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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered 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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Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
Snacks (Waiheke oysters and Cheese at one of the vineyards)
Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
Local guide
Live commentary on board
Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke accommodation
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
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Matiatia Ferry Terminal , Auckland 1081, New Zealand

Please catch the 9am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard.

Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Please catch the 9am Fullers ferry from Downtown Auckland ( ferry ticket price not included in tour price). Our guide will meet you off this ferry when you arrive on Waiheke Island with a signboard. If you are staying on Waiheke Island we can pick you up from your Island accommodation. Please contact us to make arrangements for this service.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ananda Tours Limited
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour.

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  • "Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes- especially if you plan on walking back to the ferry from the village." See review

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star-5
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.
icon 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.
star-5
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.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Julie, Thank you we are glad you had a great day!
star-5
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.
icon 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!
star-5
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.
star-4
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
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
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.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Sue_G
, Mar 2021
Jo was our excellent Tour Guide and she wowed us with her running commentary as we drove around Waiheke. Her local knowledge was evident as she was able to elaborate on information from each stop. It was so interesting to start with a tour of a world class New Zealand owned and operated olive oil producer. We sampled different flavours and learned about pairing foods with olive oil. Our 3 vineyard tours were amazing and all quite different. Once again, the food pairings were excellent, particularly at Peacock Sky. We would thoroughly recommend this Ananda Tours Gourmet Food and Wine Tour.
star-5
Memorable Day
Campbell_M
, Dec 2020
Our guide and driver Michael provided a thoroughly enjoyable, comprehensive and interesting tour of the island and look after us with care and courtesy, holding umbrellas from the rain which did not detract from the highlights of the day. The food, wine and olive oil tasting experiences more than exceeded our expectations, was well arranged resulting in a busy and event filled day. We would most certainly recommend this tour.
star-5
Oysters, wine, and enhancing our knowledge on how the producers created their fabulous wine and olive oil.
Darren_S
, Nov 2020
The closed borders due to Covid-19 meant we had a tour of just the two of us. This made it very personal which we enjoyed immensely. Michael our guide was great fun, interactive, knowledgable. We loved every minute of it.
star-5
Great experience!
Shannon_B
, Feb 2020
This was a great way to spend the day! I was fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day for this excursion. The ferry ride was easy and our guide met us right at the harbor. David (our host for this trip) was delightful and took wonderful care of us, regaling us with great stories about life on the island. The wineries and olive oil were really good and the food was delicious. I opted to be dropped off at the village (rather than the ferry) for the return, which gave me time to browse the shops, check out the beach and enjoy more of the day. Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes- especially if you plan on walking back to the ferry from the village.
star-5
Great Tour
TROY_P
, Nov 2019
Still talking about this tour 2 weeks later. Great wine, great food, new friends. Of all offer on the island, this was worth the money for the added length and food component. It is a little more expensive, but the lunch we received at the end and the local guided (island native Cam) were worth it. The early start helped with other travel plans. A couple of thoughts to the tour company: for the price the ferry tickets should be included (as is the case with all other tour offerings we saw). I chalked this up to the tour being geared towards people already staying on the island, but the reality of the day was that 80-90% of people on tour came across on the ferry. Also, several of us (5-6) on the tour continued on to a later lunch together and all agreed that there should have been at least one additional winery visited. 3 total over the course of 5+ hours seamed to be not enough.
star-5
Waiheke Island Amazing
Jeffrey_G
, Mar 2019
Our guide Cameron was excellent. Knowledgeable and provided some interesting stories and history about the island. Lunch was outstanding. This tour provides a great overview and fun experience. Highly recommended.
