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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island provided by Waivino Wine Tours

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
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Waiheke Island wine-tasting tour at boutique wineries
Duration:
4–5 hours
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–5 hours
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Go wine tasting with a small group of like-minded visitors to Waiheke Island for a unique experience in a scenic setting. Your guide introduces up to 15 world-class boutique wines and creates an intimate atmosphere with a maximum of eight participants. Pickup and drop-off occur at Matiatia Wharf, easily reached by ferry from Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Food pairing included plus gourmet lunches available to purchase
  • Phone charging port on board air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
  • Hop on the 9:30am "Fullers" Waiheke Island ferry leaving from the downtown Auckland ferry terminal Pier 2. You will be greeted by your guide with a "Waivino Tours" sign as you step onto Waiheke Island and taken to the comfortable tour vehicle where the fun will begin. On your way to the first winery, you travel along the northern ridge with beautiful views and your guide will point out amazing aspects of this unique ancient island. At the first winery you get to try some lovely wines in a gorgeous setting. The winemakers or the winery staff will tell you their story as you completely get into the relaxing Waiheke Island vibe. You will enjoy three wineries and your guide can arrange a segue into a lovely lunch (optional). Once you have seen and tasted enough for the day you will be transferred back to your awaiting ferry.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Food pairing included plus gourmet lunches available to purchase
  • Phone charging port on board air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
  • Hop on the 9:30am "Fullers" Waiheke Island ferry leaving from the downtown Auckland ferry terminal Pier 2. You will be greeted by your guide with a "Waivino Tours" sign as you step onto Waiheke Island and taken to the comfortable tour vehicle where the fun will begin. On your way to the first winery, you travel along the northern ridge with beautiful views and your guide will point out amazing aspects of this unique ancient island. At the first winery you get to try some lovely wines in a gorgeous setting. The winemakers or the winery staff will tell you their story as you completely get into the relaxing Waiheke Island vibe. You will enjoy three wineries and your guide can arrange a segue into a lovely lunch (optional). Once you have seen and tasted enough for the day you will be transferred back to your awaiting ferry.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51225P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Taste up to 15 local boutique wines and hear the stories and learn about the process
  • Food pairing where available and snacks along the way.
  • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gourmet lunch options at wineries or on the beach.
  • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
  • Head out to the eastern side of the island and discover hidden delights
  • Pure Waiheke Island water at every stop to cleanse your palate and hydrate you.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Phone charging port on board your comfortable transport
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Jump on the 10am Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland ferry terminal pier 2 and we greet you as you step onto the island with a Waivino Tours sign.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Taste up to 15 local boutique wines and hear the stories and learn about the process
  • Food pairing where available and snacks along the way.
  • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gourmet lunch options at wineries or on the beach.
  • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
  • Head out to the eastern side of the island and discover hidden delights
  • Pure Waiheke Island water at every stop to cleanse your palate and hydrate you.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Phone charging port on board your comfortable transport
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland
Departure details
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Jump on the 10am Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland ferry terminal pier 2 and we greet you as you step onto the island with a Waivino Tours sign.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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Janine E
Titirangi, New Zealand10 contributions
Dec 2021
Was a lovely stress-free day from start to finish. Grant was wonderful and we could just relax and enjoy our first foray out of Auckland after lockdown
Written December 19, 2021
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Di Marylynn
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Brilliant, fantastic tour around the beautiful island. Couldnt have done this with out Grant. Highly recommend Waivino and will def do this again. First time ever and glad to get the high class experience to explore Waiheke Island on a wine tour with a good group of friends including my son. We all absolutely loved it and left the island with a big smile. Thank you so much Grant for the day, you spoilt us all with your service, hospitality, you shared with us so much history and taken us to the best places, def a memorable time.
Written December 12, 2021
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Matt
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Today was our first visit to Waiheke and from the moment Grant met us at the warf we felt welcome. The tour was insightful and the wine was brilliant. The ultimate experience on the island and Grant is not only an amazing tour guide but an amazing human with great vibes and a real passion for what he does. We will be coming back and booking a tour just to see Grant again our day was that good. Highly recommend to anyone visiting.
Written July 28, 2021
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Wow, this review slipped past me in all the craziness lately. This gives me the boost I need to carry on through this bleak lockdown to warm blue sky days with happy freedom loving guests, drinking the best boutique wine and soaking up the beauty of Waiheke.! I am hugely grateful for this very generous and lovely review.. Everyone has been forced to take stock of their existence and hopefully we can all come out of this stronger and wiser.. 2022 has to be amazing. Thank you so much!
Written September 25, 2021
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Debs
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Grant made the whole tour relaxing and enjoyable. He entertained us with some great stories while he took us on a scenic drive to the wineries.
Written March 21, 2021
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Grant K
Thanks Deb, I am so happy you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, Grant
Written June 28, 2021
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JoanneL3062
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Grant was a great host, adjusted the tour to suit us and personalized to our needs. Area knowledge was fantastic and recommendations on other places to try for resurants after was appreciated. Made sure we were sorted for home. Definitely will book again.
