• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Embark on a Waiheke Island wine tour including a round-trip ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland. You’ll visit three vineyards on the picturesque island with a driver-guide who is knowledgeable about Waiheke’s acclaimed artisan wines. Enjoy tastings at Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay and Te Whau Vineyard, with complimentary light snacks at one venue. Use the included all-day bus pass to explore Waiheke Island further on your own.


  • Wine tour of three vineyards on Waiheke Island with round-trip ferry service from Auckland
  • Enjoy premium wine tastings at Mudbrick Vineyard and enjoy stunning views overlooking Hauraki Gulf
  • Taste 5-star quality wines at Te Whau Vineyard
  • Receive an all-day bus pass to use at your leisure for further exploration of Waiheke Island
  • Includes round-trip ferry tickets from Auckland

What You Can Expect

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

With an ideal micro-climate for producing some of New Zealand’s most celebrated artisan wines, Waiheke Island boats plentiful vineyards among seaside villages and beaches surrounded by lavender fields, family farms and forests. 

After making your way to the Auckland ferry terminal, take in the idyllic views as you cross the Hauraki Gulf on a 40-minute ride to Waiheke Island, located less than 12 miles (19 km) away. On arrival, you’re picked up by coach for a half-day tour of three vineyards. 

Be escorted to Mudbrick Vineyard for your first wine tasting among lovely gardens overlooking the gulf. Cable Bay is your next stop. Savor a selection of their premium estate wines accompanied by light appetizers. Then taste an award-winning selection at Te Whau Vineyard, where you’ll get an overview of winemaking from the experts.

When your wine-tasting tour ends, you can either return to the wharf via your coach for the late-afternoon ferry back to Auckland, or linger on to explore Waiheke further on your own, using your complimentary All Day Bus Pass. Ferries to Auckland run until late in the evening; check the schedule for details.

Customer Reviews

Sarah Lourdes Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loved it! Waiheke is a must-visit. Our guide, Glen, was entertaining.

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

An enjoyable afternoon, nice ferry ride to the island and our driver had lots of information to share. The wineries were all good with some amazing views.

Ralph K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour, but the bus was not air conditioned and the windows would not open. The air outside was cooler than in a hot tin can bus. Bus driver was not what I would call very nice, but maybe it was his kiwi sense of humor. Strange.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour exceeded expectations. The wineries we visited were welcoming and very informative about the wine producing challenges on the island. There are several different micro climates that not only affect how the grapes are grown but also the variety of grapes that are grown in each micro climate. In addition, the ferry ride to the island was very scenic and an additional reason for taking the tour.

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Generous amounts of wine given and some great information re wine making and history of vineyards, very pleasant afternoon.

Dania A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The views and wines were amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

THIS IS A MUST TOUR!! I am SO thankful that I booked this tour--it was the highlight of my Auckland stay. I loved the cutest little island and I would love to go back as soon as possible! All of the wineries were free tastings but my favorite was by far Mudbrick. Even though it rained off and on during the tour, it was a wonderful day as a solo traveler! Highly recommend!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Loved this tour, there where three different wineries each one a little different, just a shame no one wanted to listen to the 3rd ones introduction! Felt for the host, as people can be rude and he did right not to continue with the talk when only a few out of the party wanted to listen.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Excellent tour with beautiful scenery. Tour director, Glenn, very informative and good humour. Wines very good, Mudbrick Wines being the most informative. A very pleasant day.

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour loved waihiki island, tour guide was great, highly recomend.

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