Guided tour

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

4.9 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: Ananda Tours

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Activity provider: Ananda Tours

From US$ 135.64 per person

Make your own way to Waiheke Island to discover local produce and wines from top boutique vineyards on a fully-guided food and wine tour.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit three boutique vineyards and an award winning olive oil mill
  • Taste fresh Waiheke oysters
  • Enjoy a vineyard platter lunch overlooking the vines
  • Learn about the history of Waiheke Island
  • See some of Waiheke's scenic highlights and beaches
Full description

Discover the flavors of Waiheke Island on a fully-guided, gourmet food and wine tour. Journey by ferry or helicopter from Auckland over to Matiatia Wharf on the island where your guide will meet you. 

Your guide will provide entertaining and informative commentary throughout the day about the various delicacies you will taste.

Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil, and other locally-produced specialty foods. Delight in a platter lunch, consisting of a selection of cold meats, seafood, breads, and dips, at one of the island's top vineyard restaurants.

Savor wines from some of the island’s top boutique vineyards, and visit an award-winning olive oil mill and two vineyards. 

Each vineyard offers a range of gourmet tastings to accompany their wines. 

Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread, or artisan cheeses. 

On Saturdays, your tour may also include a visit to the Waiheke Market. The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 3:00 PM ferry for a 3:45 arrival in Auckland. 

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Matiatia Wharf or Waiheke Island accommodation
  • Transport on the island
  • A local guide providing live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Vineyard platter lunch (cold)
  • Ferry ticket to Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland, which will have you to the wharf by 9:45 AM. Your guide will meet you on arrival with a signboard.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Participants must be 18 years or older to join this tour and must bring appropriate photo identification with them on the day
  • The tour departs from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 9:45 AM. You will need to catch the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland (at your own cost) and a guide with a signboard will meet you on arrival
  • Dietary requirements are catered for including vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free (meals are not suitable for vegans)
  • If you are staying on Waiheke and would like to arrange an accommodation pick up, please call the local operator after booking to arrange a pick-up time
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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As Aucklanders we have visited Waiheke a few times but it was really nice to do do something there we hadn't done before. The local knowledge and they great diversity of the wineries we visited was lovely. We like that the tour also included a lunch. The length the tour mean that we go tot know the other tour members over the day and we all had enjoyable time together.

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July 1, 2022

Great tour, great tasting, and overall great experience. We got to hear a little bit from our tour guide (Bil) not just sharing his tips and tricks to wine tasting but also about the history of Waiheke, the culture, and do a quick drive by of rooster corner. The platter lunch was delicious and we had great conversations with our group. Tour could’ve been slightly longer as we did feel rushed after each decision if we wanted to buy anything.

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June 27, 2022

We booked the tour and thought we would meet other travellers, but ended up just been the two of us. What a great experience. We received the best service. We were met by Nico with a BMW and 1:1 service. Great personalised tour with both Ananda tours and the wineries - especially Kennedy Point (Nicky) and Awaroa (Lyn). They gave great service, very knowledgeable and lots of tips. It was well worth the money spent and we had a great time. Lots of food and wine. All wines were matched with nibbles. A great morning/afternoon.

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February 8, 2022

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