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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 6 days ago

Fantastic time with Grant and our group on Waiheke. Very easy to book, great communication/direction, fantastic itinerary and Grant is a very entertaining and fun host. Everyone in our group ended up staying on the island longer for additional activities which Grant helped get everyone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things I loved about our tour with Grant was that he mixed in a lot of the history of the island and the people into our day with him. When we were first picked up around 10:45, we drove to the far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arranged a private tour with Waivino for 10 adults who travel extensively and are all quite knowledgeable in wine and who have all done wine tours in various places around the world. Bottom line - we all felt that this was by far the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing day with Grant. He was very accommodating, even though we had a difficult couple on our tour who seemed to forget they weren’t on a private tour. The wine and food was fantastic and Grant even dropped us off to the...More

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

You guys were great! Thank you so much Lisa. It really was a sweet day.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grant's tour was great value for money, not only did we get a full meal for our lunch but we also tried some amazing woodfire pizza and experienced a food and wine pairing. The food and wine paring was excellent, with a very interesting degustation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Rhiannon! If everybody walked back onto the ferry with this feeling, I would have achieved my vision of letting Waiheke work her magic on them while providing a satisfying meaningful experience, seeing a great deal of the island way beyond where...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Grant was lovely, and provided us with plenty of insights on Waiheke island while driving us around the most scenic views and routes. The wineries he chose were great, and the wine tasting delicious. Thanks Grant for a wonderful day!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you Alexandra. This is the first time I have ever been called lovely and I appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed your day! It was very kind of you to write this review. Merry Christmas

Reviewed 7 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christy G
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Great, thank you very much for this beautiful review. Waiheke is gorgeous even in the rain. I think we navigated around it quite well. Cheers and Merry Christmas

Reviewed 27 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Nice one Laura, thank you very much. It takes an extra sprinkle of kindness to remember to write a review and I love that you have found the time to help my humble little business with your words. A very Merry Christmas to you

Reviewed 24 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

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 10 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

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

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