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Hop on the 9:30am Waiheke Island ferry leaving from the downtown Auckland ferry terminal. You will be greeted by your guide as you step onto Waiheke Island and taken to the comfortable tour vehicle where the fun will begin.

On your way to the first winery, you travel along the northern ridge with beautiful views and your guide will point out amazing aspects of this unique ancient island. At the first winery you get to try some lovely wines in a gorgeous setting. The winemakers or the winery staff will tell you their story as you completely get into the relaxing Waiheke Island vibe. You will enjoy three wineries and your guide can arrange a segue into a lovely lunch (optional). Once you have seen and tasted enough for the day you will be transferred back to your awaiting ferry.
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Waivino Wine Tours
Offering you an authentic taste of Waiheke Island, a distinctly parallel reality. Your local guide transporting you to the best boutique wineries set in beautiful vineyards where the grapes are handpicked and lovingly crafted into gorgeous wines. The stories behind the magic of this world famous island are woven into the day as you stop along the way to soak in the stunning views.  We get out to the far eastern end of Waiheke where there are no houses, no tour buses and it is greener than green which soothes the eye and calms the mind. This 4-hour, small-group tour can take up to 10 wine lovers and includes up to 15 wines, olive oil, honey and more to intrigue your tastebuds. Just look out for the "Waivino Tours" sign as you step onto the island. If you are staying on the island we will scoop you up from your accommodation. Those coming from downtown Auckland ferry terminal, please hop on the 9:30am ferry and you should be there 15 minutes before departure. We love Waiheke Island.
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Magical Waiheke Island Tour

This wine tour was nothing less than magical and was the highlight of our trip from the U.S. to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The island's beauty combined with the amazing vineyards, wonderful people and the knowledge Grant provides make this tour a MUST. It's...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I was truly blessed to have you lovely humans flying into my world. Waiheke responded beautifully and the day flowed like a mountain stream. There is no replicating that. It just happened. Luke from Passage Rock was just one of the many stars that hit...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018
A personable way to see the Island

We started with a mix up (website said ferry left Auckland at 9:30, but in fact it was 9 am). The van was clean and comfortable and Grant was very accommodating. Took us to three wineries and a place for lunch and even dropped us...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks very much for that important feedback. Summer ferries leave at 9:30am from downtown Auckland and winter is 10am (not 9am). Anyway we went with the flow of the day and the tour went well. We provide a relaxing quality experience in keeping with the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018
The Best Tour We Took!

While visiting Auckland for 5 days, we decided to book a number of tours to take some of the stress off of ourselves in trying to figure out where to go and when. I came across this tour by reading reviews, and it did not...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you so much for your support. Late June is very quiet for us so hopefully more people can put on their favourite jacket and come on a Waivino Waiheke wine tour and we'll find a great Waiheke wine and gourmet food by the fire...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour!! - decadent degustation

My friend and I were picked up by Grant at the ferry terminal and given a wonderful intro to life on the island. You can definitely tell he loves the island and what he does! We ended up going to 4 wineries, highlights included the...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you Carina. It was lovely meeting you and it was a really nice day. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Amazing day out!

Our day out with Grant was one of the highlights of our trip. He was good enough to allow us to keep the tour private for just the seven of us at our request, even though he could have had a couple more people come...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Wow, thanks Lukas. You guys were awesome. Beautiful friendships and great energy is what Waiheke is all about and you guys have that in abundance. Cheers, Grant

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