Waiheke Island: Wine Tasting Tour

4.6 / 5

31 reviews

Waiheke Island: Wine Tasting Tour

From $137.12 per person

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

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Enjoy a 1-course lunch with a glass of wine
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.  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. 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 AM Arrive at Matiatia Wharf 11:00 AM Mudbrick Vineyard visit and wine tasting 1:00 PM Te Motu Vineyard visit and wine tasting 12:00 PM Goldie Vineyard visit and wine tasting 02:00 PM Lunch
Includes
  • Pick up and drop off from Matiatia Wharf or Waiheke Island accommodation
  • 1-course lunch with glass wine
  • Transport around the island
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Transport to Waiheke Island from Auckland
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 10:00 AM 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
  • Please advise of any food/drink allergies at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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Jo was the most thoughtful and informative host. We absolutely enjoyed our tour and would definitely recommend it. All the vineyards we visited were outstanding, especially Mudbrick Vineyard with gardens and views just as beautiful as one we visited in the south of France years ago. The lunch included at the end was also really good.

March 18, 2021

We had an excellent time on our wine tour with Lance. He was warm, friendly, and hilarious and made a special effort to make us comfortable, take photos for us, and share cool factoids about the island. I would absolutely recommend you do this tour. The wine was world-class, the guide was lovely, and the lunch at the end was outstanding. Great value for money. Thanks, Lance!

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October 4, 2020

It was a fantastic experience to explore all the vineyards with the lovely driver. He was very friendly, kind, we really enjoyed touring with him. It was also very nice that the group was small, just 4 of us. So we get to know each other, talked about cultures. It was truly a lovely experience.

December 29, 2019

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