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Ananda Tours

20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
09 372 7530
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Waiheke Island is just a 35 minute boat ride from Downtown Auckland...
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Owner description: Waiheke Island is just a 35 minute boat ride from Downtown Auckland. Discover Waiheke Island’s award-winning boutique wineries and locally produced gourmet delights, while enjoying an informed commentary by one of our professional, local guides. Small groups and personalised service ensure you get the most out of your Waiheke experience. Half and full day tours available.
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Tirau, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Last weekend we enjoyed an amazing winery tour by Ananda Tours. We did the 'Luxury Hens Tour' as it was my sisters Hens weekend. Right from the start when we first booked (6 months ago) Jenny was very helpful and quick to reply to all my emails. She answered all our questions and even helped cater for a vegan on... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

WE were met by the coach drivers as we arrived on the Island. They were both good humoured, friendly and informative throughout the whole day. The places we visited were all of a very good standard.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went on a winery tour was really good, went out of there way to make sure the tour suited us, made my weekend on Waiheke . Will be back.

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Notts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We got picked up from our lodge and joined a larger group of mainly Americans who had been picked up earlier from the ferry. Our guide Jenny was lovely and very friendly. She gave us information about the island and had lived in Waiheke for many years. We visited two vineyards and were lucky enough to get to go to... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We were staying for a couple of days on Waiheke and our travel arranger had booked the Wine Tour with Ananda Tours. It was fabulous. We were collected from our accommodation and visited 3 vineyards and 1 olive producer. Our host, Simon, was very friendly and informative. He recommended Stoneyridge Winery for lunch where we had ample time to do... More 

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Mmatheson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It all started with a 35 minute fast ferry ride from Auckland wharf.We were met at the wharf at 10.35 by a lovely lady who hosted us for the day.Our tour was called the wine and food tour and included a visit to a Olive farm and 3 wineries.Our group was about 11 which was about the right size and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had a great time. We took the Gourmet Food & Wine tour and were really impressed by every respect of the tour, especially how they took care of every administrative aspect so all you had to do was enjoy yourself. Most impressively, though we missed our tour the first day, they rescheduled us for the following day without any hassle... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My husband and I got straight off the flight from US and headed to the ferries! We were picked up and immediately started a wonderful day of lunch and wine around the island. While driving from one winery to the next we learned of the history and people on the island. Great afternoon, great company, worth every penny!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Jenny at Ananda Tours gave us an individualized tour of Waiheke Island based on spending time getting to know us. She was friendly, funny, and kept the schedule open so we could adjust as desired. She worked hard ahead of time to research which artists, vineyards, and other attractions were open in order to give us realistic options to choose... More 

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anandajenny, Manager at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write this review of your tour with me on Waiheke Island. I was very happy to be show you some very special places whilst you were on your honeymoon on Waiheke Island. This is a great Island with lots of different places to show visitors. The more we know about you the better... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A lovely winery tour with a great guide, Simon. He picked us up from the ferry at 10.30am, there were 12 of us in the tour. We visited three vineyards with three to five wine tastings at each winery before lunch. There was also some tasting of organic olive oil and honey. The wineries were well-chosen and their presentations were... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Simon is a great guide and very passionate about the Island I'm glad you enjoyed your day out on the Island with Simon and a group of other wine enthusiasts. One of our company's qualities is flexibility, be it the vineyards we visit, the lunch options on the day, the ferry company you wish to use and even the... More 

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