star-5
This is the same review I posted on...
Dyann C
, Jul 2018
This is the same review I posted on Tripadvisor Catching the ferry from Pier 2 in Auckland was easy enough. The pier was short walk from our Airbnb in the Britomart area. Unless you are staying on Waiheke Island, I would recommend you purchase round trip tickets for the ferry from here, that way you dont have to get them from the office at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, seems to be more convenient this way. The ferry ride was perfect since the weather was nice so the boat didnt rock too much, that is great for someone like me who doesnt have their sea legs. I did take something for that before the ferry ride just in case. The tour for us started the minute we left the pier in Auckland as taking in the views of Auckland and approaching Waiheke Island was awesome. As we disembarked the ferry at Matiatia Wharf our tour guide, Simon, met us and a very nice couple from Italy who was part of our tour which brought the total group count to 5, which was pretty nice. Simon was very professional and friendly with a great sense of humor. He pointed out places of interest, mentioned history and interesting facts about the island as we made our way around the area. In between each winery and points of the tour he stopped at scenic areas for us to rest and take in the views, snap some photos and just enjoy ourselves. Our first tour stop was the olive oil farm, a very interesting experience and we got to sample the best olive oil that I have ever tasted it was very fresh and flavorful. We stopped at 3 boutique wineries after that at each one had its own unique flair. I am by no means a wine expert, but the wines we tasted here were the best I have ever had. I never understood the complexities of wine pairings but I have a better understanding of it now. Our lunch was wonderful, there was more than enough to go around, very tasty and very pleasant company the couple from Italy. We left there entirely satisfied. When we left, Simon let us know he could drop us off anywhere between there and the Wharf if we were interested and gave us directions on how to get around, catch a bus or cab to get us where we needed to go. I was not feeling well from an ongoing cold and I had asked him to drop us off at the clinic they call it the surgeons office, he was more than willing to do so and before he left us he made doubly sure that we knew how to get back to the wharf. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested. It was well worth the cost I am surprised that they do not charge more. I am guessing if you convert the USD price to NZD price it would seem to be more. I booked this through Viator and the tour operator is Ananda tours, excellent service and excellent employees. From other reviews I have read, all their tour guides are wonderful, but I believe Simon is the best.
star-5
Lucky that we are only 2ppl as the...
WINGSZE N
, Mar 2018
Lucky that we are only 2ppl as the group, and the guide is so nice and brought us to go the place we wanted, weather was great, wine and food were well arranged...it was really pleasant trip.
star-5
Awesome experience. Our driver was...
Erik S
, Dec 2017
Awesome experience. Our driver was very knowledgeable and enjoyed the food, wine and olive oil.
star-5
This was a great day and such...
Jennifer J A
, Nov 2017
This was a great day and such knowledgeable and interesting people we meet on our trip. The group leader was fantastic and she was passionate about the island and this made it delightful. We got more than we expected and saw the must see sights. Fabulous views and food.
star-4
A fantastic Day. Tour Leader/Drive...
Shaun C
, Apr 2017
A fantastic Day. Tour Leader/Drive Paul was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. First stop was the Olive Oil company which was great, gained a real insight into the making of olive oil. Product was awesome and well worth the visit. Then on to 3 vine yards where we experienced a range of wines matched to food. Great day thank you. Paul thanks for the chocolates you dropped into reception. You really didn't need to but a great touch to end the day.
star-5
We had a wonderful day being...
Wayne_W
, Jan 2017
We had a wonderful day being escorted by our guide David. There were 5 of us Aussies and we had the bus all to ourselves as 2 others didn't turn up.... their loss and our gain was just like a private tour. All the staff at each winery and the Olive Oil establishment were very informative and friendly and took the time to spend with us and explain their processes. The Lunch platter was extraordinary, and the oyster tasting was superb. So glad we picked this tour, well worth the money. Thank you David for your hospitality, patience and expertise, you do your job very well.
star-4
It was a great way to see Waiheke...
Elizabeth D
, Jan 2017
It was a great way to see Waiheke Island. We were rushed just a bit at the Olive Oil tasting and would have liked to learn more more having the wines paired with the food tasting was great. Learned a lot about food with wine. I think Viator could have done a little better job with explaining the Ferry system and what ticket you need for what.
star-5
Fantastic in every aspect. Guide...
PeterR_T
, Jul 2016
Fantastic in every aspect. Guide Niki was great and the wineries were excellent .the lunch was to die for!! Would and have recommend this tour to friends and family. Would definitely do it again.

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