• Waiheke Private Guided
    Te Ara Hura Walk
    (5 Days, 4 Nights)

     
     

Here’s the ultimate Waiheke experience, taking in the bustling villages of the western end, bush, beaches, birds and the remote eastern end of the island.

$1195/person (winter)
$1395/person (summer)

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Te Ara Hura is a 100km-long walking track that takes you right around Waiheke Island.

Our standard guided walk takes five days, in 15–25km segments. We can, however, customise this walk to shorten the segments, or to complete the walk in just four days.

This tour is available to groups of 4-10 people. Get your friends together, bring your walking group and spend a few days completing a unique adventure.

Each day you will be transported to the start point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation. Your guide will walk with you.

A custom itinerary can be planned, with costs based on your requirements, size of group and length of stay.

Includes

  • Ferry to and from Waiheke Island
  • Transfers to/from accommodation
  • Apartment on Onetangi Beach (extra charge if single occupancy)
  • 4 packed lunches including fresh brewed coffee or tea
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Daily transport to and from your accommodation
  • Personalised itinerary, maps and other information
  • Experienced guide

 

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)

 

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Browse all of our walks

 

Walking Maps & Elevation Profiles

Te Ara Hura Walk – Day 1 – Matiatia – Onetangi 

Note this includes Matiatia headland and Northern Beaches

Distance: 19km
Time: Approx 5 – 6 hours walking time
Difficulty: Intermediate

Te Ara Hura Walk – Day 2  – Onetangi – Man O War Bay

Distance: 14 kms

Time: Approx 3 – 4  hours walking time

Difficulty: Easy

Te Ara Hura Walk – Day 2  – Man O War Bay – Orapiu

Distance: 12 kms

Time: Approx  3 hours walking

Difficulty: Easy

Te Ara Hura Walk – Day 3 – Orapiu – Trig Hill

Distance: 16 km
Time: Approx 5 hours walking time
Difficulty: Advanced

Te Ara Hura Walk – Day 4 – Trig Hill – Blackpool

Distance: 20km

Time:  Approx 6  – 6.5 hours walking time

Difficulty: Advanced

Day 5: Blackpool – Matiatia 

Distance: 6 kms

Time: approx 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

  • 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

  • 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

  • Our guide, Tracy with Walking by Nature did an excellent job!! She shared history of the island, guided us through trails on the Headland Coastal area, through forest trails, and several beaches. She was very knowledgeable about life on the island, birds, trees and plants. We visited the Mud Brick Vineyard, and had our lunch on a beautiful beach in the village. She customized our trip for our interests and abilities. We definitely recommend this tour and Tracy, as our guide!

    Vineyards & Bush Walk

  • 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 Walk

  • We are a “mature”couple” who enjoy nature and exploring. Our guide Tracey was fantastic. She was patient, professional, very well informed and very personable. I must mention that the walk is very hilly so it probably was a bit too challenging for my husband but he was still very happy to have done it. Tracey was so kind and caring, making the experience well worth it. Ending up at Mudbrick winery was a treat. Thank you Tracey and thank you Walking by Nature for giving us such a great memory of Waiheke Island.

    Vineyards & Bush Walk

  • Had an excellent day with Tracey. She was well informed about Waiheke Island and it was a pleasure to get to know her and learn how from her

    Vineyards & Bush Walk

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