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Ananda Tours

20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
09 372 7530
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was on of my favorite ways to spend a day in New Zealand. We stayed in Auckland, so we took the ferry to Waiheke Island. We were picked up right on time at the ferry terminal. We enjoyed each and every winery on the island. We loved out tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and super funny :-) We... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was an AWESOME tour. Steve was our guide for the day and he was fabulous! We learnt so much about Waiheke whilst driving between wineries. Steve was professional, courteous, funny and very knowledgable - he really made the day.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This was by far my favorite thing I did in while we were staying in Auckland. My only regret was that I did this on the day that we were flying out to Wellington in the evening. I wish I did it the day prior so I could've made my stay on Waiheke a little bit longer. The driver (who... More

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your very positive review of both Waiheke and Ananda Tours. Glad you enjoyed your day and took the time to let others know about us. Yes it was Stonyridge that you went to. One of our more established vineyards. Having over 30 vineyard on the Island and many of these with cellar doors where you can taste... More

Harker Heights, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This wine tour was fantastic and our driver Paul made the trip very enjoyable. We didn't realize what great wines New Zealand had to offer. The whole tour was very well organized and one of our favorite stops was at one of the olive groves, It was one of the highlights of our trip. Cathy and Mary

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to NZ from Texas.! One of the joys of being in Tourism is meeting people from around the world which is always fun. Now we meet people who like wine as well. Our days out touring are always interesting and wine is the common passion for many of our visitors. Glad you also enjoyed the olive oil,... More

Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We are big wine enthusiasts and we do a lot of winery tours, so this review is based on a comparison with all of those experiences. If you are less into wines and just want a nice tour of the island and a small sampling of wines, this tour would suit you well. Our tour guide, Paul, met us at... More

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

HI, We are always interested in feed back from people like yourselves who have done alot of wine tours in different regions and countries. The itinerary is arranged so that you get to see some of the beautiful scenery as well as visit 3 vineyards before lunch and then at a fourth vineyard for a more leisurely wine tasting with... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Knowledgeable, friendly and flexible guide, well organised itinerary, particularly enjoyed the Micro-Brewery visit, wish we had allowed more time for this.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Looked at various options for a wine tour of Waihiki but picked this one. Included trips to 3 small vineyards - 2 of them family run where we tasted 6/7 wines in each one. Driver picked us up at the marina and was jolly and full of stories as he took me and 6 others around. He knew all the... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I booked on line while in Auckland this wonderful wine tour. Our tour guide and driver was Paul, a font of info and history of Waiheke. We visited 3 wineries and had platters at the 4th winery (Mudbrick). All 4 wineries included tastings. Paul stopped for us (we were 4 travelling together from the states) to take many spectacular pictures.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Would like to say how much we enjoyed our wine tour last week, with our guide Paul. Amazing commentary that suited both overseas visitors and locals such as ourselves. He knew how to target his audience well. Coach in excellent condition and everyone was made to feel very much at ease. Wineries visited were great, especially The Batch where we... More

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