WAIHEKE ISLAND COASTAL

A trip to my favorite place following some stunning northern coast line taking in up to 12 bays if time allows. The plan is to end up at Oneroa for dinner (fish and chips, wine, beer etc) on the beach under the pohutukawas....maybe a swim for those that are keen.

 

Start time: Ferry leaves at 9 a.m. suggest you are there 8.30 a.m.

Parking: Have always found Downtown carpark pretty safe and approx. $8.00 for the day.

Cost: Return ferry tickets $35.50 (No gold coin donation for this one).

Grade: Medium - This is a hike not a wine tour. It will be hilly, a reasonable distance and we hope warm so you need to be reasonably fit.

Time: Unknown...as long as you want to socialise on the beach eating and drinking... 

Bring: Usual stuff, plenty of water, sun screen, sun hat, lunch. Plan is to have lunch at Little Oneroa. There is a dairy there and sometimes a mobile pizza caravan but I would'nt rely on them. We are NOT going up to the Oneroa shops on the way.

Toilets: Matiatia, Little Oneroa, Sandy Bay, Surfdale (If we get that far) and our final detination Oneroa.

IMPORTANT: THIS IS LIMITED TO 25 MEMBERS (NO GUESTS). AS THIS LIKELY TO BE A POPULAR EVENT ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY HIKED WITH US MAY COME ALONG. THIS GIVES OUR REGULAR MEMBERS A CHANCE OF COMING.

Route: Our walk starts to the left of the end of Matiatia wharf where we will have introductions. We then follow a route round Matiatia Bay past Cable Bay to Owhanake Bay. From there we go past Island Bay, Fossil Bay through a vineyard and follow a country road down onto Oneroa Beach. We continue along the beach over to Little Oneroa for lunch. After lunch we walk over to Sandy Bay then Enclosure Bay. Depending on time etc we can go over to Surfdale round to Blackpool then over a short distance to Oneroa for a well earned drink and something to eat. 

RSVP's open Sunday night.

Cheers Mike.

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  • Bruce

    Thank you Mike for an excellent hike, in an area that has special memories for you. Good company - thank you every one - spectacular vistas - has inspired me to do more sea kayaking and sailing!

    February 25, 2013

  • William L.

    Very quality hike! thank you Mike!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jessie

    Thanks Mike. Beautiful scenery indeed.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Andrea

    Great day out with marvelous scenery and people. Thanks for organising this trip Mike.

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Thea

    Thanks Mike for a great day. Marvelous scenery, friendly people.

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great day couldn't asked for better weather, great people, thanks Mike.

    February 24, 2013

  • Ruth D.

    Fun and relaxed day out in the sun! Thanks Mike.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jocelyn S

    Great day thanks Mike

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day! enjoyed walking, talking and slightly less walking along the road. But had fab time! Thank you Mike :) I want more!

    February 23, 2013

  • Mike

    Thanks to you all for a great day! It was good to share with everyone the place I love so much and with such a group of really nice people. We managed to get further than I thought we would....well done. And finishing off with fish an' chips, wine or beer at Oneroa beach....thanks.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fantastic! Thanks Mike ;)

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm not feeling well and wont make it today.

    February 23, 2013

  • Jocelyn S

    Hi mike. Are we going to be going anywhere that I can buy wine or will I need to take with me?

    February 22, 2013

    • Mike

      Whoops guess i should have put this in the information. No don't bring it with you there are 2 liquor outlets in Oneroa...or there were when I was there 8 months ago.

      February 22, 2013

  • carl

    wanted to bring a guest who has never been to waiheke so will have to plan a trip by ourselves

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello looks fun. But alas I am a new member so what are the chances I'd get to go? When's the next one?

    February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      okay cool how about all of the new ones who've expressed interest. How large a group do we need?

      February 18, 2013

    • Mike

      Look if I do it again I wont be going again too soon maybe like in late April or May. And it depends on Stephen this is his group not mine and I just fill in when he wants a break. So you have plenty of time to find people....

      February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will catch the ferry from devonport as I love on the north shore

    February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have been out with the group before. I came to Bethells.

      February 18, 2013

    • Mike

      Ah...yes because u had'nt RSVPed for that hike it showed up u had never been out with us but photographic eviedence shows u were there. We will see u on Saturday.

      February 18, 2013

  • Chris

    I have just joined, I would be interested if there is any chance. What are the plans for the return trip? Thank you.

    February 17, 2013

    • Mike

      Hi, walk down hill from Oneroa (10 minutes) to the wharf and catch the ferry back....but sorry your chances of making the group this time is are not good.

      February 18, 2013

  • quintin

    Yes I'm keen on this one

    February 17, 2013

  • dipali

    Hello! If there are spots left, I am definitely in, I am a new member so not much hope I guess...

    February 17, 2013

  • Terri E.

    Hello Mike, I'm a new member (have been a guest on Mt William walk) so not holding out hope, but if by chance there is space, I'm in.

    February 16, 2013

    • Mike

      Hi Terri, Yes probably no chance but lets see on Friday night how it is looking.

      February 16, 2013

  • Mike

    In answer to a couple of questions - is there rock climbing? no not intending to get onto the rocks at all - what time are we going to be back? Once we get back to Oneroa you don't have to stay for dinner on the beach, if you do you can go back early or stay later and drink wine under the stars or for the really adventurous stay on the beach all nite and watch the sun come up in the morning but if you are doing this I would recommend bringing a blanket.

    February 13, 2013

  • Thea

    Hi Mike,
    Definitely keen to come - and no carpool needed! I am a bit worried as I may not be able to get to my computer right at 7pm on Sunday night and I know this will fill up almost immediately

    February 13, 2013

    • Mike

      Hi Thea, Sorry not much I can do but I don't think it will fill up immediately. Mike.

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mike, if there are some spots left closer to the date will new members be allowed, too? This is the first hike since I've been a member that would not require me to ask the group for transport to the meeting point (which has kept me from joining you guys so far), so I'd definately be keen to join. But of course I do understand that regular members come first on this one.

    February 12, 2013

    • Mike

      Guten abend Alena! Let's see how it goes. Will keep in mind what you have asked and look at it nearer the day. Mike.

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes i'm keen

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI Mike, is there a waiting list for this one?

    February 11, 2013

    • Mike

      Hi Chinara, RSVP's will open Sunday/Monday....hey you're eager I have'nt put the details up yet....and you know this is'nt going to be a winery tour!

      February 11, 2013

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