Written March 20, 2021
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Grant K
Beautiful, thank you so much for this review. I have been a bit slow in responding but I am hugely grateful for your support. Cheers
Written June 28, 2021
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Kylie B
Matakana, New Zealand10 contributions
Feb 2021
Our group had a fantastic day on Waiheke on Sunday, Grant was an absolute legend! The day was perfectly planned visiting some great wineries for tastings and then onto a devine lunch down at Onetangi Beach. Grant was lovely and chatty, relaxed but also kept us moving when we needed too. He also took the stress out of the day by planning everything so we just got to enjoy the moment. Couldn't recommend his services enough, very knowledgeable about the Island and wine. Thanks again, I'm sure it wont be long before we are back!
Written February 24, 2021
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Grant K
Thank you very much for this amazing review. Sundays are a good day for a wine tour. The wines are so pure and with good food you will be fresh as a daisy the next day and there are way less people. Thank you for your support.
Written June 28, 2021
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WinnievanDijk71
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions
We booked a wine tour with Waivino for a friends birthday, we arrived early in Waiheke and our guide Grant was already there, it was only the 4 of us so we started our tour straight away with a scenic drive with great stories about Waiheke by Gran, our first winery Obsedian was great and we enlisted to their wine club and ordered a case of 12 with the 7 varieties we tasted. The wineries got better and better and after signing up to another Wine club at Awaroa wines which wines are organic and great we had a quick stop at Passage Rock before we got dropped off for lunch at 372 which was amazing, we got picked up around 3.30pm. Grant took us for one more tasting at Jurassic ridge which has amazing wines as well before dropping us of to the Ferry. Grant knows his game very well and we will be back to discover a few more wineries on our next tour!
Written January 31, 2021
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Grant K
Fantastic review, thank you so much. See you next time. Cheers
Written June 28, 2021
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Simon B
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Friends
What an awesome day! Grant knows his stuff and is a great laugh too. His local knowledge is impressive as is his selection of wineries. The minibus was spotless and Grant has great chat, sharing local knowledge. Grant was accommodating and was happy to book our lunch table too. We went with his suggestion and it was delightful. Couldn't of asked for a better guide and tour.
If you want a great day out, book with Waivino.
Written January 31, 2021
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Grant K
"great chat" is the best compliment as I still remember our off the wall conversation. It is a real privilege to be able to chat freely with smart open minded people. Thanks Simon.
Written June 28, 2021
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Cmcc
Remuera, New Zealand37 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Our experience with Grant from Waivino was one of the best tours we have ever been on. While providing a laid back and enjoyable experience, he managed to anticipate our every need and make us feel like we were on a tour run by a 5 star resort.
If you want to experience Waiheke and it’s wines I would definitely recommend Waivino
Written December 30, 2020
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Grant K
Sorry I didn't respond earlier, this is the best review. I can't take credit for the magical power of Waiheke but when it works it works really well. Thank you so much Lucy.
Written June 28, 2021
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DALE M
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Dec 2020
Fantastic day out with Grant as our guide. Some excellent wine tasting venues and a bit of a learning curve with food pairings which was a bonus. Grant was gracious enough to put up with a great deal of hilarity from the back seat and did everything possible to make our day amazing. We didn't want the day to end which is exactly as it should be. Would definitely go with Waivino again - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Written December 13, 2020
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Grant K
Thank you so much for your kindness. This means a lot in these challenging times for tourism. Thank goodness for the generosity of Kiwis. Cheers and have a great Xmas!
Written December 15, 2020
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Amazing fun!
Grant was an absolute legend. The winery tour was a highlight of our trip. The vendors were a delight, and the wine
GazBet
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Cool visit
Really fun day with Grant, was very informative, went out above and beyond! Wineries we’re super....would definitel
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Highly Recommend
Grant is a local and a wonderful host. Small group tour and there was only 5 of us which was perfect. Visited some
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Wonderful day on Waiheke
Great tour along several of the smaller, (but certainly not lesser!), wineries on Waiheke. Grant is an easy-going g
sarushi22
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Thank you Grant!
The tour is fun , beautiful and very much informative. I travelled 3 wineries for tasting and one restaurant to hav
ktpie29
ktpie29
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Memorable Experience
Grant offered a fantastic tour of Waiheke Island. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make it a
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A day on Waiheke with Wine-Great Food and an Art Gallery tour!
We were taken around the island by Grant who acted as driver and tour guide. He kept us informed of all we saw and
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Degustation Tour
11 middle aged ladies, one poor wine tour guide! Safe to say we had a brilliant time on Grant’s tour. We were luc
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40th birthday
We had an amazing day out with waivino for my sisters surprise 40th birthday. Grant was informative and friendly. H
leannagardiner85
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What A Day!
Grant was outstanding and went the extra mile!! Some great hidden gems and a great day! Highly recommend!
Alastair H
Alastair H
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Amazing Experience
With knowledge and wit, Grant gave us an insightful and personalised tour of the island and some of its world class
Nichole H
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Fun, personalized wine tour of Waiheke Island!
Grant provided a really fun wine tour and was very accommodating to our ferry from Auckland arriving late and perso
YunnCheng N
YunnCheng N
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Great way to kick start NZ North island trip!
We had the great pleasure of having Grant as our guide to lovely Waiheke! Despite the rain, we were brought to seve
alannaweave
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Decadent Degustation Wine Tour
My husband and I were absolutely amazed by our host, Grant. He told us all about what makes Waiheke so special and
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Perfect day out!
An excellent day from start to finish, the wineries, commentry and scenery was amazing. We even had time to stop at
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