Te Ara Hura on Waiheke Island

This collection of walks is the perfect way to explore Waiheke Island and discover its natural beauty.

On the Te Ara Hura walking track network you can explore the coastline, pass through native bush and visit historical sites.

There's a great range of walks, from short and easy through to more challenging, and all 100km of them are now connected. You can start at any point, finish wherever you want and go in any direction.

Te Ara Hura track marker. A Te Ara Hura adventure can be built around overnight stays, tastings or great meals at vineyards, and top-up stops at cool cafes. Simply follow the Te Ara Hura marker posts (right) to stay on the trail.

Information booklet (PDF 1.2MB)
Maps (PDF 3.1MB)

Updated: A new map has been produced showing parts of the track closed due to March 2017 storms.

Te Ara Hura revised route June 2017 - A4 size (PDF 6.8MB)



The four areas of Te Ara Hura

Map showing Te Ara Hura walkways in four distinct sections: Headlands, Beaches 'n' Baches, Forest Heart and Far End


Million dollar views; Hauraki Gulf highlights; the best of what Waiheke has to offer. The headlands walks are an introduction to the highlights of the island, all in one accessible space.

Te Ara Hura - Headlands (PDF 1.9MB)

Beaches 'n' Baches

In the villages, but off the beaten track. Always close to a cafe. Quiet and quirky walkways full of essential island character, and of course Te Ara Hura threading through them.

Te Ara Hura - Beaches 'n' Baches (PDF 2.6MB)

Forest Heart

Beautiful native bush, old trees safe from possums, regenerating forest and streams, wetlands and birds aplenty. The living core of Waiheke, where you'll escape the hustle and bustle.

Te Ara Hura - Forest Heart (PDF 2.5MB)

Far End

A place apart - big skies, big views, and fresh air therapy.

Te Ara Hura - Far End (PDF 2.3MB)

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