4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:Varies.

Best Auckland Helicopter Tour and Waiheke Island Winery Lunch

Combine a helicopter tour over Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf with a sensational lunch at one of three Waiheke Island wineries. Your flight takes you over Auckland’s city center and Rangitoto Island, before landing at your selected vineyard restaurant. Spend a couple of relaxing hours over lunch, then return to Auckland by scenic harbor ferry or by return helicopter flight -- it’s your choice!


  • Helicopter flight and winery lunch on Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • See sensational views of Auckland and Hauraki Gulf from the air
  • Select from three vineyard restaurants to suit your style and budget
  • The option to return to Auckland by helicopter or ferry
  • Listen to a commentary provided on board by your pilot guide

What You Can Expect

Best Auckland Helicopter Tour and Waiheke Island Winery Lunch


Departing from the downtown Auckland heliport at Mechanics Bay, fly in comfort, safety and style on board a modern executive-style helicopter. Your route takes you over the inner harbor and harbor bridge, Auckland's city center and Devonport.

Your scenic flight continues over the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto and Waiheke islands, before landing at your vineyard restaurant of choice on Waiheke Island.

If you choose to return to Auckland by ferry cruise, after your leisurely lunch you’ll be transferred by taxi from your vineyard restaurant to Matiatia Wharf. Enjoy harbor and city views on the ferry ride back to Auckland, where your tour ends at the Auckland ferry terminal.

If you choose the return flight option, enjoy more aerial views on your return to Auckland by scenic helicopter, and be dropped off at your hotel.

Te Whau Vineyard & Restaurant
On the eastern headland of Putiki Bay, at the end of Te Whau Peninsula, Te Whau Vineyard & Restaurant has a cliff-top setting with spectacular 360-degree views of Hauraki Gulf and Auckland. Enjoy a three-course lunch at the relaxed bistro-style restaurant (no beverages included), where the menu combines Pacific Rim cuisine and French technique and features local venison, pork, oysters and lamb.

Stonyridge Vineyard & Restaurant

Stonyridge has a valley setting on Waiheke Island, with lunch served overlooking the winery's picturesque olive groves and vineyard. Be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and be sure to try the winery’s award-winning cabernet wine blends over your three-course meal in the vineyard’s restaurant (no beverages included). Stonyridge’s Pan-Asian menu features local tuna, lamb and beef, with the added zest of exciting Asian flavors.

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

In an elevated setting above Church Bay on Waiheke Island, the stylish and elegant Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant has terrific views over Hauraki Gulf to Auckland. While you’re here, enjoy a relaxing walk to the top of the vineyard for the best views of all, with 360-degree vistas of rolling hills tumbling down to the sea, over the entire island to Auckland. The romantically lit French Provincial-style restaurant has panoramic windows, and its award-winning chefs celebrate the flavors and produce of NZ with a menu including local oysters and salmon, lamb, venison and beef.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Helicopter flight to winery and lunch at Mudbrick winery were wonderful. Weather was in our favor for helicopter ride from Auckland to the landing at the winery, but then it turned very rainy. The rain did not interfere with our outstanding lunch, but we were not able to get the views of Auckland we had hoped for on the ferry boat return to Auckland. However, that was not in your control or ours. All in all an unforgettable experience that we would recommend for anyone.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Excellent! Pilot was great! Flight was really enjoyable (except for the weather - a bit dull). The meal at the Mud Brick winery was one of the best meals (if not the very best) I have ever had in my life! The only negative was the cost - on reflection, the whole tour/lunch seems overpriced.

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Tour code: 6019WAIHEKE


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