Waiheke Haerenga Overnight Marae

Although only located a short 40 min ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island seems like a world away.



  • Guided Tour
  • Eco Zip-Line
  • Unique accommodation
  • Horse Trek or Stone carving

Although only located a short 40 min ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island seems like a world away.

The warm climate and white sandy beaches are perfect for safe swimming, picnicking or just relaxing. Fantastic walks, vineyards and scenery await you as you stretch out of your comfort zone for some very unique experiences. Zip lining, horse riding and stone carving are some of what makes this short tour a real taste of Aotearoa. 

Day 1

A short ferry ride awaits you this morning as you head out to the wonderful Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. On arrival at Matiatia you will be given a guided tour around the island to familiarize yourself with the landscape, and appreciation of where you are staying.

Then you are off for your first adventure. Eco Zip Lines is and exhilarating way to capture some spectacular views as you fly over the vineyards and trees. There are a number of zip lines to choose from, with varying degrees of excitement.

After your heart rate has returned to normal, we will depart for your accommodation where you will be staying for the next 2 nights. Wai-knot near Onetangi Beach is a very unique place to stay. These shared facilities accommodation has a number of boutique caravans or private rooms in the main residence. BBQ’s are also available to cook up a storm and enjoy real Kiwi kai with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation:         Wai-knot Onetangi


Day 2

A day to try something new. You have two options today to choose from.


Channel that inner sculptor in you, with a first hand experience at a stone carving workshop. Learn what it takes to master the art of stone carving, and take home your creation as solid memory of your time on Waiheke.



Alternatively, you may want to explore your horsemanship with a guided horse trek. These private tours include some of Waiheke’s secluded beaches. Full instructions are given, and you will be saddled with a horse to suit your ability.


Head down to Onetangi tonight for fish & chips as you relax on the beach.


Accommodation:         Wai-knot Onetangi


Day 3

Travel back this morning to Matiatia wharf for your ferry back to the city.