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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 ensures customized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 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.
From USD $ 190.48

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Tour code: 5770ZWD

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