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

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

See the best of Waiheke Island in one day that combines a zipline adventure with lunch, wine tasting, and sampling the island’s olive oil and craft beer. Expert guides show your small group, limited to 12, how to soar among the treetops. Then join a max of 33 for lunch and a wine tour at Stonyridge Vineyard, followed by two additional wine tastings and visits to Rangihoua Estate and Wild on Waiheke microbrewery. Explore the island on your own with a complimentary bus pass, or return together by ferry to Auckland.


  • 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

Make your way to the Auckland Ferry Terminal for the 40-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island. You’ll board a minivan for the transfer to the zipline center, where your small group receives a safety briefing from an experienced guide who safely attaches your harness to a cable at the treetops platform and sets you off on your first of three flights.

Zipline over a verdant valley and vineyards as you take in the surrounding beauty of Waiheke Island from above. Upon landing, follow an easy 1-mile (1.5-km) path on foot through the forest to the visitor center. Sate your appetite with a light lunch and wine tasting at one of Waiheke’s premium wineries: Stonyridge Vineyard. You’ll travel there by air-conditioned coach and join a larger group for your afternoon tour.

Follow up lunch with a tasting of several award-winning varieties of olive oil at Rangihoua Estate, where you’ll discover the process of making extra virgin olive oil and stroll the olive orchards. Next up is Wild On Waiheke for a sampling of wine, small-batch craft beer and other specialties during your visit. Your tour concludes at Mudbrick Vineyard to sip fine wines while enjoying views over the lush gardens and Hauraki Gulf.

Your driver takes you to the Waiheke Island Ferry Terminal for a late-afternoon ferry back to Auckland. Alternatively, use your complimentary All Day Bus Pass to explore more of the island on your own. Ferries run until late 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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