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The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour

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If you're after a relaxed pace day, with a small group of people this afternoon tour is a great option for you. The tour offers some of Waiheke’s scenic highlights, a visit and tastings at three boutique vineyards, a micro-brewery and an excellent platter lunch. Enjoy an entertaining and informative commentary along the way.
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You'll start at
/Matiatia Ferry Terminal
Auckland 1081, New ZealandPlease catch the 11.30 am Fullers ferry departure from Auckland CBD to Waiheke Island. On arrival your Ananda Tours representitive will meet you with a sign board with your name on it. If you are staying on Waiheke Island, please contact us to confirm pick up time.
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    Take the 11.30am Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign. You will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides, who are all intimately familiar with Waiheke’s history, culture, people and produce (and great wine enthusiasts themselves). The tour visits three vineyards for wine tasting as well as a vineyard/microbrewery. A grazing platter style lunch is included at the second vineyard where you can sit back and enjoy a mix of seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables. After lunch you will visit a vineyard and microbrewery for tasting before making your way back to the 6 pm ferry back to Auckland. If you would like to linger a little longer on the island then we can arrange a dinner booking at a venue of your choice or drop off into Oneroa Village and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Visit Waiheke Island wineries and a microbrewery with tastings
  • Guided wine tastings: learn about Waiheke wine and winemaking 
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation around the island by minivan
  • Small group of up to 10 people ensures a more personalized tour
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Waiheke ferry terminal, a short ferry ride from Auckland, where your driver is waiting for you. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out to explore the island’s wineries as your guide fills you in on Waiheke’s winemaking history and explains the different varietals produced on the island.  During your tour, visit boutique wineries, where you can sample a variety of red and white wines such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, and pinot gris. At one of the wineries, enjoy a delicious lunch platter including local delicacies such as fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Make a final stop at a microbrewery to learn more about the island’s growing craft beer production and sample a glass or two.  At the end of the tour, you are dropped back at the ferry terminal to catch your boat back to Auckland.
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Important Information
Departure Point
/Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
Departure Time
12:10 PM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards and 1 Micro Brewery
  • 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 10 pax people
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 travelers. If it’s canceled 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 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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booked the Ananda Food and Wine tour as the first event of my three day visit to Waiheke, and it was the perfect way to get acquainted with the island. Kay met our group at the Ferry Terminal and chatted knowledgeably about the island and the wineries throughout the trip, and
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We thoroughly enjoyed our small group tour with Michael on Waiheke Island. The ferry ride to/from Auckland was an added bonus. We were surrounded by a regatta upon our return to the city, which was really cool. Traveling in the comfortable van, we saw a lot of the island and
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What a trip! We had the most amazing afternoon with our tour guide Dennis exploring the amazing scenery of the island as well as some wonderful wineries. Dennis was so knowledgeable, yet made the experience very fun and laid back. We thoroughly enjoyed the small group setting as
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Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Emily, for taking the time to share with us this amazing review! We will make sure Dennis gets to see this lovely feedback too. We love exploring the wineries out on the eastern end of the island too as the views are always incredible out there. We hope you do make it back to our beautiful island sometime! All the best for 2020! Thanks again, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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We had a wonderful trip with our knowledgeable guide, Jo who drove the two of us around Waiheke to see some of her favorite winemakers on the island - the wines were all stunning and it took a great deal of will power not to just stay relaxing in the beautiful vineyards. Also
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We had such a great time! It was the second day of our honeymoon and we lucked out with being the only ones on the tour. Very VIP. Our tour guide Niki made it the best part of the trip. She was our favorite person we met on our honeymoon. So nice and sweet! She knew everyone at
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Michael M
Little Silver, New Jersey
107
Amazing experience
If you are staying in Auckland and like wine, a visit to Waiheke Island is a must. My wife and I joined a small
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Karleshyogi
Mountain View, CA
7457
Excellent way to start my exploration of Waiheke
booked the Ananda Food and Wine tour as the first event of my three day visit to Waiheke, and it was the perfect
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SuSu022001
Memphis, Tennessee
3519
A day to Remember!
We had a wonderful day with Lance, our guide. He was so knowledgable about the island and so warm and kind. We
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susanandpat
Ann Arbor, Michigan
112
The best way to visit wineries (and a micro-brewery)!
We thoroughly enjoyed our small group tour with Michael on Waiheke Island. The ferry ride to/from Auckland was an
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paperweight811
Angola, Indiana
8852
The best of Waiheke
We had a most enjoyable day with Simon, our guide and a group of 10 others. Every stop was a delicious surprise
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231emilyp
Tatura, Australia
71
Perfect afternoon in Waiheke
What a trip! We had the most amazing afternoon with our tour guide Dennis exploring the amazing scenery of the
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Byefelicia1234
162
Good food, great wine, exceptional customer service
We did this tour the second day we were in Auckland. They were great with getting our ferry tickets. Upon arrive
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jldenni
Toronto, Canada
2111
Wonderful wine experience
My hotel arranged the tour for me and I couldn’t have been happier. The tour went to three vineyards (Kennedy Bay,
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elianalauder
20
Best day with tour guide Michael
Waiheke island speaks for itself in terms of natural beauty, food and drink, but the cherry on top was the energy
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Maria Z
Encinitas
125
Perfect Day with New Zealand Wine
We had a terrific small-group tour that went to a variety of wineries around the island and also allowed us to
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eoinp910
10
Day tour
Lance the driver was an absolute legend, a real gent. The day was fantastic from start to finish. Mudbrick winery
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T0xicTim
Hong Kong, China
3212
Fun trip with great wines and arts
We had a wonderful trip with our knowledgeable guide, Jo who drove the two of us around Waiheke to see some of her
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takeuchitak
Tokyo, Japan
21
Fun
It was a very enjoyable tour, such as having wine with natural oysters, preparing different snacks according to
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ashleya954
10
The BEST!
We had such a great time! It was the second day of our honeymoon and we lucked out with being the only ones on the
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SaiKungExpat
Hong Kong, China
4717
Wine and food tour
Spent the day with the lovely Jo who took us to some of the boutique vineyards where we sampled some of the lovey
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