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Waiheke Island Winery Tour and Lunch - For 2

Waiheke Island, Auckland
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Highlights

  • Informative and fun wine tour
  • Delicious platter lunch of local produce
  • Stunning scenery on Waiheke Island

Experience a Waiheke Lunch and Wine Tour for a gorgeous day out. You'll visit three wineries and sample some of New Zealand's finest wines. Enjoy this indulgent experience, only minutes from Auckland City! Visit scenic vineyards, sample wines and enjoy the natural beauty of Waiheke Island.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Knowledgeable and friendly guide
  • Visits to 2-3 wineries
  • All tastings and entry fees
  • Visit to an olive oil producer
  • Platter style lunch of meats, seafood, bread and dips

A visit to a local olive oil mill is followed by two boutique vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines, such as succulent oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and a small cheese board. Enjoy a commentated scenic tour including local history from your experienced guide.

Be prepared for some awe inspiring scenery as you make your way around the island. Your guide will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the scenery whilst you enjoy a stunning coastal panorama back to Auckland city, down the Hauraki Gulf and out to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Waiheke wineries offer boutique vineyards well known for their production of a Bordeaux style red as well as award winning Chardonnays and Syrahs.

At each picturesque vineyard you will be met by either the owner, winemaker or a knowledgable staff member, who will talk you through the winemaking process and offer you tastings of 2-6 wines. Guests often enjoy a walk through the vineyards and barrel rooms.

At the end of the three hour tour you will get to sit back and enjoy a delightful grazing platter at one of two world renowned vineyard restaurantâ??s, Mudbrick Vineyard or Stonyridge Vineyard. Both venues offer platters which showcase the finest of local produce including Te Matuku bay oysters (when in season), local New Zealand cheeses, meats and seafood. You will then be picked up and transported back in time for the afternoon ferry to Auckland.

You are sure to enjoy an amazing day of superb wine, cuisine and scenery!

On the Day

Session Length

  • You will need to be at the Auckland Ferry Terminal at 8.30am for a 9:00am departure on Fullers ferries. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices on the wharf
  • Your guide will arrive at Waiheke Island at 9.45am and you will be returned to the Matiatia Wharf return ferry at 3:00pm to arrive back in Auckland at 3:35pm. Alternatively we can drop you in the village and you can make your own way back at your leisure
  • This experience operates every day except Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day and is subject to availability

Numbers on the Day

This tour runs with a maximum of 19 people.

Dress Code

It is recommended that you wear casual comfortable clothing, with flat soled shoes for walking through the vineyards.

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Guidelines

  • You must be over 18 to participate in the wine tastings, however younger guests are welcome
  • Vegetarian options are also available, just please notify the supplier when booking
  • You will need to buy your own ferry ticket

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.