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Our most recommended Waiheke Island Outdoor Activities

Waiheke Island: Zipline and Native Forest Adventure Trip

1. Waiheke Island: Zipline and Native Forest Adventure Trip

Hosted on Waiheke Island, just 30 minutes by fast ferry from central Auckland, this 3-hour zipline adventure offers nature lovers a thrilling, state-of-the-art dual zipline flight over native forest. Enjoy a mini-tour of Waiheke's beaches, million-dollar properties, and boutique wineries en route to the zipline site, where you'll be geared-up for one of New Zealand’s most exciting eco activities. Soar along 3 dual ziplines, each more than 650 feet (200 meters) long. Glide smoothly, side-by-side with a partner or friend, over a working vineyard and stunning tracts of original and regenerating native New Zealand bush. Catch views of Auckland, Rangitoto, and the Hauraki Gulf, as you zip. On completion of the 3rd line, enjoy a spectacular interpretive walk back to the visitor center, while guides share stories of the local flora and fauna, and Maori and European history of Waiheke.

Waiheke Island: 5-Hour Guided Art Exploration Walk

2. Waiheke Island: 5-Hour Guided Art Exploration Walk

Join a guided art walking tour on the beautiful Waiheke Island. The island is home to a wonderful range of artists as the island supports a lively creative community. Take a ferry from Downtown Auckland to Matiatia Ferry Wharf on Waiheke Island. Your guide will be meeting you at the pier, or if you are already on Waiheke Islands, meet your guide at the Community Art Gallery.   The community is committed to conserving the unique environment of the island by minimizing its carbon footprint. Be inspired by the surrounding creativity and beauty of nature on Waiheke island as you visit art galleries in Oneroa, including an artist collective, the Community Art Gallery, and an artist goldsmith. Make a stop at a local sculpture park and learn about this intriguing array of outdoor art. Meet glass artists and painters in their studios and even an artisan shoemaker. In the afternoon, savor lunch at the Church Bay Studio, the spectacular home of artist Gabriella Lewenz. After lunch, walk through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve and admire its native flora and fauna. The tour ends back at the Community Gallery, where your guide bids you farewell.

Waiheke Island: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

3. Waiheke Island: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

Meet your guide at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal. Explore the scenic Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay of Waiheke Island, and discover unique features of the surrounding environment. Learn about birdlife on the island, including the protected dotterel nesting grounds. Chat with your fellow walkers and stop for a break on the beach. Explore the beautiful forest reserves, including the magnificent Pohutukawa trees and Nikau Palms of the Whakanewha Regional Park.

Waiheke Island: 5-Day Self-Guided Te Ara Hura Walk

4. Waiheke Island: 5-Day Self-Guided Te Ara Hura Walk

Be your own guide without any of the stress on this all inclusive walking adventure on Waiheke Island. Immerse yourself in 100km of island life for 5 unforgettable days, and 4 nights with beach front, luxury accommodation. Discover a new day as you are transported to a different start point each morning. Explore the western bustling villages, immerse yourself in vast forests and plentiful beaches, spot native birds, and get lost in the remote east side of the island. Rest assured, knowing that after each miraculous day you are delivered back to your lush Onetangi Beach Apartment, with ultimate comfort, and delicious catered meals. Bond with your loved ones, friends, or just be on your own on this life-changing excursion that allows you to expand your horizons in comfort and style.

Waiheke Island: Private Personalized Walk

5. Waiheke Island: Private Personalized Walk

Enjoy a small group tour of Waiheke Island with your experienced local guide. The tour covers all areas of Waiheke Island and the itinerary can be designed to best suit your interests and requirements. Connect with nature and learn how you can contribute to local conservation efforts, either here or close to your home. You're sure to learn something new, either about the New Zealand environment, Waiheke Island or the Hauraki Gulf. Let the local partner help introduce you to these amazing surroundings as you explore coastal tracks and art walks. If there are any other outdoor activities that you wish to try while you are on the island, the local partner will be happy to help arrange these.

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What people are saying about Waiheke Island

Amazing time with beautiful weather for doing a bunch of different activities. Eco-Zipline Adventure Tour is a must if traveling to Waiheke Island!

Great experience, enthusiastic instructors. Thank you!!! PS your transport driver is amazing, so positive and helpful! Love the energy.

Had a range of ages and weights within the group and it was great, wish we could have gone for longer..

Friendly and knowledgeable team, the zip line rides were fun

Amazing people that loved there jobs loved every moment