Waiheke Island

Full-Day Tour of Waiheke Island with Wine Tastings

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Full Day Tour of Waiheke Island including Wine Tasting

From US$141.23

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore pretty Waiheke Island's beaches, vineyards, and rolling scenery on a full-day, small-group tour that includes tastings at three boutique vineyards. You'll get an overview and orientation of the island, stopping for great views and sandy beaches, and learn about local wine production as you sip Waiheke vintages. Group size is limited to six people to ensure personal service, with pickup and drop-off at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal or island hotels.
  • Explore Waiheke Island with a local guide
  • Visit three boutique wineries for tastings
  • See some of the island's pristine beaches
  • Chance to try island products in season
  • Pickup and drop-off at the ferry terminal or island hotels
  • Great relaxing escape from bustling Auckland

What's Included

  • Wine tastings at 3 boutique Waiheke vineyards
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Waiheke Island accommodations only)
  • Lunch
  • Ferry tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

If you are coming from Downtown Auckland, you will need to catch the 10am Fullers ferry to Waiheke Island. Please arrive at the terminal 20 minutes before your ferry departs as ferries fill up quickly (especially during the Summer months) and tickets are sold on a first in line first served basis. Your tour guide will meet you when you arrive at Matiatia Ferry terminal at approximately 10:35am and will be holding a WaiTiki Tours sign. If you are already on Waiheke Island just let us know where you're staying and we'll arrange to pick you up from your accommodation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 18-years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Myself and my partner booked this tour for a weekend away and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just the two of us on the tour so it was very personal. Nicky was accommodating and an entertaining tour guide. We stopped at the local Saturday market in the morning, visited 3 unique vineyards for tastings and stopped at a number of popular spots on the island.


