The Waiheke walking Holiday
3 days and 3 nights of stunning walks, gourmet food and wine and relaxing accommodation
Price from $NZ895 per person* share double/twin or $NZ1,195 per person* luxury queen room with private ensuite and deck.
Day 1. ISLAND DISCOVERY DAY
Catch the 9am ferry from downtown Auckland and we will meet you on the Island at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal. A quick day briefing, with maps and trail guidance.
Choose to walk a challenging 18km or a more leisurely 12km, following the breath taking tracks and trails either from Matiatia or from Oneroa, through our quaint village, coastal headlands, picturesque beaches and bays, past quirky baches, vistas and vineyards, following a mix of coastal paths, bush tracks and quiet back roads on to stunning Onetangi Beach. Stop for a swim and lunch at Palm Beach, and/or wine tastings at world-class wineries Obsidian or Casita Miro on the way and then it’s on to your beautiful, relaxed Island-style accommodation. Relax on the verandah, meet fellow walkers and your host and chef.
Enjoy a 3 course chef-prepared meal and local boutique wine.
Day 2. TRACKS AND TRAILS DAY
Enjoy a continental breakfast with local free range eggs and head up toward the lush native bush and gorgeous tracks of Trig Hill, Whakanewha Regional Park and Rocky Bay. Here you cross the heart of the Island forests, Nikau groves, wetlands, regenerating bush and dense native bush.
Choose a challenging loop walk of 20km or a more leisurely 12km loop, and stop and enjoy the rare birdlife, high tide swimming, optional wine tastings at Stonyridge, Te Motu, or Tantalus Wineries, and unique Waiheke scenery.
Return to your lovely accommodation for a rest and relax, then head out for your choice of dinner at the fabulous restaurants and cafes along the waterfront, just 10 minutes walk - or opt for fish and chips on the beach - a kiwi classic.
Day 3. The Stunning Coast Day
Today you’ll discover the fabulous coastal tracks of the western end of Waiheke and breath taking views of the some of the most beautiful coastal farms and vineyards in New Zealand. The track leads through serene Te Wharau Bay and around Park Point, and back through historic Church Bay and Matiatia.
Your choice today, the Park Point headland from Blackpool Beach, about 4-5 hours walking, and for those wanting more challenge you can continue on around to Owhanake and back to Oneroa village.
Spent time exploring Oneroa village, or down on Oneroa Beach.
For dinner tonight enjoy a celebratory evening out locally at one of the many fabulous cafes, wineries or restaurants on Onetangi Beach or in the valley of vineyards.
Day 4. Depart 10am
After a leisurely breakfast your host will drop you at the ferry terminal, or alternatively you may like to stow your bags at the terminal and spend a bit more time in Oneroa village.
Accommodation and self-prepared continental breakfast for 3 nights, fabulous 3 course welcome dinner on first night with wine, goodies to prepare a picnic lunch for Day 2 and Day 3, your experienced host and chef, all transport as required on each day, and all maps, guidance and support. Not included are ferry tickets to/from Waiheke, dinner on day 2 and 3, lunch purchased enroute on day 1..
Price includes taxes.
Minimum of 2 people or single supplement applies, sorry. Maximum of 6 people at any time.
*Payment from outside NZ can be made easily from the invoice by credit card using PayPal and has a 3% surcharge.
Available dates 2019/2020, 3 days and 3 nights:
From October 1st 2019 - Walks begin each Monday or Tuesday.
For Winter walks 2019/2020 please email firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and information.