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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did a 6 hour wine tasting trip on the island. Visited 3 vineyards for tasting plus a craft brewery. Had a platter lunch at one of the vineyards. Shared a small minibus with 4 other couples. Driver, Mo was charming, knowledgeable and passionate. A most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StuartWood52
Reviewed yesterday

This tour is run by the Ferry and Bus Company. They market it as stay on afterwards and continue to use the buses and get a late ferry back. I wish I had gone over on an early ferry to explore the island a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stitchflowers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the ferry and spend the day in this beautiful island. Next time we are in Aukland, we will be getting a rental so we can spend more time on Waiheke Island. The vibe is just spectacular.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jolenedeon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Full of beautiful coves and wineries, lively cafes and restaurants. This is a must see for Europeans visiting Auckland.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank garyjduffy
Reviewed yesterday

Pleasant trip on a boat from Auckland port. Wonderful seashore, elegant buildings and good restaurants

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zeituni
Reviewed yesterday

Took the ferry across and the local bus around - super trip! Stopped at Onetangi Beach - wow! - found a super little eatery right across from the beach. Continued on the bus and got off at Tantalus Winery and had a great wine flight...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank llannie
Reviewed 2 days ago

We always enjoy a visit to Waiheke Island. It's quite expensive to stay so we just go for the day. This time we used the hop on/hop off bus with commentary which was interesting. We had morning tea at a very nice cafe in Oneroa...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gwen008
Reviewed 2 days ago

Waiheke is a MUST when you are traveling through AUCKLAND. There are many wine tours you can take, the beaches are beautiful and clean. The food and drinks, shops are sure to fill a full day of fun!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Traci H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Living in California, we have access to many great wines at affordable prices. Yet lately, we've started exploring New Zealand wine from the Marlborough region which we buy here in Pasadena. So, knowing we were staying in Auckland for a few days, we booked a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank avram3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waiheke Island was our last stop in NZ. Beauty of the nature and more calm phase felt good after a long tour around the country. Waiheke is easy to reach with the catamarans from the Auckland Ferry Building, handy connection takes only 30min. You can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dee F
8 October 2018|
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Response from mes227 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. There is regular bus service but the Explorer hop-on/hop-off busses. But those only reach 1/3rd to ½ the island.
25 September 2018|
Response from DJRox | Reviewed this property |
Hi depends entirely what you want to spend - most wine tasting was about $50 - $60 but if you know what you like you can just taste one or you can go up or down in tasting prices depending on quality and how much you want to... More
21 January 2018|
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Response from judip37 | Reviewed this property |
If you like wine then please go the wineries are great, I’d recommend an overnight stay if you can get accomodation, we wished we did, the tourist hop on hop off bus gets you to all the wineries then back to town so you will... More