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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour provided by Ananda Tours

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
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Tour snapshot
Wine tour of Waiheke Island led by a guide
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    18
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Leave the driving to your guide on this Waiheke Island wine tour. Minibus transport is provided to several notable vineyards. Your guide shares extensive knowledge of Waiheke’s award-winning wine growers and points out the sights on this scenic tour, including lookout points and beaches. Tasting fees, lunch, and hotel pickup included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • 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
Highlights
  • Savor lunch and wine tastings at top vineyards
  • 18-passenger minivan keeps it intimate
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Savor lunch and wine tastings at top vineyards
  • 18-passenger minivan keeps it intimate
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23077P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of a one course lunch + a local beverage is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Waiheke Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 10am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you are staying on Waiheke Island we can pick you up from your Island accommodation. Please contact us to make arrangements for this service.
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Please catch the 10am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you have any trouble with the ferry please call our office.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Isand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of a one course lunch + a local beverage is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Waiheke Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 10am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you are staying on Waiheke Island we can pick you up from your Island accommodation. Please contact us to make arrangements for this service.
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Please catch the 10am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you have any trouble with the ferry please call our office.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Isand
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 12, 2021
A note from The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
We adhere to all applicable recommendations according to the NZ alert level system.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ananda Tours
    See details
  • 2
    Mudbrick Vineyard
    See details
  • 3
    Kennedy Point Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Obsidian Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Onetangi
    See details
  • 6
    Three Seven Two
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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thankkyu
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Great full day tour with Michael. Very fun and well paced. Loved Kennedy point vineyards. Lunch was great too.
Written August 14, 2021
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Gail K
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic tour. Michael the tour guide is funny, friendly and knowledgeable. The vineyards were fantastic with excellent wines to taste. The luck at 372 was incredible.
Written August 14, 2021
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Alex Jones
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fantastic! If you get a chance to go, don’t miss it. Great communication, great tour guide, great wineries.
Thanks Michael and team!
Written August 6, 2021
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flavabyfusion
Rotorua, New Zealand10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
The host was great!! Very informative. Perfect weather. Loved it all. Thanks Michael. Great variety of vineyards and wines.
Written August 2, 2021
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Andrea P
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
This tour is well worth it, great group and a great tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the local knowledge and history of Waiheke, along with the lovely wines that we tasted. It was a wet rainy day yet the best event to do on a wet day. Steve our local guide was truly amazing and we dont say this lightly. You could see the great relationships that Steve had with the vineyards and we were well taken care of. Mudbrick and Kennedy Point were two of my favs. Lunch was absolutely spectacular, definitely topped off the tour leaving the best for last. The other 10 people on the tour all agreed. Due to the nasty weather we did have 5 ladies on the same tour that could have gotten stuck on the island and Steve went above and beyond to find out and assist where he could. Nothing was too much trouble for Steve, awesome guide. We highly recommend this tour company, you wont be disappointed!
Written July 18, 2021
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Thank you for this amazing feedback! Steve really is a gem and part of our family here. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope you can visit again sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 29, 2021
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well5
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
Wow we do lucky had the tour guide to our selves. Michael. He was amazing funny and knowledgeable. The three vineyards where stunning and lunch was yum. We spent four wines in the end and lovely pottery bowl.
Written June 17, 2021
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What a great day with Michael! Glad you got some wines and pottery to take home too. Thanks for joining us and sharing this review! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 15, 2021
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Dick E
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
May 2021
We had a great time at the wineries and at lunch. Lance was a brilliant guide - lots of local knowledge and the right amount of time at each venue. Cannot recommend this highly enought
Written May 24, 2021
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Thanks for this fantastic feedback Dick! We love to receive reviews like this one. We hope to welcome you back to the island again sometime! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 15, 2021
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Bayleigh
London, UK11 contributions
Had a really good time on our tour. Michael was a great driver/guide, he had lots of good local recommendations for transport and food. We thoroughly enjoyed the vineyards and of course all the wines and food! Lovely scenery in autumn as well. Would highly recommend.
Written May 23, 2021
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Thanks for this lovely and for joining us Bayleigh! We hope to be able to welcome you back again sometime! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 15, 2021
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Katrina Bullen
Paraparaumu, New Zealand2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Brilliant tour and well worth the money. Our guide Michael was excellent and very knowledgeable. Highlight was lunch at Three Seven Two
Written May 17, 2021
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Thanks for this brilliant review and for joining us! Three Seven Two is our fav also! Kind regards, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 15, 2021
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Samantha P
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
What an amazing day celebrating some birthday's! Our tour guide Michael (Mikey G) was great with providing local knowledge of the island, was a real laugh and even turned into our own personal photographer! It was clear that he has built great relationships with the people at the vineyards we visited. The place we visited for lunch (three seven two) was AMAZING. Easily the best steak I have ever had! We unfortunately missed the ferry we were meant to catch and I just wanted to thank Ananda tours and Michael for rearranging things to accommodate and still make it the best day, we all appreciated it! Will definitely be coming back again!
Written April 18, 2021
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Wow, thanks for this AMAZING review, Samantha! Thanks for choosing us for your birthday celebrations and yes Michael AKA Mikey G is the best isn't he?!! We're so happy we could help too after you missed the ferry. We hope you can all come back and visit us again sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written May 12, 2021
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Perfectly splendid!
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Amazing day out
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A great day out
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