Guided tour

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Activity provider: Ananda Tours

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Activity provider: Ananda Tours
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From US$ 149.32 per person

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Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil, and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the island’s top boutique vineyards.

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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 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. 

The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 3:00 PM ferry for a 3:45 arrival in Auckland. If you wish to stay and enjoy the island longer, let your guide know on the day of the tour and they can drop you off in Oneroa Village. 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Matiatia Wharf
  • Transport on the island
  • A local guide providing live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Vineyard platter lunch (cold)
  • Ferry tickets to and from Waiheke Island
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island. If you are staying in Aukland, you will need to take the 9 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. If you are staying on the island, you can meet your guide at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal at 9:45 AM. Your guide will be wearing an Ananda Tours jacket.

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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, please meet the guide at Matiatia Wharf at 9:45 a.m.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

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

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The hosts were super nice and accommodating! The best tour and service you will find! Due to long lines at the ferry terminal, we missed our 9am ferry to Waiheke. Highly recommend you leave at least 40 mins for peak season! The host was super understanding and sent a driver to pick us up for the next one. Due to the delay, we missed the first winery but the host took us to another one at the end to make up for it. This was VERY kind and the hosts were just amazing. Another thing, one of my friends got sick and couldn’t make the tour anymore and the company was very good about refunding her portion. Highly recommend this tour! The wineries were great and food was really good! We had 2 vegetarians in the group and they easily accommodated for us!

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December 28, 2022

Our guide Simon [from ASANA Tours] was excellent. Clear voice, well-spoken, friendly and knowledgeable. Toured four wine estates [Kennedy Point, Batch, Awaroa and Stony Ridge]. Each had their wine makers address us and we enjoyed our wine tasting paired with different food selections at the first three culminating with an excellent substantial lunch platter for two at Stony Ridge Each estate had their speciality based on climate, soil and temperature variations; and each wine-maker was passionate about the wine industry on Waiheke Island, but especially about the "uniqueness" of their own estate The good weather added to a wonderful outing, which I would thoroughly recommend

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January 4, 2023

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

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