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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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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour from start to finish. Our guide Simon was excellent, providing an informative commentary en route and ensuring we got the most out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour from start to finish. Our guide Simon was excellent, providing an informative commentary en route and ensuring we got the most out of our day. His knowledge, friendly manner and sense of humour all contributed to the experience. We visited three vineyards, with extremely interesting and enjoyable tasting sessions at each. Thanks... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Steve, our tour guide, took us to such wonderful wineries and was full of such great information! Each winery treated us like old friends, mostly due to the great relationship Steve and Ananda Tours has with them. The lunch at Mudbrick was exquisite and the view was amazing. If you are looking for a wine and food tour this is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our guide Steve took us to an olive oil tasting & 3 wine tastings, as well as a couple of other interesting sights along the way. He was very informative about the wineries & the island in general. Highly recommended.

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Chattanooga TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

From the US and 1St time to NZ. Our associates booked the day win Ananda and we had a great time. Steve our guide was very informative, on time pleasant and very accommodating We went to Olive Mill, two wineries and then to a delightful and delicious lunch and tasting at Mudbrick All of the wineries know Steve and welcome... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This tour was amazing! Simon was our tour guide and he picked us up at the ferry terminal right on schedule and provided a very fun and informative day! He served not only as a wine guide but also a tour guide of the island, telling jokes and making everyone laugh around the way! We visited four wineries all of... More 

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had originally booked a tour with another company who wound up canceling as I was the only person on the tour. Through some research I found Ananda. I was not disappointed! Simon, our driver was also a resident of the island and a local radio host. He was a great time. He knew all the winery owners and stopped... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great that Ananda took care of the ferry tickets and the whole deal. It was a rainy day but still awesome. We did the Gourmet tour. Enjoyed olive oil - not just wine. Got to see quite a bit of the island as well. All round great day.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Traveled to NZ for a solo trip and wanted to take advantage of some of the fantastic wines I've heard so much about on Waiheke island. After searching online for tours, I reached out to Ananda to inquire about solo travelers. Luckily the date I wanted already had another reservation booked so I was able to join in. Coming from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour on 30 May 2015 was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. My husband and I took the ferry an hour earllier than we needed (9am instead of 10am) and it was worth it to take in the view around the wharf while we waited for our driver and the other members of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went on the gourmet food any wine tour yesterday and we had Steve as our tour guide. It was such an awesome and fun day out, Steve was extremely knowledgeable about the island and the wine industry. The wineries and olive mill we visited were all very unique and so interesting in their own ways. We finished off with... More 

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Address: 20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 372 7530
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island

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