Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

5 hr, 30 min

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Group Tour

Itinerary
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Pass By: Ananda Tours, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand

Take the 9:00am Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign.

You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Ananda Tours, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand

Take the 9:00am Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign.

You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses.

Afterwards, enjoy a platter lunch at one of our top vineyard restaurants. After lunch you will be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.

After the completion of the tour, you will be taken back to the wharf where you can catch the 3:00 ferry or choose to be dropped off in the village if you wish to say on the Island longer

Stop At: Kennedy Point Vineyard, 44 Donald Bruce Road, Surfdale, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand

Kennedy Point

Stop At: Rangihoua Estate, 1 Gordons Road Rocky Bay, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand

Rangihoua Estate

Stop At: Peacock Sky Vineyard, 152 Trig Hill Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand

Peacock Sky

Stop At: Stonyridge Vineyard, 80 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island New Zealand

Stonyridge

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke accommodation
  • Snacks (Waiheke oysters and Cheese at one of the vineyards)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small group tour (shared with others) Minimum 2 people - Maximum 18 pax people
  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Local taxes
Not Included
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Please 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 are staying on Waiheke Island we can pick you up from your Island accommodation. Please contact us to make arrangements for this service.

Ports

  • Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island


9:45 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.8
/5
Based on 11 reviews

Reviewed: February 10, 2020

Shannon B

This was a great way to spend the day! I was fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day for this excursion. The ferry ride was easy and our guide met us right at the harbor. David (our host for this trip) was delightful and took wonderful care of us, regaling us with great stories about life on the island. The wineries and olive oil were really good and the food was delicious. I opted to be dropped off at the village (rather than the ferry) for the return, which gave me time to browse the shops, check out the beach and enjoy more of the day. Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes- especially if you plan on walking back to the ferry from the village.


Reviewed: November 19, 2019

TROY P

Still talking about this tour 2 weeks later. Great wine, great food, new friends. Of all offer on the island, this was worth the money for the added length and food component. It is a little more expensive, but the lunch we received at the end and the local guided (island native Cam) were worth it. The early start helped with other travel plans.

A couple of thoughts to the tour company: for the price the ferry tickets should be included (as is the case with all other tour offerings we saw). I chalked this up to the tour being geared towards people already staying on the island, but the reality of the day was that 80-90% of people on tour came across on the ferry. Also, several of us (5-6) on the tour continued on to a later lunch together and all agreed that there should have been at least one additional winery visited. 3 total over the course of 5+ hours seamed to be not enough.


Reviewed: March 21, 2019

Jeffog2002

Our guide Cameron was excellent. Knowledgeable and provided some interesting stories and history about the island. Lunch was outstanding. This tour provides a great overview and fun experience. Highly recommended.


Reviewed: July 3, 2018

Dyann C

This is the same review I posted on Tripadvisor

Catching the ferry from Pier 2 in Auckland was easy enough. The pier was short walk from our Airbnb in the Britomart area. Unless you are staying on Waiheke Island, I would recommend you purchase round trip tickets for the ferry from here, that way you dont have to get them from the office at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, seems to be more convenient this way.

The ferry ride was perfect since the weather was nice so the boat didnt rock too much, that is great for someone like me who doesnt have their sea legs. I did take something for that before the ferry ride just in case. The tour for us started the minute we left the pier in Auckland as taking in the views of Auckland and approaching Waiheke Island was awesome.

As we disembarked the ferry at Matiatia Wharf our tour guide, Simon, met us and a very nice couple from Italy who was part of our tour which brought the total group count to 5, which was pretty nice. Simon was very professional and friendly with a great sense of humor. He pointed out places of interest, mentioned history and interesting facts about the island as we made our way around the area. In between each winery and points of the tour he stopped at scenic areas for us to rest and take in the views, snap some photos and just enjoy ourselves.

Our first tour stop was the olive oil farm, a very interesting experience and we got to sample the best olive oil that I have ever tasted it was very fresh and flavorful. We stopped at 3 boutique wineries after that at each one had its own unique flair. I am by no means a wine expert, but the wines we tasted here were the best I have ever had. I never understood the complexities of wine pairings but I have a better understanding of it now. Our lunch was wonderful, there was more than enough to go around, very tasty and very pleasant company the couple from Italy. We left there entirely satisfied.

When we left, Simon let us know he could drop us off anywhere between there and the Wharf if we were interested and gave us directions on how to get around, catch a bus or cab to get us where we needed to go. I was not feeling well from an ongoing cold and I had asked him to drop us off at the clinic they call it the surgeons office, he was more than willing to do so and before he left us he made doubly sure that we knew how to get back to the wharf.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested. It was well worth the cost I am surprised that they do not charge more. I am guessing if you convert the USD price to NZD price it would seem to be more. I booked this through Viator and the tour operator is Ananda tours, excellent service and excellent employees. From other reviews I have read, all their tour guides are wonderful, but I believe Simon is the best.


Reviewed: March 26, 2018

WINGSZE N

Lucky that we are only 2ppl as the group, and the guide is so nice and brought us to go the place we wanted, weather was great, wine and food were well arranged...it was really pleasant trip.