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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 at Casita Miro 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, Casita Miro 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 Casita Miro, enjoy the taste of good wine, 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

Miriam V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Love this tour! Nice and funny bus driver, no rush, good organised, delicious lunch under olive trees and very good wines at each of the three vineyards. I would do this tour again!

Sylvia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This is a very fun and fully packed adventure! Lots of good wine was consumed. The views from the wineries were spectacular! Only wish we could have spent a little more time at each winery.

Rose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent way to tour Waiheke and learn about local food and wine. Top marks.

Jacinta M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing to say the least...Our tour guide was a lovely lady also.. The vineyards are amazing .. Cannot recommend this trip enough :

mitchell s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Absolutely fantastic! One of the most beautiful islands in the world!

Leona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was so much fun! Our guide, Jocelyn, was amazing! The 3 vineyards were interesting although you should know that there is a very steep climb at Mudbrick you can stay below but then you miss out on tasting the second wine. Lunch at Stoney Ridge was a nice quiche and allowed some time to get to know some of our fellow tour members. One thing to note before you go - at the ferry get in line where there is a flag for tour groups rather than the general boarding line.

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We had such a wonderful day on Waiheke Island. Our guide was exceptional, the island is lovely, the wine tasting so much fun and delicious. This is a must do when you are in Auckland..

Chelsea B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The beautiful scenery of Waiheke island was definitely a highlight!! The tour was run very well, with an informative local guide/bus driver. The wineries that we stopped at had stunning surroundings and great wine. The ease of not having to research where to go or having to select a designated driver makes the tour well worth it!

Sheldeen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Educational, delicious and varied in the type of vineyards. A wonderful tour.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What at wonderful trip. Scenery amazing, wineries and lunch beautiful, and bus driver fantastic. A good time was had by all and I would say this is a not to be missed trip when visiting Auckland and surrounds. This trip was certainly the highlight of our time in the North Island of New Zealand.

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