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Sample the bounty of local produce on a 4-hour Waiheke Island wine tour from Auckland. A ferry delivers you to Waikeke, nestled in the Hauraki Gulf, with its ideal micro-climate producing acclaimed artisan wines. A driver-guide accompanies you by coach to Stonyridge Vineyard for wine tasting and lunch, before you visit Rangihoua Estate to sample olive oil. Taste wine and micro-brews at Wild On Waiheke before finishing at Mudbrick Vineyard. Use the included all-day bus pass to explore Waiheke Island further on your own.

Highlights

  • 4-hour food and wine tour of Waiheke Island with round-trip ferry service from Auckland
  • Guided tour and tasting at three of Waiheke Island's vineyards: Stonyridge, Wild on Waiheke and Mudbrick
  • Visit Stonyridge Vineyard for a tour, tasting and lunch
  • Taste olives and award-winning olive oil at Rangihoua Estate
  • Explore Waiheke Island at your leisure with a complimentary all-day bus pass provided to you at the end of your tour
  • Includes round-trip ferry tickets from Auckland

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What You Can Expect

Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

Taste olive oil at Rangihoua Estate

Start your Waiheke Island wine tour from the Auckland Ferry Terminal and board the ferry for a 40-minute crossing over the Hauraki Gulf. Upon arrival in the bucolic setting of Waiheke Island, you’ll discover why the forest- and vineyard-clad isle produces some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artisan wines.

Hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and be greeted by your driver-guide who takes you to the first of several stops: Stonyridge Vineyard, one of Waiheke Island’s first wineries, which specializes in Bordeaux-style red wines.

After a vineyard tour, followed by a wine tasting and light lunch, continue on to the award-winning Rangihoua Estate where you’re treated to a demonstration of harvesting techniques in the olive orchards. Then head to the estate’s tasting room to sample an array of olive oils and learn about their production.

At Wild On Waiheke, taste wine, micro-brewed beers, locally produced olive oils and preserves, then savor magnificent views of Hauraki Gulf from Mudbrick Vineyard as you sample wine amid lush gardens and vineyards.

You have the option to return to the wharf for a late-afternoon ferry ride back to Auckland. Alternatively, use your complimentary All Day Bus Pass if you’d prefer to stay on the island and explore further by public bus, returning at your leisure. Ferries to Auckland run until late in the evening; check the schedule for details.

Customer Reviews

diane-crow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Each of the wineries as well as the olive oil facility were fabulous. The wines were delicious I just wish I could get them in Texas. The staff were generous and accommodating and we had a great time.

Kelly D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great wine, beer, and olive oil and the views are spectacular!

Bill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Delicious

Gregory W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was great, however one could not use the e-ticket feature a paper ticket must be presented
at the time of travel to the island. Fortunately the young lady at the booking counter in Aukland was able to get us tickets. Disaster avoided.

Louis S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a wonderful day. The ferry trip to the island was great and a nice way to see Auckland from the water. The properties we visited were varied and showed off the produce of the island extremely well. The lunch supplied at the first vineyard was very tasty. It was a great day out and we were back in Auckland by 4.45pm after another great ferry ride

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A special city friendly, great hotel and wonderful food. Great side trips

Laura H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyable day. We went to a good mix of vine yards. The tour was just long enough and a really good price. Our tour guide was very good, very relaxed and friendly and knew a lot about the island. I would highly recommend this tour.

mary d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a fantastic tour...absolutely brilliant! The wineries we visited were excellent, the olive oil tasting was quite enjoyable, and the lunch was good as well. Our tour guide, David, was exceptional. He made the tour so much fun and he was extremely friendly and informative. We could not have had a better person leading our tour. Having the tour end at Mudbrick Winery, with those spectacular views...it just capped off the day and tour beautifully. We would recommend this tour to anyone.

jillmjackson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very nice tour, the Island is beautiful, and the wineries were fabulous!

Jeanette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Exceeded our expectations. Great day out, lovely boat trip across Auckland Harbour, Excellent lunch and wines. Our hosts at each winery were infirmative and entertaining. Comfortable coach and good driver to transport us around.
It would have been good to be informed that we had to go to the ticket office to collect our tickets and make your own way across to the island where you are met.

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