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Wine Tour & Maori Culture Wanaka provided by WanaHaka Tours

Wine Tour & Maori Culture Wanaka

Wine Tour & Maori Culture Wanaka
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The Wine tour with Maori Culture Wanaka is the only wine tour in Wanaka and Cromwell that connects Maori culture with the local wines and land where you receive the authentic New Zealand experience. You will visit four boutique and more personalised Central Otago wineries in the Wanaka, Tarras and Cromwell area with approximately 18-22 wine tastings and food. This is the only wine tour in Central Otago that offers both the wine experience with the Māori culture footprint including the potential LIVE Haka experience. Don't delay, BOOK NOW. There is a minimum of 2 required per tour, if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 73623P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages (including all wine tastings)
  • Food (cheese platter)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live entertainment (Haka)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages (including all wine tastings)
  • Food (cheese platter)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live entertainment (Haka)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Wanaka
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The Wine tour with Maori Culture Queenstown is the only wine tour in Queenstown that connects Maori culture with the local wines and land where you receive the authentic New Zealand experience. You will visit three boutique and more personalised Central Otago wineries in the Queenstown area with approximately 15-20 wine tastings and food to match. This is the only wine tour in Central Otago that offers both the wine experience with the Māori culture footprint including the potential LIVE Haka experience. Don't delay, BOOK NOW. There is a minimum of 2 required per tour, if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bagpipesgalore
Adelaide Hills, Australia1 contribution
Awesome Experience
Awesome experience. Joe is the best, very knowledgeable and took us to 4 beautiful wineries where he had good relationships and rapport with the owners. Treated us so well throughout the day and he is my new friend from Wanaka!
Written 23 July 2021
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JoeW3438
Kia Ora my Scottish whānau in Adelaide, was such a fun wine tour, great laughs with you all and glad you made it over before the trans Tasman bubble burst. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 19 September 2021
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Kelly
1 contribution
Great winery experience
Feb 2021 • Friends
This was a great experience, a great tour guide and some good insight to local Maori history. Definitely worth it! Ma te atua e manaaki.
Written 5 February 2021
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JoeW3438
ātaahua Kelly, it was a lot of laughs (especially Bill wanting full glasses in tasting) and makes me feel great you had such a wonderful time enjoying the wine and learning about Māori in NZ. Hope you got to Highlands raceway! Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 5 February 2021
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Rachel
1 contribution
A lovely way to spend an afternoon
Nov 2020
Absolutely loved the beautiful scenery cycling around Lake Wanaka, delicious wine and wonderful guide. Highly recommend it!
Written 22 November 2020
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JoeW3438
Ngā mihi for coming on this E-bike option, was a pleasure to share the beautiful wine and food of Wanaka.
Written 1 December 2020
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Hilary A
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Not to be missed experience in Wanaka.
Nov 2020
Joe’s great personality and safe comfortable driving - along with the delicious wines of course - ensured a superb experience. A beautiful area with scenic views round every corner.
Written 12 November 2020
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JoeW3438
Ngā mihi for delving more into the Māori footprint of Central Otago and the beautiful wines of Wanaka and Tarras. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 1 December 2020
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Matt
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Unbelievable Experience and host
Jun 2019
We had the most amazing time on this wine tour. Joe was an amazing host who knew the area and heritage so well and gave us a great appreciation for not only the area but also Maori culture. The wineries visited are amazing as you get the pleasure of meeting the owners and you are treated incredibly well.
Anyone looking for a winery tour in the region should definitely use Joe.
We also stayed in the airbnb provided and this is a beautiful unit.
Thanks Joe for an incredible experience and cant wait to revisit and redo this again.
Written 9 May 2020
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Sandhya R
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Incredible day with Joe of Wanahaka!!
Joe was an amazing guide! Funny, knowledgeable and generous. I loved my day out with him, which included three visits to beautiful wineries with delicious wines, lots of time for photos, wine and cheese tasting and chit-chat, and a wonderful history and cultural lesson on the Maori people. Joe treated us to a powerful haka on the banks of Lake Wakatipu which was an absolute highlight and will be one of the most memorable experiences of my NZ trip. Thank you Joe!
Written 17 April 2020
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JoeW3438
Kia ora Sandhya, Was so much fun to host you on this amazing wine tour with Māori culture. It is so much fun to share our beautiful Central Otago wines with you and our delicious cheese. Mā te wā/ Until next time Joe
Written 21 April 2020
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Giselle and Gary
1 contribution
Great cultural and wine experience with Joe
Mar 2020 • Couples
Joe picked us up from our Airbnb and right away began sharing Maori history and culture. We visited 3 wineries and had very personal experiences. The wines were delicious and the stories captivating. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend the wine tour with Maori culture. Thanks Joe!
Written 10 March 2020
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Sarah S.
