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Address: Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-372 7530
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years...

Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years experience in customised, unique tour experiences. We offer personalised, flexible itineraries designed to showcase the best of the Island’s natural beauty, vineyards and art culture. Discover Waiheke Island’s award-winning boutique wineries and locally produced gourmet delights, while enjoying an informed commentary by one of our professional, local guides. Small groups and personalised service ensure you get the most out of your Waiheke experience.Half and full day tours available.

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US$ 124.31*
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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US$ 299.80*
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Private Waiheke Scenic Wine and Art Tour

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Great tour and winery visit

It was very crowded on the island during our visit, but our guide maneuvered through the crowds very well. He took us to a wonderful artists home to see her work, and two very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

It was very crowded on the island during our visit, but our guide maneuvered through the crowds very well. He took us to a wonderful artists home to see her work, and two very nice wineries. We had a great lunch at a popular winery, and the food was good and waitstaff very nice. Highly recommend visiting this unique island.... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

HI, Thanks for your trip advisor review highlighting some different aspects of our tours. Certainly early January was extremely busy and we try our best to avoid the venues where we know the big bus tours go, preferring the smaller boutique wineries and those off the beaten track. Our private tours may include visits to artists studios, swimming, guided walks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

What a gorgeous island! Paul was a fantastic tour guide with great information and recommendations. The wine and wineries we visited were all lovely and our view from the lunch spot we stopped at (Bach Winery) was sublime. We did not feel rushed, yet were able to see quite a bit. The ferry ride to and from the island made... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

A happy visitor to the Island!! Great that you had a fantastic day. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We apprecate it. Cheers Jenny More 

Alethriko, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

A friend and I did the Ananda Gourmet wine tour on Waiheke island this week. Our guide, Nikki, was fabulous... knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We had a really great day... enjoyed all the tastings and the food & wine pairings. At our lunch stop there was a hiccup with the food getting served on time, but luckily for my friend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We had booked to take part in a wine tour on Waiheke Island. Our bus collected us from the EcoZip attraction and whisked us to our three vineyards. Our guide, Simon, was incredibly helpful and friendly. It is well worth checking these out

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Me and my parents had a brief stay in Auckland and booked Ananda to take us on a day tour of Waiheke island. Everything from the online booking process, the ability to bundle ferry tickets with the tour, and the logistics of the day were fabulous. Our driver Steve was highly knowledgeable and kept the tour running on time without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We're really enjoyed our afternoon on Waiheke Island. Ananda Tours were very helpful in advising us when booking this from Uk and even organised our ferry tickets. We only had a few hours available for the visit, so we decided to go for a private guided tour. We were met at the ferry dock by Steve, a charming and knowledgable... More 

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Québec, Qc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We took the Waiheke Island gourmet tour with Niki on December 12,2015! It was a fabulous day. Niki waited promptly for us at the pier. We were 5 guests and we had a very good time. First, Niki after making the introductions, showed us a map of the Island and pointed our where we were going. Then, en route! First,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Ananda tours were brilliant! Easily organised via email without any hassle, we had a wine tour for our party of seven and it was amazing! Steve our guide was friendly, informative and entertaining. Even the ferry tickets to the island were organised for us! We then visited three wineries for premium tastings and finished with a relaxed long lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I very well organized day on Waiheke island. Guide met us at the boat and was ready tour us around some fantastic vineyards. Next time we will use them again for sure. The lunch service at Stoney Ridge was particularly wonderful. Great food and wine all around.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Very friendly and professional approach. A lot of knowledge not only about Waiheke but also about New Zealand. Perfect route - three completely different wineries with different high quality wines. Tasted 5-6 wines at each winery (I recommend to get some activated charcoal to keep your liver happy;), impossible not to drink that all. Neither rushing nor delays. Everything was... More 

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