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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour provided by Ananda Tours

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
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Tour snapshot
Wine tour of Waiheke Island led by a guide
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Leave the driving to your guide on this Waiheke Island wine tour. Minibus transport is provided to several notable vineyards. Your guide shares extensive knowledge of Waiheke’s award-winning wine growers and points out the sights on this scenic tour, including lookout points and beaches. Tasting fees, lunch, and hotel pickup included.
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
  • Savor lunch and wine tastings at top vineyards
  • 18-passenger minivan keeps it intimate
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided
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
  • Savor lunch and wine tastings at top vineyards
  • 18-passenger minivan keeps it intimate
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23077P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of a one course lunch + a local beverage is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Waiheke Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 10am 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 10am 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 have any trouble with the ferry please call our office.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Isand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of a one course lunch + a local beverage is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Waiheke Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please catch the 10am 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 10am 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 have any trouble with the ferry please call our office.
  • Ports:
  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Isand
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or 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 The Essence of Waiheke 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ananda Tours
    See details
  • 2
    Mudbrick Vineyard
    See details
  • 3
    Kennedy Point Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Obsidian Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Onetangi
    See details
  • 6
    Three Seven Two
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Jack O
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
We had a great bunch of people and experienced a great tour of Waiheke. Michael held great interactions with all the wine tasting people as if they were friends proving great relationships. This couldn't have added more value than we could have hoped for. Lunch was fantastic at the end of the day, and Michael was extremely accommodating to our diverse group and provided great banter. Highly suggested
Written 5 March 2021
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Thank you for sharing this awesome feedback with us! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with Michael and it's true we are friends with all the vineyard staff! We hope you can visit the island again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 16 July 2021
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Samantha P
4 contributions
Friends
What an amazing day celebrating some birthday's! Our tour guide Michael (Mikey G) was great with providing local knowledge of the island, was a real laugh and even turned into our own personal photographer! It was clear that he has built great relationships with the people at the vineyards we visited. The place we visited for lunch (three seven two) was AMAZING. Easily the best steak I have ever had! We unfortunately missed the ferry we were meant to catch and I just wanted to thank Ananda tours and Michael for rearranging things to accommodate and still make it the best day, we all appreciated it! Will definitely be coming back again!
Written 18 April 2021
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Wow, thanks for this AMAZING review, Samantha! Thanks for choosing us for your birthday celebrations and yes Michael AKA Mikey G is the best isn't he?!! We're so happy we could help too after you missed the ferry. We hope you can all come back and visit us again sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 12 May 2021
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Andrea P
1 contribution
Couples
This tour is well worth it, great group and a great tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the local knowledge and history of Waiheke, along with the lovely wines that we tasted. It was a wet rainy day yet the best event to do on a wet day. Steve our local guide was truly amazing and we dont say this lightly. You could see the great relationships that Steve had with the vineyards and we were well taken care of. Mudbrick and Kennedy Point were two of my favs. Lunch was absolutely spectacular, definitely topped off the tour leaving the best for last. The other 10 people on the tour all agreed. Due to the nasty weather we did have 5 ladies on the same tour that could have gotten stuck on the island and Steve went above and beyond to find out and assist where he could. Nothing was too much trouble for Steve, awesome guide. We highly recommend this tour company, you wont be disappointed!
Written 18 July 2021
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Thank you for this amazing feedback! Steve really is a gem and part of our family here. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your day and we hope you can visit again sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 29 July 2021
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Couples
Highly Recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience the fine wines of Waiheke in an organised fashion. Stew was very friendly and greeted us at the ferry before chauffeuring us around to four vineyards, each of which had their own flair and style. The tour works seamlessly and you don’t feel rushed at any stage. Very much a must-do, especially if staying nearby in Auckland; you’re only a short ferry-ride away from a beautiful day!
Written 14 June 2022
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Thank you for this review Georgia! We appreciate you sharing this lovely feedback and for choosing Ananda Tours for your day on Waiheke Island. All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 19 July 2022
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Randall Blackford
14 contributions
We had a wonderful time. We were fortunate to have Michael guide us around. He was really friendly, and super knowledgeable about wine and all things Waiheke. We visited a few wineries where he had clearly built some strong personal connections, and we were able to learn a lot about wine making. It was a super pleasant day, and a highlight of our time at Waiheke!
Written 25 February 2021
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Thanks for this lovely review and for joining! Glad you had a great time with Michael too! Warm regards, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 16 July 2021
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Regina
10 contributions
Amazing tour around the best vineyards Waiheke has to offer. Our tour guide Steve was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

We booked the tour during the week, got great discount and it was only two of us.

