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Volcanoes, Vines & Wines Day Tour from Auckland provided by Auckland Wine Trail Tours

Volcanoes, Vines & Wines Day Tour from Auckland

Volcanoes, Vines & Wines Day Tour from Auckland
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About
You'll experience 360 deg' sights from the top of a dormant volcano in the city and wine tasting at four family owned wineries. In the morning we concentrate on one winery... Villa Maria located in a sunken volcanic crater, which is (at time of publishing) New Zealand’s largest privately owned and most awarded wine company! At Villa Maria you are taken on a guided tour of the winery followed by a tasting of award winning wines and lunching on one of their indulgent platters. In the afternoon you'll visit a mix of three smaller, family owned, wineries set in and around our spectacular West Coast area. All tastings at the 4 wineries and lunch are included. No hidden extras to pay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
You'll be collected from your main city area accommodation at around 9.30am to start your four winery and city sights discovery. The morning part of this tour focusses on one winery... Villa Maria. The afternoon takes in a mix of three smaller, family owned, wineries set in and around our spectacular West Coast 'Kumeu' Wine Region. Villa Maria are (at time of publishing) New Zealand’s largest privately owned and most awarded wine company! Their architecturally award winning Auckland estate is located in the ‘Ihumatao’ volcanic basin just South of the city & planted with Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir & Verdelho. Like most of Auckland’s winemakers they also have vineyards spread across New Zealand to provide the best grapes for their range of wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Arnies, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet & Merlot blends.

On the way to Villa Maria we stop to take in the spectacular 360 degree views from the summit of one of Auckland’s landmark dormant volcanoes OR step back in time with a look around inside the oldest wooden house in Auckland. The 15 minute walk uphill (10 minutes down) to the summit of ‘Maungakiekie’, once known as ‘One-Tree-Hill’, is quite steep in a couple of places and is only suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness. This dormant volcanic cone (once the site of a Maori ‘Pa’... fortified settlement) now sits in the center of the beautiful, farm-like, Cornwall Park offering panoramic horizon to horizon views over the city, the Hauraki Gulf & Waitemata Harbour (Pacific Ocean) & Manukau Harbour (Tasman Sea).


If we decide not to do the summit walk we look through the oldest wooden house in Auckland. Built and lived in by Sir John Logan Campbell, Auckland's founding city father and farmer of what is now the park... At Villa Maria you are taken on a guided tour of the winery followed by a tutored tasting of a wide range of their award winning wines and lunching on one of their indulgent platters. After lunch we visit a mix of three smaller family owned and operated wineries set in the beautiful rural countryside (Kumeu/Huapai/Waimauku) approx' 45 minute drive North West of the city. Because we don't all like the same wines this tour does not always visit the same wineries in the afternoon. We do our best to use our nearly 20 years of experience to select these wineries based on your tastes and interests. You are returned to your accommodation at around 4.30 - 5.00pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101626P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Lunch • Wine tasting • Local driver/guide • Main city area hotel pickup and drop-off • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please confirm your pick up point with your booking
Airports:
Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Ports:
Auckland
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Lunch • Wine tasting • Local driver/guide • Main city area hotel pickup and drop-off • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please confirm your pick up point with your booking
Airports:
Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Ports:
Auckland
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Dress code is smart casual
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

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Bob M
Brisbane, Australia32 contributions
Poor start but finished well
Oct 2019
Our booking was "lost" and no-one turned up to collect us from the hotel for our tour. After a few phone calls and an hour late our guide/driver arrived. The rest of the tour was very good and Archie the owner came along and made sure everything went smoothly and made sure we were well looked after. Probably suggest 3 wineries is a good number as it does become a bit mundane.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
simbaauckland
Thanks and once again sorry for the mix up and delay. regards, Raj
Written October 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Auckland Wine Trail Tours
MargaretNZ49
MargaretNZ49
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Lovely, leisurely afternoon wine trail out west
We absolutely loved our afternoon tasting wines at three vineyards out west. Our guide was an exceptionally nice ma
JOannp3304
JOannp3304
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Must Do Tour
Sanjay, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, and responsive to our requests. The tour was a wonderf
G1142VLbillm
G1142VLbillm
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Fantastic full day excursion
The excursion started out with our guide and driver Sanjay picking us up right on time from our hotel in the viaduc
Delmov
Delmov
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Great Tour! Even Better Guide!
The day we booked it was raining hard. I believe a couple of people cancelled, but the tour went on as planned. S
tealp122
tealp122
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I wouldn't call it guided.
On our final day in Auckland, our group was set to do the waterfall and wine tour. We did arrive 45 minutes later t
dgbp1
dgbp1
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A superior mix of outdoors and wines
The tour was a great treat for us! Just enough walking and sightseeing coupled with just enough wine tasting. John
JDMTraveler
JDMTraveler
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Fantastic Waterfalls and Wine day trip from Aukland
This review is a bit overdue, but still well deserved. When planning my trip to New Zealand, I wanted to find some
thumpe1054
thumpe1054
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Auckland wine tour
John was a fantastic host to all of us . He was punctual, friendly and helpful when it came to providing a variety
Alyssa244p
Alyssa244p
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West Coast Day Tour Auckland Wine Trail Tours
Overall wonderful new experience for me. I joined a lovely group of x3 friends. Our host John Meadows was punctual,
Emily J
Emily J
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A great way to do some sightseeing and sample good wine
We did the waterfalls and wine tour on our first day in New Zealand. We really enjoyed the combination of sightseei
EmilyKud
EmilyKud
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Wonderful day trip
My boyfriend and two friends found John’s trip online. It was perfect group of people; it is small and intimate a
Love_the_life
Love_the_life
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Only the half day tour but excellent.
We have done the full day tour. in the past and enjoyed it very much but this time we did not have the time availa
Tabetha K
Tabetha K
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Great Day
My husband I book this tour to get to see as much of the area as possible and our day was fantastic. The guide was
gregjmh
gregjmh
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Amazing Scenery and Wine Tasting
John, our tour guide, took us to some places with amazing views of the Tasmainian Sea and the Pacific Ocean. We sto
1917SEC
1917SEC
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Great Trip
John was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. The trip to the coat and the gannet colony was interesting and the wi