5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

The Best of Waiheke: Ziplining, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Lunch

Experience the best of Waiheke on a full-day tour that combines a morning of high-flying zipline adventure with an afternoon sampling the delicious wines and foods of the fertile island. Expert guides lead your zipline adventure and show you how to soar through the air. Afterward, celebrate with lunch and wine tasting at a premium vineyard, followed by two more wine tastings and visits to an olive oil estate and a microbrewery. If you want, take advantage of a complimentary bus pass to explore more of the island after your tour. Small-group tour limited to 12 people whilst ziplining and 35 on the vineyard tour ensures customized attention from your guides.


  • Morning zipline tour and afternoon wine tasting tour on Waiheke Island, from Auckland
  • Go on a zipline above vineyards, a valley, and a forest and enjoy thrilling views
  • Sample wine and savor lunch at Stonyridge Vineyard
  • Try an olive oil tasting at the beautiful Rangihoua Estate
  • Taste craft beer or wine at Wild on Waiheke
  • Soak up the bucolic mixture of farmland, beaches, forest and seaside villages on Waiheke Island
  • Enjoy three wine tastings, lunch, and samples of microbrews, olive oils and local jams

What You Can Expect

The Best of Waiheke: Ziplining, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Lunch

The Best of Waiheke: Ziplining

Enjoy a relaxing 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland to Waiheke Island. Upon arrival at the island, your coach takes you through Waiheke to the zipline center.

Meet your zipline guide and receive a safety briefing and gear before heading to the first platform. Your guide gets you safely attached to the zipline and then you’re ready to start the first of your three zipline flights. Your expert guide provides personal attention to each member of your small group.

Soar above vineyards, a valley, and forest. When you reach the end of the zipline course, walk back to the visitor center on your own, following an easy 1-mile (1.5-km) path through the forest.

Celebrate the morning’s adventure as you embark on the next part of your day: lunch and wine tasting. Travel by air-conditioned coach to your first stop at Stonyridge Vineyard, one of Waiheke’s original wineries. Enjoy a wine tasting and light lunch that refuels you after the ziplining experience.

After lunch, your driver takes you to the Rangihoua Estate to taste their award-winning olive oil. Visit the olive orchards, then learn how extra virgin olive oil is made and sample several varieties in the tasting room. Next, visit Wild On Waiheke, a vineyard and winery that also brews small-batch beers. Sample their wine, beer, and other treats during your visit.

Your final stop brings you to Mudbrick Vineyard, a winery with stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf. Enjoy sipping their fine wines as you gaze over lush gardens and vineyards.

At the end of the tour, either return on a late-afternoon ferry to Auckland, or stay longer with your complimentary All Day Bus Pass to explore more of the island on your own. Ferries to Auckland run until late in the evening; check the schedule for details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour!! I missed out on the Ziplining unfortunately but the wine part was awesome! Went to 4 different producers wine, beer, olive oil and were able to stay on at the last winery as the tour ended, but the ferry goes every half hour. Most delicious wines and beers and food - and the scenery on Waiheke is just stunning! Also, our guide was really awesome - she has an excellent knowledge of the Island and its history and was really informative and fun. Definitely recommend - I reckon I'd go on this tour again!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Early start, had the zip lines to ourselves, beautiful island and great wines. Very few free wine tastings, pay if you want to taste a variety of wines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really great day. Ticket collection was easy - ferry very modern and handled the swell in difficult conditions. Island is just beautiful reminds me of North Shore Maui in Hawaii. The zip lining was safety conscious and loads of fun. Great driver on our island tour very funny. 3 beautiful wineries particularly Mudbrick - great wine amazing views and olive grove and products. Amazing scenery and great town - fantastic way to spend a day in Auckland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Zip Lining was amazing. The wine, beer and olive oil tasting was also a fun experience. We bought some NZ olive oil because it was so delicious. Would have liked some more sweeter wine options.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a great tour! The wineries were excellent, everything ran smoothly, and lunch was surprisingly delicious, the only thing was I wish we had more time to browse around the properties- it felt like we were cramming it all in. The ziplining was awesome- we had a tour all to ourselves! I loved the nature walk and this was the first time I felt like I had enough zipline time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The ecozip part was the most amazing. The staff were friendly and made sure people felt comfortable and safe. The wine tours were also quite interesting my favorite was the olive oil site.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The ziplining was amazing! It was so much fun, but we were very impressed by how safety-conscious all the staff here - and they were also so friendly and helpful. The winery tours were great - we loved sampling wines outside in the vineyards, and lunch under the trees was wonderful! All in all, a great day, and one that we would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Every part of this package was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a fantastic tour!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Wonderful wineries, the airline crew was AWESOME! The only reason I gave 4 and not 5 stars was the wine tour guide/driver was so rushed and rushed us out the door the last two wineries. So we actually stayed at the last winery because we weren't ready to leave and still shopping, he didn't want to wait. So we caught a can to the ferry terminal later. But overall a great day!

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