This walk offers a wonderful mix of the cosmopolitan and the traditional Waiheke bach, and features a series of coastal reserves and walkways linked by residential roads. It takes you through the island’s main village, Oneroa, which showcases it’s charming shops and cafes. The beaches below the village are sheltered and safe to swim in.
Start at the island’s main village, Oneroa, and walk along Oneroa Beach at low tide to Little Oneroa Beach. Two accessways are available from Oneroa Village to Oneroa Beach – one on the corner of Ocean View and Waikare Road (adjacent to the CAB building) and the other opposite the Red Cross Hall. For high-tide access, join the track on the corner of Puriri and Ocean View roads.
From Little Oneroa Beach, follow the track through Newton Reserve to the lookout near Fisherman’s Rock. Newton Reserve is a headland, with a grassed area, glorious views and a picnic table.
Back on Newton Road walk along Queens Drive to the top of Goodwin Avenue where you can link to the <a href=”http://www.waihekelocal.co.nz/discover/waiheke-walks/hekerua-bay-palm-beach/”>Hekerua Palm Beach</a> walk if you wish to extend this walk. Alternatively, retrace your steps back to Little Oneroa Beach via Goodwin Avenue.
Option one: from Oneroa village, head south down Tui Street to The Esplanade and Blackpool Beach. From The Esplanade, follow the track to Makora Avenue to Tawa Street back to Oneroa
Option two: From The Esplanade, continue along the coastline to Surfdale Access Reserve. Follow the track up to Burrell Road on to the Burrell Road extension then cross over to Ocean View Road. Join Goodwin Avenue and head back to Oneroa village