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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland provided by NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 7346P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • National Park Fees
  • Local Guide
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Kumeu River Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Waimauku
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Muriwai Gannet Colony
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
  • Ports:
  • Port of Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • National Park Fees
  • Local Guide
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Kumeu River Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Waimauku
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Muriwai Gannet Colony
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
  • Ports:
  • Port of Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Auckland Central
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kumeu River Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Westbrook Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Soljans Estate Winery
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Muriwai Gannet Colony
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
26 reviews
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Simarjeet Hayer
1 contribution
Solo
John, the guide is great guy for wine tour,he
knows what he talks about not like cowboys.I highly recommend this wine tour company 👍
Written June 17, 2020
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Hi Simarjeet, It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and iI'm glad I could assist you with wine industry knowledge for research for your proposal. I do hope you'll follow my business on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written June 18, 2020
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Debbi O
39 contributions
David took us on a wonderful trip through the NZ countryside to 2 great wineries. We tasted fantastic wines at each & learned from the pros as well as David! I highly recommend this tour. The black sand beaches were beautiful as well.
Written February 17, 2020
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Hi Debbi, Thanks for your great review and I'm sure David will be pleased to get this great feedback I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour experience and the tour inclusions were a hit. Please feel free to follow NZWINEPRO™ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written February 19, 2020
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Karyn K
2 contributions
John was fantastic, he really knows his wines and took us to some lovely wineries followed by a visit to a beautiful beach. We had an awesome day, highly recommend.
Written February 15, 2020
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Hi Lisa, Thanks for posting your excellent review of the Vineyards Honey & Bllack Sand Beach Tour. This tour is one of the most popular because of the excellent wine and lunch at Villa Maria Estate, the largest and most spectacular winery and Vineyard Park In Auckland. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards
Written February 19, 2020
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2008J-V
Ormskirk, UK205 contributions
A great day out. John is an excellent and knowledgeable wine guide, with lots of local information on the tour as well as great rapport with the three vineyards we visited, ensuring an attentive and friendly reception for the tastings. Great lunch at Villa Maria, then on to the scenic Westbrook vineyard. The gannet colony at the black sands beaches of Muriwai were amazing! Never seen so many birds so close up. Finally Coopers Creek, another select vineyard, before returning to Auckland.
Written January 27, 2020
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Hi JV, Thanks for your great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and that you also appreciated the great ala carte lunch at Villa Maria Estate. I love taking clients there because the lunch and their top wines are so good. This tour is definitely one of my favourites and the broad range of wines and locations it visits gets great feedback. The birds at Muriwai are amazing to see. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written February 10, 2020
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Kaplan P
1 contribution
Couples
Wonderful host and tour. Very personable, knowledgeable and friendly. Would totally recommend for my wine connoisseurs!
Written January 13, 2020
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Hi Matt, Thanks for your great review. I'm really happy you both enjoyed your Vineyards Honey & Black Sand beach Tour.. Feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written January 13, 2020
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myst201
1 contribution
This was one of our favorites tours in our 2-week NZ trip. John was punctual, highly knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and very professional. He chose some of the best wineries we have been to in NZ as we did wine tastings on both north and South Island, our favorite being Villa Maria. John is very passionate in what he does and goes above and beyond in sharing his knowledge not only about the wine, but also about the NZ history, culture & economy. On this tour it was just me and my family, four of us in total and no one else so it felt like a private/personal tour. We ended up doing the honey & black sand beach tour where we went to 3 different wineries, ate an exceptional lunch at Villa Maria, visited a gannet colony at a black sand beach, and sampled about 5-6 different honey. John did have the honey jars at hand and we just sampled it at one of the wineries. This did not bother us at all, but just letting others know in case they had expectations of going to an actual honey store or boutique. I am so glad that I chose NZ WinePro and would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of doing a wine tour near Auckland! Thank you, John for all you have done! You have exceeded my expectations and I would certainly do another tour of yours if I was to visit NZ again!
Written November 18, 2019
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Hi Stacie, What a lovely review and so eloquently written. It was a pleasure to be your guide and I thoroughly enjoyed your family's company for the day. I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour experience and I'm delighted that the lunch at Villa Maria Estate and other tastings and inclusions met with your best expectations. I certainly enjoy taking clients to restaurant's that serve classic New Zealand cuisine and this is tour has always been popular for the Premium Wine Tasting and Lunch that's included. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or you can follow my business on Twitter or Instagram where I post interesting information about tours, wine, cuisine and things of interest around Auckland and New Zealand. All the very best - John McFarlane
Written November 18, 2019
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Geoff
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Family
Our half day wine tour with John was a fantastic experience. John was extremely knowledgeable and fun we went to three wineries and had a beautiful lunch. My wife said it was the best part of her 50th birthday weekend. Can’t wait for my coopers creek reds to arrive.
Written September 3, 2019
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Hi Geoff, Thanks for writing your great review. I'm delighted that the experience was the highlight of the weekend trip over from Australia for your wife and I'm glad your daughter was also able to sample some delicious red, white and Rose' wines. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting photos and articles about the best wines, cuisine and attractions I come across there too - Thanks again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Best regards - John McFarlane
Written September 4, 2019
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Yun L
40 contributions
Couples
It is out second time joining John's winery trip.
