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Vineyards and Bush Walk – Western End
(5 hours)


This spectacular walk has a little bit of everything – bush, beach, headlands and vineyards. There’s time for wine tasting and/or lunch at two of Waiheke’s best-loved vineyards – Mudbrick or Cable Bay – with tasting options to suit all budgets.

Book 4 tickets, pay for 3

Book 4 adult tickets or more, enter the Promo Code VBBOOK4PAY3 and one of your tickets will be free!

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

We start with a walk through restored and regenerating bush up to the headland for some breathtaking views of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

We continue through lush, established bush tracks and rolling hills, where you’ll enjoy lovely views of valleys, vineyards and the sea.

Wine tasting at Cable Bay Vineyards

Wine tasting at Cable Bay. Photo: Cable Bay Vineyards


  • Catch the 9:00am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (trip to Waiheke takes approx 35 minutes)
  • Start: 9:45am, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia, Waiheke Island
  • Finish: 3:00pm, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia
  • Maximum number of walkers: 8 plus guide


  • 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 Atawhai Whenua Forest and Bird and Pio Rehutai Reserves while learning about our regenerating native bush and conservation projects on Waiheke.
  • Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island.
  • Walk through rolling hills to Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards to sample their award-winning wines or enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat.

Our guide, Tracy with Walking by Nature did an excellent job!! She shared history of the island, guided us through trails on the Headland Coastal area, through forest trails, and several beaches. She was very knowledgeable about life on the island, birds, trees and plants. We visited the Mud Brick Vineyard, and had our lunch on a beautiful beach in the village. She customized our trip for our interests and abilities. We definitely recommend this tour and Tracy, as our guide!
Ann and Charlie, USA

January 2020

We are a “mature”couple” who enjoy nature and exploring. Our guide Tracey was fantastic. She was patient, professional, very well informed and very personable. I must mention that the walk is very hilly so it probably was a bit too challenging for my husband but he was still very happy to have done it. Tracey was so kind and caring, making the experience well worth it. Ending up at Mudbrick winery was a treat.
Thank you Tracey and thank you Walking by Nature for giving us such a great memory of Waiheke Island.
Valerie, USA

January 2020

Had an excellent day with Tracey. She was well informed about Waiheke Island and it was a pleasure to get to know her and learn how from her.
John T

January 2020

$152/person (winter)
$190/person (summer)
$75 for children 8-14

Shared group walk, maximum 8


  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Two wine tastings


  • Ferry fares
  • Lunch
  • Additional wine tasting


  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Money for wine tasting and food


Please contact us – we’re happy to help!


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