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Around Waiheke Tours

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Address: 20 Wharf Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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+64 21 252 5593
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Around Waiheke Tours is an owner operated business in its seven year and we...

Around Waiheke Tours is an owner operated business in its seven year and we are the only independent tour operating seven days a week, all year round, on Waiheke.

Our mission is to provide value for money tours to enable our guests to enjoy a fun relaxed day on beautiful Waiheke Island. We offer scenic wine tours as well as the original beer and wine tour.

We focus on small owner operated vineyards and a small micro-brewery and endeavor to give a personalized experience. We operate comfortable 18 seater buses and we visit vineyards that are not generally accessed by the large corporate operators.

We would love to have you as our guest on our unique island.

Please don’t feel that because we off Waiheke’s best value tours that we offer an inferior product.

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US$43.17*
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Half-Day Waiheke Wine Tour
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US$72.44*
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Waiheke Wine and Craft Beer Tour

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I booked a half day wine tour online and was met promptly at the ferry terminal by the guide, Graham. Turns out there was a slight overbooking and the bus was short a seat. As a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a half day wine tour online and was met promptly at the ferry terminal by the guide, Graham. Turns out there was a slight overbooking and the bus was short a seat. As a result, and after some initial confusion, I was put onto a different bus and sent on what became more or less my own private... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a half day wine tasting tour of Waiheke Island and it was great. We were picked up from the wharf by the bus - I think the driver was called Judith (but I have a terrible memory!) and she was brilliant in giving us general information about Waiheke Island before handing us over to the guide at each... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked for this tour online as I wanted to go around Waiheke in a relaxed manner with my husband. We took the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke and were received by our tour guide at the Matiatia ferry. Her name was Julie and she was very warm and extremely friendly. We were lucky to be in the company of... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Julie is an excellent driver and we are very pleased to have her on our team. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide picked us up from the town centre. We had a small introduction and headed off for the first winery where we each got a very yummy platter. Wine for the platter could be purchased. The second stop was a brewery and the last, a very picturesque winery & restaurant. The people in each winery were very friendly,... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review. More 

United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the half day wine and craft beer tour... was such a great afternoon. Our tour guide Susie was very knowledgable and ensured we had a great time. We visited 2 wineries and a brewery we had plenty of time at each and didnt feel rushed at all. Would definitely recommend and hopefully be back soon!

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your tour. We hope we see you soon. More 

New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fantastic tour with a really friendly and informative tour guide who couldn't do enough to make sure we had a great day. Three different wineries visited, well chosen to show off the different types of winery on the island as well as the different landscape and views of Waiheke. Good weather, good wine, good guide and good company. What more... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we appreciate your comments. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Always hard to start out with strangers on a wine tour. Luckily there were 8 people and got to know a little about the others along the way.

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New Plymouth, N. Z.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We love Waiheke and this was our 3rd wine tour - a must every visit to this magic place. Our lovely bus driver/hostess - Judy, gave us great info along the way - Top marks as she drove some very windy roads. Loved the organic wines at Kennedy Point. Great knowledge and samples from our host at Passage Rock. Final... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Lorraine. It might have taken us two years to finally get Frank and yourself on the tour but we are pleased that you enjoyed it. Please ensure Frank brings his oxygen next time as you had Julie quite concerned. Julie is very good isn't she? We hope you can soon. More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A visit to waiheke island has to be part of the itinerary when at Auckland. And this tour is a must do for people who love scenic beauty and tasting some world class wines. Had a great time. Well planned tour, 3 awesome vineyards, great wines, awesome scenic views and an equally awesome tour guide.

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate positive feedback and agree that we have a beautiful island with great vineyards. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Our bus driver Judith was great! Really knowledgable and a character to boot! Our first stop was Passage Rock and our host was incredibly passionate and a wonderful storyteller- the wines were superb! Our second stop was Peacock Sky and our host this time was French and we had appropriate food to match our tastings - again brilliant! The last... More 

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Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our tour. We feel that we work with some excellent vineyards that are a bit different from the offerings of other tour operators and we also use experienced local drivers with a sense of humour. More 

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