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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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All reviews wine tour exceeded our expectations went the extra mile look no further arriving late local guide went above and beyond fun experience passage rock personalized tour delicious lunch onetangi beach awesome tour great guide highly recommend this tour visiting waiheke small group
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I were in Auckland for a couple of rainy days and decided a wine tour was a perfect way to spend the day. This tour was amazing. Grant took us to wineries we wouldn't have found on our own, and gave a...More

Thank Christy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day with Grant touring 3 (non-commercial) wineries on Waiheke Island. Grant is very knowledgeable and entertaining and his love of the island is evident. His restaurant suggestion for lunch was spot on! Thank you Grant for making our day amazing. Laura

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wine tour stars aligned perfectly to provide our party of three with exclusive use of the Waivino vehicle, wonderful scenery and immaculate weather conditions. Grant did the rest, customising our itinerary with a brilliant choice of wineries, an interesting and informative running commentary and a...More

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

Oh stop, you are too kind! You guys hit the jackpot to be fair, all the stars really did line up. Waiheke has her favourites just quietly. A very funny day and it was a real pleasure. Hope to see you all again. Cheers. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing day out with waivino for my sisters surprise 40th birthday. Grant was informative and friendly. He was very accommodating when organising as we had a vegan guest so organised a tour that suited us perfectly! Could not recommend him more! Look...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for trusting Waivino with your important day Kelly. Great group, it was a real pleasure

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Grant met us on the ferry landing on Waiheke Island, and quickly interviewed us about our level of wine expertise and interests. There were only three of us on his tour, so it was really nice that he could tailor the tour to just the...More

Thank Bernadette G
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Bernadette. It was lovely meeting you guys. Smaller groups are so much fun. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

If you are after a unique wine tour experience on a stunning island, look no further. Grant is an excellent guide that arranges a special day based on your individual preferences. He takes you to boutique wineries that are out of the ordinary where you'll...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Oh wow, thank you so much Paula! I really enjoyed showing you guys around. Your last drink was a glass of Waiheke rain water so we probably got everything just right. All the best with your tour of Aotearoa NZ. You are great ambassadors of...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Grant was outstanding and went the extra mile!! Some great hidden gems and a great day! Highly recommend!

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you very much Leanna. It was great meeting you both. Thanks for your kindness. All the best for the pending crazy season.. See you soon. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 14 October 2018

This tour exceeded all of our expectations! Grant and Waivino Tours came highly recommended to me by a coworker who is from NZ. My wife and I were in dire need of some trouble-free relaxation, and wanted a proper introduction to NZ wine-making culture. Grant...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you so much Scott. You and Junko were very kind and fitted into the Waiheke vibe perfectly. Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Had a lovely day with a knowledgeable host and other visitors from around the world, also got to see a fair bit of the island. Recommend

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thanks Wendy. Glad you had fun.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had some trouble finding a tour which would accommodate me as a single traveler, but Grant at Waivino was extremely responsive and welcomed me to join one of his tours. It ended up just being three of us today and the tour was great,...More

Thank Kevin T
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks Kevin, It was great having you aboard. Yes there are plenty of solo travellers out there who are forced to do mass tours so it is nice to offer a more bespoke option. I will work on making this easier. All the best, see...More

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