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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

  • Wine tastings at each vineyard included
  • In-depth wine-related commentary from your guide
  • Transportation via comfortable minivan
The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
From US$87.65
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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
From US$87.65
Take an in-depth tour of the wine-growing region on Waiheke Island with a guide on this full-day excursion. You'll learn about what makes the vineyards so successful and the characteristics of the local wine through guided commentary and visits to three top vineyards. With round-trip transportation provided, you can take full advantage of the tastings without worrying about who will drive.
What to Expect
Ananda, Sanskirt meaning ‘bliss, pleasure and happiness’, provide personalised inspirational tours highlighting the very best of Waiheke. 
Our close relationships with local providers and highly-knowledgeable local guides ensure that visitors to the island have a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Discover for yourself why Waiheke is world-renowned for its wines. Visit three of the Island's fine vineyards with one of our local guides, all of whom have completed a Bob Campbell Diploma course and are wine enthusiasts themselves.
Vineyards will be chosen according to seasonal availability.
Your guide will pick you up from the Fullers ferry ex-Auckland, or, if you are staying on the Island, from your accommodation (please contact us for a pick up time)
On the way, stunning scenery is around every corner, and you will be entertained by your guide’s commentary on the history, geography, culture, people and produce of Waiheke. The tour includes a two-hour lunch stop at a village or beachside café, or, for a memorable gourmet experience, at one of our top vineyard restaurants. Lunch is at your own expense on the day. If you have somewhere inparticular in mind, please let us know at the time of booking, otherwise we will book you into one of our favorites. 
After lunch you will be be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.
Reviews (9)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
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What a great place. Small group of 12. Driver kept us on a tight schedule. We were not able to do full tastings or make any wine purchases. Lunch was on our own, but we did not get to choose where we ate. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Malia C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Small group must do.

A friend and I signed up for a morning wine tour to Waiheke. When we arrived on the island by ferry, we were greeted by our guide, Simon. We ended up with only 5 people total on our tour. The tour had an intimate personalized...More

Thank cortneymariec
Reviewed 30 January 2019
Great Tour and Great Hospitality.

We unfortunately missed the Waiheke ferry for the tour. The ferry line called up Ananda and they were very accommodating, they had a smaller tour van meet us at the ferry drop off and brought us to meet up with the rest of the group....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 31 December 2018
Excellent Tour of Wineries and the Island!

Ananda Tours was so accommodating! Given the high volume of people traveling to Waiheke over the Christmas holiday, the 10 am ferry was sold out, so we had to wait for the 10:30 and I was afraid we would miss our tour, Not to fear,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 268wendyo
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile
Amazing Tour...More amazing guide!

We loved the wine tour. So great to see the island from a native point of view and the wineries were well selected and set up in advanced so there was no waiting and no down time. My husband and I loved our tour driver...More

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Karen P
22 January 2019|
Response from 268wendyo | Reviewed this property |
The wineries visited and lunch stop will vary. I have been on 2 tours and they went to completely different ones. As they have a few vans out at one time, they all visit different vineyards and restaurants as to not make it... More