• Waiheke Wander Private Group Walk

For private groups of 6 or more, here’s a guided walk that will introduce you to many of Waiheke’s charms, without taking a lot of time.

$135/person (winter)
$175/person (summer)
$75 for children 8-14

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Give your friends, family, work colleagues or other group a taste of Waiheke with an expert guide. Take a break from work, or bring family and friends for a relaxing few hours in our beautiful island environment.

We will happily customise your itinerary to meet the needs of your group, including fitness levels, interests and other activities you may be doing on the island.

Typically, we will walk from the ferry terminal around the Church Bay Headland, site of the biennial Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, and through the Forest and Bird Reserve to a spectacular lookout.

You’ll be captivated by beautiful Pohutukawa-fringed coastlines, regenerating native bush, and unforgettable views across the Hauraki Gulf.

Your expert guide will help you learn about the unique flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture, of Waiheke.

Your tour can end at Mudbrick or Cable Bay vineyards, Oneroa Village or the ferry terminal.

About this walk

  • Start: Ferry Wharf in Matiatia
    If your group is arriving by ferry to join the walk, then please look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Terra & Tide sign
  • Finish: Ferry Wharf in Matiatia, or elsewhere if requested
  • Minimum group size: 6
  • Private group walk
  • Minimum 6 adults


  • Flexible walking tour times to suit
  • Plenty of time for a leisurely lunch or dinner

Not included

  • Ferry fares
  • Meal

What to bring

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


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  • 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