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Address: 20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 372 7530
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Description: Waiheke Island is just a 35 minute boat ride from Downtown Auckland...
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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So glad I chose this tour

A few weeks prior I emailed 2 separate tour companies which both said they needed a minimum of 2 to book (I was by myself) but would email me back when they had a booking, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
jebskulker
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Sydney, NSW
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Sydney, NSW
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128 reviews 128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A few weeks prior I emailed 2 separate tour companies which both said they needed a minimum of 2 to book (I was by myself) but would email me back when they had a booking, and this tour was the first to reply so I booked it, and I'm glad I did. The booking process with ferry included was so... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Booked a Waiheke wine tour for the first time for my birthday, it was so easy and hassle free to organise. We had such a great time, we were greeted at the ferry terminal by our tour guide Paul who made us feel welcomed straight away and provided some great laughs, we visited 3 amazing wineries and stopped off for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I booked the Waiheke Wine Tour for my birthday with a large group of friends and we had the most amazing time. Simon our driver was fantastic providing us with a great tour and some laughs. I would highly recommend this to anyone and I would suggest requesting Simon for your driver. Thanks very much for a great day!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We took the Waiheke Wine tour. Simon was our tour guide and we were picked up on time from our accommodation on the island. We had a great day, visiting Peacock Sky, Stoneyridge and Obisidian wineries. We elected to be dropped for lunch at Casita Miro. The wineries we're well setup to expect the tours. Each winery provided beautiful tastings... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were fortunate to have the founder of Ananda Tours pick us up from the Ferry and be our guide throughout the day. It was delightful! Her knowledge of Waiheke Island was extensive and she ensured the tour was everything we wanted. Extremely flexible and thoughtful, Ananda Tours gave us over and above the excellent itinerary. We decide to add... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Super flexible and very friendly. Had VIP clients and they sorted everything including a helicopter on short notice. Nothing was a problem. Guide was knowledgable and entertaining while giving us our own space. Highly recommend this company.

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NYC, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We toured Waheke Island with a private guide. He was very shy and quiet and although he knew a lot about wine,.,, it was hard to make conversation with him. Also, we were scheduled to go back on a 4 PM ferry and he suggested we go back earlier, as if trying to get rid of us.

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Firstly thanks for booking your tour with Ananda Tours and coming all the way from New York to visit our far away Island of Waiheke! We appreciate the time an effort required to review our tour company and share your experience and feelings about your day out with us. Whilst it is always disappointing to receive “average” feedback, it... More 

Mobile, Alabama, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We booked the wine tasting tour on Waiheke Island. It was excellent in all aspects. Simon was out tour guide for the day. He was waiting to pick us up at the ferry when we arrived on the island. We also had two other couples on the tour. Simon was a very fun and knowledgeable tour guide for the island.... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

An amazing day including the most delicious food and wine. Our guide nick was lovely and very curtious. Waiheke Island was a dream place and the wine tastings at the local vineyards were superb including lunch at Mudbrick Vineyard restuarant. I call it 'Living the dream"........ :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ananda Tours is a family run tours company operating on Waiheke Island for the past fifteen years. We booked the three of us on the Wine Tour which included 3 excellent vineyards Obsidian, Goldie and Jurassic. Nigel who with his wife owns the company was our guide and did an excellent and informative commentary on the history and highlights of... More 

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