• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore Auckland and the yacht-filled harbours of the ‘City of Sails’ on this full-day shore excursion, including wine tasting on Waiheke Island. In the morning, an informative guide takes you sightseeing in the city center — including Queen Street and the Tamaki Drive waterfront — followed by a ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf for a relaxing afternoon at three notable vineyards. Port pickup and drop-off are included.


  • City sightseeing and Waiheke Island wineries tour from Auckland
  • See Auckland’s city-center sights and gardens
  • Cross the Harbour Bridge
  • Tour the Tamaki Waterfront and Viaduct Harbour
  • Ride the ferry to Waiheke Island
  • Enjoy wine tastings at three vineyards
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting

Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbor Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting

While your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, enjoy a city sightseeing tour followed by wine tasting on Waiheke Island. Start your full-day shore excursion with pickup at the port, then be whisked away to Auckland’s city center where you’ll motor past key landmarks in the ‘City of Sails.’ 
Your guide points out Quay Street, the Harbour Bridge, Queen Street, Auckland University, Auckland Museum, and Dominion Parks and Garden. Discover Auckland’s island-sprinkled harbours — Viaduct Harbour and Waitemata Harbour — surrounded by the cones of dormant volcanoes, and learn of the city’s geographical and cultural features as your guide follows the waterfront route along scenic Tamaki Drive.
After lunch in the Viaduct Harbour area (own expense), it’s time to taste some of New Zealand’s award-winning wines. Ride the local Fullers Ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, a top-notch North Island destination. 
After a 40-minute cruise, your guide meets you at the pier and escorts you to three acclaimed wineries: Mudbrick Vineyard, the Goldie Room on Goldie Vineyard and Te Whau Vineyard. Sample premium wines against a picturesque backdrop of the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Peninsula. 
Upon returning to Auckland’s waterfront by ferry, you’re transferred back to the cruise terminal.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Leslie K United States of ... 

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2018

The city tour was excellant, great commentary. The Waiheke Island wine tour was questionable, the bus air did not work, the driver had the door open for cooling, not very efficient. One of the vinards had a tour which was very good but for people that have trouble walking it was not good. Steep steps and no hand rails. The bus drive left something to be desired also.

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