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Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland provided by NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland

Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland
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Last updated: 8 Dec 2020
A note from Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland
New Zealand is currently at a safe level for all tourism activities and masks and social distancing are not required. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the tour but you are not required to wear a mask except for public transport only.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7346P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Lunch • Driver/guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local taxes • Bottled water • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Port pickup • Entry/Admission - Omaha Bay Vineyard • Entry/Admission - Matakana Estate • Entry/Admission - Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Exclusions
Personal expenses and gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We collect from all major hotels and most accommodations in the Auckland Central Business District (CBD) the drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years. If you look under 25 years of age you may be required to produce age identification. The only forms of ID acceptable by law are New Zealand Drivers Licence, HANZ card or International Passport
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Lunch • Driver/guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local taxes • Bottled water • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Port pickup • Entry/Admission - Omaha Bay Vineyard • Entry/Admission - Matakana Estate • Entry/Admission - Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Exclusions
Personal expenses and gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We collect from all major hotels and most accommodations in the Auckland Central Business District (CBD) the drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years. If you look under 25 years of age you may be required to produce age identification. The only forms of ID acceptable by law are New Zealand Drivers Licence, HANZ card or International Passport
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Dress code is smart casual
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Puhoi
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Omaha Bay Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Matakana Estate
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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5.0
14 reviews
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Lindy Morrish
2 contributions
Wonderful wine tour
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a first class wine tour. John is a passionate professional who insists on consistency from the vineyards visited. I would highly recommend John’s services to anyone who want’s to learn and enjoy wine.
Written 17 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Lindy, Thanks for your stellar review of the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway Tour. It's true, I choose vineyards that have great wine, continuity of experience and gracious friendly hosts. Aesthetically or scenically they are usually amongst the best too! It is a very pretty wine region and definitely one of the best lunches of all the tours we do - prepared by a multi award winning chef. So thanks for taking the time to post your excellent review to TripAdvisor. Kindest regards John McFarlane
Written 17 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PPPhase
St. Marys, GA28 contributions
Fabulous cheese, wine and chocolate plus a whole lot more.
The Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway was fabulous. My husband and I did a lot of tours while in Australia and New Zealand and this was by far the best. We visited a cheese factory where we tasted fabulous cheese then wine tasting and lunch at a cute boutique winery. Then on to another winery for more tasting then wrapped up with chocolate tasting at a chocolate shop. The lunch at Plume at the Runner Duck Estate Winery was one of the best meals we have had our whole trip. This trip was laced with side trips to see awesome beaches and scenery. John, the driver, guide, owner was a wealth of info about wine, the area and the culture.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review of the Matakana Scenic Wine Tour. This is definitely one of the most popular tours because of the inclusion that don't include wine, like the cheese tasting and chocolate tasting. The short stop into the Morris and James Ceramic factory is always a plus with many clinets buying a small keepsake to take home. The lunch is always exceptional at Plume, the scenery magnificent and of course the wine very tasty. Please feel free to follow NZWINEPRO™ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stay492101
5 contributions
Must Do !!!
Feb 2020 • Friends
What an amazing day!! John McFarlane picked the 4 of us from our Ship and took us on an all day adventure to the North of beautiful Auckland to Wine Country, expansive Beaches,flora and fauna only found in NZ.
Oh, did we mention the Wineries! We had intimate Wine Tasting with the Owners of 3 Wineries as well as an exceptional lunch at Plume Vineyard. Thank you Frieda for your hospitality!
John, you truly an exceptional Guide and we look forward to touring with you again.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I'm pretty sure I know which group you were (with Nola) but I simply don't know your name because I have taken several groups recently to Matakana. Anyway I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour and that Freda and the crew at Plume gave you a great wine and food experience. Thanks for your great praise around my guiding. I truly believe it's my best calling and i'm looking forward to seeing you next time. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards
Written 10 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lbauman
1 contribution
Favorite excursion booked on our New Zealand cruise!
Jan 2020
We enjoyed everything about our day with John, the scenery, the cheese, chocolate, wine tasting, the fabulous lunch and the great conversation. Highly recommend this tour!
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wow, I'm delighted this was your favourite excursion because this is one of my favourite wine tour destinations. Matakana has wine and cheese and chocolate and honey and pottery and beer and so much beautiful coastal scenery to see. I'm also thrilled you loved the fabulous lunch. I choose the best venues or cuisine because I spent a large part of my life in hotels and restaurants eventually owning my own. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 10 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ben
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
Best wine tour of all time!
Oct 2019
More than just a wine tour. Doesn't matter if you have limited knowledge of wine or are a wine connoisseur, John has the ability to relate to all types. Not only does John have great knowledge and relationship with local wine producers, but he also has an obvious love and respect for the local area and food producers. Thanks John for making me and my brothers tour a great experience.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Ben, Thanks for your amazing review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour and I'm sorry I lost my voice as the day went on. It was a pleasure to take you and Peter to Babich Wines and then Matakana after that. A nd I hope the beers at Brothers finished off day well. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or you can follow my business on Twitter or Instagram where I post interesting information about tours, wine, cuisine and things of interest I find around Auckland and New Zealand. All the very best - John McFarlane
Written 16 December 2019
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千夏 森谷
6 contributions
素晴らしい一日😊
母との二人旅で選んだツアーです。スタートが午前10時にホテルのロビー待ち合わせと早すぎないのも良かったです。ガイドのJohnさんは気さくで優しく勿論ワインの知識は豊富だしその他ニュージーランドにまつわる色々な事を話して貰えます。訪れるワイナリーのワインは日本での販路は現状ない様でしたから気に入った物が見つかったらその場での購入お薦めします。ワイナリーでの昼食もメニューから好きなメインを選べとても美味しかったです。どのワイナリー、ショップのスタッフさんも感じの良い方ばかりです。チーズ、ワイン、チョコレート、どれも美味しくついつい買いすぎてしまいました。またオークランドに来る機会があればこのツアーに参加したいです。余談ですがJohnさんに教えてもらったダウンタウンのレストラン、美味しくて5日の滞在中2度夕食に訪ねました。グルメ情報も豊富なJohnさんです。

