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“Best wine tour experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ananda Tours

Ananda Tours
20 Seaview Rd, Waiheke Island 1240, New Zealand
09 372 7530
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Best wine tour experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The beauty of Waiheke Island and their wine industry is wonderfully explored by Ananda Tours. The rolling hills and beautiful bays/inlets around the island are such amazing sights! Nigel was an amazing tour guide, full of information about the island and about wine! The vineyards visited were Mudbrick, Obsidian, Man O' War and Passage Rock. Lunch at Passage Rock was delicious, probably the best pepperoni pizza I've ever consumed. We spent enough time at all the wineries and had lots of oppotunities to ask questions. This tour is definitely a must in order to experience the wine industry of Waiheke. Nigel...you are the best!!! Love from Toronto, Canada.

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Sorry its taken me so long to respond to your wonderful Trip advisor review.
Its been a busy summer.
Hope the sunshine and wine you enjoyed on the Island has made it easier for you returning to the snow in Toronto.

Hope you visit NZ and Waiheke Island again soon
Cheers
Jenny
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“Amazing Ananda wine tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Visiting Waiheke for the first time from Toronto, Canada. The first day after landing we took a tour of four of the top vineyards on the island with the most knowledgable and friendly tour guide we could have asked for. Nigel treated us like family and had encyclopedic knowledge of his island, the wines it produced and knew all the right places to go. I would absoloutely recommend thistour to anyone planning on visiting Waiheke, its made our trip worth while all on its own!!!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great tour, great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Jude was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Waiheke and the vineyards we visited. The minibus was clean and well maintained and all the wineries had a unique charm. Highlight was the food platter at Mudbrick. the price of which was included in the package price. Highly recommended, I'd do the trip again.

Visited February 2013
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“Great guide, great wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I highly recommend using this tour company. We shared the tour with only one other couple. The guide had excellent knowledge of the island and the wineries and was friendly to us and others he encountered. It was nice not to drive after tasting! We got taken to wineries with history and good wine. Suggestion: I would ask to eat at Miro. Deliciously prepared tapas, very affordable and tasty wine selections.
Note: We had previously tried to get cabs to visit wineries and it took forever and ended up being a disaster. This made the tour an even better value.

Visited January 2013
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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“excellent wine and food tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were a group of seven on a hens day. The tour was very well organised and we all had a fantastic day. It was great to have an input into the vineyards we visited and that they were expecting us when we got there. The guide was great - he had great island knowledge and kept us on track with our timing. Overall I would highly recommend this tour company

Visited February 2013
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Hi,
Thanks for your review.
We appreciate the time and effort it takes do a review and we know its appreciated by fellow travellers and those planning a trip with friends. We book the vineyards in for you so that you are expected and welcomed.Hope the wedding went well as well.
Kind regards
Jenny
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