• 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.


$250/person (winter)

$275/person (summer)

$175 for children 8-14


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We start with a walk through restored and regenerating bush up to the headland for some breathtaking views of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. We continue through lush, established bush tracks and rolling hills, where you’ll enjoy lovely views of valleys, vineyards and the sea.

About this walk

  • Catch the 9:00am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (trip to Waiheke takes approx 35 minutes)
  • Start: 9:45am, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia, Waiheke Island
  • Finish: 3:00pm, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia


  • Enjoy stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel Peninsula
  • Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins
  • Explore Atawhai Whenua Forest and Bird and Pio Rehutai Reserves while learning about our regenerating native bush and conservation projects on Waiheke
  • Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island
  • Walk through rolling hills to Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards to sample their award-winning wines or enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat


  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Two wine tastings

Not included

  • Ferry fares
  • Lunch
  • Additional wine tasting

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Money for wine tasting and food
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Walking Map & Elevation Profile

Distance: Approx 7kms
Time: 5 hours (approx 2.5 – 3 hours walking time)
Difficulty: Easy

Vineyards & Bush Walk

Vineyards & Bush Walk






  • Our guide, Tracy with Terra & Tide 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 and Bush Walk – 5 stars

  • 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 Terra & Tide for giving us such a great memory of Waiheke Island.

    Vineyards and Bush Walk – 5 stars

  • Great day out on Waiheke! We started with a bush walk and then went to two wineries (Mudbrick and Castle Bay vineyards). Well organised, a delicious lunch at a Oneroa cafe, and a fantastic, knowledgeable guide (Justine). Very glad I booked and had a great day with Justine. Would definitely recommend to solo travellers who want to explore both Waiheke's outdoors and visit wineries.

    Great day out on Waiheke and a Fantastic Guide