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Waiheke Island: Afternoon Small Group Wine Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 189873
Sample Waiheke's scenic highlights on an afternoon tour. Starting later in the day, enjoy a small group tour that includes vineyards located down the more remote Eastern End of Waiheke, a brewery visit, and a delicious platter lunch.
About this activity
Duration: 6 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
  • Spend the morning exploring the city then catch the 11:30 AM ferry to Waiheke
  • Enjoy an afternoon tour of some of the island's wine highlights
  • Savor a delicious platter lunch
  • Stay for the sunset or request to be dropped off at a winery for dinner
  • See the more remote Eastern End of Waiheke
Full description
If you're after a relaxed-pace day, with a small group of people then this afternoon tour is for you. Depart on the 11:30 AM ferry from Auckland over to Matiatia Wharf on the island where your guide will meet you.

Begin with a drive along the scenic northern route, taking in spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy engaging and informative commentary along the way from your experienced guide who is intimately familiar with Waiheke’s history, culture, people, and produce. Enjoy some of Waiheke’s scenic highlights as well as visits and tastings at three boutique vineyards and a micro-brewery.

Sample wine carefully paired with morsels of tempting food and locally-produced food items. Savor an excellent platter-style lunch in a relaxing location set amongst vines and an olive grove before your final vineyard visit. The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 6:00 PM ferry. Or, if you would like to linger a little longer on the island, then chat with your friendly guide. They can help arrange a dinner booking at a venue of your choice or drop you off into Oneroa Village so that you can enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Matiatia Wharf or your Waiheke Island accommodation
  • Transport around the island
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Cold vineyard platter lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 11:30 AM ferry from Auckland, which will have you to the wharf by 12:10 PM. Your guide will meet you on arrival with a signboard.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You must be 18 years or older to join the tour, please bring photo ID
• Tours depart from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 12:05 PM; you will need to catch the 11:30 AM ferry from Auckland (at your own cost) and a guide with a signboard will meet you on arrival
• From 21st October 2019 you will need to be on the 11:30 AM ferry from Auckland. Tours will depart from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 12:05 PM
• Vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free diets can be catered for (meals are not suitable for vegans)
• The sample itinerary is subject to variation pending on seasonal vineyard availability and substitutions of equal quality may be made
• If you are staying on Waiheke and would like to arrange an accommodation pickup, please call the local operator after booking to arrange a pickup time
• The tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate
• The tour is not suitable for guests traveling with children under the age of 10 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Nick our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the island and Auckland and surrounds. He was great to chat to and interacted great with all on the tour. The island was amazing to drive through and see the scenery and country side. The tour option came with an amazing lunch. The wineries on the tour were beautiful and set in a very scenic part of the island.

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February 12, 2020

Overall good & nice

Overall wine tasting in 4 different vineyard but would prefer less 1 vineyard and spend more time in 3. Kinda too rush, should have more time to enjoy at the vineyard. 1st (peacock) is the best as provided some snack to match different wine. The lunch platter served was really awesome at 2nd vineyard but portion a bit too much. 3rd we have strong taste wine and 4th we have very nice sunset view. And don't forget the friendly driver cum tour guide.

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April 21, 2019

Lovely day with an informed guide and an excellent lunch.

March 2, 2020

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Ananda Tours

Product ID: 189873