Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland
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Stop At: Stonyridge Vineyard, 80 Onetangi Road, Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island New Zealand
Nestled in a beautiful valley of olive trees and vines, Stonyridge is one of the most romantic and exotic venues in the greater Auckland area. Known for their Cabernet blends, Stonyridge also has a wonderful cafe menu, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Stop At: Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
The tour includes return ferry fare from Downtown Auckland, as well as all coach transfers on Waiheke Island. Your local tour driver will meet the ferry at Matiatia Wharf, sharing the island's unique story on the scenic drive.
Stop At: Rangihoua Estate, 1 Gordons Road Rocky Bay, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
Sample a range of premium, internationally-awarded Extra Virgin Olive Oil surrounded by olive groves and native
New Zealand Forest. Rangihoua also hosts The Hay Paddock Cellar Door, with wine tastings to complement the EVOO.
Stop At: Mudbrick Vineyard, Church Bay Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island New Zealand
Learn about Mudbrick's varietals during a special cellar door tasting. Relax on the terrace or wander the garden, enjoying sweeping sea views all the way to Auckland City.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Wine tastings at three vineyards
- Olive tasting
- All-day Waiheke Island bus pass
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wineries featured are subject to change without notice
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Please Note: You must report to the Fullers Ticket Office, Pier 1 or 2, 99 Quay Street, Auckland City at least 30-minutes prior to departure time.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
Our guide on Waiheke was wonderful. Very knowledgeable. The Wineries were great. Olive oil place too. Super day.
It was raining throughout but our guide managed to help us make the best out of the tour. He was patient and nice. The vineyard hosts were extremely welcoming and did a great job for the wine tasting.
The tour takes the whole day: you must arrive at 10:30 at the wharf and you return at 17:40 if you choose to not stay for the sunset. The vineyards are nice. Lunch is a big disappointment (one 10cm quiche per person, and some leafy salad shared among everyone at the table). All tours culminate in this one so you don't have much of a choice. Still a fun day out.
The wineries visited all provided excellent explanations of their wine production methods. However, seeing as this a strong red wine production area I was a little disappointed the tastings didn't give the option of choosing a tasting that fit the individual preferences. Otherwise the tour was great. Throwing the olive oil tasting made it even better.
This was the last excursion of a 21 day trip. We were a bit tired but had a wonderful tour. Started with a 40 min ferry ride and then a delicious lunch at the first vineyard. We had quick visits to 2 more wineries and also tasted olive oil. Beautiful vistas around the island as well. Then another ferry ride home. A great way to end our trip.
No other word describes our day. I expected a small group but it was just my friend, me and John, our guide. He was friendly, fun and very knowledgeable about his country and wine. We were treated like royalty. It just doesn’t get better. From pick up to drop off it was fantastic. We experienced a good variety of wine. Saw some epic sites and had an overall splendid day. You can’t go wrong taking this tour. I would go again.Thanks, John, for a wonderful day!
Great atmosphere with staff very friendly and informative at the wineries and olive tasting. Timing at each location was sufficient although you can never have too long when drinking good wine at beautiful venues! Delicious lunch too. Bus driver/guide was helpful, organized and obviously enjoyed sharing the location and highlights along the way. Had some good advice from the ticket salesperson at the ferry terminal to catch an earlier ferry than the one stated on the tour ticket which we did. This allowed a little time to look around and relax before starting as well as ensuring we made it onto the island as the 11am ferry was quite full. (Especially if there are cruise ships in port at the time) Also be aware that the online ticket needed to be exchanged for ferry/tour tickets at the booth before getting into the ferry queue.
We had a very intersting and enjoyable day..the guide was brill...loved the 3 vineyards we visited and the beautiful scenery on Waihete, the only negative was that I felt the bus was really full and a little bit stuffy