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“A great way to spend the day”
Review of Ananda Tours

Ananda Tours
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$129.67*
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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$287.39*
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Private Waiheke Scenic Wine and Art Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years experience in customised, unique tour experiences. We offer personalised, flexible itineraries designed to showcase the best of the Island’s natural beauty, vineyards and art culture. Discover Waiheke Island’s award-winning boutique wineries and locally produced gourmet delights, while enjoying an informed commentary by one of our professional, local guides. Small groups and personalised service ensure you get the most out of your Waiheke experience.Half and full day tours available.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The wine was excellent and we sent home a case. The tour itself was excellent as we learned so much about the island and NZ history from our excellent tour guide of Ananda tours (smaller group tours) The scenery was beautiful. The lunch at a winery was excellent. We enjoyed a lovely walk through an outdoor sculpture exhibit. Everything very representative of the creative New Zealand culture.

Thank Jaeger38
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Hi,
Thank you for reviewing our tour company and sharingy our great experience with other travellers and wine lovers.
Im glad that you loved the wine so much you sent a case home!!.
We have a great company which makes shipping wine home an easy. I hope that every time you open one of those bottles you are transported back to your holiday in NZ and to Waiheke Island.

Kind regards,

Jenny

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Paul was great. We visited the olive oil place and then three wineries. Paul was very knowledgeable about the island and gave us plenty of insight in to the culture as well as the nuances of the island life. I was already in love with Waiheke before the tour and after I was beyond in love with this beautiful piece of heaven on earth. Thank you Paul for a spectacular day!

Thank Kristy W
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

From one great wine region to another.!!
One day we hope to visit California and your vineyards.
The love of wine and the country side of vineyards makes for great travelling.
Wine tourism is growing. Thanks for making it to Waiheke Island and sharing your positive experience with others.

Cheers
Jenny

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had the pleasure of taking part in a Wine Country Tour recently and were blown away by the customer service Ananda Tours provided. We felt like we were there with old friends. Beautiful setting, intimate touring, knowledgable guides, great wine! Highly recommend.

Thank SandyNy
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Great to meet passionate fellow wine tour operators form around the world.
Thanks for your trip advisor review,
and making it to Waiheke Island.
Hope you have a fantastic summer season like we have.
The whole of NZ has had a great summer and the grape harvest is making the wine makers very happy.

Look forward to 2013 Wines from NZ (particularly Waiheke Island!)

Cheers
Jenny

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Previous reviews have beat me to the superlatives, but I'd like to add that our guide, Jude, did a great job of personally interacting with all the members (about 10 of us) of our tour that day and making us feel comfortable and welcome. She took us to three very different boutique wineries, Obsidian, Kennedy Point and Jurrasic Ridge, and then to one of the majors, Stoneyridge, for lunch. All in all we had a fun and memorable day thanks to Jude and Ananda Tours.

Thank RonSabatini
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Hi,
So glad you enjoyed your day out on Waiheke Island withJude.
The advantage of the smaller groups is you have the opportunity to talk to others on the tour and the guide gets to know everybody more personally.
Thanks for taking the time to review the tour and for the additional photos.
Hope the rest of your holiday goes well and that you return again soon

Kind regards
Jenny

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our tour guide, Jude, met us as we came off the ferry from Auckland. Jude did a great job of sharing information and insights about Waiheke Island. Each of the wineries we visited were unigue in their own way, and had ample time to enjoy the tastings and get all our questions answered. Definitely a fun tour that I would recommend to get a feel of island life on Waiheke and it's vineyards.

Thank Sequimite
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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Hi,
Looks like you've travelled a long way to explore out Island and its wine.
Glad it was a fun day for you.
Thanks for taking the time to share your positive expereince wth others.
We are lucky to have guides like Jude who know the Island well and happy to share their passion and knowledge with people who come out on our tours.

Regards
Jenny

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