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Ananda Tours

Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7530
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years experience in customised, unique tour experiences. We offer personalised, flexible itineraries designed to showcase the best of the Island’s natural beauty, vineyards and art culture. Discover Waiheke Island’s award-winning boutique wineries and locally produced gourmet delights, while enjoying an informed commentary by one of our professional, local guides. Small groups and personalised service ensure you get the most out of your Waiheke experience.Half and full day tours available.
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Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7530
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted a tour of a few waiheke vineyards. Ananda provided this. Their tour was convenient, informative and well organised. They were everywhere they needed to be on time and we had a great day out!!

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go with Ananda tours after doing intense research about whether it was smarter to do a tour or get a car! Overall I’m so glad we chose Ananda Tours as they were professional, efficient and had a world of knowledge about the...More

Thank Nadia P
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review Nadia and for choosing us for your Waiheke experience. We're happy to hear that enjoyed our Gourmet Food and Wine tour and exploring the island. We hope you can make it back to Waiheke again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Waiheke Island yesterday for our first wedding anniversary, to do the wine tour and lunch for 2. We had an awesome day, visited 3 beautiful wineries tasting delicious wine and food. I have to give credit to our van/bus driver Lance, who really...More

Thank Hailzzzzm
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this lovely review and for choosing Ananda Tours to celebrate your first wedding anniversary. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time on Waiheke Island with Lance and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we got off the ferry, we were met by our guide, David, for a wonderful day exploring Waiheke Island in a small van. Although it was a wine tour, David kept us entertained the entire day with stories of life on the island. That...More

Thank Patricia T
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Patricia, for this lovely review. We're so pleased to hear you had such a great day out on Waiheke Island with David. We will be sure to share with him your kind words. Thank you for choosing Ananda Tours and we hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a lot of fun. With only 7 people, total, we were able to enjoy ourselves with our new friends. Our guide (David) was wonderful to chat with. I wouldn’t go to the same vineyards, again, but I would hop another tour if...More

Thank Aaron G
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this great review with us Aaron. Yes if you do choose to come out with us again our tours do visit different vineyards. For example, our Gourmet tour will visit different vineyards from our Artisan or Essence tours and we tailor our...More

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Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile


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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago


Reviewed 12 January 2018

Fun day to ferry over from Auckland and tour three wineries and eat lunch at a fourth. All good and our guide, Simon, was interesting and informative and, well, fun. No complaints really except that I think the wines are second rate, but they are...More

Thank Joanne R
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your review, Joanne. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us and your time with our Guide Simon. Our itineraries are designed to show you the very best of Waiheke Island's wine industry and the magnificent...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018


Thank bschneier6
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago


Reviewed 11 January 2018

My husband and I booked this tour privately as a shore excursion from The Ovation of The Seas visiting Auckland in Jan 2018. From the moment I contacted Ananda Tours via email until we were dropped back at the wharf, the experience was exceptional. The...More

Thank LisaSydney
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow thank you or this glowing review Lisa. We're so happy to make the top of the list or your shore excursion experiences and glad you chose to spend the day with us. We hope you can make it back to Waiheke Island again some...More

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Jillian M
I belong to a Probus wine tasting group. We have been tasting wine in our homes and around NZ.....Central Otago, Marlborough, North Canterbury, Hawjes Bay, Gisborne, Northland And Waiheke. Our away trips have usually been for five days or a week. Our last trip to Waiheke, which I organised, took about three days. We stayed at in apartments in Onetangi. Ok, but not great. We visited and had tastings, under our own steam in a seld driven van, Kennedy Pt (+ platters), Miro....(+great lunch there) Cable Bay, Mud brick, Te Whau + we did the amazing piano museum and other things. We are a bit older now, ranging from 67 to 85, but none of us is incapacitated. There might be 10-12 of us, more likely 8-10 of us. I wonder what your quote would be for putting together a one day bus wine tasting plus lunch trip, or possibly a half day, with another day, plus o/n accommodation, plus delivery to the ferry and picking up? Re food..... We have been to so many vineyards that I don't think we need to do tours and talks about the making of the wine. We would want to visit wineries we have not been to before together...Goldie, plus further down the island, such as Man O War, one of our group has a grandchild who works there, Poderi Crisci...hopefully for lunch, Peacock Sky, maybe, possibly Batch and Frenchman's Hill. I would appreciate your thoughts and comments and quotes. Yours faithfully Jill Macdonald
6 April 2015|
Response from Jillian M |
Sorry. Re food....Poderi Crisci Sunday lunch sounds good, possibly Peacock Sky, Passage Rock pizzas, Mudbrick platters. Yours Jill Macdonald