The Waiheke Walking Festival returns for 2022


Waiheke Walking Festival is back for 2022. Photographer: Mark Lapwood
Waiheke Walking Festival is back for 2022. Photographer: Mark Lapwood
The Waiheke Walking Festival returns November 10-20, 2022, the world’s friendliest walking festival. Featuring 11 days of walking events, the Festival suits all abilities and ages from keen hikers tackling the 5-day Te Ara Hura track to child friendly explorers.

The 2022 programme offers walking events incorporating mindfulness, photography, conservation, fitness, opportunities to walk on private land, silent discos and many are family friendly. Some walks end up at Waiheke’s vineyards to allow participants to enjoy the local food and wine on offer.

Walkers explore the Waiheke Walking Festival photo credit Michelle Abro

Dubbed the world’s friendliest walking festival, the aim of the event is to cater to all abilities and interests and help form connections to other people and the environment. Friendship, laughter and being in ‘awe’ as you appreciate nature on one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

Programme highlights include: Sarah Gloyer’s Double Headland Doozey, The Red Wine Ramble, Fullers360 Dog Friendly Owhanake and Island Bay, Ngāti Pāoa History Walk and many more

Waiheke Island Walking Festival 

10th – 20th of November 2022

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