Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Matakana Food and Wine Tour

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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Matakana Food and Wine Tour information and booking

from
$240
Duration
7 hours
Departs from
Global Culture, 164 Quay Street, Auckland
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
Time of departure
9:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

When your ship is docked in Auckland, discover the Matakana Coast, located less than an hour's drive away. This 7-hour shore excursion takes you to the premier destination on New Zealand's North Island for food, wine, arts and crafts. Visit Puhoi Honey Centre, a hand-made chocolate factory and admire the outdoor gallery at Brick Bay Sculpture Park.

While your ship is in port in Auckland, take the opportunity to visit the Matakana Coast, the premier destination on New Zealand's North Island for food, wine and arts and crafts.Start your small-group tour with a visit to the family-run Honey Centre. See New Zealand’s largest display of live bees at work making delicious honeys that you can taste, as well as mead (honey wine) and fruit wine. At a local winery, listen as your guide points out the complex aromas, flavors and textures of award-winning varietals.Visit the Brick Bay Sculpture Park an outdoor sculpture gallery set among towering native trees, large majestic palms and green pastures. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch in the unique Glass House building overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard.Next, visit Chocolate Brown and indulge in a tasting of delectable, handmade chocolates. Finally, if time allows, visit Parry Kauri Park and view some spectacular Kauri trees.Please note: Winery tours and lunch venue are subject to change due to seasonality.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.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Wine and chocolate tastings
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
  • Cruise port pick up and drop off at global culture store, 164 quay street

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)