Te ARA HURA - Self-guided 100KM walk around waiheke
Challenge yourself to this fantastic walking experience.
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ABOUT TE ARA HURA
In 2015 the Te Ara Hura was opened and for the first time the stunning walking tracks and hiking trails of Waiheke Island have been linked to form a continuous 100km route. Te Ara Hura means ‘Discover the Way’ and that is surely what you will do, seeing the real Waiheke, one step at a time.
To walk the trail is to really discover Waiheke Island, from the fabulous coastal headlands with million dollar views, the picturesque beaches dotted with quirky, quaint baches that give Waiheke its magical character, to the forest heart of the island with lush native bush, regenerating forests, streams, wetlands and birdlife aplenty, and on down to the far end of the Island – huge vistas, stunning coastal farms, rural, untouched and very, very Waiheke. Very New Zealand.
This walk can be done in 4 or 5 segments from 15km to 25km per day and offers a fabulous multi-day walk that encompasses the best of Waiheke Island scenery, character, landscape and food & wine. Everything is covered, from strolling the village foot paths to hiking through challenging terrain. For the 4- day option a reasonably high level of fitness is required. Taking 5 days is recommended, though if time is limited, choose the Best of Te Ara Hura and we take you through the best walking tracks but omit the longer road sections.
More info ... To complete the trail in 5 days involves 6-8 hours per day walking to cover 20-25km per day. Most people find if their normal walking pace is 5km/h they will average 3km/h over the hills and tracks. Some days are easier, with more country roads than single tracks. The elevations are varied but it is all quite hilly (with beautiful views)! The highest point on the island is Mt Maunganui at 230m but when walking the entire track you will cover close to 3000m of ascent over the 100km.
With iWalkWaiheke we can be very flexible with how far you walk each day, as we offer a pick up from where you get to! Most people find the walk challenging but enjoyable. Also most people, though they love the trails through the native forest and along the coast, find they also love the parts of the trail through the villages and by the schools and roads and more populated beaches equally as interesting.
It’s a quirky, gorgeous island and discovering it by foot is immensely rewarding!
Prices are in New Zealand Dollars.
5 days and 4 nights - walk 100km around Waiheke Island - from $995 per person (4-5 pax) and $1,195 per person (2-3 pax) includes all meals, transport, accommodation and 24/7 support.
3 days and 2 nights - covering the Best of Te Ara Hura - from $555 per person (4-5 pax) and $655 (2-3 pax) includes all meals, transport, accommodation and 24/7 support.
Minimum of 2 people, maximum 5. (Larger groups and hiking clubs can be accommodated, price upon request)
Price will include your transport to and from the walk start/end points each day, all meals prepared by a chef, relaxing accommodation (based on double/twin share) and support 24/7.
If some days you'd like to enjoy our world-class wineries and dine in style, or lunch at a beach cafe we can adjust prices accordingly - the choice is yours!
The only costs Not included are tickets to Waiheke (see getting here), your preferred walking snacks, cafe drinks and alcohol, optional coffee stops, and wine which is available to purchase at the different wineries visited during the day.