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“Great introduction to Wonderful Waiheke” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd.

Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd.
2 Cresecent Road West, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2140
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Many other companies pass themselves off as Waiheke Island Wine Tours but we are the ONLY Qualmark-accredited wine tour operator based on Waiheke Island. Catch the 10am ferry from downtown Auckland and cruise the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf in 35minutes you're in paradise! We are owner operators with two highly experienced guides Wayne (owner) and Graham, we don't use "ring ins"! Our tours are small, professional and intimate with nine clients max (2 seats kept vacant) in our comfortable vehicles with aircon and large windows for excellent sightseeing. Enjoy an entertaining scenic tour with full commentary on the island's Maori / European beginnings and life today. Included in the tour price are tasting fees for at least 14 wines at three top vineyards, chilled bottled water, Waiheke Island of Wine Maps, transfers to lunch and then to the ferry afterwards. We operate daily (except Xmas Day, Easter Friday or the odd short break). Privately tailored tours are available by arrangement.
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great introduction to Wonderful Waiheke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Booked this for German in laws based on good reviews; they loved it. From the small numbers (9 max) to the knowledgeable commentary from Wayne and beautiful wineries, a great day out.

Visited January 2014

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd., responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi deadpanmike, thanks for returning to write a review. It was our pleasure assisting you to book this trip for your inlaws - pleased to hear they had a great day! Cheers Jean and Wayne.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Glad we did this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was the perfect way to start our visit to waiheke the tour was fun and informative . Wayne was great with his knowledge of the history of the Island thank you.

Visited January 2014
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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd., responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi BGPNZ, thanks for your review and "thanks" - a tour is a great way to get acquainted with the island, especially if you are planning to stay on for a few days. Best wishes, Jean and Wayne.
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“awesome, unique tour with only visitors from NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

very special and unique tour with scence behind! small group! fantastic wineries! would do it again! JUST FAB

Visited January 2014
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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd., responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi Nadinie, many thanks for your review - it was our pleasure helping you plan your day and we are glad you enjoyed it. Our guests come from NZ (probably half our clients are Kiwis) and all over the world. Today you might meet someone from Croatia, tomorrow from China, another day from USA, UK or Australia - that's why we enjoy what we do so much! Cheers, Jean and Wayne.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great day on Waiheke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is a great way to see Waiheke while enjoying some wine tasting. The group is small and it makes it really enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. We visited 3 wineries and there was no pressure to purchase. The lady at Obsidian Winery was delightful. The experience at Peacock Sky was second to none. We stayed on for lunch and the food was superb. The chef even came over to check we were enjoying the food. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves wine or just a great day out with great company.

Visited December 2013
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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd., responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Kerri F, thanks for coming back to TA to write your lovely review. We pick the vineyards we work with specifically to ensure that the best experiences are provided and were delighted to hear your great feedback. Best wishes, Jean.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I found this company on the web and for$99 I though I would give it a go. I'm so glad I did. From the moment I was met at the ferry to when I was dropped off I had a great day. I like the fact there are only 9 of you on the tour and you get a very personal and friendly service. Our guide had lived on the island for years and was lovely. Felt like I was being take round and cared for by my Dad ( a good thing!) The tour was excellent and the vineyards great. Peacock Sky was my absolute favourite and I managed to get a bottles of their champagne home safely for Christmas Day.
I can't speak highly enough of this tour. It was excellent!
My only complaint was one of the Vineyards didn't really seem to want us there. They had run out of most of their wines to try and didnt seem that interested.
Mudridge for lunch was quite something.

Visited November 2013

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd., responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Hi Sarah, many thanks for your great review. We are however very concerned to hear your thoughts on one of the vineyards visited and are disappointed you didn't mention this to us on the day. It is most unusual as we only deal with those who provide excellent client experiences. We would appreciate it if you would email us via the contact us page of our website with more details. Kind regards Jean.
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