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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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HONGKONG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had such a fantastic tour with Ananda, the trip was so easy to book, the wineries were all fabulous and the lovely Simon was s wonderful guide, very friendly and easygoing. What I also really appreciated was the flexibility in choosing where to go for lunch, and having some free time Highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

On our second visit to Waiheke Island (the first was on the first day of our honeymoon 7 years ago), my husband and I booked a private wine tasting tours with Ananda Tours. We were not disappointed. We got on well with our wine tour guide, Nigel, who seemed very knowledgeable about wine in general, not just Waiheke wine, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Fun day with Nigel! Visited 3 vineyards, Obsidian, Peacock Sky and Batch! Had good wines at all three! Got dropped off at Mudbrick Vineyard for our Easter lunch! Unfortunately it was a rainy day, but we made the best of it! Nice way to spend Easter Sunday a world away from home! Easy to book and very nice people!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had read about this wine tour on TripAdvisor, and booked right away! We enjoyed it immensely. While warm, there was a nice breeze and the combination of wineries and the beautiful lunch at Mudbrick made it a great, relaxing day of indulgence! Thank you! Noel & Troy Hubin

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The entire process of booking a Waiheke Island tour through Ananda Tours is very easy & simple.We booked the tour & ferry tickets in the one transaction. Arriving at the ferry terminal in Viaduct Harbour we simply advised our booking reference & the tickets were given to us. On arrival on Waiheke, we were greeted by Grant (our tour guide... More

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