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Around Waiheke Tours

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Address: 20 Wharf Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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Half-Day Waiheke Wine Tour
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Very good tour

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Napier, New Zealand
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New Zealand
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10 reviews
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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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Thank Llyn R
Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. More 

New Plymouth, N. Z.
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5 reviews
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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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Thank shubha24
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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51 reviews
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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 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We got the tour as a Christmas gift, and while I am not a fan of "organised tours", I truly enjoyed this one. Ferry and pick-up are well organised by Graeme, and Justin is a great bloke with a good sense of humour to have as your guide. We had the "wine, food and fun" tour, which included a stop... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are not fans of organised tours too much ourselves but sometimes they are the best way to sample a destination. Glad you enjoyed your day. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I went on the wine and food tasting tour with lunch , we got a discount by using trip advisor , half the price , we got to go to 2 vineyards Kennedy point and Peacock sky both were organised , fun and very informational . The wine was delicious our favourite was the trumpet Merlot from... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your day and had fun. We try to have a fun tour first and foremost. We do visit vineyards with seriously good wines but that does not mean we have to be serious ourselves. Thanks again for your feedback. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The island was fantastic and was made even more enjoyable by the driver Glenn. Not only did he keep everyone amused but his knowledge of the island was a joy to hear. A fascinating start to our day trip.

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

Thanks for the review. We know Glenn well and he is a good guy. However, he works for another company which runs large coaches so you did not do our tour. We do not operate large buses and we are also locally owned. More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Visited with my wife and 2 friends.A beautiful Island,but the tour bus left plenty to be desired, bumpy is an understatement and couldn't hear the commentary of the driver.It was an interesting trip,but one,I don't think that I will repeat it.

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Thank Gordon T
Waihekeman, Owner at Around Waiheke Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry if you felt your ride was too bumpy but Waiheke has narrow windy roads that are not well constructed. We pride ourselves on taking people of the beaten track to Passage Rock, the island's most awarded vineyard. Unfortunately, the road is not the M1. No comment on the wineries or the scenery? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

We enjoyed a 1/2 day afternoon tour recently with Justin. He was a great host, cracking jokes and even providing interesting facts about the island. We visited 3 wineries - Peacock Sky, Passage Rock and Dellows (where we got to sample some Gin and Abysnth as well). My favourite wines of the day were from Passage Rock, and you could... More 

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