• Waiheke Island Eco Walks & Tours

Let an expert guide from Terra & Tide help you discover the natural environment of Waiheke Island. We’ll lead you on a guided eco walk where you can take in the beautiful scenery, observe wildlife, stroll on beaches or explore forest trails.

Or, if you prefer a more leisurely tour, why not join our Waiheke Island Art Walk?

Although Waiheke is just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, you’ll feel remote from the city as you connect with yourself, your walking companions, and your friendly and knowledgeable guide.

After walking for a few hours, and enjoying a delicious lunch, you’ll have experienced the best that Waiheke Island has to offer – including parts that most visitors miss.

 

Art walk

Waiheke Island has long been known as an island that supports a lively creative community for many years now and has a wonderful range of artists who make their home here.

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Private art walk

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On the Waiheke Island Private Art Walk you’ll enjoy a personalised tour of galleries, sculpture…

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Bush & beach walk

This 5-hour walk around tranquil Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay combines the best of Waiheke bush and beaches. Fabulous coastal views, seabird nesting grounds and lush forest trails make this an adventure to remember!

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Waiheke Island double headland walk

Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on Waiheke Island, walking in a small group with an expert local guide. You’ll be drawn in by the gorgeous scenery and beautiful coastal environment.

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Vineyards & bush walk

This spectacular walk has a little bit of everything – bush, beach, headlands and vineyards. There’s time for wine tasting and/or lunch at two of Waiheke’s best-loved vineyards – Mudbrick or Cable Bay – with tasting options to suit all budgets.

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Private personalised walk

For private groups of 2-8 people, we offer a range of specialist walking options. We’ll provide a tailor-made itinerary and confirm all arrangements on your behalf.

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Packages

  • I loved my walking tour with Justine! We visited a specially curated selection of art galleries and studios in artists homes. It was delightful to meet the various artists and see their creative spaces. After a delicious lunch at one of the studios, the tour shifted to the exploration of local nature, birds and trees along one of Waiheke’s many walking trails. Justine’s knowledge of both the art and nature of the island was so impressive, and it was a pleasure to spend a few hours with her on my visit. Two thumbs up for this experience!

    Art walk – 5 stars

  • I did the Art Walk on Waiheke last weekend and really enjoyed it. Michael and Justine, our guides, were friendly and enthusiastic about the island and its many artists. We visited the art gallery and other art storefronts, but they also brought us to the homes of various artists who I would not have known to visit on my own, and we had lunch at the beautiful home of artist Gabriella Lewenz. On top of all this we did quite a bit of walking. Michael also gave me lots of ideas for other activities while on the island, which I really appreciated.

    Art Walk – 5 stars

  • We took the Art Walk yesterday with Michael from Terra & Tide. It was such an enriching day. Michael introduced us to the artists, who were very happy to chat about their work, but were not at all pushy. We really enjoyed the stimulating conversations about creating art and the creative process. Lunch at Gabriella’s was relaxing, welcoming and delicious. We would highly recommend this unique experience.

    Art Walk – 5 stars

  • Beautiful walk around Waiheke Island. My guide was great. She quickly assessed my fitness level and tailored the walk to what was just right for me. She pointed out the native plants and told me the history and some of the medicinal purposes. We stopped in at a few shops and galleries meeting artists and some of the local islanders. Lunch was purchased at one of the shops which was healthy and perfect for the day.

    Double Headland Walk – 5 stars

  • I had the opportunity to do the Double Headland Coastal Walk – it was an amazing trek through local bush as well as opportunity to see stunning vistas, both across the coast as well as inland. My guide was a joy and made sure I got the most of the out walk and tailored it based on my interests. I would highly recommend this walk for anyone who likes hikes that are a little challenging but also offer unforgettable sights.

    Double Headland Coastal Walk – 5 stars

  • My family and I did this tour on our second day in Auckland and had an amazing time. The island is absolutely beautiful and our guide, Tracy was very knowledgeable about the island, nature, and wildlife. She was so sweet and made the experience very enjoyable. The walk itself had some hills but was very doable (I wore jeans and was fine). Nonetheless, the tour can be customized based on the needs of the group. Overall, we all had a great time and would definitely recommend!

    Double Headland Walk – 5 stars

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