incredible walks
on Waiheke Island

The island's walking tracks will take you through ancient forests, past beautiful waterfalls, along golden sand beaches, between wineries, and to see ancient kūmara pits and pā sites.
Walking on Waiheke
All year round

Waiheke Island is bigger than you think! It’s the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf and is packed with contrasts.

Over 20 kms long, with 133 kms of coastline, Waiheke Island offers you everything from  beautiful beaches and lovely seaside villages to more than 100km of walking tracks, wetlands and virgin forest.

You'll find walks in all corners of the island on this website.

Walking around Waiheke
Te Ara Hura walking track network

Te Ara Hura is a network of connecting tracks that creates an approximately 100km route round the island. You can walk spectacular sections of the track in a morning; spend days to circumnavigate the island; or walk from the ferry to vineyards. To find out more, search our Te Ara Hura walks category, and read our DIY walking adventure story for a 5 day itinerary.

Waiheke Island
Walking Festival

The Waiheke Walking Festival is a fantastic, free annual event. With a huge range of guided walks, there's something for everyone - including history walks, art walks, fitness walks, the 5-day circumnavigation of the island on the Te Ara Hura track network - and walks with wine!
Sign up to the Festival newsletter to be the first to know about the programme of walks.

Waiheke Island
Walking Trust

This website was made possible thanks to funding from Lotteries, Foundation North and the Patrons of the Waiheke Walking Trust. We hope it helps you explore more of this beautiful island we call home.
Learn more about the Waiheke Walking Trust in the About section.

Waiheke Island is Kauri Dieback free, and you can play a part in keeping it that way - brush then disinfect your shoes and poles on arrival at the Kauri Dieback station at the Matiatia ferry terminal, and at every station you encounter on your walks. Paws can be disinfected too.
Happy walking.