Thank-you so much John-san, I hope to join to the tour again someday, I'll be back😉 See you again😊

Chinatsu
 
Written 28 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Chinatsu, Thanks for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to take you and your mother on the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway tour. I'm so please you enjoyed the cheese and wine tastings and the superb lunch at Plume as well as the chocolate stop and other inclusions. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch or follow us on Twitter or Instagram where I post photos and comments about wine, Cuisine and things I find of interest around Auckland and New Zealand. Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 1 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dandmands
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Amazing wine tour with an amazing and funny wine dude connaisseur!!
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is the best wine tour I have ever had. John knows his stuff and is quite good at imparting his wisdom to his clients! All the wineries we visited were wonderful.
John adds extra bonuses such as stopping by a cheese shop and chocolate shop. We happen to be lucky enough to have the cheese master provide a quick blurb on his products and processes...and do a taste test. YUMMERS!!
I highly recommend this tour with John. I have not taken this tour with other guides so can not comment on that. Try to get John as your guide. You won't regret it !
Written 19 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Darcy, thanks for your great review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed this tour which is very popular because of the great lunch and wine venues. Thanks for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor and I'm glad the extra bonuses worked for you. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch or follow us on Twitter or Instagram where I post photos and comments about wine, Cuisine and things I find of interest around Auckland and New Zealand. Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 23 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Planestrainsnautos
Saint Louis, MO197 contributions
You won't regret picking John
Feb 2019 • Couples
There were 3 of us on the Matakana Coastal Getaway tour, including my wife and I. We had limited time in Auckland and wanted to enjoy some sightseeing away from the city and also do some wine tasting.

