Indulge in the succulent tastes of Waiheke Island on a 5.5-hour food and wine tour. An informative guide picks you up from your island accommodation or the wharf — if you’ve taken the ferry from Auckland — and takes you to boutique wineries. Taste wine accompanied by locally produced specialties such as award-winning olive oil, fresh-shucked oysters and artisan cheese. Then settle in for a platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant. If you like, stay longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.
Take an in-depth tour of the wine-growing region on Waiheke Island with a guide on this full-day excursion. You'll learn about what makes the vineyards so successful and the characteristics of the local wine through guided commentary and visits to three top vineyards. With round-trip transportation provided, you can take full advantage of the tastings without worrying about who will drive.
Explore Waiheke Island at your own pace, with all-day tickets for a hop-on, hop-off island explorer bus. Plan the perfect day with help from the onboard host, then see the things that interest you most, choosing from 8 stops near vineyards, galleries, beaches, and trailheads. This full-day Waiheke Island experience offers a personalized combination of nature, culture, and food, and departs from Matiatia every 30 minutes throughout the day.
Soar through the treetops of Waiheke Island on a zipline tour with aerial views of the Hauraki Gulf. After a quick ferry from Auckland, your half-day tour of Waiheke Island starts with a brief overview of the idyllic island by minivan and ends with an interpretive bushland walk. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a more personalized experience in a small group.
Explore the Island Paradise, and sample some of the most divine wines that Waiheke has to offer. All while having your own private Guide, knowledgeable about local history, hidden gems, and of course wine!
12 Wine Tastings on 3 Top Vineyards included
You will spend 4 hours in style – with privacy and attention unmatched by traditional group tours.
Take a premium wine tour of Waiheke Island and sip fine wines at this famed North Island destination, just a ferry ride away from Auckland. An informative local guide accompanies you to award-winning boutique vineyards and shares knowledge of the island and its viticulture along the way. Includes wine tasting fees and round-trip island transport from the ferry terminal by luxury minibus.
Discover the wine scene of Waiheke Island on a wine-tasting tour that introduces you to some of the island's best spots. With a small group and guide, taste world-class boutique wines and meet local producers who provide the chance to get to know the island's culture a little better. Along the way, admire the native bush and vineyard scenery.
Discover the wines and scenery of Waiheke on a half-day wine tour from Auckland. Hop the morning ferry to Matiatia to join your guide, and hear insightful commentary as you travel by minivan to three wineries for tastings. You have the option to purchase lunch at the second winery, and you can either remain on the island at the end of the tour, or return to Auckland by ferry.
Sample some of Waiheke Island’s finest food and drink on this handy day tour from Auckland. Catch the ferry from the central city in the morning and enjoy the scenic 45-minute ferry ride across the harbor. You’ll be met on Waiheke by your driver. Visit three wineries, each with deliciously different wines and food specialties. Wine tastings are included and you can purchase more to take home.
We are conveniently located at the Matiatia bay, inside the ferry terminal on Waiheke Island. Your SELF GUIDED TOUR of Waiheke could be our Five Bays ride on e-bike, 25-30km loop. You will soak up amazing views, golden beaches, pass 14 vineyards, olive groves and countless food experience's incuding localy made gellato.
With our quality e-bikes and fantastic local knowledge, we will showcase you what Waiheke has to offer. We will give you map, helmet and lock and everything you need. In summer, bring your swimwear and sunscreen, in of season we have a beautifull calm days to see beuty of Waiheke.
Come see us when you get off the ferry to begin your Waiheke adventure.
The tour will be customized to meet your preferences where possible, in particular which types of wine tasting experiences you would like.
You will be transported in a top of the line Mercedes V250D minivan with nappa leather seats and room for up to six passengers.
Your guide, Geoff, is the owner of the business and has been a Waiheke resident for over 24 years. He is a wine enthusiast with excellent knowledge of wines from Waiheke and other parts of NZ.
This tour commences with a drive along a scenic route that allows visitors to take in the views of Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel Peninsula, before stopping for a tasting and lunch in a vineyard. The tour continues to Onetangi and then another wine tasting, before finally stopping at a vineyard that overlooks the Hauraki Gulf where visitors can stay for dinner or choose to be returned with the guide to the Waiheke Wharf.
