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Walking By Nature offers a range of guided walks, retreats and adventures for those who want to take time out from their busy lives to experience the healing power of nature. Imagine you are hiking remote trails In New Zealand, walking along...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my Double Headlands Walk. My guide, Mike, was a fantastic company. He told me stories about Waiheke and shared his knowledge of the local nature. It felt like chatting to a friend while admiring the amazing landscapes of the island. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you it was "magique" ! Our party of four enjoyed immensely our time out over the far end of the island. Michael was a great help in anticipating or answering questions as we went along with him at the wheel. It made for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard d
WalkingByNature, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Richard - glad you had a great day out with us and it was a special experience for you and your guests on our personalised tour. See you next time!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gabrielle is a passionate guide and did her absolute best to give me the best experience possible. The hike is quite long but very scenic! She is very knowledgeable and has a very positive attitude!

Thank shadsta
WalkingByNature, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Shadman and glad you enjoyed coming out with us and experiencing a great day in the outdoors on Waiheke. Hope your conference and rest of your holiday went well.

Reviewed 10 January 2019

We spent two days guided walking in the company of Michael. He took time to agree with us what we wanted to do and let us set the pace.Each day was different offering varied scenery and terrain. Michael was very knowledgable about the island, the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thegardener1
634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

Thanks so much for your review - we love sharing our island at a slow pace (walking) so our guests really get to experience this place and whats great about it and we love good conversation, connection and conviviality as we walk!

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Michale is a so passionate and nice guide,who let me know so beautifult island. We see the beautiful bushes and beaches,and wonderful lunch and wine. Very nice memories there. Thanks.

Date of experience: December 2018
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634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Thanks for your review - lovely to meet you and glad you had a great day out with us

Reviewed 17 December 2018

My tour through New Zealand could not have started better than this. Michael was a great guide and taught me a lot about the local flora and fauna. He also gave me the best tips for the rest of my journey and some insides about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank la-bu1004
634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Thanks Laila for your feedback - Michael enjoyed meeting you and taking you out and great to hear it was one of the best NZ experiences for you.

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

If you are in Auckland for 2-3 days, you need to experience Waiheke Island. We booked a hiking tour with Gabrielle of Walking by Nature tours. The website was easy to navigate and booking the tour was easy. Gabrielle was very responsive to my email...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Raywayski
634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Thanks so much for your review Raymond - glad you really enjoyed the tour - we love taking people out and sharing the best of Waiheke

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Our family group of 8 adults met Gabrielle and Michael at the Waiheke dock for the Double Headland tour. Breathtaking views around ever turn. We learned about flora and fauna, island history, Maori culture—Gabby and Michael shared their extensive knowledge and great love of their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colleen P
634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

We had such a fabulous day with you all - it was great to meet you all and hope the rest of your trip was fantastic!

Reviewed 18 November 2018

We enjoyed the Art Walk with Michael, who is a wonderful host. He introduced us to the artists, who were very happy to chat about their work and creative process. It was a very stimulating day. Lunch at Gabriella's was delicious and wonderfully scenic. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thanks Deborah - glad you really enjoyed it the tour and meeting Michael. It is a gorgeous and interesting walk for art lovers!

Reviewed 28 October 2018

I enjoyed the hike and found it a great way to see the island, especially as someone traveling alone. Michael is a great and enthusiastic tour guide with a tremendous knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as the history and culture of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank R B
634gabrielley, Owner at Walking By Nature, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thanks for your review Robbie - we like to alter our pace and the walk to accommodate the needs of our guests and vary our walk a lot from tour to tour to ensure people get to do what suits them whether that means shortening...More

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