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Auckland Wine Trail Tours

713 reviews
About Auckland Wine Trail Tours
Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand" five times, in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 "Traveller Voted" tourism awards. We were also awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate Of Excellence" for 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 and give our thanks to all our customers for their great reviews & comments. We are Auckland's original specialist wine tasting tour operator with the most experienced wine tour guide in Auckland, owner John Meadows. We offer a great range of Day & Half Day tours all with excellent wineries on both the West Coast (Kumeu, Waimauku) & East Coast (Matakana). Great scenery & sightseeing, farmland, regional parks, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, rainforest, waterfalls, black sand beaches, vineyards, winery tour... Delicious winery restaurant lunches. Small group, max 9, door to door service in city area. Private tours & large groups by arrangement.
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Waterfalls & Wines sightseeing & wine tasting combination day tour
US$189.78 per adult
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US$189.78 per adult
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US$186.33 per adult
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US$182.88 per adult
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a small group of 4 people and John accommodated all our preferences for wine tasting. John’s extensive knowledge of the region’s wineries and history was interesting and informative. At no point did we feel rushed which made our day completely relaxing. Lunch at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great relaxing day visiting wineries we would never have found ourselves and even some sight seeing , Good lunch ,Great company

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

John crafted a half-day tour of local wineries based on our personal interests. His knowledge of grapes, wine, and the local industry was exceptional. It is always a joy to learn about wines from someone who is passionate about them. He encouraged us to try...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dreamer81657
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marion, I think this is you...!? Many thanks for the generous review & comments & recommendation... appreciate it all. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do something a little different this year for our work Christmas do and so booked an East Coast wine tour with John! And what a treat it was! Even as locals we enjoyed exploring the area and stopping into the Puhoi Cheese...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi again Rosalyn, always good to get good feedback from "locals"...! Very pleased you all had a good time, many thanks for the great review. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the Waterfalls and wines tour on our first day in Auckland which was a great choice since we got to see great places and taste excellent wines. But most important was our great host John who told us interesting things about New Zealand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi again Tarja, many thanks once again, for the great bottle of Sav' Blanc and now for this great review...! Appreciate it, thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 1 week ago

John gave us a great tour of the area north of the city. He was very informative and did a great job listening to what we wanted to see and do. We enjoyed the small amount of hiking to see the waterfalls and beaches, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Erik for your great review and comments... very pleased you enjoyed everything... Thanks again, regards John Meadows.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Coast to Coast Wine Trail tour from Auckland was very enjoyable and informative. John Meadows is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. The Muriwai black sand beach and Takapu gannet colony were fun first stops before heading to four wineries. John’s pulling out a magnet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi again Ann & Jeff, apologies for late response... very many thanks for this great review... very much appreciated... and sorry you didn't know but I did (always do) have a couple of bottles of water available, don't recall you asking but it was a...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018

My husband and I were so pleased we booked the Water Falls and Wines sightseeing tour (independent from what our cruise ship offered). It was a wonderful way to spend our day in Auckland. John was able to pick us up where our cruise ship...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi Betty & Rick, what an amazing review... thank you so much...! Very pleased to see you have great memories of the day, really appreciate your generous comments...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 5 December 2018

My family of 4 (including 2 teenage children) are thankful for John's interesting informative commentary along the way to different visits, we especially appreciate the variety of special places and great educational experiences John brought us to, namely cheese tasting at Puhoi Valley, live bees...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi again David.... many thanks for the very generous review of out tour... appreciate it...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 3 December 2018

I recently went on John's all day East Coast tour and enjoyed it very much. He had arranged a good mix of wine and other visits. It was very interesting to observe the production and taste a multitude of different Honeys, Cheeses and Chocolates. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi again Patrick, many thanks for the great review and comments... very pleased you enjoyed everything, not just the wines...! Thanks again, appreciate it, regards, John Meadows.

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walshya
14 December 2015|
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Response from MidlandsSam01 | Reviewed this property |
Prices are listed on the wine trail tours website (day tours NZ$265pp). Gift vouchers are available too. Select your preferred tour to see options and age restrictions.
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coffeemama
6 September 2015|
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Response from slods79 | Reviewed this property |
I am also pretty sure that the legal age for drinking in NZ is 18. This was a great tour, the small vineyards were just beautiful!!
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