Across the water from bustling Auckland lies the tranquil village of Devonport, topped by the volcanic cone of Mt. Victoria. It’s the perfect place to learn to master a Segway, and glide on two wheels to the peak of the hill. With a maximum of six people per guide, explore back streets, parks, and Victorian villas, then scale the summit, soak up 360-degree views, and discover the mysterious “mushroom” patch.
Explore pretty Waiheke Island's beaches, vineyards, and rolling scenery on a full-day, small-group tour that includes tastings at three boutique vineyards. You'll get an overview and orientation of the island, stopping for great views and sandy beaches, and learn about local wine production as you sip Waiheke vintages. Group size is limited to six people to ensure personal service, with pickup and drop-off at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal or island hotels.
Indulge at some of Waiheke Island’s most appealing eating and drinking spots without worrying about how to get around after enjoying a few wines. On this small-group tour, listen to informative commentary as you visit scenic spots, vineyards, and restaurants. Your local guide is a wine enthusiast, so you can learn about (and taste) the finest local drops.
Your Waiheke concierge. Let us take you on a journey where soil, climate and vines co-exist in perfect harmony. This tour will tantalise the taste buds, with some food pairings to compliment your Waiheke wine tasting experience, followed by a delectable shared platter style lunch + glass of wine.
Our local guides will keep you entertained with quirky island stories whilst you enjoy the magnificent scenery across vineyards and golden sand beaches.
This is a perfect day trip for wine lovers so WINE not.
Hike across Waiheke Island, stopping at vineyards on the way, without the risk of getting lost on this half-day guided walk. Your guide will help you spot native wildlife—which is notoriously shy in New Zealand—and lead you to the best lookout points on the island. Sample some of Waiheke Island’s famous wines and have lunch at a vineyard.
Take a guided walk through the beautiful nature of Waiheke Island so you don’t get lost exploring the beaches and forests on your own. Your guide will point out native wildlife and birds, and tell you all about the unique plant life of New Zealand and the island. This is an ideal day out for active travelers who enjoy being outdoors, plus you can go swimming or relax afterwards, as the tour ends at a beach.
Waiheke Island is a creative little community but many of the galleries and workshops are somewhat hidden. On a private guided art walk of the island you’ll be taken to some of the most interesting galleries, sculpture parks, and artist studios, all while enjoying the fresh air and views of the Hauraki Gulf and the beautiful island. It’s a gentle leisurely walk so is suitable for all kinds of travelers.
Experience the best of the Hauraki Gulf on this day trip from Waiheke Island. You’ll receive personalized attention on a small group tour aboard the Pacific Star catamaran. Stop at an island in the harbor for a guided walk, spot a variety of birds and marine animals, and get the chance to swim, snorkel, and stand-up paddleboard. There’ll also be time to relax on board and admire the views.
Explore the North Head Historic Reserve via Segway on this comprehensive guided tour. Once a defense site, you’ll see military fortifications, bunkers, tunnels, and more. Listen as your guide points out places of historic significance and shares anecdotes about the area. Dismount briefly for a hike on a volcanic cone, then finish up with a ride past beaches and through parks back into the heart of Auckland.
This tour takes in all that Waiheke has to offer while also getting you off the beaten tourist trail. To truly understand our land is to understand it through the eyes of us, the indigenous people.
You will be greeted by your local guide at the wharf upon your arrival. First is an orientation around Waiheke taking in stunning sea views of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City and the Pacific Ocean. You will visit pristine white sand beaches and hear the history and stories of the places you visit and see.
You will visit the focal point of the Māori community on Waiheke, learn about the significance and importance of carving and traditional tattooing, the revitalization of Māori language and the impact of colonization on Māori people.
Explore Waiheke in style in a private way with stops where you want for an artisan ice-cream or a stroll on the white sandy beach…
Enjoy the privacy and attention unmatched to big group tours!
As a small and local company, we prefer to take you to the most iconic sights which truly reflect Waiheke’s heart and heritage.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned, electric private van, while your personal guide provides continuous commentary on the wonderful sights and scenery along the way.
