Boulders, Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is free of some pests - help keep it this way.
Before you visit, check for stowaways that may be harmful to wildlife on this island. Read more about Treasure Islands.
Waiheke is a large island in the Hauraki Gulf between the Auckland mainland and the Coromandel Peninsula.
The western end of Waiheke is a residential area with some 8000 permanent inhabitants. The eastern end is a mix of settlement and large farm blocks. There are a number of small settlements with shops and a variety of accommodation.
The features DOC manages on the island are:
Find out more about Stony Batter, a significant World War II site on Waiheke Island, as well as the island's marine environment.
Find out about activities on Waiheke Island.
There is no DOC accommodation on Waiheke Island. However, a wide range of other accommodation is available.
Find out how to get to Waiheke Island and what you can do to help look after the island when you get there.
DOC manages a number of short walks starting from the Stony Batter Historic Reserve, as well as the coastal Matietie Walk through the Matietie Historic Reserve.
Stony Batter on Waiheke Island features gun sites and an extensive tunnel system that date back to World War II.
The 690-hectare Te Matuku Marine Reserve protects one of Waiheke Island's largest and least disturbed estuaries, along with an area outside Te Matuku Bay in the Waiheke Channel.
Waiheke Island map (PDF, 899K)
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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