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Address: 20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 372 7530
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Fantastic wineries and great guide - Connoisseurs

Had a wonderful day with Nigel, who's local knowledge and relaxed approach to our meandering through each winery's tasting was gratefully accepted! We wished we had longer, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a wonderful day with Nigel, who's local knowledge and relaxed approach to our meandering through each winery's tasting was gratefully accepted! We wished we had longer, but loved the thoughtful and patient answers at every beautiful and unique location and from Nigel as he drove us around the island, explaining the history, fauna and lifestyle. As first timers to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took the tour in rainy winter (August) so our family of four had many places to ourselves -- and our own guide, the excellent Steve. He knew we wanted to hike but it was too muddy and there were downpours, so took us along the beach edge and taught us all about native birds. He then brought us to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As we went during winter we had our very own personal wine tour with Simon as our guide. Simon was excellent, great, friendly and very informative tour. We had plenty of time at all the vineyards and topped it off with our lunch stop at Mudbrick which was fantastic! Highly recommend Ananda Tours! We will be back for sure in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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