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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour provided by Ananda Tours

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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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Tour snapshot
Lunch (vineyard platter), snacks, and tastings at three vineyards are included
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Food and drink enthusiasts will love this day tour to Waiheke Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Relax and enjoy a day of delicious indulgence as your local guide will take you to the best foodie spots on the island. Sample wines from boutique wineries, and try delicious local produce such as olive oil, artisan cheese, and fresh oysters. Return to Auckland in the afternoon, or stay longer on the island to explore further.
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
  • Transfers from Waiheke Island accommodation or the wharf are included
  • Learn about the food and history of Waiheke Island from your guide
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
What to expect
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
  • Transfers from Waiheke Island accommodation or the wharf are included
  • Learn about the food and history of Waiheke Island from your guide
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23077P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Snacks (Waiheke oysters and Cheese at one of the vineyards)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Small group tour (shared with others) Minimum 2 people - Maximum 18 pax people
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 9am 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 9am 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.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Snacks (Waiheke oysters and Cheese at one of the vineyards)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Small group tour (shared with others) Minimum 2 people - Maximum 18 pax people
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 9am 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 9am 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.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Nov 2021
A note from Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
We adhere to all applicable recommendations according to the NZ alert level system.
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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MKElectrical
32 contributions
Couples
What a great experience from start to finish, and that’s from the booking. Arranged ferry without asking, most of all due to road works splitting the island had a van come to pick us up and drop at the main group then took us home again in own van, we’ll to the beach actually. The operators were both top of their game and were only complimented by the Vineyard host. A fantastic experience and highly recommended. Great wine tasting and the food with each tasting was incredible. Lunch just topped it off!
Written 7 June 2022
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We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day on Waiheke Island with us and thanks for taking the time to share this fantastic feedback, We hope you can visit us again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 19 July 2022
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SuSu022001
Memphis, TN36 contributions
We had a wonderful day with Lance, our guide. He was so knowledgable about the island and so warm and kind. We picked this tour group, because they allowed my children to accompany us, where most tour companies in the area would not. We are well travelled expats, so the kids are used to such things. All of us enjoyed the olive oil tasting and the delicious charcuterie platter for lunch. Each vineyard did a great job of accommodating a dairy free request and various food allergies. Everyone in the group received delicious dark chocolate from Lance at the end of the tour. This was a most memorable day spent eating, drinking and enjoying beautiful scenery. The day is very well paced and was a highlight of our trip.
Written 18 January 2020
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What an awesome review, thank you! We're so happy your whole family could join us and we always do our best to accommodate our guests. Lance certainly is an asset to our team and we will share your kind words with him also. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and that you can all visit Waiheke Island again someday! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 27 January 2020
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zaramary
Darwin, Australia6 contributions
Wow! This was such an amazing tour in so many ways and we highly recommend this tour to others. Our tour guide Bil, was so knowledgeable and friendly, making us immediately feel comfortable and welcome.
We went to three wineries and the Rangihoua Olive Oil Estate. We received a presentation from staff at each location and were provided a variety of delicious fresh food paired to compliment the wine tastings. You could see the amount of passion from the staff, who were enthusiastic and helpful to answer any questions.

For what this tour provided, we thought it was well priced. It really exceeded our expectations, thank you for a lovely day.
Written 12 June 2021
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Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We love to hear feedback like this and we're so pleased you enjoyed your day with Bil too! We hope to welcome you back to the island again sometime! Thank you again! Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 15 July 2021
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Guelph_12
Tampa, FL49 contributions
Couples
You can always feel good about a tour when your destination is pretty much the same as a ferry boat loaded with locals. Right away on the scenic and frequently run 35:00 Ferry ride across Auckland Harbour, we chatted with several Kiwis who assured us we were in for a treat. They were right. From the minute Lance, a local island resident and dry humor specialist met our boat, we had a day full of interesting and beautifully situated small vineyards and tasting rooms, culminating with a picnic table lunch at one of the highest vineyards on the island.
We also did an olive oil stop and a food and wine pairing vineyard. All of the wineries were expecting us and gave us excellent samples and presentations.
We hated to say goodbye to Lance, but enjoyed spectacular weather and smooth sailing back across to Downtown Auckland. Just a glorious day.
Written 21 March 2020
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What an amazing review! Thank you for sharing this with us, it reads like a lovely travel blog. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day on Waiheke with Lance, we agree, he has an awesome sense of humour! Sounds like you guys had the perfect weather and day on the island. Thank you for choosing Ananda Tours for your visit to Waiheke Island and we hope you can make it back to our little slice of paradise again soon! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 22 March 2020
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Taryn
Phoenix, AZ6 contributions
This is awesome!
I had a mix up with tours and had originally booked another tour. However I was contacted by a separate tour operator who thought I was going on his trip as he did not know I was rejected from that trip since I was a Solo Traveler. This was figured out the morning I was supposed to leave for my prior trip and I was told by the separate tour operator to "just go back on my original tour". Though this was 30 min before I was supposed to catch the ferry! :(

As such I called Anand Tours (company I had originally booked with), spoke with Eve and she took care of EVERYTHING! She was super understanding, helpful, and didn't hesitate to rebook me on this tour the next day because the other tour I had originally booked was full.

