Combine world-class wine with the glorious surroundings of Waiheke Island on this enchanting day tour from Auckland.
The fun begins when you board a ferry for a short cruise on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. On arrival at Waiheke, a comfortable vehicle will take you on a discovery tour of the Island.
Travel past farmland, forest, beaches and olive groves to visit three of Waiheke Island's top vineyards – Mudbrick, Ridgeview Estate and Te Whau.
Enjoy wine tasting sessions at each vineyard and breathtaking views. At Ridgeview you will also be treated to a vineyard tour and delicious snacks.
At the end of the day you can catch the late afternoon ferry back to Auckland or take advantage of your free bonus bus pass to stay on and explore more of the beautiful Island.
For your delightful Waiheke Island Vineyard Tour you should make your way to Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Auckland. A local bus or taxi service can take you there. Your vessel departs at 1300h (1:00pm). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.
The ferry journey to Waiheke Island takes about 35 minutes. On arrival at Matiatia wharf on the Island you will be greeted by your tour bus driver who will transport you to the picturesque Mudbrick vineyard overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf where you will enjoy premium wine tastings.
Next, you will travel to Ridgeview Estate, Waiheke's newest and highest winery with breathtaking views across the water to Auckland City and the Coromandel. Here, the experience extends to a tour of the vineyard as well as tastings and a mouth-watering plate of nibbles.
Last stop, with further tastings of 5-star quality wines, is Te Whau vineyard, acclaimed for its restaurant as well as stunning views and outstanding architecture. Your 4-hour tour of the island concludes at the Matiatia wharf where you can catch the 1700h (5:00pm) ferry back to Auckland.
Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay and take advantage of the complimentary all day bus pass. This will allow you to discover the island further on Fullers Waiheke Island scheduled bus services and return at your leisure. For example you could spend longer browsing the delightful shops and art galleries on the Island.
The tour ends back at Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Auckland.
I went by myself (32 yr old female). Had a great time. The tour guide was nice and fun and the wineries were beautiful. It was wonderful to go to three of them in different... LAURA SPOONER
A lovely day out ,tour guide was informative as well as amusing. Vineyards in beautiful settings . lots of interesting facts about wine growing from very dedicated and pasionate... mrs j p trotter
01 May - 30 Sep: Wednesday - Sunday
01 Oct - 30 Apr: Daily
5 hours (approx)
Start time: 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 5 hours (approx)
Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Downtown Auckland. A local bus or taxi service can take you there. Please report to the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time
Tour ends at the Ferry Terminal
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour to reconfirm.
From 01 April to 30 September, there is a chance that the cruises may have to be cancelled because of bad weather and rough seas
It is not advisable to bring children on this vineyard tour
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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