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Waiheke Island Bush and Beach Walk – Rocky Bay
(5 hours)


This 5-hour walk around tranquil Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay combines the best of Waiheke bush and beaches. Fabulous coastal views, seabird nesting grounds and lush forest trails make this an adventure to remember!

Book 4 tickets, pay for 3

Book 4 adult tickets or more, enter the Promo Code BBBOOK4PAY3 and one of your tickets will be free!

This offer is available on all our Day Walks for travel before 1 Oct 2020.

Experience some of the most majestic forest reserves on the island, including the magnificent Pohutukawa trees and Nikau Palms of the Whakanewha Regional Park, Glenbrook Reserve and Te Whau peninsula.

Learn about birdlife on the island, including the protected dotterel nesting grounds, before stopping for a rest at the beach, where there is time for a swim or to eat your picnic lunch.


  • Catch the 9:00am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (trip to Waiheke takes approx 35 minutes)
  • Start: 9:45am, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia (or contact us to arrange free 9:15am pickup in Oneroa).
    When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Walking By Nature sign.
  • Finish: 3:00pm, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8


  • Visit some of the island’s amazing trees including magnificent Pohutukawas and Nikau Palms
  • Enjoy scenic Te Whau Peninsula with fabulous views of the island and back to Auckland
  • Explore the tracks of Whakanewha Regional Park and learn about the protected dotterel nesting grounds
  • Learn more about island life in the Rocky Bay area
  • Finish in time for a swim or packed lunch at the beach

It was one of the best trip I’ve ever had! Louis is a perfect guide – so friendly and professional. His knowledge about Waiheke Island, flora, fauna, culture is really impressive. And the views – AMAZING!
I really recommend that trip! I’ll be back as soon as it possible!
Margot_waw, Poland

January 2018

What a wonderful day. The Bush walk was fantastic and Louis was a great guide, with A LOT of interesting information about Waiheke in general and specifically about the bush flora and fauna. I was blown away when we actually saw a Kaka (tearing up the bark on a tree). I will definitely need to come back and see more of Waiheke Island.
angelanoy, New Zealand

January 2018

$140/person (winter)
$175/person (summer)
$75 for children 8-14

Shared group walk, maximum 8


  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Pick up from Oneroa 30 mins prior, for those who require it
  • Lunch


  • Ferry fares


  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)


Please contact us – we’re happy to help!


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