Waiheke Island Bush and Beach Walk (4 hours)

This lovely walk, based around Onetangi beach, brings together the best of the bush and the beach. You get to walk to one of the high points of Waiheke island with spectacular views, through magnificent forest reserve, along a beautiful stream to an ancient hidden grove of Pohutukawas and Nikau Palms, past one of the biggest Kauri trees on the island, and along clifftops with spectacular views before dropping down to the beach for a walk and finishing at one of the local cafés on the beach. You can then go for a swim or eat lunch.

This walk takes approximately four hours.


  • Starts and finishes at Charley Farley’s Restaurant & Bar, the Strand, Onetangi
  • Start: 9 am. Finish: 12.30pm
  • Visit some of the island’s amazing trees including an ancient hidden grove of Pohutukawas, Nikau Palms and one of the Island’s biggest Kauri trees
  • Visit Trig Hill outlook with fabulous views of the Island and back to Auckland
  • Walk through Onetangi Forest & Bird Reserve
  • Walk along Onetangi clifftops and beach – the longest beach on Waiheke
  • Finish in time for a swim or lunch at one of the cafes along the beach


A must-do when you like nature

5 5 1
After a long Business Trip I had one Day off in Auckland and was looking for something special that would fill that Day as much as possible, without spending a fortune. So Tourist Office recommended good attractions. I ended up booking a half day hiking Tour in Waiheke with "walking by nature" . This was the best choice I could have made. We had a private Tour with a colleague of mine and Kath', the very nice and well skilled guide. She loves nature and can easily encoureage you to do the same. We walked several hours through the reserve parc in the woods on small hiking tracks as if you would be on a lonley Expedition in a Rain forrest. And then change of scenery to huge Green grass hill fields down to the beach. It was absolutely amacing. Thank you Kath Summary: if you love to walk through pure nature and want to know/learn a bit about what you see, do such a trip. But do not underestimate the effort of this trail. You are going up and down the hills for several miles. Have the proper clothes and good comfortable shoes. At least outdoor sport shoes with good profile underneath. If you think of walking on flipflops on a hot day, think again or go to the zoo. Enjoy it ! I surly did.

Fantastic for our kids too

5 5 1
We had a fantastic hike with Katerina. She did an amazing job keeping our 3 kids engaged on the hike. She was so knowledgeable and such a fun person to be around. It felt like the hike was catered just to us! We can't wait to come back to the island and do this again! I can't say enough at how wonderful we thought our day was! 🙂

Great Walk!!

5 5 1
During a short stay at Waiheke Island I have had a great guided walk, the so called bush and beach walk. We walked through nature and on our way the guide told several nice, special and informative things about the trees, insects, and whatever that came along. We even had a close look to a big kind of pigeon that sat above in the tree. Nice photos, great memories, a walk to do!

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


  • Ferry fares


  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Raincoat
  • Day pack
  • Lunch if you wish to picnic on the beach afterward



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