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Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

1. Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Discover the magic of Waiheke with a combined ferry and hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel from Auckland harbor on a ferry and board a double-decker bus to attractions like Oneroa Village, Oneroa Beach, and several local wineries. It’s the most flexible and cost-effective tour option on the island, introducing you to the island’s top spots. Hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 16 convenient stops, which include vineyards, beaches, and restaurants. If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a scenic tour of the island. The buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard, and more. The knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an on-board host, ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary as you travel around and you can get all the local tips and tricks for how best to enjoy Waiheke. The Explorer Hop-on Hop-off departs from each location approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day in summer and every 60 minutes throughout the day in winter.

Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

2. Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

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 , 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 (subject to availability), 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. 

Waiheke Island: Tour with Wine Tastings and Restaurant Lunch

3. Waiheke Island: Tour with Wine Tastings and Restaurant Lunch

Discover the flavors of Waiheke Island, a geographical indication and wine-growing region of New Zealand, on a vineyard tour with lunch included. Get picked up from the Matiatia ferry terminal on Waiheke Island, just 40 minutes away from downtown Auckland by ferry. Catch the 10 AM ferry from Auckland City Downtown to Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island. Meet your tour guide at the dockside and travel through the scenic beauty of the Waiheke vineyards. Relax in a modern vehicle as your guide shares insight into the island’s history and wines. Visit 3 cellar doors on this tour and sample award-winning wines. Learn about the island’s unique conditions and the challenges winemakers must overcome. Finally, tuck into a gourmet lunch at an award-winning restaurant on the white-sand beach in Onetangi, on the north coast of Waiheke Island, with a glass of wine to compliment your meal.

From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Cellar Tour

4. From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Cellar Tour

Let us take you on a journey where soil, climate and vines co-exist in perfect harmony. A perfect day trip for special celebrations, hanging out with friends or just a day to wine down. The Best Cellar Tour, includes wine tastings at three vineyards (10-15 wines tasted), with plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular views whist enjoying a delicious lunch at a vineyard or beach-side restaurant. Our local guides will share quirky island stories and show you some special scenic spots around the island. Start your day by taking the 10am ferry from Auckland - Matiatia Wharf (Waihehe Island). On arrival one of our tour guides will be waiting to welcome you to our beautiful island. Sample Itinerary: 9:15 - Arrive at Downtown ferry terminal for your 10am sailing to Waiheke 10:00 - Depart Auckland on Fullers sailing to Waiheke Island or pick up from your Waiheke accommodation 10:45 - Ferry arrives at Waiheke island 10:50 - Tour departs 11:00 - Mudbrick vineyard (wine tasting) 12:00 - The Batch vineyard (wine tastings) 13:00 - Casita Miro vineyard (wine tastings) 14:00 - Vineyard lunch stop (cost for lunch not included) 16:00 - Tour concludes – Depart Waiheke on Fullers sailing to Auckland or drop off at your Waiheke accommodation

From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

5. From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Experience a tour itinerary focused on tantalizing the taste buds, with some food pairings to compliment your Waiheke wine tasting experience. Enjoy award-winning olive oil, as well as other locally produced delights whilst sipping on world-famous award-winning wines at three boutique vineyards, followed by a shared platter lunch with a glass of wine. Meeting Point: Matiatia Wharf Waiheke Island If you are staying in Auckland you will need to take the 9am Fullers ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island (ferry tickets can be purchased down on the wharf on the day). On arrival to Waiheke, one of our tour guides will be waiting with a signboard. Sample Itinerary: 8:15 AM: Arrive at Downtown Auckland ferry terminal for your 9:00 AM sailing to Waiheke 9:00 AM: Depart Auckland on Fullers ferry sailing to Waiheke Island or pickup from your Waiheke accommodation 9:45 AM: Ferry arrives at Waiheke island 9:50 AM: Embark on the start of your tour 10:00 AM: Enjoy a coffee kickstarter at one of the local hot spots 11:00 AM: Visit Mudbrick vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting 12:00 PM: Visit the Batch vineyard and enjoy a food pairing with wine tasting 1:00 PM: Visit Casita Miro vineyard and enjoy a food pairing and wine tasting 2:00 PM: Continue on your journey to Stonyridge vineyard and savour a shared platter lunch and a glass of wine 4:00 PM: Finish your tour by departing Waiheke on Fullers sailing to Auckland or drop-off at your Waiheke accommodation

