Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland
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Stop At: Te Motu Vineyard, 76 Onetangi Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
Te Motu is known for their rich, complex, Bordeaux-style wines. Nestled in the Onetangi Valley is Te Motu's very own take on rural wine shed, so you can sip amongst the vines in a modern-rustic atmosphere.
Stop At: Fullers 360 Discovery Cruises, 139 Quay Street Fullers360 Information Centre and Ticket Office, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 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: 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.
Stop At: Cable Bay Vineyards, 12 Nick Johnstone Dr, Oneroa, Auckland 1840, New Zealand
This contemporary winery features modern architecture and a sprawling lawn. The cellar door area was designed as the perfect space to learn about the wine-making process, with a window into the working winery below.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Wine tastings at three vineyards
- 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
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
This tour was awesome - starting with the ferry ride over to Waiheke Island. We met our tour guide with ease and were transported to each winery in a comfortable passenger van. We went to 3 wineries and had a fantastic experience at all 3. The scenery was beautiful and the wine was great. While going from place to place, our tour guide gave us great info on all things New Zealand. I highly recommend this tour.
I thought there are many shops and restaurants at the harbour of Weiheke. But there are not. I could not enjoy when I arrive, since I arrive earlier. But visit winery is perfect and super. I could enjoy much.
Excellent wineries, beautiful country side. Relatively short and pleasant ferry ride from Auckland to Waiheke Island. Not so enthusiastic about our guide. Good in front of the large group on the coach, not so much one-on-one. The guide also apparently did not spend much time at the ferry dock on Waiheke Island meeting folks coming from Auckland for the tour. My wife and I had to ask around the ferry terminal to hunt down and find the tour bus, where our guide was comfortably seated.
We loved it! Waiheke is a must-visit. Our guide, Glen, was entertaining.
Great tour, but the bus was not air conditioned and the windows would not open. The air outside was cooler than in a hot tin can bus. Bus driver was not what I would call very nice, but maybe it was his kiwi sense of humor. Strange.
The wineries were great to look at but the wines were not so hot. I found only two wines that were half way decent. The bus around the island was fun and informative. The driver even dropped us off at a beach to go swimming and get dinner and let us know how to catch the local bus back to the ferry terminal. If I had this to do over I would have just caught the ferry over early in the morning and ridden the local bus to some of the wineries.
This tour exceeded expectations. The wineries we visited were welcoming and very informative about the wine producing challenges on the island. There are several different micro climates that not only affect how the grapes are grown but also the variety of grapes that are grown in each micro climate. In addition, the ferry ride to the island was very scenic and an additional reason for taking the tour.