Lunch and one drink is included. Very delicious and generous meal portion in stunning restaurant right on the beach.

I highly recommend the tour to anyone looking for a great wine tasting experience while exploring the island from the comfy airconditioned van.
Written 11 December 2020
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Thanks for this lovely review and for joining us Regina, glad you had a great time with Steve! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 16 July 2021
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vanessaNZ
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Friends
After an extremely disappointing and very stressful experience with another tour company whilst trying to book (they said they wouldn’t accept my prepaid vouchers!) I contacted Jenny and explained the situation. She stepped in and saved the day, and was absolutely wonderful to deal with. Our party of 8 was thrilled with every vineyard we went to, but what really topped off the day was our tour guide, Michael. He took the time to take candid photos of our group, as well as posed ones, without being asked to - he just knew. Not only was he knowledgeable and managed to squeeze in some sightseeing spots, but he was absolutely hilarious - we had tears from laughing so much. Nothing was ever a problem. I would never attempt to use another company and we are all so appreciative of everything Jenny and Michael did to make our day special, and stress free. Thank you so much - we will definitely be back (for my fourth tour with Ananda) and requesting Michael as our guide again!
Written 29 June 2020
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Wow, thank you for this amazing review, Vanessa! It was so lovely we decided to share it with photos of your happy group on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We're so pleased that we were able to help you and turn a stressful situation around so that you could enjoy our beautiful island with your friends! Sounds like you had an awesome day with Michael and he is an asset to our team. We will pass on your feedback to him as well. We look forward to seeing you for your fourth visit with us! Thanks again and all the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 9 July 2020
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DL2Some
Detroit Lakes, MN854 contributions
This was our last full day of an 18 day NZ tour and we arrived 30 minutes early for our tour. We found our guide, Simon, outside the ferry terminal and were welcomed warmly with his wonderful wit fully on display! We visited three wineries and were regaled with knowledge and personal thoughts throughout. The wineries, their staff and the wines were spectacular but the true highlight of this experience was Simon! His humor and candid comments made this a very special day. The meal at the end of the tour was a nice finale to a beautiful experience.
Written 22 March 2020
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Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us! We're so pleased you saved the best for last and joined us on your very last day in NZ!! Great to hear you enjoyed your day with Simon too and he made you laugh along the way. We hope you can make it back to Waiheke Island again one day when it's safe to travel again. Best wishes, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 9 July 2020
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Michael M
Little Silver, NJ10 contributions
If you are staying in Auckland and like wine, a visit to Waiheke Island is a must. My wife and I joined a small group on a tour of the wineries. Our tour guide was Dennis and we couldn't have asked for a better person to lead us on the day. He was incredibly knowledge about the wine, land and everything else in between. He took us to 3 amazing wineries and ended up at a fantastic restaurant on the beach for lunch to close out the day. It was an amazing experience and we would highly recommend.
Written 21 January 2020
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Thank you for this amazing review, Michael! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Artisan tour with us and we agree lunch at 372 on the beach is fantastic!! We hope you can visit Waiheke again someday! All the best! Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 22 January 2020
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Trek827335
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
This was a great tour! Michael was very knowledgeable and welcoming. His passion for the Island was immediately evident. The tour itself was great. Not only did we visit 3 great vineyards and sample their wines, but we were also greeted by some lovely hosts as well. Heading to each place, we shown some great sights around the Island and even stopped to take a few photos. The tour really felt like we were on Island time as we never felt rushed or pressured into moving onto the next stop.
Written 27 October 2020
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Thanks for this review and for joining us, great to hear you enjoyed your time with Michael! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written 16 July 2021
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