- Private transport and guide for the whole tour duration
- Flexible relaxed itinerary
- Enjoy incredible views of the island's local beaches, stunning coastline, historic sights
- All tours are hosted by our knowledgeable guides who are passionate about Waiheke
- Full commentary throughout the tour with a tablet showing key photos at various times showcasing Waiheke rich history
- Top rated private and eco-conscious tours – read our reviews on Trip Advisor / Google
Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place, and on this tour you’ll discover the best of its arts scene with the help of a local guide. Visit sculpture parks, artists’ studios, and galleries while learning about the creative history of the island—and without the risk of getting lost on the trails! The walk is leisurely so is suitable for a variety of fitness levels.
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4-hour Scenic Wine Tour with a Private Guide and 12 tastings
"Waiheke Island is beautiful. Our tour guide, Susan, was wonderful. So knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. All wines from NZ, mostly from Waiheke. Some were terrific, some were ok. Between the 3 wineries, a nice selection."..."
"Waiheke Island is beautiful. Our tour guide, Susan, was wonderful. So knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. All wines from NZ, mostly from Waiheke. Some were terrific, some were ok. Between the 3 wineries, a nice selection."
Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
"It was informative. Grant from waivino was a very knowledgeable trip leader. We experienced some lovely wines and wineries. It was great to make friends with a lovely American couple who travelled with us."..."
"It was informative. Grant from waivino was a very knowledgeable trip leader. We experienced some lovely wines and wineries. It was great to make friends with a lovely American couple who travelled with us."
Taste of Waiheke Wine and food pairing tour with platters
"Brilliant experience!! I loved every single moment! Our tour guide was terrific, full of knowledge, and super friendly!! The vineyards were beautiful, the wine was delicious, and I'm so happy I opted for the platter tour!"..."
"Brilliant experience!! I loved every single moment! Our tour guide was terrific, full of knowledge, and super friendly!! The vineyards were beautiful, the wine was delicious, and I'm so happy I opted for the platter tour!"
"Craig was our driver and he was very personable and fun. He waited for us straight outside the ferry dropoff and got us situated. Wine tastings were fun. I'd highly recommend staying at Mudbrick for food and watching the sunset before the ferry. You can call a reasonable taxi to get you back."..."
"Craig was our driver and he was very personable and fun. He waited for us straight outside the ferry dropoff and got us situated. Wine tastings were fun. I'd highly recommend staying at Mudbrick for food and watching the sunset before the ferry. You can call a reasonable taxi to get you back."
"Karen was a knowledgeable and kind guide. Would recommend this tour to family and friends. Great way to get around the island and get a taste of the amazing wine and gin it has to offer. Food was more than we expected and one of the best meals we had on our trip."..."
"Karen was a knowledgeable and kind guide. Would recommend this tour to family and friends. Great way to get around the island and get a taste of the amazing wine and gin it has to offer. Food was more than we expected and one of the best meals we had on our trip."
Guided North Head Fort Segway Tour in Devonport Auckland
"Great guide/owner, knowledgeable, patient. Wonderful views of the harbor. We did the 2 hr tour which included the fort overlooking the harbor and Auckland. Tour office is in the harbor terminal. Cover a lot of ground with less effort."..."
"Great guide/owner, knowledgeable, patient. Wonderful views of the harbor. We did the 2 hr tour which included the fort overlooking the harbor and Auckland. Tour office is in the harbor terminal. Cover a lot of ground with less effort."
"The art walk was an interesting group of New Zealand artists. It was quite a bit of walking and some uphill however the tour guide really went out of her way to accommodate since it was more walking than we expected( 2 of us were over 80 years old). She obtained her boss' car, which we did not expect, and took us between some of the places and also to 3 artist's homes. We had lunch( the guide had purchased sandwiches earlier) at the third home. All in all it was a great day. We did tip, which is not necessary,because of the auto which was not part of the deal. Even then she said it was not necessary but we insisted ! EXCELLENT DAY !!!!!!"..."
"The art walk was an interesting group of New Zealand artists. It was quite a bit of walking and some uphill however the tour guide really went out of her way to accommodate since it was more walking than we expected( 2 of us were over 80 years old). She obtained her boss' car, which we did not expect, and took us between some of the places and also to 3 artist's homes. We had lunch( the guide had purchased sandwiches earlier) at the third home. All in all it was a great day. We did tip, which is not necessary,because of the auto which was not part of the deal. Even then she said it was not necessary but we insisted ! EXCELLENT DAY !!!!!!"