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Waiheke Island Wine Tours

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Address: Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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+64 9-372 2140
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10:00 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Catch the 10am ferry from downtown Auckland, cruise the sparkling waters of...

Catch the 10am ferry from downtown Auckland, cruise the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf and in 35minutes you'll arrive in paradise! Wayne (owner) is our primary guide; Graham, Christine and Geri are also passionate Waihetians! We are the original ‘Waiheke Island Wine Tours’, the first Qualmark-accredited tour operator; we offer professional, fully planned itineraries with all arrangements made on your behalf. Ten clients max in each of our comfortable vehicles with vented air-con and large windows for excellent sightseeing. Enjoy our entertaining scenic tour with full commentary on our early beginnings and island life today. Included are tasting fees for at least 14+ wines at three top vineyards, chilled bottled water, Waiheke Island of Wine Maps, transfers to lunch and then to the ferry afterwards. We operate daily (except Xmas Day, Easter Friday and the odd short break). Privately tailored tours are available by arrangement. No credit card, booking or agent fees - book and pay online - its EASY!

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Classy and Fun

This was one of the classiest and best wine tasting tours we've ever been on! The guide is quirky and knew the island well. He chose some of the best wineries to visit and seemed... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
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San Diego, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was one of the classiest and best wine tasting tours we've ever been on! The guide is quirky and knew the island well. He chose some of the best wineries to visit and seemed to know the owners personally. The wineries he chose gave us great service, intimate/private tastings, basic food pairings, and beautiful views. The wines and restaurant... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Vagabond04 (love the name!) thanks so much for your lovely review, we do appreciate your taking the time to post here. Glad to hear you enjoyed your classy wine tour with us :) cheers! Jean and Wayne.. PS: a note for anyone reading this review - you do not need to have an expensive restaurant lunch, we are just... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We undertook this tour as part of a company event. Waiheke Island Wine Tours made sure the whole process of booking process was very smooth and were very accommodating to meeting everyone's needs/special requests. The actual tour itself was enjoyed by everyone, we managed to visit some great wineries from a smaller winery through to a visit to some of... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, we enjoyed hosting your group and were pleased to hear that everyone had a great day. With a larger group it is important to keep moving as the next vineyard is ready and waiting, so a big thanks to everyone in your team for making it easy for us to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We had a great day with Wayne last weekend visiting some of the best vineyards on the island. It was both informative and lots of fun. Wayne dropped us off at our restaurant of choice (Cable Bay) where we had a great lunch and then offered to pick us back up and take to our accommodation - now that is... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, many thanks for choosing to come out with us again, Wayne really enjoyed his time with you too. Thanks also for the lovely review, best wishes Jean and Wayne. More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Pretty interesting to taste a range of wines along with nibbles ! The weather was kind despite predictions of rain. The group comprised of many friendly tourists , and I was with a friend from Australia.

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Dear ArjunB606, many thanks for your review! More 

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful day touring around the island, chatting to friendly people and savouring some great wines from the local wineries. Our guide met us off the ferry and was very friendly and very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour to anyone. A great way to see the Island, taste some great wines and learn about... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Dear Brian R, many thanks for taking the time to visit TripAdvisor to write your review. We work hard to make every day special and were pleased to hear your comments and recommendations! Best wishes Jean and Wayne. More 

Honolulu
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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were met by Graham when our ferry arrived on island and had a mini scenic tour before going to the wineries. Graham's knowledge of the island really added an extra depth into housing costs, tourism on the island and growth. The wineries that we visited were excellent and the restaurant that he suggested was amazing! It was easily one... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tracy C, many thanks for bisiting TripAdvisor to write your review. Graham is very passionate about the island and is a fount of knowledge. We were so glad to hear you got your items back! Best wishes, we might see you in Hawaii some time! Cheers Jean, Wayne and Graham More 

Auckland
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Wayne was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide. The wines were exquisite and the views matched! Thanks heaps!

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Hi Eilliet63, thanks for your review on TripAdvisor, much appreciated! Cheers, Jean and Wayne :) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great service, punctual, great wine, incredibly knowledgeable tour guide that was punctual and honest

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Hi Rupeshpuna, thanks so much for visiting TripAdvisor to write your review - much appreciated! Cheers, Jean and Wayne. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

5 of us did the Waiheke Island Wine Tour as part of our long weekend stay on the Island early May 2016. We were picked up on time in a very clean and comfortable van. Our host, Wayne, was very friendly and informative - he really knew his wines as well as the history of the island. We started with... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi 879DebbieH, Waiheke Wines often take people by surprise and we have our excellent climate and brilliant winemakers to thank for that! We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your day out with Wayne and that you loved your choice of lunch venue too. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime :) Best wishes Jean and Wayne. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I went with this tour company because, as a solo traveller, I wanted a smaller group to do the wine tastings with, and I was very impressed with the quality I received from it. There were 8 of us on the tour, and Graham was absolutely delightful as the driver - he drive us around on the island before the... More 

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JeanandWayne, Owner at Waiheke Island Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi 871Amanda, thanks very much for taking the time to write your lovely review. Graham is a true gentleman and loves showing off 'our place' to our international visitors! We hope to meet you again some day, cheers! Jean, Wayne and Graham. More 

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