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Address: Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-372 7530
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years...

Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years experience in customised, unique tour experiences. We offer personalised, flexible itineraries designed to showcase the best of the Island’s natural beauty, vineyards and art culture. 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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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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Great tour!

We spent a lovely day touring the island and drinking wine on the Essence of Waiheke a Wine Tour. Niki met us at our ferry and greeted us warmly and we set out to pick up another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jillw405
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a lovely day touring the island and drinking wine on the Essence of Waiheke a Wine Tour. Niki met us at our ferry and greeted us warmly and we set out to pick up another couple for a small tour of boutique wineries. The company was great. Niki showed us a number of breath taking spots on the... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great private tour around Waiheke with Niki, stopping at Rangihoua Estate for delicious olive oil tasting (and also purchased Manuka Honey), Man O' War Vineyard, and Passage Rock Vineyard (where we also had lunch). We saw incredible views and beaches along the way and learned a lot about the island from our guide, who was incredibly friendly.... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter & I just returned from our "Afternoon Artisan Tour" of Waiheke. Our guide Steve greeted us at the pier with customary New Zealand warmth. His commentary was enjoyable, demonstrating an extensive knowledge of Waiheke history & its wine industry. We feasted on a platter lunch at a lovely vineyard readying our palate for an afternoon of wine tasting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tour definitely recommended to all. The tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Pick up and drop off from the ferry was very convenient, didn't have to wait around. Great for all ages. Lunch platter at Stonyridge was delicious and plentiful. Batch winery was superb - go for the oysters and cheese combo when tasting wines! Spectacular!

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your tour with Ananda. So glad you enjoyed your day out on the Island and that you are happy to recommend to others. Yes, we have some great wines and food....yummy oysters too Our guides are all local people who are passionate about the Island. Kind regards Jenny More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend the "Gourmet Food and Wine" tour. Easy process, friendly fabulous guide (great Kiwi/Aussie banter cheers Jude!!), fantastic wines, and by 3pm our little group had to be dragged away from Stoneyridge Winery. I loved the island and look forward to going back next time we come to NZ. Best taste of island life - thanks Ananda Tours!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had another fantastic day on the Island with Ananda tours yesterday. Call me biased, being probably my 10th tour with them, but always a fun and fabulous day out with these guys. Easy and carefree, you're looked after all day long, visit only the most spectacular places, and hardly have to do a thing but make the ferry over there!... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Glad you had another great day on Waiheke. You hold the record for most return visits!! Thanks again Jenny More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just did the Gourmet Food and Wine Tour yesterday. It was a really enjoyable day - good selection of vineyards that I had never visited, even though I'm an Aucklander. Steve was a relaxed, friendly, non-intrusive guide and the wines and food were excellent.

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review of our Gourmet Food and wine tour. We are so lucky to have many vineyards now to choose from for our visitors. Lucky for you living in Auckland as you have the opportunity to return again sometime. If you mention the vineyards you've been to, we can include others for you to explore. Cheers Jenny More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I did the 'Gourmet's Food & Wine Tour' today. Simon was a friendly, informative guide and looked after us all very well. The fact that we got food matched with the fabulous wine made it even better! Discovered the most delicious olive oil at Rangihoua; had an amazing degustation wine tasting at Peacock Sky; was treated to... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Our Gourmet food and wine tour is certainly a popular choice and we agree the Rangihoua Olive oil is very yummy indeed. The food and wine matching is very educative and Ive certainly learned alot from this experience at Peacock Sky. Thanks for bringing your parents to the Island and taking time to write this review. It really is apprecaited.... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was able to enjoy the sights of Waiheke and try some great wines. Out tour guide, Nikki, was also very nice and took care of us.

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Wine and Waiheke are a great combo!! Glad your family had the chance to enjoy them with Niki. She is very knowledgeable about wine having worked for many years at Cable Bay! Thanks for the review. Regards Jenny More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well organised tour with a good selection of vineyards. Te wheu restaurant superb with stunning views. Our guide Jenny also excellent .

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I enjoyed taking you out and showing you the Island I have lived on for 38 years!! Still love it. Glad you did too. Regards Jenny More 

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