1 contribution
Maori Wine tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
“We had a very enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting at 3 lovely wineries. But what made this experience special was Joe’s knowledge of the Maori history in this part of New Zealand. We learned a lot about Maori culture and history. Joe is very knowledgeable, friendly and a good storyteller.”
Written 2 March 2020
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JoeW3438
Atāahua for the review. Life does not get much better than drinking wine, eating some amazing local cheese and learning about the culture of the country you are travelling in. Thanks so much. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 1 April 2020
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Laksagirl
Brampton, Canada45 contributions
Fantastic, authentic and unique Wanaka experience!
We were delighted to spend the day with Joe as he took us to three lovely wineries around Wanaka. After a traditional Maori greeting, he spent the drive to different places teaching us the Maori and settler history of the Otago region. It is clear he is held in high esteem by the winery owners and staff, who greeted him and us warmly at each location. Delicious cheese platter at Wooing Tree included which was the perfect accompaniment to all the wines we sampled. Honestly it could not have been a more perfect day and we highly recommend it as a unique and authentic Wanaka experience. Thanks Joe!! ~ Andrea and Anne Marie
Written 26 February 2020
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JoeW3438
Ngā mihi nui Andrea and Anne Marie, was such a fun day and glad you enjoyed being teachers in Canada the Māori history of the region but more importantly you also loved the wines as well. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 27 February 2020
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Karen
Noosa, Australia2 contributions
Pressing noses, pressing grapes - this tour has it all!
Feb 2020
From the moment Joe connects with you via the Hongi (pressing noses greeting), you know you are in for a very personable and interesting day. This is not Maori Culture 101 or Wine Tasting 101. This is much better! The tour turns out to be more like spending a relaxing day with a Maori friend who introduces you to his vigneron friends. Congratulations Joe for creating a tour that provides a perfect blend (excuse the pun) of cultural and wine-making insights. We will toast you as we work our way through the wines we purchased!
Written 19 February 2020
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JoeW3438
Ngā mihi nui Karen, was a lot fun and congrats on winning Challenge Wānaka for your age group. A well deserved wine tour experience it was. Safe travels to South America and beyond. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written 27 February 2020
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JohnNZ-UK
JohnNZ-UK
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Heartfelt & Genuine very memorable experience
We had a large group and we all thoroughly the whakatau traditional welcome experience in Queenstown. Joe passion
leis696
leis696
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Wine Tasting
Had a great experience with Joe the tour-guide and the wine narrators Hazel and Melissa. Will definitely recommend
TGaudin-Brady
TGaudin-Brady
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Very Special Tour
What an amazing trip! Joe was so friendly and went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. His Maori knowledge of t
Jenniewaide
Jenniewaide
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Highly recommended, simply the best.
Joe was a fantastic host, with an awesome personally & great banter. Joe had amazing knowledge of the region & the
gwlucas
gwlucas
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Best value short tour available.
Small group tour with heaps of fun and lots to learn. Great wine tastings in a relaxed setting and Joe is a master
MegFos31
MegFos31
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Great tour, fab guide, next time we'll need to do a longer one.
This was great tour, we had lots of laugh in our small group of 4 with Joe. Very interesting to listen to the histo
Frieksie
Frieksie
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Great experience of Māori footprint, Wanaka vineyards and having a yarn with the owners, whilst wine-tasting
Joe was an amazing tour guide! We were picked up and dropped off from home and had a ball at the vineyards. The win
LizMann
LizMann
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Great wine tour host!
Joe is such a gem. He's friendly and knowledgeable, and great fun on the tour. We had a great time with him, learne
Kris J
Kris J
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E bike tour Wanaka wineries.
This is my second wine tour with the amazing Joe. Wanaka E bike was fantastic, with heaps of fun riding between vin
123ebikes
123ebikes
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E bike Express Tour - Thumbs Up
Joe was a welcoming and knowledgeable host. We did the express tour on e bikes which Joe organised and loved the ex
HM_Banks
HM_Banks
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Culture, History and Tasting - a really nice tour
We spent a couple of hours listening to Joe's amazing knowledge of the Maori history and culture of this area, comb
Aristophanes23
Aristophanes23
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Delightful tour and host!
A delightful afternoon and easily one of the highlights of our trip. Joe has an incredible knowledge of local histo
Haleyhb
Haleyhb
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Wine tasting with heart
Joe is such an incredible, genuine, passionate human! He combined presence, Maori history, and wine into a synergis
laurenkiwi
laurenkiwi
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Wanahaka Experience - Best Maori Culture Immersion
Wanahaka with Joe is by far the best Maori culture experience available in New Zealand. Joe is the perfect vehicle
flavorly
flavorly
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Interesting and Enjoyable
We were in Wanaka on a bike trip and on our last night in NZ together, Joe performed a traditional Maori ritual and
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