Waiheke Island Art Walk (5 hours)

Waiheke Island has been known as an island that supports a lively creative community for many years now and has a wonderful range of artists who make their home here.

On the Waiheke Island Art Walk you’ll experience the best of what Waiheke has to offer – visiting galleries, sculpture parks, artist studios and lunching at a spectacular property where one of the island’s many artists lives and works.

Our Art Walk takes approximately five hours, and is done at a very leisurely pace so you can enjoy both the art and the scenery around you. By being surrounded by such creativity and the beauty of nature, you will come away feeling inspired by what you have seen, the artists you have met and the beauty and views you have enjoyed while wandering through bush tracks and local roads.


  • Start: 9:45am / Finish: 3pm
  • Starts and finishes at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Ocean View Road, Oneroa
  • Visit local Oneroa art galleries including an artists’ collective, the community art gallery, an artist goldsmith and hear from the artists and gallery staff
  • Visit the local sculpture park and learn about the sculptures
  • Visit glass artists, an artisan shoemaker, painters’ studios
  • Lunch at Church Bay studio, the spectacular home and studio of Gabriella Lewenz overlooking Church Bay
  • Walk back through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest & Bird Reserve to the Community Gallery where we finish


You'll never have a better art experience!

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We've all been there, looking at some art and wondering about the story behind the art. Wouldn't it be great if we could meet the artist and actually find out? Take this tour and you will! Gabrielle and Justine drove us to artists' studios where we met the artists themselves and heard wonderful, in depth stories of the meaning behind several pieces. In several cases we were even given insight into the process the artist uses. That by itself is excellent, but the ladies readily accommodated one of our party's physical limitations, customizing the tour's scope and duration to suit the situation. A totally gracious attitude was shown, and the amount of fun and learning that we enjoyed in such a short time was amazing! If you're going to visit Waiheke Island, schedule this tour with this company!

100% recommend this tour

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Loved your inside korero and history of the artists and the island Mike! My mum and I enjoyed every moment with you on our tour! 100% recommend this tour for everyone who wants to be looked after and have a great time with a wonderful man who knows more than a book! Excellent Mike! Nga mihi nunui ki a koe Mike

Enriching and Stimulating

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We enjoyed the Art Walk with Michael, who is a wonderful host. He introduced us to the artists, who were very happy to chat about their work and creative process. It was a very stimulating day. Lunch at Gabriella's was delicious and wonderfully scenic. We are good walkers so we didn't struggle with the walk, but participants should be ready to walk around 13,000 steps, including some uphills (although the inclines were gentle, not strenuous). The views were magnificent and we would highly recommend this unique experience.

Beautiful experience. Highly recommend it

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Gabrielle, our private guide, is a lovely woman who introduce my husband and I to some local interesting artists -painters, sculptors, glass workers, goldsmith, shoemaker, etc. No matter the bad weather we share a gorgeous day with all this people as well as enjoying the landscape and a nice winery and a natural reserve as well. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks Gabrielle!

Most enjoyable day on Waiheke Island!

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We wanted to see the island from the perspective of the creative artists that live there and whose work is inspired by its natural beauty. Walking by Nature and especially our young local guide, Louis, delivered. We loved the mix of public and private art, sculpture, craft, and jewelry. The host artists were most gracious in showing us their studio space and work. It was a hot day and two of the artists even offered to drive us to the next stop. Although we purchased a few items, we didn't feel pressured to buy anywhere and photography was allowed (we asked at each studio). The time just flew by and finished up with a lovely coastal/bush walk back to our starting point at the public gallery. We definitely saw more, than we might have on our own. We were expected at each studio and Louis gave a great explanation of the other areas we visited. It was an easy 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland to join the tour. We recommend this tour to anyone looking for something other than the typical winery/tasting tour of Waiheke.

Highly recommend this tour

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Louis our guide was very knowledgeable about the island and the artists residing there. We were made very welcome at the artists' homes and studios. Louis extended the tour a little to cover the nature aspect of the island. Take good walking shoes as the island is very hilly but the views are outstanding.

Brilliant Day Out

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The Tour was very informative and the artists were welcoming and happy to discuss their work. We hiked around vineyards and around the bay. I learned about art and nature, a perfect combination. I recommend this to anyone who loves to walk and wants to learn more about the local creative people on the Island.

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  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Lunch at artist’s home and studio


  • Ferry fares
  • Transport to Oneroa


  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Raincoat
  • Day pack
  • Money for art purchases



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