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Amazing day in Waiheke!
Robert_G, Apr 2023
Great tour with a wonderful overview of the island in addition to the three fantastic winery visits. Awesome guide and very personalized attention!
Relaxing & Relatable Wine Tour
Tim_A, Mar 2023
The guide was very good about explaining the history of the island and the background of the winemakers. We took a couple of stops for pictures at the beach and mountainside. The wine tastings were perfect and the weather was beautiful.
View years ago we did a...
Doris_G, Mar 2023
View years ago we did a wine tour with Fullers. We were a small group of people. With the wine tasting they offered some finger food, cheese, bread etc. This time we just could try the wine, a short description, that‘s it. We were disappointed.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Sorry about your experience but I do visit the wineries that most of the other tours companies visit they don’t offer what you received previously unless it was booked for that experience You don’t mention anything about WaiTiki tours as a whole just the wineries which is out of my control Cheers Nicky
Waste of money!! Extremely poor value for money!
Judith_L, Feb 2023
Six people squeezed into a van that really should have only taken 5 adults. Dreadful! Van needed a new tyre and at the start of the tour it was like driving in Noddy's car! Dreadful! We were under the impression we would do some walking around the island instead dumped at three wineries and a short drive around the island! Absolute waste of money and 6 hours of my life! Take the hop on hop off bus and save yourself a bundle!!! Nice tour operator but that's the only thing I could say!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I am very sorry that you didn’t enjoy your day! As the sole owner and operator of WaiTiki tours I have never had to respond to a bad review before I did have a problem with one of my tyres which required a few phone calls during the first wine stop I then did have to leave you at the second stop in order to get the tyre fully replaced (not an easy task on an island of this size big shout out to James from tyres on Tui who dropped everything to get it sorted and have me back on the road in time to pick you up after lunch) I did escort you over to a lovely walk down to the cascades When you book a wine tour and you don’t drink wine it can be problematic to change the tour at the last minute Cheers Nicky
Lovely day!
Debbie_M, Jan 2023
Nikki, (hope I spelled your name correctly), was excellent. She was personable, accommodating and gave us a beautiful tour of the island and wineries. It was all quite breathtaking! We truly enjoyed our day.
Good way to explore Waiheke
Andrew_W, Jan 2023
3 wineries with tastings. Beautiful locations and a good day. Lunch at one of the wineries (at our own expense) was also very good.
A unique wine tasting experience from a small family owned operator.
William_R, Jan 2023
Our first visit to Waiheke Island and once we got to the island it was fantastic. One strong word of caution that is not reflective of this tour but the ferry service to get to the tour. In high season the ferry service is chaotic so get your tickets before you go to get in line. Second get to the line at least an hour ahead of time but I would suggest 75-90 minutes. Based on the ticket agent suggesting we get in line 40 minutes ahead of time we got there 55 minutes early and we missed our 10am ferry. The line was LONG and it is not reserved times. It’s first come first serve. Fortunately the ferry service added a ferry and we left around 1030 otherwise we would have been on the 11 and they even cautioned we might be on the 12. With that said the tour operator was fantastic. They are a small family owned operation and are good at what they do. We called and they adjusted the pickup twice to fit the situation. This made a frustrating situation bearable and ensured we got the full tour in without feeling rushed. Thanks much for being so flexible. They picked three fabulous wineries but Stony Ridge and Thomas were really outstanding. Bought a lot of wine. Also had lunch at Thomas. The island is beautiful and we might consider staying on the island next time for a different experience. Ferry ride home had no drama. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a nice day tasting good wine in a relaxed environment.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for the review Hopefully fullers ferry service gets better Cheers Nicky
Wonderful way to see Waiheke!
Maura_L, Dec 2022
We had a wonderful time on our tour! It was so well done and thoughtful with amazing stops to see beautiful wineries and knowledgable soms! The views were absolutely breathtaking - especially our Lunch at Batch wineries! Highly recommend this small, intimate and fun tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks Maura
A must do on Waiheke
Bradley_P, Dec 2022
This is definitely a must do for people staying in Auckland and want to see the island of Waiheke in a day! Our tour guide was very lovely and full of information from start to finish, Nicki had lots of recommendations for things to do and see and was a joy to talk to during the tour. We were taken to three distinct wineries that all had something to offer for a wine lover. We only had so much time in Auckland so it was nice to be able to see everything Waiheke had to offer in a day, would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit the island!
Very nice tour seeing the...
Christine_A, Nov 2022
Very nice tour seeing the beaches and the wineries. We had a great lunch at a winery which was on our own.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for the review it was a good day as it always is on Waiheke small tours are always the best Cheers Nicky
Touring Waiheke Island Wineries
Cheryl_R, Nov 2022
A very enjoyable day touring three wineries with personal attention. We were able to see much of the island’s beauty and enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a beautiful setting. Thank you to Nicky for everything.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much Cheryl I hope you enjoy the Cable bay Viognier Cheers Nicky WaiTiki tours
Summer_M, Aug 2022
Nikki was very accommodating and informative throughout the tour. We were able to wine taste at a variety of wineries and see beautiful views of Waiheke.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks so much Summer it was lovely to meet you and Junior
Waiheke Wine Tour
James_F, Apr 2022
Myself and my partner booked this tour for a weekend away and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just the two of us on the tour so it was very personal. Nicky was accommodating and an entertaining tour guide. We stopped at the local Saturday market in the morning, visited 3 unique vineyards for tastings and stopped at a number of popular spots on the island.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the lovely review I love showing off Waiheke and tasting great wine tour is the icing on the cake!!
Enjoyed the chance to see...
Matthew_F, Apr 2022
Enjoyed the chance to see a little more of the island than on the typical big tour. A great way to spend a day away from the little one.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks for the review had a great day out with you both Cheers Nicky
It Was all very...
Lynn_B, Mar 2021
It Was all very informative and our guide knew a lot about the island and enjoyed going to a boutique the batch winery.
Response from Host, Mar 2021
Thank you Lynn I had a great day and it was nice meeting you both Cheers Nicky
The best tour of Waiheke
Janel_R, Mar 2020
Had such a great day in Waiheke with Nicky! Very thorough instructions regarding the Ferry and where to find her. Nicky was very knowledgeable on the island and the sweetest person. We made several stops at local beaches, three lovely boutique wineries, and even had some time to shop a bit. We were a group of four and had the tour all to ourselves as the maximum number is six. I chose this tour after reading the reviews of others. I don’t like to be shuttled around in large tourist groups. The best way to see the island in my opinion. Couldn’t recommend more.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thanks Janel I had a great day out as well Cheers Nicky
Nice introduction to the island
Leon_D, Jan 2020
Nikki gave us a great trip around the island. Winery selections were outstanding. Low key pleasant drive according to desires. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks for the review Leon I had a great day out with you Cheers Nicky
Amazing trip
dmt06d, Nov 2019
Overall the tour was really well done. The guide knows a lot about the island and took a couple of extra stops where I did not see a lot of other tour groups. We went to the local market and were allowed to shop, we also stopped on a popular lookout and drove down to the beach. The wineries were very friendly with our guide and the tour. The only issue we had was that the van broke down at our first location. This forced the group to split up and go into two separate cars as her husband was able to bring a car down to us and one of the workers at the winery let our guide borrow her car! The guide then bought us a bottle of wine for the table and also was willing to drop us off at individual locations as opposed to taking us back to the ferry. Overall great experience!
Great Tour!
Paul_H, May 2019
Very knowledgeable tour guide, she knew everything about the island and we all had a great time; very tasty wines too!
I had an amazing time on this tour...
Maria M, Apr 2017
I had an amazing time on this tour. Nat was a wonderful host and provided a local's guide to Waiheke. She was happy to accept me as sole traveller where other tours required minimum of two people to make a booking. Nat also personalised tour with options along the way. Highly recommend to others!

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