The next day I walked off the ferry on Waiheke Island to discover my happy cheerful tour guide waiting to take me on the tour! Everything was PERFECT and our tour guide was phenomenal! Wine and food were delicious and I cannot recommend Anand Tours enough! Will definitely book again when I return to NZ!
Written 16 July 2022
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Thanks for this lovely feedback! We're happy to hear that Eve could sort out your tour for you and that you got to enjoy your day on Waiheke Island with us! We hope you make it back to NZ and Waiheke Island again! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 19 July 2022
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Karen R
2 contributions
Helen the tour guide was so lovely and was very informative about the area in more ways than just wine and food.
The wine, food, honey and olive oil were amazing.
I went solo and was made to feel very much a part of the group.
Thoroughly recommend.
Written 2 July 2022
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Thanks for this wonderful review Karen! We're so happy you enjoyed our Gourmet tour with Helen and thanks for choosing Ananda Tours. All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 19 July 2022
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Rochelle J
6 contributions
Thanks to Ananda Tours for another great day. Our tour guide Lance was awesome, very knowledgeable & he had a great sense of humour. The wine tour & gourmet food was delicious & our lunch at Stonyridge didn't disappoint. This was a special birthday celebration & everyone helped make the day extra special. Thanks for the birthday treat at the end of the day Lance! We'll be back very soon & won't hesitate to book with Ananda again.
Written 20 December 2020
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Thanks for this review and for joining us, Rochelle! It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us and glad you had a great time with Lance! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 16 July 2021
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bredon
Louisville, Kentucky28 contributions
Fabulous tour by Bil. Loved the wineries. Kennedy Point had delicious oysters & cheese with their 3 wine samples. And Peacock sky vineyard did perfect wine pairings with food samples. The coconut soup was such a treat. Lunch and wine samples at Stoney Ridge was amazing!!!Nothing better than a charcuterie board. Thanks Ananda for a special memory.
Written 9 March 2020
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Thank you for joining us Bredon and sharing this awesome review! We agree, the coconut soup at Peacock Sky is delicious and the Stonyridge Platter is one of our favourite lunches! So glad you enjoyed your time with Bil and we hope you make it back to Waiheke again someday! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 9 March 2020
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Kate M
1 contribution
Friends
Such an amazing day. Our tour guide Jo was so great, knowledgeable, and really went the extra mile to make our experience thoroughly enjoyable. The Gourmet Food and Wine tours are perfect for a more intimate experience. Highly recommended!
Written 20 February 2021
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Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback with us Kate and for joining Ananda Tours on our Gourmet Tour of Waiheke. We will be sure to share your review with Jo too. We hope you can visit us again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 23 February 2021
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Itsallbananas
Kailua, HI14 contributions
This was our first trip to Waiheke and we are so glad we choose to go with the Ananda Gourmet Food and Wine. Simon, our guide, was fantastic and had great commentary. We were picked up and dropped off at the ferry, driven around in a comfy van with great a/c and the wineries and olive oil place we visited were great! Each place had great food and wine and we never felt rushed. We finished off with an alfresco lunch outside with generous platters and some of the winery’s wine. Highly recommended!
Written 1 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Gourmet Food and Wine tour with us! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Simon and the wineries and Rangihoua Olive Oil Mill. We love the platters at Stonyridge too such an amazing lunch! We hope you get to visit our beautiful island again sometime soon! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 8 March 2020
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Great tour
This tour had an amazing selection of wineries and we were able to take our time at each. Jude was a perfect tour g
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Excellent day out
Helen our guide was great - informative, friendly and gently kept the group spot on time. Good choice of wineries
georgiasmithsontomas
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Highly Recommend
Highly Recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience the fine wines of Waiheke in an organised fashion. Stew
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Wine lovers take note
This tour ( Gourmet Wine and Food ) exceeded all expectations. Steve, our guide and driver, was superb. His comment
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Full day with Michael
Great full day tour with Michael. Very fun and well paced. Loved Kennedy point vineyards. Lunch was great too.
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Absolutely fantastic.
Absolutely fantastic tour. Michael the tour guide is funny, friendly and knowledgeable. The vineyards were fant
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Excellent tour
Great tour with Michael. Very personable host and a very entertaining and enjoyable afternoon. Thanks again.
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5 star!
Fantastic! If you get a chance to go, don’t miss it. Great communication, great tour guide, great wineries. Thanks
flavabyfusion
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Awesome 10/10
The host was great!! Very informative. Perfect weather. Loved it all. Thanks Michael. Great variety of vineyards a
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Jo’s tiki tour
This was the third time to Waiheke with the team at Ananda tours and the third time we have had Jo as our tour guid
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Great wine tour experience on Waiheke Island with Ananda Tours
This tour is well worth it, great group and a great tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the local knowledge and histo
AlanaBridger27
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Excellent tour
Michael was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour company.
Karen F
Karen F
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Chilled out day
We (four of us) decided to do a private tour encompassing visiting a couple of artists galleries, lunch at Wild on
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Amazing day
Wow we do lucky had the tour guide to our selves. Michael. He was amazing funny and knowledgeable. The three vineya
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