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Ananda Tours

Address: 20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 372 7530
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Waiheke Island is just a 35 minute boat ride from Downtown Auckland...
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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 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Tania and I are both New Zealand residents and have often been to Waiheke. But today we had a wonderful experience with Ananda Tours, visiting the Vineyards and Olive Groves for tasting sessions, a beautiful lunch at the Stonyridge Vineyard (which was a highlight) and a tour of the island. Steve was our driver, who has lived on the island... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a great way to spend my first day in New Zealand - Ananda clearly has good relationships with a number of wineries - the gourmet tour introduced our group to both some great local food, and a lovely pairing tasting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Anandas were organised, efficient, friendly and helpful. Nigel the owner/operator and his family are very knowledgeable about Waiheke and the wineries. The tour included 3 wineries, each uniquely different. Lunch at Mudbrick at the end of the tour was delicious. Would recommend tour for both NZers and overseas visitors.

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Hong Kong Region, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had booked a private half day tour with Jenny of Ananda - it was really enjoyable with visits to an olive grove, vineyards, lots of photo ops. Jenny was very informative and flexible - our drop off time changed thanks to the lovely beach visit. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited three wineries and another one for lunch. All of them were good as they had unique touch on their production. Our guide Nigel took good care of us, and gave us interesting information of the island. I would love to visit the island again to explore more.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tour itself takes you across Waiheke Island through a scenic route. The wineries we visited were all slightly different but offered great ambiances, beautiful views and high quality wines. Our guide Simon was knowledgeable and truly passionate about Waiheke's wine and food offerings. Our lunch at mudbrick was a great recommend even if wait is long in high season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I spent the day on this company's gourmet wine and food tour. This company impressed us from the start. We were picked up at the ferry terminal, and then we were off to explore the island. Our guide, Simon, was amazing! He was knowledgable, personable and a lot of fun! Our stops were incredible! Each location had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My sister and her young adult sons came from Phoeniz, AZ to visit me and I took them to Waiheke Island for an all day tour. We booked with Ananda and we're so glad we did. Our guide was friendly and informative, but also gave us time to ourselves so we weren't overwhelmed with information. She tooks us to three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We wanted to experience laid back Island life for a day. We took the Wine & Food tour and had a great time. They took us to quality destinations where we experienced great hosts to talk us thru the wines and olive oils. The generous dish of fresh oysters at Kennedy Point, matched with the wine, was a highlight. Our... More 

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Tirau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Last weekend we enjoyed an amazing winery tour by Ananda Tours. We did the 'Luxury Hens Tour' as it was my sisters Hens weekend. Right from the start when we first booked (6 months ago) Jenny was very helpful and quick to reply to all my emails. She answered all our questions and even helped cater for a vegan on... More 

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