In the morning John took us to Villa Maria, NZ's most reputable winery. We had a decent lunch over there, which really set the benchmark high.
The afternoon trip came with 3 wineries and black sand beach visiting. Wonderful!
The best of John's trip I think is flexibility. John always picked up the best wineries for us. If you wish to take a similar trip do not miss NZ Wine Pro.
Written July 11, 2019
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Hi Yun, It was a pleasure once again to take you and you lovely wife touring, and nothing makes me happier as an endorsement of NZWINEPRO™ than repeat customers that I'm always happy to see again. This tour is popular because of the lesser traveling time, later departure and reduced tariff. So thanks very much for your great feedback. I make a point of only visiting the best venues. We wont visit wineries that have not proven they are consistent both in wine and/or service, not only in my professional opinion but also in reviews of wineries reflected on TripAdvisor by independent travellers that I keep an eye on. So the relationships I have is a combination of many years of working together and a mutual respect for each others professionalism. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter I post interesting photos and articles about the best wines, cuisine and attractions I come across there too - Thanks again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. All the best - John McFarlane
Written July 14, 2019
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Abby B
Champaign, IL1 contribution
This tour was great! Knew what to do when the weather didn’t cooperate (the power was out at certain wineries). Really friendly and informative on even more than just Auckland. Would recommend to everyone!
Written June 8, 2019
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Hi Abbigail, What a pleasure it was to spend the day with you and your two friends. The weather was dreadful I agree but fortunately apart from the Muriwai black sand beach we were mostly indoors. Auckland does get a lot of rain from June through to August, but I'm pleased it didn't dampen your spirits or enthusiasm to taste the wines and enjoy the tours inclusions and scenery. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter I post interesting photos and articles about the best wines, cuisine and attractions I come across there too - Thanks again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. All the best - John McFarlane
Written June 17, 2019
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OB5
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions
Family
We had limited time in Auckland but I can't think of a better half day tour than one with John. He tailored the tour to meet our schedule and interests. We were the only ones on the tour and it felt like a day out with an old friend. John is extremely knowledgeable and good fun. Highly recommended
Written March 26, 2019
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Hi OB5, Thanks for your great review of the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand beach Tour. I'm glad you enjoyed your day out and that the tour and my company met with your approval. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram where I post photos and recommendations of wine, restaurants and places of interest in Auckland and New Zealand - Best regards and thanks again - John McFarlane
Written April 3, 2019
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Wosbylover
Wosbylover
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Personalized, professional and knowledgeable
My wife and I were the only people on the tour and loved the personal experience. John's expertise across the whole
lextau
lextau
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Puts the PRO in WinePro
First wine tour and John absolutely introduced us in the best way! Such a professional—full of personality, passion
M3804QMsteveh
M3804QMsteveh
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A Great fun day.
From start to finish our full day tour was first class. John, our guide was really informed on all of the wineries
KimieMoz
KimieMoz
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Such a wonderful tour in NZ for sights and knowledge
My husband and I did a short trip to Auckland this month and booked a tour with NZ Wine Pro. This was the best idea
Mackenziewhitaker
Mackenziewhitaker
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Great shuttle option
This is the only shuttle wine tour I have seen in Auckland. An awesome option as you can choose what to pay at each
Compass725071
Compass725071
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NZWINEPRO Vineyard Shuttle
Fantastic fun experience, wealth of knowledge on wines and wineries and flexibility made this tour superb!! Highly
RyanSlk
RyanSlk
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The perfect day out in Auckland
You wrote on the 16 March 2022 Enjoy tasting wine across the best wineries in Auckland. John is very knowledgeable
610pippab
610pippab
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Kelly’s Hen Party….Absolutely brilliant!
Deciding to take the Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour with John, for my daughter’s hen party, was a stroke of genius on he
roy690
roy690
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Excellent Wine Tour!
John was absolutely excellent as a guide for our wine tour. We were a group of 5 and the only people booked on to t
liammE2391CM
liammE2391CM
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Exceptional tour
This tour is a great value to enjoy the NZ countryside and try some fine wines. John is a friendly and knowledgeabl
GGNZ12
GGNZ12
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an excellent tour
I took my niece, visiting from Australia, on this tour. She was keen to try some NZ wines, not having visited for
ClaytonPircsi
ClaytonPircsi
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Fabulous Sunday with great food and wine experiences along the way. Loved every minute of our Matakana Getaway.
Spent an incredible day with John, exploring Matakana and some of the excellent vineyards and wineries along the wa
Nalini S
Nalini S
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This boutique private tour of wineries on the Matakana Scenic Coast is a must!
I had a short holiday in Auckland with 2 friends and wanted to include a day wine tour but didn't want the hassle o
KylieJBaird
KylieJBaird
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A great way to spend a day
My sisters and I did the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway tour last month and it was a lovely way to spend a day tog
Ella R
Ella R
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Fabulous Waiheke Island wine tour
The tour was brilliant, John was so professional, organised and informative. Being able to go from Hamilton was gre
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