Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour
10 hours 15 minutes
Explore the beauty of Waiheke at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off double decker bus departs Matiatia every 30 minutes and offers informative commentary about the island's history and culture. Assistance from an on-board host will give you advice on where to stop and how to plan your day. With 16 stops, it's the perfect way to explore and get around to see all that Waiheke has to offer, from vineyards, galleries, cafes and restaurants to stunning sandy beaches and bush walks.Discover the beauty and best sights of Waiheke with the ultimate island explorer tour. This unique and cost-effective hop-on hop-off tour gives you the flexibility and freedom to visit popular vineyards, beaches, seaside villages and island activities. Your friendly local driver will provide a guided commentary on the island's history and culture so you get a real insider view of island life. An Explorer bus will depart approximately every 30 minutes and the timetable has been carefully designed so that you can visit key island locations through 16 convenient stops. This means all you need to think about is where you want to spend your day discovering gourmet food, wines, beaches, bush walks, galleries and shopping amongst a backdrop of stunning scenery. With the flexibility of the hop-on hop-off tour you can stay for as long or as little as you like. Have a chat to our friendly on-board island hosts to help plan your own adventure. They are full of information about vineyards, walking tracks, beaches, pick-up times and anything else you need to know for a great day out. Waiheke Island is home to 30 vineyards, many boasting award-winning wines. A bit of hop-on hop-off advice would be to consider where you want to have lunch - if you'd like to dine at a vineyard we recommend booking in advance. Head to the north coast of the island to experience the best beaches. Oneroa and Onetangi are among the popular white sandy beaches to spend the day. Waiheke also offers a number of scen
Archery and Laser Claybird Shooting Combo on Waiheke Island
Do something completely different by signing up for a unique archery adventure among a picturesque vineyard on Waiheke Island! Once you've mastered archery you can try out your rifle skills and shoot flocks of virtual pigeons on our laser claybird shoot! You get 1/2 hour at each activity, making it a fantastic 1-hour combo!ItineraryThe wild at heart can take up their bows and skewer bullseyes on the archery range among our vines PLUS slaughter great flocks of virtual pigeons on our laser claybird shoot! No experience required! Our price includes professional facilitation, bows, arrows, targets, rifles – and a whole lot of fun! Stop At: • Wild on Waiheke, 82 Onetangi Road Onetangi, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971 New Zealand
Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
4 to 5 hours
Enjoy world class boutique wines in amazing settings as Waiheke Island punches way above its weight, producing some of the best wine and olive oil on the planet, not to mention some incredible gourmet food (lunch options available on the day). Get off the beaten track with Waivino as we connect you with the real Waiheke. We go the extra distance to get you in touch with the authentic experience and spirit of this unique environment. Journey through native bush and open country dotted with happy sheep, on the way to local boutique wineries where the wine makers who maximise the potential of this magical island with their skill and genius and their expert staff are waiting to delight you with their stories and have you taste their wines. Enjoy your day with a small group of like minded people and your dedicated, passionate local guide who is obsessed with Waiheke Island. We love to hear your stories and invite you into our world. So many great people return to us year after year. Cheers!ItineraryTake a small group tour and see undeniably pretty views as you learn some fun and interesting facts about the uniqueness of Waiheke Island. Travel along stunning coastal roads on route to fabulous boutique wineries. Taste award winning wines and take your time to discover more about the process and the stories. Lovely lunch options are available and you will be well taken care of by your local expert guide who provides a personalised experience for you and your group. We go further into the heartland to make sure you thoroughly connect with this beautiful slice of paradise! We hope to see you soon.Duration: 5 hoursLocation: Waivino Wine Tours, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
Full-Day Tour of Waiheke Island including Wine Tastings
Lose yourself in the vines on this small personalised group tour around Waiheke Island. You will be able to take in the tastes, sights and sounds that have taken the local wine makers decades to perfect. This tour celebrates the islands local charm and we'll take you off the beaten track to experience the magic Waiheke has to offer. We’ve sampled it all and only bring you to the places we’ve fallen in love with. All the hard work is done for you. Your tour starts with a pick up from anywhere on Waiheke Island and includes wine tastings at 3 boutique vineyards (excludes lunch & ferry tickets).ItineraryIf you are coming from Downtown Auckland, you will need to catch the 10am Fullers ferry to Waiheke Island. Please arrive at the terminal 20 minutes before your ferry departs as ferries fill up quickly (especially during the Summer months) and tickets are sold on a first in line first served basis. Your tour guide will meet you when you arrive at Matiatia Ferry terminal at approximately 10:35am and will be holding a WaiTiki Tours sign. If you are already on Waiheke Island just