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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
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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... more » 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. « less
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Despite the freezing temperature outside we had a lovely warm tour of some of Waiheke's top vineyards and food producers. Our driver was entertaining and well informed. Highly recommended as a memorable day out.

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

jenny from ananda tours took us on a tour of the island visisting cable bay, mudbrick and stonyridge. her knowledge and passion for Waiheke is what makes this tour so worthwhile - if you are looking for a day where wine shines and food delights then book a tour with Ananda!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent a wonderful day with Simon on the Anand wine tour of Waiheke Island today with visits to 4 wineries including lunch at the Mud Brick Winery which was absolutely wonderful and the group of tourists that we spent the day with made it even more enjoyable. Our first stop was the Peacock Sky, then the Kennedy Point and Cable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We booked our trip on their website which was simple to use and quick. We received an email from Jenny regarding our ferry booking and procedure etc - very clear and concise. We were met by Steve and taken to 3 vineyards all of which provided tasty treats. Steve's knowledge was second to none on both the vineyards and the... More

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Piako, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Amazing day at Waiheke on a Wine Tour around the island. Would highly recommend this to others. Our tour guide was Steve, who has a huge knowledge of the island and everything you want to know. Will definitely be back! Thanks Ananda Tours & Steve!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent private tour. Grant was an excellent driver with lots of local knowledge. Clean van. can not fault Ananda tour operators at all. they picked us up from Ferry and were very flexible with our requirements. The wineries on the other hand let the side down somewhat with their "rushed" attitudes. Probably a bit biased because the Ananda tours were... More

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your recent review. We very much appreciate the time and thought required to actually write a review. Delighted you we happy with our service. Not so happy you felt rushed at the vineyards. Sometimes we receieve this feedback during the height of summer, but its winter now and everybody should have extra time to spend with you!!... More

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We joined a Gourmets Food and Wine Tour on 20th June , it's a beautiful weekend perfect for visited vineyards at Waiheke, tasting fantastic wine, tasty oyster and olive oil. Our guild Mr.Simon introduced the beauty and history of the island, he is so professional and nice. We appreciated the whole booking system, first checked the content then booked by... More

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your very positive review to all aspects of our Gourmet Food and wine tour. Simon is very passionate about Waiheke Island and Im glad you enjoyed his company, knowledge and enthusiasm. Hope you and your friends make it back to the Island some day. Cheers Jenny More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

it was a lovely day, great tour, very informative, and a great choice of wineries. Was all over too soon! Would recommend!

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Glad you had a fun and enjoyable day out on the Island. We are so lucky for choice, with a wide selection of great vineyards, beaches, restaurants. Many people ask us how we choose which vineyards we go to on a tour. Basically its by the request of the person booking, who is open and available,... More

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Simon was a wonderful guide for the day, taking us to a number of wineries on the island and then delivering us to Mudbrick to choose from the amazing platters for lunch. This was a great way to see the island, taste the wines and enjoy some great food from a standout restaurant on the island. Highly recommended.

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. Sounds like you had a great day. Mudbrick is indeed a great location for lunch. They have 2 options. Platters outside, and inexpensive and wonderful views or a la carte dining for a greater choice of food. Amazing views and a real gem for Waiheke Island. Hope you return some day and we can take... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Waiheke Island is a special place indeed and the enthusiasm of our tour guide for the island and its lifestyle was contagious. We visited four vineyards with good variety of wines - Peacock Sky, Batch, Stony Ridge and Mudbrick. The lunch at Mudbrick was wonderful with very generous serves. A great experience :)

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your recommendation.! When we travel we like to go to places recommended by other travellers. Im sure other travellers will apprecate that you made the effort to review Ananda Tours. Sorry its taken me so long to respond. It was a fantastically busy summer! Thanks Jenny More

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