Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAuckland, New Zealand

From US$151.89

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge in the succulent tastes of Waiheke Island on a 5.5-hour food and wine tour. An informative guide picks you up from your island accommodation or the wharf — if you’ve taken the ferry from Auckland — and takes you to boutique wineries. Taste wine accompanied by locally produced specialties such as award-winning olive oil, fresh-shucked oysters and artisan cheese. Then settle in for a platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant. If you like, stay longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at boutique vineyards
  • Sample Waiheke oysters, artisan cheese and olive oil
  • Hear live commentary from a knowledgeable guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke hotels or wharf included

Sample Menu

Main

Vineyard Platter Lunch*

Selection of imported cured meats, local cheese, smoked fish pate, prawns, salmon, pickled vegetables, olives, lemon, dips, crostini, breads.

What's Included

  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Snacks (Waiheke oysters - subject to availability and Cheese at one of the vineyards)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards and olive oil tasting
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Small group tour (shared with others) Minimum 2 people - Maximum 18 pax people
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Auckland 1081, New Zealand

    Please catch the 9am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland. Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. Please contact Ananda Tours to arrange a Waiheke Island accommodation pick up +6493727530 at least 48 hrs prior.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kennedy Point Vineyard

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Batch Winery

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Rangihoua Estate

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Stonyridge Vineyard

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Any dietaries must be notified at least 24 hours prior to tour start time
  • Specific venues subject to availability - itinerary subject to change without notification.
  • Oysters have seasonal availability and are sometimes unavailable if there has been heavy rain, as they are unable to harvest.
  • Our vehicles unfortunatly do not have luggage space for mobility scooters or wheelchairs.
  • Not recommended for Vegans
  • Not sutable for severe nut allergy. For any anaphylactic allergies an Epipen must be carried.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Linda_K
We very much enjoyed the Full Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour. Driving around the island was very pleasant. The host, wineries and olive oil tour were wonderful. Enjoyed the wine and food each winery provided. Steve was an excellent guide. Very professional, extremely informative and accommodating with a wonderful sense of humor. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Excellent
Donna_D, May 2023
Glenn was an awesome driver/host and made the experience personal. Great experience and would highly recommend.
Amazing Day in Waiheke!
Danielle_R, Mar 2023
Amazing wine tour! Absolutely worth the price, included great samples of wine with accompaniments. Delicious lunch platter, cheese, oyster and olive oil tastings! Our organizer, Jo, was absolutely wonderful and made the day such a fun experience! Would go again!
Lovely day out
Colleen_M, Mar 2023
Lovely day out on Waiheke Island. Beautiful scenery, all the vineyards we went to had beautiful views of the island . We had plenty of tastings and sampled a lot of delicious cheeses, oils and olives. Goldie’s winery we shared a nice platter. Would recommend
Boutique Wine Tour
Sherri_F, Mar 2023
Fabulous boutique wines paired with lovely charcuterie! Two of the four wineries were organically certified. Small group worked perfectly.
Wine food and fun
Molly_R, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Debbie! Very knowledgeable and prompt. The wine was wonderful but nothing compared to the views! Would recommend!
Great wines, food and settings
Mark_B, Feb 2023
We had a great time. Went to 3 wineries that were really really good. They paired excellent foods with the wines and one had a terrific meat and cheese tray. Also went to an olive oil factory. The wineries were in beautiful settings.
Amazing Afternoon
Paige_C, Feb 2023
Ananda Tours was amazing and so accommodating! Our flight to Auckland was cancelled the night before our tour so we had to miss our original tour, but Ananda Tours was extremely responsive and let us reschedule to the following day. We lucked out with amazing weather, but the vineyards they took us too would have been fabulous regardless of the weather - such good wine and such good vibes! Can’t wait to come back and do another tour with them ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wonderful and Delicious Experience
Aron_E, Feb 2023