let us know where you're staying and we'll arrange to pick you up from your accommodation. Your tour will drive you through the main village of Oneroa and past Oneroa beach. We will take the back streets past gorgeous ocean views and stop at Palm Beach where we will take a brief bush walk down to a lovely lookout with views stretching out to The Coromandel Peninsula & Great Barrier Island. You will then have a chance to meet some lovely local Waihetians when we visit a local cafe for your morning tea or coffee or if you are booked on a Saturday we will visit Waiheke's local craft/farmers market. Your tour will then make it's way to a small boutique vineyard for a wine tasting. The quality of wine is award winning and we are sure you will love it. After your wine tasting we will take a scenic drive past Waiheke's longest beach and onto your next stop for lunch (not incl
The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour
5 hours 30 minutes
Waiheke Island has become known as New Zealand's 'Island of Wine' home to a dedicated group of award-winning winegrowers. Travel in a comfortable minibus to three or more of the top vineyards on the island for wine tasting, and enjoy a commentated scenic tour of Waiheke from one of our experienced guides, all of whom are locals with extensive knowledge of the island, its people and its produce.Ananda, Sanskirt meaning ‘bliss, pleasure and happiness’, provide personalised inspirational tours highlighting the very best of Waiheke. Our close relationships with local providers and highly-knowledgeable local guides ensure that visitors to the island have a memorable and enjoyable experience. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is world-renowned for its wines. Visit three of the Island's fine vineyards with one of our local guides, all of whom have completed a Bob Campbell Diploma course and are wine enthusiasts themselves.Vineyards will be chosen according to seasonal availability.Your guide will pick you up from the Fullers ferry ex-Auckland, or, if you are staying on the Island, from your accommodation (please contact us for a pick up time) On the way, stunning scenery is around every corner, and you will be entertained by your guide’s commentary on the history, geography, culture, people and produce of Waiheke. The tour includes a two-hour lunch stop at a village or beachside café, or, for a memorable gourmet experience, at one of our top vineyard restaurants. Lunch is at your own expense on the day. If you have somewhere inparticular in mind, please let us know at the time of booking, otherwise we will book you into one of our favorites. After lunch you will be be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.
Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
5 hours 30 minutes
Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of Waiheke Island’s top boutique vineyards.Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way.Take the 9:00am Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign.You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses. Afterwards, enjoy a platter lunch at one of our top vineyard restaurants. After lunch you will be returned to your accommodation or to the ferry back to Auckland.After the completion of the tour, you will be taken back to the wharf where you can catch the 3:00 ferry or choose to be dropped off in the village if you wish to say on the Island longer.
The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
If you're after a relaxed pace day, with a small group of people this afternoon tour is a great option for you. The tour offers some of Waiheke’s scenic highlights, a visit and tastings at three boutique vineyards, a micro-brewery and an excellent platter lunch. Enjoy an entertaining and informative commentary along the way.Take the 12.00pm Fullers ferry to Matiatia Wharf at Waiheke Island where your driver will greet you there with a welcome sign.You will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides, who are all intimately familiar with Waiheke’s history, culture, people and produce (and great wine enthusiasts themselves). The tour visits three vineyards for wine tasting as well as a vineyard/microbrewery. A grazing platter style lunch is included at the second vineyard where you can sit back and enjoy a mix of seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables. After lunch you will visit a vineyard and microbrewery for tasting before making your way back to the 5.30 pm ferry back to Auckland.If you would like to linger a little longer on the island then we can arrange a dinner booking at a venue of your choice or drop off into Oneroa Village and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Self-Guided Jet Ski Tour of Waiheke Island
30 to 60 minutes
Experience Waiheke Island by Jet Ski as you take a hired jet ski for a tour of the waters around the northern side of Waiheke Island. You can enjoy either a 1-hour Safari Tour or a 30-minute Indulgence Tour departing at various times daily.This tour highlights the beauty and uniqueness of the island both from afar and close up in the way that best suits this pristine environment, from the water.Your tour begins at the Waiheke Island Ferry building, which is easily accessible if you are arriving from Auckland on the ferry.Your tour can include visiting the beautiful and majestic bays and beaches of Oneroa Beach, Sandy Bay, Hekerua Bay, Enclosure Bay, Palm Beach, Onetangi Beach, Pie Melon Bay, Carey Bay, Cactus Bay, Garden Cove, Owhiti Bay and discovering those Waiheke Island beaches only accessible by boat.Choose from a 30-minute Indulgence Hire or a 1-hour Safari Experience hire.Your Jet Ski hire enables you to visit the pristine beaches of Waiheke Island being as close to the water as you can be without being in it.
