My first visit to NZ from Australia and booked a walking (tramping in NZ) with Terra Tide on Waiheke Island, which is about a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland. I walked with Justine a very informative local guide who knew all the tracks and was happy to explain Maori culture to me. Also, was able to name and show me the many birds we saw as well as trees and shrubs as well as their medicinal use. Lots of uphill tracks , I wasn't fast and Justine had lots of patience waiting for me and encouraging me along.
Nice lunch provided and delivered on time back to the Ferry for my trip back to Auckland. Would highly recommend the walk and would love to go back and do it again when next in NZ.