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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. This tour is limited to 20 people for a personalized experience with fellow wine lovers.


  • 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
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures personal attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

Wine tasting on Waiheke Island

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


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Interesting and magnificiant landscapes, good wines ;) and an very original birthday cake :D

Mandale S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing! I loved the three wineries we visited and our tour guide was a delight. I would highly recommend this wine tour especially if they would be fortunate enough to have our tour guide. I appreciated that he had vast knowledge of all the wines, wineries and waiheke sights.
Thank you for putting together such an amazing tour


Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Tour was very good.

Erin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Soooooo good!

Cindy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Glenn our tour leader was very personable, chatty and tried to be witty. Our visit to Mudbrick was lead by Tristan who was incredibly knowledgeable on growing the grapes, winemaking and the wines themselves. The views from the winery were spectacular and the wines were very good - the chardonnay was my favorite. Goldies served some wonderful cheeses and good wine. At the last winery Te Whau, the owner explained to us his philosophy of wine growing that is very different from the main stream, he was very passionate. The wines are of the Bordeaux style which are not to my taste, but were good. It was a great way to spend the afternoon on Valentines Day.

Steven T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Beautiful island with tours and tastings at three vineyards---very nice day!

Steven H

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

A really good tour but would have got much more out of this if the guidance from Viator had been a lot better. All it says is be ready 20 minutes prior to departure time pier 2 - 1pm start. What it should have said was go to the Fullers ticket booth on pier 2, swap your voucher for boat/bus and tour tickets then get the 1pm boat to Waiheke. You meet your tour guide and transport on Waiheke Island and not at Auckland Pier 2. We would have got a lot more out of this tour had we known this - good job we asked at the ticket booth or we would have missed the tour - and we wouldn't have been the only ones. We could have caught a much earlier ferry to Waiheke and used the included bus pass to tour the island and town prior to meeting the guide at the ferry terminal. We visited 3 wineries - Mudbrick, Cable Bay and Te Whau Vineyards. Wine was excellent, food/snacks at Cable Bay was nice but in short supply for the number on the tour cheese and crackers. The guide Glen was very knowledgeable with a wry sense of humour. A really pleasant afternoon that could have been a great day out.

Jennifer S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Was a fun tour, guide was great.
Wish there was just 1 more vineyard, but loved the 3 we went to.

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