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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Parks and facilities information

Under Alert Level 2, all public toilets, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf clubs, skate parks, pump tracks, BBQs and other facilities within our parks and open spaces will reopen to the public. 

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Matiatia to Oneroa Forest Path

Walking time 40 mins

Walking steps 3640 steps

Distance 2.8 km

Starts at 10 Oceanview Road, Oneroa

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

On a sunny day, this walk gets you from Matiatia to Oneroa via a shady regenerating forest and wetland. Walk with pīwakawaka (fantail), see what Forest and Bird volunteers have achieved on what was a barren, eroding valley, and learn about New Zealand native trees on the way. This is an easy walk for the whole family.

In the winter, parts of the walk can get muddy, so you will need sturdy shoes.

From the Matiatia ferry terminal, turn right and cross the boat trailer car park. Look for the directional bollard that says: Oneroa Village – scenic bush walk. The bollards will lead you all the way to Oneroa, Waiheke Island's main centre.

Walk along the beach, past the kayak shed until you reach a bridge across the stream. Cross the bridge, and turn left onto the low contour track, that goes along the wetland and through Te Atawhai Whenua, a Forest and Bird Reserve. Follow this low path until it exits on Ocean View Road, just before Mako Street. Cross Ocean View Road to the sidewalk on the left side of the road, and follow this, past the Library, to Oneroa village centre. Or do the walk in the other direction, starting at Oneroa Village to wander back to the Ferry Terminal.

Earthen tracks and roadside walking. Mostly baby buggy friendly (there are a few steps). A great alternative way to get to and from the ferry.


  • Library
  • Public artwork
  • Public toilet

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