The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Auckland

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Waiheke Island has become known as New Zealand's 'Island of Wine' home to a dedicated group of award-winning winegrowers. Travel in a comfortable minibus to three or more of the top vineyards on the island for wine tasting, and enjoy a commentated scenic tour of Waiheke from one of our experienced guides, all of whom are locals with extensive knowledge of the island, its people and its produce.
Ananda, Sanskirt meaning ‘bliss, pleasure and happiness’, provide personalised inspirational tours highlighting the very best of Waiheke.  Our close relationships with local providers and highly-knowledgeable local guides ensure that visitors to the island have a memorable and enjoyable experience. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is world-renowned for its wines. Visit three of the Island's fine vineyards with one of our local guides, all of whom have completed a Bob Campbell Diploma course and are wine enthusiasts themselves. Vineyards will be chosen according to seasonal availability. Your guide will pick you up from the Fullers ferry ex-Auckland, or, if you are staying on the Island, from your accommodation (please contact us for a pick up time) On the way, stunning scenery is around every corner, and you will be entertained by your guide’s commentary on the history, geography, culture, people and produce of Waiheke. The tour includes a two-hour lunch stop at a village or beachside café, or, for a memorable gourmet experience, at one of our top vineyard restaurants. Lunch is at your own expense on the day. If you have somewhere inparticular in mind, please let us know at the time of booking, otherwise we will book you into one of our favorites.  After lunch you will be be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tastings
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • Waiheke Acommodation Pick-up and Drop off
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of lunch is included from the 1st July 2019. Prior to this date lunch is at your own expense.

What’s not included

  • Lunch (up until the 30th June 2019. After this date lunch is included in the price).
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Ferry tickets