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Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Product ID: 163059
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Make your own way to Waiheke Island to discover local produce and wines from top boutique vineyards on a fully-guided food and wine tour.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit three boutique vineyards and an award winning olive oil mill
  • Taste fresh Waiheke oysters
  • Enjoy a vineyard platter lunch overlooking the vines
  • Learn about the history of Waiheke Island
  • See some of Waiheke's scenic highlights and beaches
Full description
Discover the flavors of Waiheke Island on a fully-guided gourmet food and wine tour. Journey by ferry or helicopter from Auckland over to Matiatia Wharf on the island where your guide will meet you. Your guide will provide entertaining and informative commentary throughout the day about the various delicacies you will taste.

Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods. Delight in a platter lunch, consisting of a selection of cold meats, seafood, breads and dips, at one of the island's top vineyard restaurants. Savor wines from some of the island’s top boutique vineyards, and visit an award-winning olive oil mill and two vineyards.

Each vineyard offers a range of gourmet tastings to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread, or artisan cheeses. On Saturdays, your tour may also include a visit to the Waiheke Market. The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 3:00 PM ferry for a 3:45 arrival in Auckland. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Matiatia Wharf or Waiheke Island accommodation
  • Transport on the island
  • A local guide providing live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Vineyard platter lunch (cold)
What’s Not Included
  • Ferry ticket to Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland, which will have you to the wharf by 9:45 AM. Your guide will meet you on arrival with a signboard.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Participants must be 18 years or older to join this tour and must bring appropriate photo identification with them on the day
• The tour departs from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 9:45 AM. You will need to catch the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland (at your own cost) and a guide with a signboard will meet you on arrival
• Dietary requirements are catered for including vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free (meals are not suitable for vegans)
• If you are staying on Waiheke and would like to arrange an accommodation pick up, please call the local operator after booking to arrange a pick-up time
• This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 23 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Ananda Tours

Product ID: 163059