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Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

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From US$162.47

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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
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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

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 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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Traveler Tips


Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes- especially if you plan on walking back to the ferry from the village.
Reviews
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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.
A Great Experience
Sarah_D, Nov 2022
Simon was our tour guide, and he was honestly the best. He gave the perfect amount of information about the island mixed in with a joke or two. I went as a solo traveler, and quickly made friends with the other people on the tour with me! Half of us even went to go get ice cream together after the tour.
The island was so...
Tammy_J, Nov 2022
The island was so beautiful! The food and wine were excellent! Simon did a fantastic job! Always made sure we were good
Fabulous Day
SteveBolton, Nov 2022
Simon was our driver. He was on time for our pick up. Super knowledgeable about the area and friendly. The wineries were great, the people we met were fabulous. Just an excellent experience.
Excellent mix of Vineyards, delicious food and scenic views.
Amber_R, Nov 2022
Our Guide Simon was very knowledgeable and lots of fun! All of the food pairings were perfect and the staff at each Vineyard were so warm and welcoming! It was a lovely experience all around.
Fun Times
Robert_J, Oct 2022
A great day with new friends. Phil was a great guide, All of the tastings were wonderful. Definitely worth the money.
Relaxing Outing
Victoria_V, Oct 2022
Fresh oysters were so tasty. Food and wine pairing were enlightening. Several white wines and a few reds.
An interesting day.
Jill_M, Oct 2022
Our guide Simon was very good, giving lots of information. We enjoyed the group we travelled with and the wineries were interesting. However we thought the lunch was very ordinary considering the price of the trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Jill, Sorry you were disappointed with the lunch. Most people love it so we will be following up with the vineyard for sure. Our policy is if you are not a 100% happy with the tour we will do whatever it takes to make it right for you. Please email us at info@ananda.co.nz and we can come to an arrangement with you. Our apologies again for a disappointing lunch. Regards Jenny McDonald Owner Ananda Tours
The best
ligia_b, Sept 2022
Awesome tour driver and wineries selected. I feel ananda does overall a great job in accommodating and organizing the flow of our day there. Well thought out and great information throughout the tour. When I come back I definitely don’t want to try another company I’ll do it again with my friends or boyfriend!
Perfect day trip to Waiheke
brookssports, Apr 2022
A perfect get away treat, even if it was just for a day and only a 40min ferry ride from Auckland. A small group of 10 strangers and a delightful guide, we experienced food pairing with wine at 4 wineries. I'm not a big fan of wine but the tour was informative, I found I liked a type of wine I had previously written off and reinforced I don't like dry wines. All our hosts made us feel welcome. Our lunch platter at Stoneyridge finished the day of perfectly. I highly recommend the tour. On my way to the ferry I was mentally going through who I could entice to share this experience with me next time.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi, Thank you! Share away, let us know if you come back again and we would be happy to share new places with you or visit your favorites from this experience. If we know what kind of wine you prefer prior to arriving we will always do our best to match you up with the best vineyards to suit your taste.
Fantastic day really enjoyed the experience.
Julie_R, Apr 2022
The day was a fantastic, with friendly staff and a great tour guide. Wine and food where excellent and a great way to experience the wine.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Julie, Thank you we are glad you had a great day!
Perfect day on Waiheke touring wineries
Edward_M, Apr 2022
We had a wonderful day, Bil was an excellent tour guide. Highlight for us was Kennedy Point with Nicky, amazing winery and the oysters were delicious. Batch, Awaroa and Wild Estate were great too. The light good pairing at Batch were excellent and the lunch at Wild really hit the spot. Thanks for a great day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Edward, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to review the tour, we really appreciate it. Glad you had a great day!
Great day
Apii_E, May 2021
Awesome time on the tour and what better way than to have the brains of the operation Jenny who was our tour guide. We enjoyed our time on the tour and would recommend it high to anyone who is looking at a great waiheke island wine tour experience.
Give it a go!!
Vicki_W, Apr 2021
Had a lovely group of people who made the tour enjoyable. We found our guide - Lance very entertaining and a great sense of humor. In summary - great day, great location, great experience
Highly recommend
Mark_G, Mar 2021
What a wonderful day. Jenny looked after us superbly. Very informative and all the places we visited were excellent and looked after us well. The food and wine experience was exceptional. Would highly recommend.