Waiheke Island
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Waiheke Island Zipline & Native Forest Adventure

1. Waiheke Island Zipline & Native Forest Adventure

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.

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Waiheke Island: 3 Vineyards Winery Tour

2. Waiheke Island: 3 Vineyards Winery Tour

Catch the 10 AM ferry from Auckland City to Waiheke Island where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Then, enjoy a quick 20-minute scenic drive to your first vineyard stop. Savor wine tastings at the Cable Bay Boutique Vineyard and sample around 5 boutique wines grown on the island. Visit Thomas's Batch, where you have the option for lunch (at your own cost) and can admire incredible views. Finally, make your way to Te Motu or Kennedy Point for 3rd stop, and Mudbrick Vineyard for the grand finale. Return to the wharf at 3:30 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.

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Waiheke Island & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Seaplane Flight

3. Waiheke Island & Hauraki Gulf Scenic Seaplane Flight

Make your visit to Auckland Harbour memorable with a special seaplane flight over Auckland's gulf islands. Combine romance, adventure, and history on an exciting scenic flight that will showcase the very best of the Auckland region.  Cruise out into Auckland Harbour, the very heart of the 'City of Sails', ready for take-off. Soar over the majestic Auckland City in no time. Capture as many videos and photos as you like with large side windows that slope out. Admire beautiful city views and breath-taking coastal vistas of the Hauraki Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the history of the Auckland region while soaking in spectacular aerial views of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Waiheke islands. Experience an exhilarating water landing in the Auckland Harbour and marvel at the picturesque city skyline. Your adventure concludes with a relaxing cruise along the harbour back to the dock at Wynyard Wharf. 

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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.

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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.

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Waiheke Island: Vineyards and Bush Walk

6. 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.

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Waiheke Island: Double Headland Guided Coastal Walk

7. 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.

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Waiheke Island: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

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Waiheke Island: Private Personalized Walk

10. 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

I booked this experience last minute together with my friend and I will be forever grateful we did. It was the best 2hours of our journey to New Zealand and Waiheke and a memory we will not soon forget. It started from being picked up by Nu at tha ferry terminal who was on time, friendly and just the best guy and driver we could dream of. The rest of the day, he sang for us in the car, he honked every time he saw us on the street and he remembered the small things we said or talked about. All cred to Nu, our favourite guy ever. Then, I was a bit scared at first but then we just felt so safe and could enjoy the views, the safety and the execution of activity was so fantastic. Our guides were phenomenal and we felt so safe and happy. Thank you so much again. We just wished it was longer, with more ziplines to zip through. Wow!

I wouldn't change anything, it was all beautiful and a great experience, some wines better than others!

Karen was an awesome tour guide, full of knowledge and really enjoyable company!

Great views and good fun, including the bus driver's narrative

Beautiful views, perfectly safe, 1,5 hours activity TBH