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The best way to explore Waiheke

Published: 3 February 2017
Te Ara Hura walking track

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Te Ara Hura on Waiheke.

Explore Waiheke’s coastline, pass through native bush and visit historical sites, all in a day’s walk on Te Ara Hura.

A 100km network of walking tracks, Te Ara Hura is the perfect way to explore Waiheke Island and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Whether you’re after a day trip or a multi-day adventure, Te Ara Hura offers a great range of walks from short and easy through to the more challenging. All tracks are connected so you can start at any point, finish wherever you want and go in any direction.

Te Ara Hura is grouped into four areas, which all offer very different experiences:

Headlands

The headlands surrounding Mātiatia harbour offer million dollar views of the Hauraki Gulf and provide links to Oneroa, the village centre of Waiheke Island, and to vineyards in the Church Bay area.

Beaches ‘n’ Baches

Check out the island’s white sandy beaches or be a local for the day and experience village life – you’ll find art galleries, the library, cinema, cafes and shops, with quiet coves in between. 

Forest Heart

Follow Te Ara Hura through beautiful native bush from Whakanewha Regional Park to the forest and bird reserve at Onetangi. 

Far End

This is the far end of the track network, a place apart from the rest of the island. Here you’ll get big skies, big views and fresh air therapy.

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