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Waiheke Island

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Our most recommended Waiheke Island Sightseeing Walking Tours

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: Gin, Whisky, Craft Beer, and Wine Tour

2. Waiheke Island: Gin, Whisky, Craft Beer, and Wine Tour

Taste gin, vodka, whisky, and craft beer on this tour of Waiheke Island. Be met at the ferry port, hop in the bus for a boozed-soaked tour of the island and its alcohol production facilities. Eat from a lunch platter as part of your experience. Waiheke Whisky and Gin distillery is the newest kid on the block, you will learn about the fermentation and distilling of these fabulous drinks. Set in a unique valley in Onetangi this place is rustic and boutique. 10am ferry from Downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island 1040 our tour guide will be dockside with a welcome board with your name on it 11am Cable Bay Vineyard wine tastings and incredible views back to Auckland City 12pm Heke for Gin/Whisky/Craft Beer tastings and platter for lunch 3pm Goldie Estate, Te Motu or Mudbrick Vineyards for more wine tastings

Waiheke Island: Beautiful Shared Wine Tour

3. Waiheke Island: Beautiful Shared Wine Tour

Catch the 10:00 AM ferry from Auckland City to Waiheke Island where you will be greeted by your tour guide. The first stop is for a lovely wine tasting at the Cable Bay Boutique Vineyard. Sample around 4 boutique wines grown on the island and Malborough. Visit Thomas's Batch Vineyard, where you'll have the option for lunch (at your own expense) and can admire incredible views and enjoy their wonderful food and wine within a great atmosphere. After lunch, make your way to Te Motu Vineyard for classic Bordeaux wines. The last stop is The Mudbrick Vineyard for rose, pinot gris, and more. Return to the wharf at 3:40 PM for the ferry back to Auckland. If you wish to stay on the island, you can be dropped off at Oneroa Village, where you'll find beautiful shops, eclectic Kiwiana gifts, plus good bars and restaurants. Or stay at Mudbrick and enjoy more wine and views.

Waiheke Island: Private Art Walk with Lunch

4. Waiheke Island: Private Art Walk with Lunch

Meet your private guide on Waiheke at either at the Ferry Terminal or the Community Art Gallery to start your tour. Customize your itinerary to best suit your interests and requirements.  Enjoy both the art and scenery around you at a leisurely pace, suitable for a variety of fitness levels. Explore the Atawhai-Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve, visit art galleries in Oneroa including an artist's collective, the Community Art Gallery, and a goldsmith artist. As well as visiting sculptors and painters in their studios, get to meet an artisan shoemaker. Walk through the local sculpture park where you will learn about an intriguing array of outdoor art. Along the way, break for lunch at the spectacular home and studio of painter Gabriella Lewenz.

Waiheke Island: 5-Hour Guided Art Exploration Walk

5. 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: Double Headland Guided Coastal Walk

6. Waiheke Island: Double Headland Guided Coastal Walk

Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on Waiheke Island, starting from and returning to the ferry terminal. Once you meet your guide at the terminal, begin the hike along the headland track around the Matiatia Headland and past Owhanake Bay. The hike will take approximately 2 hours. On your way around the headland, enjoy beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, and the Coromandel. Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins. Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island, its conservation projects and island life. Stop for lunch at Oneroa Village or enjoy a picnic on the beach. After lunch, walk to the Pio Rehutai Reserve and around the Church Bay headland through a sculpture park and a stunning bush reserve. Stroll past amazing homes, and picturesque ocean views. After approximately 2 hours, you will have returned to the starting point at the ferry terminal.

Waiheke Island: Vineyards and Bush Walk

7. Waiheke Island: Vineyards and Bush Walk

See the best of Waiheke Island with a guided nature walk starting from the ferry terminal. Discover the beautiful forests and vineyards of the island on a small-group tour.  Enjoy stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula. Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins. Explore the Atawhai Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve while learning about the various conservation projects on the island. Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and walk through rolling hills to Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards. Sample some of their award-winning wines, then enjoy a coffee and a bite, at your own expense, before returning to the ferry terminal.

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

8. 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: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

9. 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: Private Guided Te Ara Hura 5-Day Walk

10. Waiheke Island: Private Guided Te Ara Hura 5-Day Walk

Journey all the way around Waiheke Island in five days (15-25km of walking per day) with a local guide. Experience the bustling villages of the western end, bush, beaches, birds, and the remote eastern end of the island. This all-inclusive private tour is available to groups of 4-10 people, so get some friends together and spend a few days on a unique adventure. You'll feast on delicious catered breakfasts and dinners while enjoying 4 nights accommodation at Onetangi Beach Apartments, overlooking beautiful Onetangi Beach. Each day, you will be transported to the starting point for the day and you will be picked up at the end and returned to your accommodation.

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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