Waiheke Island:Taste & Graze with Platters and Dessert

6. Waiheke Island:Taste & Graze with Platters and Dessert

Spend a day exploring the Island of Waiheke. Visit multiple vineyards and enjoy tastings of wine, snacks, and olive oil throughout. Catch the ferry from Auckland City to Waiheke Island. Meet your guide when you step off the ferry and begin your island adventure. Start with Casita Miro, a Spanish-style vineyard with the chance to try wine and food pairings. Then, stop at Waihekeana Store for honey and olive oil tastings. Move onto either Stonyridge Vineyard or Cable Bay Vineyard, here, you will try the finest blends to accompany your gourmet platters of food. The final stop will be Cable Bay Vineyards’ cellar door, exploring various Waiheke Island and Marlborough–produced, hand-picked and harvested award-winning wines to accompany beautiful decadent fresh dessert offerings.

New. Maori Cultural Tour with Maori Guides and lunch

7. New. Maori Cultural Tour with Maori Guides and lunch

Join us on a journey through the rich Maori culture of Auckland and Waiheke Island with our specialized Maori Cultural Ambassador, Paora. With 34 years of residency on Waiheke, Paora is an expert in Maori protocol and history, and will take you on a scenic tour of our Motu while weaving in fascinating stories. Paora's passion for sharing the essence of Waiheke with visitors stems from his upbringing - from supporting Kato Kauwhata in running Piritahi Marae as a young man to learning the history and ancestry associated with Waiheke from his late Uncle and Tohunga. As a filmmaker, Paora has a special appreciation for the magic of the Island and is excited to share it with you. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! What to expect: Your cultural tour will begin once you arrive and step foot on the grounds of Matiatia. Paora will guide you to a number of Wahi tapu (sacred sites) on Te Motu Arai Roa – Waiheke. You will visit Cable Bay for wine tasting first to learn about their unique partnership with the Maori (Iwi), then up to The Batch for lunch where 360-degree views over the waters of Te Waitemata and Tikapa will inspire more storytelling to deepen your connection to the beauty and culture of Waiheke. Exclusive to this tour, your next stop is at the Waihekeana store in Onetangi, where you can taste Waiheke honey and olive oils while browsing locally made arts, crafts, and jewellery. Your tour ends with a sharing of each other’s experience and Karakia at the water’s edge of Matiatia. Your cultural itinerary: 9am – Depart Auckland on Fullers sailing to Waiheke Island 09.40am – Paora will greet you at the Maori bronze warrior sculpture “Te Werowero” at Matiatia: here is where the rich tapestry of storytelling will begin with a Karakiha (blessing). 10.15am – Sacred Sites Tour around Waiheke Island with Paora talking about the rich history of the Maori and how they came and lived on Waiheke Island. 11am – Visit Cable Bay Vineyards’ cellar door, exploring a variety of Waiheke Island and Marlborough–produced, hand-picked, and harvested award-winning wines. Learn about the former largest Maori settlement at Church Bay. 12pm – Lunch at Batch Winery, the highest vineyard on Waiheke Island with spectacular views and north-facing sun-soaked hillsides of vines, including terraces of traditional elegant vines. Here you will enjoy a lovely set menu lunch with a vegan option, fish or steak with a glass of wine or beer. 2 pm Depart Waiheke on Fullers sailing to Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal. *Itineraries are subject to some variation depending on seasonal vineyard availability and may vary from those advertised. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Reserve your spot now because seats are filling up fast. You won't want to miss this incredible experience.   Lunch and an alocholic drink are included in this tour.

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What people are saying about Onetangi

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

Michael is a Waiheke island resident and was very informed about local culture in addition to his winery knowledge. We enjoyed learning about the economy and tourism in addition to his commentary on island life and landmark sights along the way. Highly recommended our favorite tour from Auckland!!

We had so much fun. The van was comfortable and clean. The guide was full of great information and the wine tasting experiences were over the top! We enjoyed the day meeting new people and sharing good wine and food.

If you enjoy wine and learning about the process , this is a great experience.

Excellent wine and delicious platter lunch. Driver was informative and fun.