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Te Ara Hura Walking Trail: Oneroa Beach to Owhanake Bay


The Te Ara Hura walking trail is a beautiful web of coastal and bush tracks around Waiheke Island. Depending on which track you opt to walk, you will either be near a cafe, a secluded beach, or a vineyard.  After a quiet breakfast in Oneroa, I decided to head down to the beach and walk Oneroa Beach. This is the town’s main beach and, typically, it’s full of sunbathers, swimmers, standup paddle boarders, and everything in between during the summer months. Past the herds, right before the sand ends, is the quiet spot where I decided to enjoy the ocean to myself for a bit.



Te Ara Hura continues through the woods after that. Several wrong turns later, I found myself lost very quickly. The trail was supposed to direct me inland toward the main road, but I ended up running through someone’s vineyard and backyard while attempting not to be seen. Eventually, I made it back in the right direction toward Owhanake where the walk goes coastal. The views were absolutely stunning.  If you have the opportunity to take this walk while on Waiheke Island, do it.


Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

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  • catherine

    kia ora, just to let you know you are supposed to go through/ skirt around the edges of the vineyard- that is the start of the walk 🙂

    February 27, 2017 at 4:07 AM