Maori Walking Tour with Wine Tasting on Waiheke Island
This 5 hour, Maori-led private walking tour of Waiheke Island introduces you to the area’s natural and cultural history. Start off from the ferry terminal and meander along winding trails to coastal headlands for panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Hear authentic Maori stories of the island, visit an award-winning vineyard for wine tasting and indulge in a shared platter from a winery or, a gourmet picnic lunch at the beach.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Matiatia, Owhanake, Oneroa Walkways, Waiheke Island, Auckland 1081 New ZealandBeautiful guided walk hearing the Māori stories of the area while immersing in the stunning scenery, scents and tastes of the island.Duration: 3 hours
Maori Cultural Bike Tour on Waiheke Island
This private tour is Maori-led on electric bicycles. The tour starts from Oneroa village and is a great way to explore the stunning landscapes of Waiheke Island. Your guide enhances the 6-hour itinerary with authentic stories of Maori history on the island. Visit the island’s only ‘marae' (Māori gathering place), enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and go wine tasting at one of Waiheke’s famed vineyards.Your private electric bicycle tour of Waiheke Island begins at the Matiatia ferry terminal on arrival from Auckland (ferry ticket is your own expense). Meet your Maori guide when you disembark from the ferry and receive a comfortable electric bike, safety equipment, and an orientation. The 6-hour itinerary includes about 3 hours of actual bike riding. You'll pedal along the back roads with significant sea views to the island's only marae (Maori community gathering place) and learn about New Zealand natural and cultural history along the way. See beautiful beaches, local beach hideaways and stop at an award-winning vineyard to indulge in a bit of wine tasting. With the electric bikes we can go further into the island if you have a particular winery on your bucket list. Simply ask your Guide and s/he will be able to advise if it is an option (depending on the distance and quality of roads that lead to the winery). Indulge in a shared lunch platter from one of our many fantastic wineries or kick back on a sandy beach with a gourmet picnic lunch that we will provide.We then make our way back to the main village, Oneroa, where you'll find plenty of cafes, restaurants, unique shops, a lovely beach and art galleries. You may choose to end your guided tour here — it's a perfect place to stop and enjoy our unique shopping village to purchase arty memorabilia (not found off-island) or explore the white-sand beach. Alternatively, the tour will end at Matiatia ferry terminal where we farewell you.
Private Waiheke Scenic Wine and Art Tour
Experience Waiheke like a VIP on this private wine and art tour. Enjoy the stunning scenery with a guide who shares intimate knowledge of the island with entertaining commentary along the way. Wine tastings at three vineyards along with a two-course lunch and glass of wine at a vineyard restaurant are all included. Travel by private vehicle, with pickup and drop-off from your accommodation or the pier.Your personalized tour of Waiheke Island starts from Matiatia Wharf, where you will be greeted by your guide after you disembark the ferry from Auckland (ferry tickets are your own expense). Alternatively, pickup can by arranged on request from your Waiheke accommodation. Drive along the scenic northern route, taking in spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. The 6-hour itinerary includes visits to three boutique vineyards for premium wine tastings. At the third vineyard, savor a two-course lunch and glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage, if preferred). After lunch, you can choose to spend time in Oneroa Village at the craft shops and galleries, or visit a private art studio. Your guide will return you to the ferry terminal in time to catch the Fullers ferry back to Auckland. Alternatively, you can be dropped off at your Waiheke accommodation if you choose to stay on the Island longer and make your own way back to Auckland at your leisure.