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  4. Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island: Wine Tasting Tour

Product ID: 189888
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Discover for yourself why Waiheke is world-renowned for its wines on a guided wine-tasting tour. Visit 3 of the Island's fine vineyards with a local guide who has completed a Bob Campbell Diploma course and is an avid wine enthusiast.
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 of Waiheke Island's world-renowned vineyards
  • Sample a wide range of critically-acclaimed artisan wines
  • Learn about the island from your local guide’s engaging commentary
  • Choose your own lunch option with 2-hours provided for lunch
Full description
Acquaint yourself with Waiheke Island's world-renowned wine on a vineyard-focused guided tour. Discover some of Waiheke’s scenic highlights as well as visits and tastings at 3 boutique vineyards. Enjoy the freedom to choose your own lunch option with a 2-hour lunch break.

Catch the 10:00 AM ferry from Auckland for a cruise over to Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke island where your guide will meet you. Begin with a scenic drive, taking in spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Marvel at stunning scenery around every corner and be entertained by your guide’s insightful commentary on the history, geography, culture, people, and produce of Waiheke.

Sample a range of Waiheke wines from Rose, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling wine, and Syrah and Bordeaux blends. Encounter spectacular scenery from sun-soaked hillsides of vines to spectacular 360-degree views over the island and beyond to the gulf islands. Your tour includes a 2-hour break for lunch, with lunch at your own expense. You can decide to stop in at a village or beachside café, or, for a memorable gourmet experience, at one of the top vineyard restaurants. The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 4:00 PM ferry for a 4:45 PM arrival in Auckland. Or, if you would like to linger a little longer on the island, you can be dropped off at Oneroa Village to explore further.

Sample Itinerary:
10:00 AM Depart Auckland on a ferry to Waiheke Island
10:35 PM Arrive at Matiatia Wharf
11:00 AM Stonyridge Vineyard visit and wine tasting
12:00 PM Te Motu Vineyard visit and wine tasting
12:45 PM Batch Vineyard visit and wine tasting
01:30 PM 2-hour lunch break
03:30 PM Pickup from lunch venue
04:00 PM Depart Waiheke Island on ferry back to Auckland

Includes
  • Pick up and drop off from Matiatia Wharf or Waiheke Island accommodation
  • Transport around the island
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • All tasting fees
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 10:00 PM ferry from Auckland, which will have you to the wharf by 10:35 AM. Your guide will meet you on arrival with a signboard.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• You must be 18 years or older to join this tour, please bring appropriate photo identification
• Tour departs from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 10:35 AM. You will need to catch the 10:00 AM ferry from Auckland (at your own cost) and a guide with a signboard will meet you on arrival
• Lunch is an additional cost - advise your preference at the time of booking to ensure a table is reserved for you
• The sample itinerary is subject to variation pending 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
4.5 / 5
based on 18 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Ananda Tours

Product ID: 189888