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Itinerary
Take the 9:00am Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign.

You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses.

Afterwards, enjoy a platter lunch at one of our top vineyard restaurants. After lunch you will be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.

After the completion of the tour, you will be taken back to the wharf where you can catch the 3:00 ferry or choose to be dropped off in the village if you wish to say on the Island longer.
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Overview
Indulge in the succulent tastes of Waiheke Island on a 5.5-hour food and wine tour. An informative guide picks you up from your island accommodation or the wharf — if you’ve taken the ferry from Auckland — and takes you to boutique wineries. Taste wine accompanied by locally produced specialties such as award-winning olive oil, fresh-shucked oysters and artisan cheese. Then settle in for a platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant. If you like, stay longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.
Highlights
  • 5.5-hour Waiheke Island food and wine tour
  • Enjoy wine tastings at boutique vineyards
  • Sample Waiheke oysters, artisan cheese and olive oil
  • Indulge in a vineyard platter for lunch
  • Hear live commentary from a knowledgeable guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke hotels or wharf included
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great way to see Waiheke

What an awesome tour! We were met at the Waiheke ferry dock by our lovely tour guide Niki. Hopped in the tour bus and headed to our first winery. Along the way Niki provided great commentary about the island and the locations we were going...More

Thank CaitlinWitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour of Waiheke

Steve picked us up from the ferry terminal and gave us a map of the island and explained our plan for the day. He was extremely knowledgable and took us to 2 vineyards and an olive tasting. All were superb especially the lunch I have...More

Thank Natalie R
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Natalie for sharing this lovely review with us and for choosing Ananda Tours for your tour of Waiheke Island! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Steve and we will be sure to let him know. Thank you again, Jenny and...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Highlight of our vacation

Catching the ferry from Pier 2 in Auckland was easy enough. The pier was short walk from our Airbnb in the Britomart area. Unless you are staying on Waiheke Island, I would recommend you purchase round trip tickets for the ferry from here, that way...More

Thank Ha_Y_an_Traveler
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Wow, thank you for this informative and comprehensive review. It's wonderful to hear such lovely feedback and it will help others with deciding whether or not to book Ananda Tours. Thank you for choosing us for your tour of Waiheke Island, we're so pleased it...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018
A royal experience with Ananda Tours!

Our day tour on June 7, 2018 was a tour fit for royalty. The cruise from Auckland was very comfortable in the Fuller ferry. Once we pulled into the Waiheke port we were greeted by Simon. Turned out that we were the only ones on...More

Thank BreatheAloha
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Wow, thank you for sharing this glowing review with us and for choosing Ananda Tours for your day on Waiheke Island! Sounds like a magical day you had with Simon. We will be sure to let Simon and Honey know your kind feedback too. All...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
Brilliant Tour with very friendly guide. Highly recommend and we will be back!!!!!

Excellent day on Waiheke, Simon was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the island, friendly and overall a great host. We toured around to 4 Vineyards and stopped off at some of the very nice viewing points on the island. Can't reccomend enough!More

Thank Biscuits11
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. We couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your day with Simon. We will also share this feedback with him. We hope you do make it back someday! All the...More

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I booked this tour on Viator, they do stipulate that there is a minimum of 2 people to book this tour on their website. Our tour operator was Ananda Tours. I would contact them directly and ask if you can book a tour... More
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