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Itinerary

If 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 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. 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 included in tour price)  This will be at a vineyard high on a hilltop with amazing views reaching out to Auckland city and Rangitoto Island. Your tour will then make its way to Waiheke's only certified organic vineyard where you can enjoy another wine tasting plus sample their local honey & olive/avocado oil.    

Pending seasonal availability you may also have the opportunity to feed some local Alpacas by hand,  sample some local Craft beer or enjoy a swim at a local beach.

At the end of your tour your guide will either drop you at the ferry terminal for your 4pm ferry back to Auckland or your Waiheke island accommodation or if you wish to spend the last few hours of daylight in Oneroa Village or at another vineyard enjoying the sunset then it's only a short walk to the ferry terminal.

Small groups make for fun and flexibility so you can really get to know your fellow travellers. You will be taken off the beaten track where the big buses can't venture.

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Rangitoto Island
WaiTiki Tours
Overview
Explore pretty Waiheke Island's beaches, vineyards, and rolling scenery on a full-day, small-group tour that includes tastings at two boutique vineyards. You'll get an overview and orientation of the island, stopping for great views and sandy beaches, and learn about local wine production as you sip Waiheke vintages. Group size is limited to six people to ensure personal service, with pickup and drop-off at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal or island hotels.
Highlights
  • Explore Waiheke Island with a local guide
  • Visit two boutique wineries for tastings
  • See some of the island's pristine beaches
  • Chance to try island products in season
  • Pickup and drop-off at the ferry terminal or island hotels
  • Great relaxing escape from bustling Auckland
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Sweet as! What a great tour.

Such a beautiful island. We didn't want to leave. Nat and her puppy are amazing. She's super cute and so well behaved! And the puppy is great, too ;)

Thank Travis K
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Way to fall in love with Waiheke!

Great value, fabulous way to see the island and meet some locals. Natalie was knowledgeable, considerate, friendly and accommodating. We loved our day and can't imagine it will be the last visit now we know what's on offer! Thanks Natalie!

Thank le0nie83
WaiTikiTours, Owner at WaiTiki Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for such a wonderful day! Sore belly from all the laughs :) And thank you for teaching me about your beautiful wine region in Marlborough, hope to get there some day soon. Thanks Nat

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Laugh out Loud - day to remember

What a day, Natalie was a great host, warm and funny and informed. I think the tour was very inclusive and gave us best day to get a lovely bite of Waiheke. She gave us options on what we would like to do, Shanti was...More

Thank Jazzbuoy
WaiTikiTours, Owner at WaiTiki Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Ladies :) Thanks for your lovely review! I must admit it was tough keeping up with your hilariousness that day! The hilarious sisters, that's your new names. I'm glad you had a fun day and I loved showing you the local side of Waiheke....More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
Great local insight to Waiheke island

My husband and I were looking for a small group tour of Waiheke Island that would allow us to get a feel for the island life, as well as taste some great food and wine. So glad we found this one amongst all the other...More

Thank Alicia T
WaiTikiTours, Owner at WaiTiki Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks for your review Alicia, I'm glad you and Luke loved your tour. It was a great day with a great group of people. Shanti is very happy she got a mention (not that she does too much on tour!) and she loved her cuddles!...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Waiheke made special by Natalie

What a lovely visit we had to the Waiheke Island in March, thanks to our host Natalie. Her jovial and amiable personality and the intimate knowledge of the island made the day special for me, my wife and our ten year old son. What impressed...More

Thank Manoj P
WaiTikiTours, Owner at WaiTiki Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Manoj, Thank you for taking the time to review my business. I loved showing you and your lovely family around Waiheke. It was nice to mix it up a bit and do a few other activities and be able to show you what the...More

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