fascinating history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island
  • Explore the Church Bay headland and walk through an amazing sculpture park

We begin your trip back to nature by greeting you as soon as you step off the ferry on Waiheke Island where you’ll immediately be drawn in by the gorgeous scenery and stunning coastal environment.

We’ll walk the beautiful Headland track around the Matiatia Headland and past Owhanake Bay, uncovering unforgettable sights of this treasured location.

On our way around the Matiatia headland, enjoy stunning vistas of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel; spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins! Along the way you’ll learn about the fascinating history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island, its conservation projects and island life.

After lunch we walk the Te Pio Rehiti Reserve and around the Church Bay headland through an amazing sculpture park and a stunning bush reserve. An unforgettable way to experience this luscious and awe-inspiring New Zealand landmark.

Departure time & location: Catch the 9am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (sailing is approximately 35 minutes) and meet at Matiatia ferry dock at 10am. The walk ends in time to catch the 4pm ferry back to Auckland CBD.

Per Person $130.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Moderate fitness is required - This guided walk is suitable for those who can walk up to five hours on hilly terrain.

Notes

  • Waiheke Island is just a 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland - the ferry fair is not included in the price.

    Our guided walks are small and highly personal, so groups for this walk are limited to 12 people. Please book well in advance as this is one of our most popular walks and gets booked up!

    A minimum of 2 people required for the tour to commence. For single bookings please get in touch with the operator to confirm departure.

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Bronwyn Gardner from New Zealand wrote on 07 October 2019

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Waiheke walk

I'd really recommend doing this walk. We saw lots of the Island during the 5 hour walk including both rural Waiheke and urban Waiheke. It was a great way to learn more about beautiful part of NZ with an informative guide.

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Thanks for your review Bronwyn - glad you enjoyed it!

Margaret from New Zealand wrote on 07 January 2019

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A Walk in Paradise

We had a fantastic experience on our walk. Our guide, Mike, shared his extensive knowledge with us and went out of his way to make it a great day out. He was also very good at promoting forthcoming events on the island and we will be back! The walk was exactly as described and we would highly recommend it.

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Arati Pawar from India wrote on 11 September 2018

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Amazing!

The trip was just amazing, it takes you a walking trail alongside the edge of the island where u can view lots of scenic virgin beaches and cliffs. Our tour guide Mike really helpful and shared loads of information about the island! Had a great time!! Thank u Mike!

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Mark Weng from Australia wrote on 08 May 2017

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Highly recommended

Gabrielle was fantastic. She is not only very knowledgeable about the native birds and plants, she is warm and pleasant. We had an enjoyable walking tour. Highly recommended.

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Jenny St george from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2017

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Double headlands walk

We had a fantastic experience, Michael who was our guide for the day was very helpful. Informative about the island. He worked well with the fitness of our group. Would definitely do it again.

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Thanks Jenny - glad you had a great day - see you again sometime!

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