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Waivino Tours offers a personalised authentic connection with Waiheke Island. An interesting and enjoyable perspective on what is now one of the most talked about destinations in the world. Quality transport, local professional tour guides with...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 21 471 666
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grant and Waivino tours were fantastic! He really made the afternoon memorable and made sure we had a great time. We had a friend visiting from Canada so my partner and I booked the experience for the 3 of us and we had a blast....More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With knowledge and wit, Grant gave us an insightful and personalised tour of the island and some of its world class wineries. Definitely the tour to choose in this region. Support local busines. It’s worth it! Can’t wait to go back! Cheers!

Thank Alastair H
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Alastair, Good on you. It was an honour meeting you. Australia has a bright future. Peace and love guys. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grant provided a really fun wine tour and was very accommodating to our ferry from Auckland arriving late and personalized the tour to our group’s individual interests. We did the decadent degustation tour and loved the unique wines and delicious food pairing offered! Grant helped...More

Thank Nichole H
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nichole, Thank you so much for your kind review. We did have a nice day and everyone got on so well. I am glad you loved the little brewery. The bottle of beer I took away disappeared rather quickly as it was super tasty...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples in their 60’s and one couple in their 30’s had an absolutely wonderful wine tour of Waiheke yesterday. Grant was knowledgeable, flexible, and enthusiastic. One couple mentioned that they would enjoy beer tasting. Immediately, Grant arranged a delightful pit stop to taste some...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh wow, thank you Larry! There was harmony there. It was an honour to show you around the paradise I call home. We had a lot of fun. All the very best! Don't take any wooden nickels! Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waivino Wine Tours was a great way to spend our first day in the Auckland area! Grant was personable, helpful, and extremely charismatic. He made the entire day so much fun and had great winery recommendations. He even stopped over at the side of the...More

Thank Tierney J
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tierney, you guys were so lovely. A funny group. There is a photo on the waivino_tours_Waiheke Instagram of the four of you. The other guys were nuts (in a good way). Super nice day with a wine by the fire to finish. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start, basically if you’re thinking about booking a wine tour on Waiheke, book this one. On the day, it was just 2 of us on the tour, from the moment Grant picked us up to when he dropped us off, it was the...More

Thank jonnylang83
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You guys! That was hilarious.. I was beginning to think you would never leave the island. I am very keen for the Melbourne odyssey. Thanks very much. Keep in touch. Cheers, Grant.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter is studying at University of Auckland for the semester and I wanted a very special activity for us to do together! I began by calling the resort we were staying in and then began to look at reviews on TripAdvisor! I realized that...More

Thank KennedyBeverly_MA
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yay. Thank goodness for Tripadvisor. Very egalitarian. You lovely ladies are tattooed onto the arm of Waivino. Thank you for your generosity and smiles. Until we meet again. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grant was there to pick us up from the ferry and it was smooth sailing the whole time! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day and it was a lot of fun. We went to three different wineries and...More

Thank Sarah H
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah. We didn't get to the actual olive oil place but you did get to try some nice oil at Kennedy Point. Thank you for your lovely review. I really appreciate it. It was a nice day. Hope to see you again. Cheers.. Grant

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wine tour was nothing less than magical and was the highlight of our trip from the U.S. to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The island's beauty combined with the amazing vineyards, wonderful people and the knowledge Grant provides make this tour a MUST. It's...More

Thank Debra N
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I was truly blessed to have you lovely humans flying into my world. Waiheke responded beautifully and the day flowed like a mountain stream. There is no replicating that. It just happened. Luke from Passage Rock was just one of the many stars that hit...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day. From the moment Grant picked us up, we knew this tour would be tailored for us and our tastes. We felt we were on a tour with a friend rather then a stranger. Grant is full of great knowledge of Waiheke...More

Thank VegoTwins
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Guys, sorry I took so long to thank you for this incredibly generous review! When things click into place and we are in the Waiheke flow the days are magic. You are both amazing, doing great things for the world. It was truly a...More

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