This tour was a great choice. Had a fantastic day with good weather. Sights were wonderful, wineries were very good, La Plume restaurant was delish (get the rack of lamb), and John's company was terrific.

John is the quintessential guide, full of passion about his country; highly knowledgeable about the wine industry; very personable, polite and charming; and just an all around fun guy to hang with. Plus, he'll make changes on the fly if needed and is totally flexible.

If we return to Auckland, he will be one of my first emails as we'd love to do another of his tours.
Written 18 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi David, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your tour to Matakana, which is my personal favourite trip because of the great scenery, varied inclusions and fantastic lunch. I certainly hope i see you again in the future and look forard to taking you to another superb location. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or you can follow my tour business on Twitter and Instagram where I post photos and recommendations of wine, restaurants and places of interest in Auckland and New Zealand - Best regards and thanks again - John McFarlane
Written 28 April 2019
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Alan G
Mill Valley4 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a great day with John in the Matakana wine district. In addition to the wines, we got an education about New Zealand, its flora and fauna, and many interesting facts about its people and economy. The boutique wineries we visited had a nice variety to taste, and the lunch at Plume was excellent. All in all a great sample of New Zealand and its wines. We highly recommend John McFarland.
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Alan, Thanks for your excellent review. I'm glad I was able to take you up to Matakana where I'm sure you'd agree the Lamb Rack at Plume Restaurant is simply delicious. I'm pleased you enjoyed the artisan boutique nature of the wineries and that the commentary was relevant and interesting. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram where I post photos and recommendations of wine, restaurants and places of interest in Auckland - Best regards John McFarlane
Written 19 February 2019
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55mimi
Cowaramup, Australia1 contribution
Not your 'usual' tour...
Oct 2018 • Couples
Excellent experience from start to finish...a very relaxing and informative day in John's company...he is a lovely guy and very knowledgeable. We are from western Australia which has its own great wine region, and so it was delightful to be guided through such varied wines and find out just how good the local produce could be! :) Also the opportunity to see more of the countryside and sample cheeses and gourmet chocs, along with a fantastic lunch at Runner Duck made this a must-do if you get time when visiting Auckland...thanks again John, it was a pleasure! :)
Miranda & John Hancock
Written 26 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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This boutique private tour of wineries on the Matakana Scenic Coast is a must!
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A great way to spend a day
My sisters and I did the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway tour last month and it was a lovely way to spend a day tog
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Fabulous Waiheke Island wine tour
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Amazing day! Super recommend
Decided to take a wine tour to Waiheke Island, chose NZ Wine Pro, and truly it was the best decision! John, the own
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Wonderful Waiheke
John hosted a group of 9 of us for a beautiful day on Waiheke. From driving us to Auckland to the ferry terminal, p
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Waiheke wonders!
My friends and I were planning a girls winery trip to Waiheke! We reached out to John from NZ Wine Pro as I had hea
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Highly recommended tour!!
The great day started in Hamilton. John drove us to Auckland, ferry to Waiheke and back. He took us to 3 amazing wi
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Great day out
John picked us up from Hamilton to take us on a girls trip around the wineries on waiheke. We had an amazing day ou
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Excellent Experience
I absolutely loved this experience, John is such a passionate person when it comes to wine, he is so knowledgeable
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Girls getaway
What an exceptional day!!! John is absolutely amazing and showed us the best of what the island has to offer! He is
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Spectacular!
John kindly took us on a wine tour and was very inclusive as I wanted to take my 14-year-old disabled daughter with
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John, the guide is great guy for wine tour,he knows what he talks about not like cowboys.I highly recommend this w
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A wonderful trip. John was very genial and very knowledgable. The wine was delicious and we bought a number of bo
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During our post cruise stay in Auckland my wife and I took John’s 4-hour Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour, it was excellent
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Really informative & enjoyable
This tour with John was really great. He is so knowledgeable about New Zealand and as it was our first day in NZ
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