Waiheke Island

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

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The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

From US$145.68

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


Take an in-depth tour of the wine-growing region on Waiheke Island with a guide on this full-day excursion. You'll learn about what makes the vineyards so successful and the characteristics of the local wine through guided commentary and visits to three top vineyards. With round-trip transportation provided, you can take full advantage of the tastings without worrying about who will drive.
  • Wine tastings at each vineyard included
  • In-depth wine-related commentary from your guide
  • Transportation via comfortable minivan
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Scenic tour including scenic look-outs and beaches
  • Lunch - Cost of a one course lunch + a local beverage is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Ferry tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Auckland 1081, New Zealand

    Please catch the 10am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland. Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If staying on the Island please meet our guide at Matiatia Wharf at 10.30am

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ananda Tours

Admission Ticket Free

Mudbrick Vineyard

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kennedy Point Vineyard

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Obsidian Vineyard

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Three Seven Two

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Tours may be cancelled if ferries are not running due to exteme weather. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Venues are all subject to availability and the itinerary is subject to change.
  • 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.

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Michale was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the land and wineries we visited. Great lunch provided and amazing wines tasted. Highly recommend.


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Waiheke Island Wine Tour
Tyler_A, Aug 2023
Michale was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the land and wineries we visited. Great lunch provided and amazing wines tasted. Highly recommend.
Excellent Wine and Tour!
Christopher_A, Jun 2023
Our guide was Steve, who was a fantastic representative and very knowledgeable of wine and the island. There were four in our group, though we didn't initially know the other two on the trip. We found them to be wonderful travel companions, and wine tasting isn't a tough way to forge new friendships! The wines were quite good, with our favorite stop being Goldie. We traveled in the off season (June, so late autumn for New Zealand). It wasn't crowded though we see the allure of being on the island when it's warmer. The entire process was easy, the staff (Steve) was a great guide whose company we also enjoyed, and we look forward to returning!
Amazing wine tour !
Nathaniel_Z, May 2023
One of the best wine tours I’ve been on. We tasted a total of 12 wines (four at each winery), 13 if you include the wine with lunch. We were fairly lucky with the weather, we got some sun when we were out and about but one could easily do this tour on a rainy day. Do keep in mind you have to take the ferry to Waiheke island and that can be choppy depending on weather. The lunch was really good and included in the price too! We went to Three Seven Two, a nice restaurant right on the bay.
Excellent value and amazing time.
John_M, May 2023
Great experience and tour with Deb. Really lovely, informative and great personality. The vineyard choices were great too. Lunch was amazing!! Would definitely recommend this tour.
Two out of three ain’t bad
Shelley_B, May 2023
Location was amazing, great views and great scenery on the island! Wines were exceptional, really enjoyed two of the wineries, the last one wasn’t as good, the host left us waiting forever in between wines. Had a good bus driver and the lunch was very good!
Waiheke Wine Tour
roger_k, Apr 2023
Very knowledgeable tour guide and the individual wine experts at the wineries were great. Had an excellent lunch (which was included in the tour cost) overlooking the beach!
Great Day Out
Euan_R, Mar 2023
collected from Ferry Terminal by a very pleasant driver, we had a full little bus which h was good. great tour of the island with stops at 3 wineries and a coastal restaurant for lunch, a most enjoyable day
Interesting tour
sueccw, Feb 2023
Great first wine tasting, person very informative about how to taste and about each wine, other 2 tastings at different wineries were ok Lunch was fantastic, plentiful and tasty Our tour guide was ok but could have provided far more information rather than trying to be funny!!!! telling us what mistakes made!!!
First Class.
James_H, Dec 2022
This tour was exceptional. First class all the way. The wineries we visited had great views and knowledgeable staff. Nice tasting portions and variety. Lunch was in a nice place with great food. Our guide, Deb, was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour. We were a family of five adults on a leisure vacation.
Fun tour making new friends
Elizabeth_B, Dec 2022
Jude was a great guide. We got a bit of a rush tour due to ferry cancellations and lots of holiday traffic. But the tour is well done. Lunch was lovely near the coastal beach. Wines were fabulous and we really enjoyed Mudbrick where the wine host was superb.
A Gorgeous Day All Round
Lauren_M, Nov 2022
Stunning place to visit. Our guide was just lovely. The whole thing was easy going & relaxed, just what I needed. Met some characters & just had the best time. Will defenitly be back for another tour.
Perfect execution
Daren_W, Nov 2022
Jo was an amazing host with fantastic knowledge of the local area. From the personalized greeting on arrival off the ferry, 3 quite different boutique winery tastings that weren’t rushed, and a nice relaxing lunch, the trip was timed perfectly.
Beautiful day enjoying excellent company and wine
Lindsey_H, Nov 2022
Simon our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and he made the whole trip a fun experience. The other people on our tour made the whole day excellent. We all got on very well and had a great time together.
Beautiful Waiheke Island
Debbie_S, Oct 2022
Fantastic day trip. Simon our guide was very knowledgeable about the Island. The 3 wineries we visited were wonderful and the restaurant we had lunch in was exceptional. A perfect day and thank you Simon for showing us beautiful Waiheke Island. Highly recommended.
Great way to introduce Waiheke to friends
Shaun_D, Jul 2022
Jude (our driver and host) was good fun and engaged well. The lunch at 372 in Onetangi was great and the atmosphere was really good. The wineries were a great way to see the Island.
Must-do while in Auckland
Mark_Y, Jun 2022
Great service, guide was there to meet us at the ferry landing, talked about the local stories, took us past stunning outlooks, and of course, we had great wine and also a nice experience meeting others during this outing.
Idyllic Waiheke
Paul_B, Feb 2020
Great experience in a beautiful setting. David was an outstanding guide and a genuinely nice person. A+++
Wine tasting
Robert_W, Jan 2020
We were met (with a name sign) at the ferry dock and transported in a very comfortable van to three wineries. Each had its own unique style and product. At the conclusion of the tastings, we were treated to a very nice lunch. Following lunch we were returned to the ferry dock for the return trip. A very enjoyable tour and the driver/guide was informative and congenial.
Lovely Day Out
Jennifer S, Jun 2019
Very well organised, Steve was a great tour guide and made the experience very enjoyable. Visited 3 great vineyards and the food at the restaurant was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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