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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

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Overview
Leave the driving to your guide on this Waiheke Island wine tour. Minibus transport is provided to several notable vineyards. Your guide shares extensive knowledge of Waiheke’s award-winning wine growers and points out the sights on this scenic tour, including lookout points and beaches. Tasting fees, lunch, and hotel pickup included.
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You'll start at
Matiatia Ferry Terminal
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    Three Seven Two
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Stop off here for lunch - included in tour price, beverages own expense.
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You'll end at
Matiatia Ferry Terminal
Auckland 1081, New ZealandPlease catch the 9am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you have any trouble with the ferry please call our office.
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Highlights
  • Wine tour of Waiheke Island led by a guide
  • Savor lunch and wine tastings at top vineyards
  • 18-passenger minivan keeps it intimate
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tastings
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of lunch is included from the 1st July 2019. Prior to this date lunch is at your own expense.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Three Seven Two
Exclusions
  • Lunch (up until the 30th June 2019. After this date lunch is included in the price)
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Louise wrote a review 02 Feb
2 contributions
Steve was a fantastic tour guide, helpful and informative. It was an easy and lovely way to spend time wine tasting and having lunch. I highly recommend it
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Date of experience: January 2020
Michael M wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are staying in Auckland and like wine, a visit to Waiheke Island is a must. My wife and I joined a small group on a tour of the wineries. Our tour guide was Dennis and we couldn't have asked for a better person to lead us on the day. He was incredibly knowledge about the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for this amazing review, Michael! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Artisan tour with us and we agree lunch at 372 on the beach is fantastic!! We hope you can visit Waiheke again someday! All the best! Jenny and the Ananda Team
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Maria Z wrote a review Dec 2019
20 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a terrific small-group tour that went to a variety of wineries around the island and also allowed us to take in some of the lovely views. Our guide Michael was knowledgeable and friendly, and provided an excellent experience. He made helpful recommendations for dinner
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this lovely review Maria! We're so happy to hear you had the perfect day with Michael and he could help you out with some dinner recommendations. We hope you can come back and visit our Island of wine again soon! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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Ewan P wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Lance the driver was an absolute legend, a real gent. The day was fantastic from start to finish. Mudbrick winery stood out with its stunning venue. The wine master there, Dave, was brilliant. He is very passionate about wine and really engaged the whole group with it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for this lovely review Eoin! Isn't Lance just the best?! He's an asset to our team of wonderful locals. Mudbrick is a really special spot on the island too. We will be sure to share your kind words with Lance and Dave. We hope you can visit us again one day! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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Bruce C wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions3 helpful votes
A stunning vista over the island. The wineries are set it in hills overlooking the bay with panoramic views over the sea. The tour is well organised and professionally run with our guide providing us with a very good experience by sharing her insights and knowledge of the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Waihekebrooke, Manager at The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
Responded 14 Dec 2019
Thank you for this fantastic review and for choosing Ananda Tours for your tour of Waiheke Island, you have summed up our tour beautifully and we're so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We hope you get to visit Waiheke Island again sometime. Warm regards, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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gordonk411
81
Great tour, friendly driver, super experience
I think this my 5th or 6th Ananda Waiheke tour and they never disappoint. Our super friendly and funny driver
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qaxcvdee
Baltimore, Maryland
81
Great tour, great value too
This is a great tour. You are taken to four vineyards so it lasts about 5 1/2 hours. You have lunch at one of the
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gosox11
111
WOW Waiheke
Absolutely fabulous. Our guide Steve was the perfect guide to the special charm of Waiheke. Cornell’s Sculpture
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Louise
20
Terrific day
Steve was a fantastic tour guide, helpful and informative. It was an easy and lovely way to spend time wine
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sreisine
91
Great experience
My husband and I took the full day island and wine tour today. We visited four wineries and tasted oysters, local
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Michael M
Little Silver, New Jersey
107
Amazing experience
If you are staying in Auckland and like wine, a visit to Waiheke Island is a must. My wife and I joined a small
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Karleshyogi
7457
Excellent way to start my exploration of Waiheke
booked the Ananda Food and Wine tour as the first event of my three day visit to Waiheke, and it was the perfect
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SuSu022001
Memphis, Tennessee
3519
A day to Remember!
We had a wonderful day with Lance, our guide. He was so knowledgable about the island and so warm and kind. We
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susanandpat
Ann Arbor, Michigan
112
The best way to visit wineries (and a micro-brewery)!
We thoroughly enjoyed our small group tour with Michael on Waiheke Island. The ferry ride to/from Auckland was an
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paperweight811
Angola, Indiana
8853
The best of Waiheke
We had a most enjoyable day with Simon, our guide and a group of 10 others. Every stop was a delicious surprise
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