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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 4-hour food and wine tour that visits Stonyridge Vineyard, Wild On Waiheke, Mudbrick Vineyard and the Rangihoua Estate. Hop off your ferry from Auckland for lunch, followed by a sampling of wine, beer and olive oils. Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke has the ideal micro-climate for growing grapes and olives. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artisan wines!


  • 4-hour food and wine tour of Waiheke Island with round-trip ferry service from Auckland
  • Guided tour and tasting at three of Waiheke Island's vineyards: Stonyridge, Wild on Waiheke and Mudbrick
  • Visit Stonyridge Vineyard for a tour, tasting and lunch
  • Taste olives and award-winning olive oil at Rangihoua Estate
  • Explore Waiheke Island at your leisure with a complimentary all-day bus pass provided to you at the end of your tour
  • Includes round-trip ferry tickets from Auckland

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What You Can Expect

Best Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

Taste olive oil at Rangihoua Estate

Board your ferry at Auckland’s Ferry Terminal for a relaxing 40-minute cruise to Waiheke Island, a bucolic combination of farmland, forest, beaches and seaside villages. You might think you’re in France when you see the vineyards, olive trees, and lavender fields!

Upon arrival at the island, you’ll be greeted by your tour driver and taken by air-conditioned coach to Stonyridge Vineyard, one of Waiheke’s first wineries and a specialist in Bordeaux-style red wines. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard followed by a wine tasting and light lunch.

After lunch, you’ll head to the award-winning Rangihoua Estate for a tasting of their olive oils. See the olive orchards and a demonstration of harvesting techniques, then learn about the process of making extra virgin olive oil. Finally you’ll sample a variety of olive oils in the estate’s tasting room.

Next you’ll move on to Wild On Waiheke, a vineyard that also makes micro-brewed beers and showcases locally produced olive oils and preserves. You’ll be offered samples of their wines, beers, olive oil and preserves during your visit.

The last stop on your tour takes you to Mudbrick Vineyard, a winery and restaurant with stunning views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Savor the final wine sampling amid lush gardens and vineyards.

At the end of the tour you’ll have the option to return with the tour bus to the wharf for a late-afternoon ferry ride back to Auckland. Alternatively, you can choose to stay on the island and return at your leisure. You’ll be provided with a complimentary All Day Bus Pass that allows you to further explore Waiheke Island on the public bus. Ferries to Auckland run until late in the evening; check the schedule for details. You may not want to leave after you get a taste of the fine food and wine of Waiheke!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Perfect in every way! Very comfy coach, upbeat, hilarious, informative driver, outstanding wineries, delicious olive oil stop, scenery out of this world....just wasn't long enough!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

had a great time , met new friends that will last a life time

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had the best experience on this trip. Captain Mike and crew were outstanding! We also had the best time with other visitors. Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved it! the day was beautiful, the drinks were good, and the scenery was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great! Our tour guide was amazing! The wine, food, and olive out was great! The lunch that we had was delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Friendly, fun and informative bus driver and vineyard staff. Good selection of vineyards and excellent wine and beers. Great Experience,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great tour. Guide was very entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of all venues and lunch was lovely. Highly recommend this tour. Good value!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour with knowledgeable guide and winery stops were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A great tour for 3 wineries and a bonus olive oil factory. It was classy to be served wine as we stepped out of the coach, and it was even classier to be taken on a tour through the vineyard, rather than just being plonked down to swill wine. Very personable staff at the wineries, and some good vintages.

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