Fes­ti­val guide a well known per­son­al­ity

Walking New Zealand - - My Favourite Walk -

Raewyn and I know and love, is hugely sat­is­fy­ing.”

What bet­ter way to mo­ti­vate your­self now spring has ar­rived than ex­plor­ing the rugged coast­line and white sand beaches which oc­cupy Wai­heke.

Rally your friends and fam­ily and plan a few days to­gether full of sen­sa­tional ex­pe­ri­ences. Take in the stun­ning views of Wai­heke, fin­ish­ing with drinks at a lo­cal vine­yard. Per­haps join an award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher on a guided tour or en­joy a walk at dusk and gaze into the galaxy with Astronz tele­scopes.

Denise Whit­field has been the festi- val man­ager for the past five years, she ab­so­lutely loves the event and the com­mu­nity at­mos­phere it brings.

“We have worked hard to cre­ate a great se­lec­tion of walks and we are very proud and ex­cited about this year’s pro­gramme. The fes­ti­val sim­ply wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out our team of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, many of whom walk hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres be­fore the event be­gins, to bring you the best routes and walk­ing tracks on the is­land.”

Num­bers are capped, and Whit­field says book­ing is es­sen­tial as spa­ces fill up quickly. Pri­or­ity book­ings are avail­able to those who be­come a “Friend” of the fes­ti­val cost­ing only $100.

Early bird reg­is­tra­tions for Friends and Pa­trons opened 1 Septem­ber 2018 with gen­eral book­ings from 1 Oc­to­ber 2018.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Wai­heke Walk­ing Fes­ti­val, 17th – 25th Novem­ber 2018 visit: https://www. wai­heke­walk­ingfes­ti­val.org

Why not make a week­end out of it and stay on the is­land? Get a true lo­cal ex­pe­ri­ence with a range of fan­tas­tic ac­com­mo­da­tion at www.stay­wai­heke.com

Above and be­low: Two walks that go along the coas­tine of Wai­heke Is­land.

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