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Despite the cool and rainy weather, we were fortunate to have a very small tour group and an amazing and knowledgeable guide for the day - Steve. He provided us with interesting details about the island and each of the wineries we visited, and seemed to know everyone on the island. All of the wineries we went to were fantastic; the hosts at each talked us through the wines and the food pairings, and directed the tastings as they got to know us. The platters at the final vineyard (Stonyridge) were delicious. 12/10 would definitely return.
Best tour guide
James_R, Feb 2023
Michael was a great tour guide! Everyone at the various vineyards were very nice and informative. The lunch was delicious.
The tour guide operator...
Terry_L, Feb 2023
The tour guide operator was fantastic and the island is beautiful. I found the gourmet food to be lacking and the lunch was more appetizer then lunch.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
I'm sorry there were no oysters available for your tour recently. They are not available after heavy rainfall as they are filter feeders and for health reasons, they cannot be harvested for about a week. That's why we say oysters when available. I think your lunch was at the well-known Stonyridge, where generally we get good feedback with plenty of food. Not so in your case Im sorry, so we shall give you a total refund tour through your booking agency
Waiheke Wonderland.
Rod_R, Feb 2023
The whole experience was enjoyable. The wine, the food, the scenery and the guide Andrew. The olive grove interlude was especially informative.
A most excellent wine tour
Colin_R, Feb 2023
The Kennedy Point winery had some excellent and unique wines. and the olive oil tasting was really interesting. Our Food platter exceptional.
Amazing food, wine, and views.
Crystal_H, Feb 2023
What a great tour. Easy to book and easy to find once you get off the ferry. The guide was wonderful, with a knack for storytelling and history. The wineries were all wonderful as well, with great food pairings and excellent wine. The views were also stunning. Would highly recommend this tour.
Wine tour was great.
Larry_R, Feb 2023
Michael was informative, entertaining, and interesting. The wineries were also very welcoming and informative, and the lunch was very good.
Full Full Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
Linda_K, Jan 2023
We very much enjoyed the Full Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour. Driving around the island was very pleasant. The host, wineries and olive oil tour were wonderful. Enjoyed the wine and food each winery provided. Steve was an excellent guide. Very professional, extremely informative and accommodating with a wonderful sense of humor. Would highly recommend this tour.
Waiheke Gourmet Wine & Cheese
simonrhodes238, Jan 2023
Fantastic day on this tour! The tour was slightly delayed by a late ferry arrival but Simon our guide was great in keeping the day on track. The Wines & Cheese were awesome & our lunch fantastic. A little rushed at our first stop but then settled into an awesome day with wonderful food & drinks, informative guides at each winery & the opportunity to meet & make new friends. Highly recommend this tour to anyone - Waiheke Island is just stunning.
Great day with Michael!
LINDAK_D, Jan 2023
Excellent tour with three wineries but made best by our wonderful guide and driver Michael who also showed us much of the island including a drive down a popular beach.
Good day
Todd_A, Dec 2022
Scenic landscapes, tour guide Jude’s insight on history of island, and some good wine were the positives. On the negative side, the wine pours are too small on the tour. Need more volume to really test it and get a feel for the character. These were the smallest pours I have ever experienced and it happened at all the wineries. At the last winery, we were served so called lunch, but it was just chacutarie boards. Need more selections and we should be able to get a glass of wine with lunch without having to go to the bar and order it ourselves.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Todd, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Although disappointing I feel the same way myself about small pours! You just can't get the full experience of the wine. A standard tasting pour in NZ is 30ml. Surprised about the platter lunch at Stonyridge as we generally get very positive feedback about their platters, most comments being that there was too much food. However, I think your point is about choice and lack of service. I'm sorry that it didn't meet your expectations We are always happy to totally refund you the full price of your tour, as our company policy is a full refund if not 100% happy. Please contact us at info@ananda.co.nz and I will ensure this happens. Jenny
December 2022 Waiheke Wine Tour
Roxane_J, Dec 2022
What an awesome tour, absolutely great day out. Money well spent, on good wine and food. Simon was an excellent tour guide and knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend this Tour.
Really great wine tasting/ pairing
Sharon_G, Dec 2022
The wine was paired fantastically at each location. Each one was different, showing the wonders of the wines of Waiheke Island, just a quick ferry ride from Auckland. It was a fun group. The tour did feel a little rushed for an all day affair. It might be helpful to show the duration since it was 6 hours, not a full day.

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