The ferry and bus tour around the island were great with options to be dropped off anywhere and picked up later. I would like to have been dropped off for wine tasting but it was raining so I chose to stay on the bus.
Awesome tour! A lot of good information and some nice places to stop. Definitely recommended if you only have half a day or day too see as much of the island as possible :
Wonderful day out. The tour driver was knowledgeable. Plenty of time, and quite easy, to visit some wineries using your all day bus pass.
A wonderful full day out. Lovely ferry ride and able to explore the island at own leisure. A true highlight of Auckland
Well organized. The boat trip was quick, about 35 minutes. The wind on the water is chilly during late March - dress warmly.. The coach tour also went very well - the driver was native to the island and very knowledgeable and courteous. The cafe where we stopped was not prepared to serve most dishes within our time limit of 30 minutes. We tried to order the seafood chowder, but it was not ready at 11:45 am. Not the fault of the tour company, but they may wish to find another stop.
Excellent value. The tour was conveniently located. Our tour driver, Pete, was informative and entertaining. We would highly recommend this tour.
The coach driver was excellent and made the day so interesting and fun.
Beautiful island and the tour guide was excellent with a wide knowledge of the island.
A great outing from Auckland including a modern ferry trip to and from the city across a very busy harbour it was Anniversary Day in Auckland, . Once on the island, our coach driver, Horst a Waiheke local but originally from Germany was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour covered about one third of the island, and included many stunning vistas and remarkable countryside and villages. It was well paced, with opportunities for photo stops which were appreciated. . Overall highly recommended and good value.
It was a very enjoyable morning that ran smoothly. Beautiful scenery with the beaches and the wineries to look at. It was good value for money and we would use Viator again for further trips.
Great from start to finish. Very knowledgeable guide and a lovely island.
Horst is a great tour host - he provides lots of useful and humorous information on his tour which goes out of the way to show a more interesting side to the island.
What a great way to spend the day if the weather is fine. The ferry ride over was comfortable and the ferry has free wifi for those who need their fix, plus has drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. The bus tour around the island was good with some spectacular scenery on offer. We chose to hop off the bus tour at Onetangi and hit the beach followed by lunch at Charlie Farley's. We then caught the local bus back to Oneroa for a look around before catching another local bus back to the ferry terminal for the ferry back to the city. The local bus service was very easy to use and runs at reasonable intervals. As we had two 17yo girls in tow the winery tour wasn't an option, but from what we saw of the island wineries, that also appears to be a good option. Fuller's also offer dining tours from Auckland and they seem to be another good possibility. All in all a day well spent.
Daniel S Australia
This tour was perfect for what we wanted a comprehensive overview of Waikeke Island in the limited time we had available. Arrangements were seamless apart from an early hiccup with the bus - quickly resolved and the driver was informative.
A fantastic experience!
The guides were professional, courteous, knowledgeable and very caring.
They made you feel like you were the only person in the group. The attention and care given was beyond my expectation!
Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Everything about this tour was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
This tour is highly recommended. Everything was well organized and at a very reasonable cost. The tour guide was very informative and was happy to answer any questions. We hopped off at a winery for lunch and was able to get the local bus back to our ship.
10 out of 10. Really great thing to do. I wish I had had more time, but will certainly come back and do it again. Thanks
Excellent - tour guide Horst was very informative and amusing and we loved the Island. Good value for money.
The tour was perfect. Horst was a great tour guide and took us all over the island. He dropped you off at the wineries if you chose, or in town, or back to the ferry terminal. We stopped in town for a great lunch and walked back to the ferry. There was an all day bus pass included to use as you liked. What a great day!
What a treat this was. Nice ferry ride, a one hour van ride to the highlights. Lots of beautiful homes, views...a must.