NATURE WALKS AND WINE
Batch Winery is surrounded by the verdant forest of Waiheke’s Whakanewha Regional Park. Combine nature and a walk followed by a glass of wine or lunch at Thomas's Bach and a wine to go, a nice little number for later from the vineyard cellar door.
The 270 hectare Whakanewha park is known for its mature stands of coastal forest with taraire, kohekohe and old kanuka trees, cascading streams and waterfalls, and groves of nikau palms. Whakanewha means “to shade the eyes from the setting sun.”
For walkers of all abilities and fitness there is plenty to explore in the Whakanewha Regional Park area with a network of nature trails running through it. Take a short walk or a long more challenging one. Bring the dog or a group of friends and make a morning of it.
Several trails start on Carsons Road on the way to the winery:
- Nikau Track loop
- Tarata Loop Track
- Mamaku Track
And for those long distance walkers link Onetangi and Rocky Bay with a significant walk , the Waiheke Cross Island Walkway, with a stop at Batch Winery along the way. A great day out.
Adjacent to the Batch Winery car park is a 10 minute walk that leads down to the Cascades Waterfall, an area of natural beauty with waterfalls, rocks and Nikau palms. Leading from the Cascades a nature trail follows the creek and leads you back to an exit at the base of our vineyard (30 minutes in total).
Check out the trails and enjoy the beauty of nature and wine on a visit to Batch Winery.
The site became a regional park in 1994 and was officially opened in 2007. Don’t forget drinking water, sunscreen and sensible walking shoes.