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Waiheke Island Wine Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Catch the 10am ferry from downtown Auckland, cruise the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and in 35minutes you'll arrive in paradise! Wayne (owner) is our primary guide; Graham, Christine and Geri are also passionate Waihetians! We are the original ‘Waiheke Island Wine Tours’, the first Qualmark-accredited tour operator; we offer professional, fully planned itineraries with all arrangements made on your behalf. Ten clients max in each of our comfortable vehicles with vented air-con and large windows for excellent sightseeing. Enjoy our entertaining scenic tour with full commentary on our early beginnings and island life today. Included are tasting fees for at least 14+ wines at three top vineyards, chilled bottled water, Waiheke Island of Wine Maps, transfers to lunch and then to the ferry afterwards. We operate daily (except Xmas Day, Easter Friday and the odd short break). Privately tailored tours are available by arrangement. No credit card, booking or agent fees - book and pay online - its EASY!
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I had a very enjoyable day in Waiheke. The tour went ahead even thought I was the only booking, and Wayne took me to a range of interesting wineries and recommended a truly wonderful place for lunch (Cable Bay). The scenery is also magnificent, and once the fog cleared even the ferry trip over and back was fun.

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Good Morning Nigel, many thanks for your kind words, it was nice to have met you and spend the day with you - always good to see people having such a great time. Cheers! Wayne

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We recently enjoyed a wonderful day on the Waiheke Island Wine Tour. Between the breathtaking natural beauty, the superb wine, and the kind and informative commentary from Wayne, it was the perfect day. He is very knowledgeable and each of the wineries is carefully chosen. Very glad we decided to pay a bit more to visit the wineries through this tour rather than go on our own with a rental car.

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Hi Bethany,
Thanks so much for your lovely review, Wayne very much enjoyed meeting you and showing you round "our place". Glad you were able to enjoy your day without having to do the driving yourseves! Makes all the difference :-) cheers Jean (and Wayne)

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Waiheke Island Wine Tour was one of the best experiences from our visit to NZ. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or you just enjoy a good glass and great company, this tour will not disappoint. Wayne was an outstanding guide and took us to incredible vineyards. And, as Susan noted below, we made some amazing new friends on this tour!

Many thanks to Jean as well for assisting us with bookings and questions.

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2013

Hi Seanmac14, thanks for your lovely review. Great you enjoyed the company of the Kiwi gang on your tour that day! Thanks also for mentioning me - as the "back office" lady, it is usually Wayne that gets all the kudos and fame!! Cheers and hope you enjoy(ed?) the rest of your trip to NZ. Cheers Jean (and Wayne).

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Waiheke Island is absolutely gorgeous and Wayne was a very knowledgable guide. We sampled excellent wines (and in some cases, food pairings as well) and saw a good portion of the island via a small group bus. Wayne stopped at various scenic points for photo ops and told us about the island and the wines as we drove. I also thought the tour was very well-priced and a great value for the money.

When we arrived back at the ferry terminal, I mentioned that I was thinking of going back to some of the scenic points we'd passed earlier to take more photos and asked Wayne if he could point me in the right direction. Rather than doing that, he gave me a ride back, let me take my photos, and then dropped me back at the terminal again. I really thought that generosity and service was above and beyond and highly recommend this tour.

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Dear vlb1, many thanks for your lovely review of Wayne and our tour. He really enjoyed meeting you and he enjoyed going that extra mile to top off your day. Glad to hear you loved Waiheke Island and the vineyards you visited - we certainly love showing off our "back yard'!

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Being a wine lover and having been on other wine tours I was looking forward to this part of our holiday. I was not disappointed! Wayne was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the island. He took our small group to 3 vineyards and delivered us to Casito Miro for a fantastic lunch there. Wayne was extreme patient with our group who got on really well. I would definitely recommend this wine tour, it was perfectly pitched and the big bonus was that we made some great new friends! Thanks for putting up with us Wayne! :)

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Dear Susan, many thanks for returning to TripAdvisor so quickly to write your review. Wayne had a great day hosting you and the rest of the group that day, and came home buzzing! It was great to hear you all got on so well together. Thanks for choosing Waiheke Island Wine Tours, best wishes Jean and Wayne

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