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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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US$ 57.61*
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Half-Day Waiheke Wine Tour
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US$ 72.19*
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Waiheke Wine and Craft Beer Tour

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Great half day wine & food tour of Waiheke

On a rainy day Graeme the owner meet us at the ferry and provided interesting facts about Waiheke. First winery was Kennedy Point - Alli gave us a tour of the fully certified... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

On a rainy day Graeme the owner meet us at the ferry and provided interesting facts about Waiheke. First winery was Kennedy Point - Alli gave us a tour of the fully certified organic (vegan friendly) winery. I loved the staff idea - a shot of Rose with an oyster, we sampled some of their olive oil and avocado oil.... More 

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

Thanks for your review Simone. The weather didn't help but I am glad you still enjoyed yourself. More 

Goshen, Indiana
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We booked by phone after clicking "tours" on W Island website. As foreign visitors told to travel to island when in Aucklund, we had belatedly realized the island is the size of Manhattan rather than a quaint little walk-around. Though I hate tour buses, a tour taking us to less-travelled places seemed preferable to renting a car. We were therefore... More 

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

Hi Mark Thanks for your review. We don't do tour buses either but we do think our tour is for people who don't do tour buses. More 

Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

It was a stunning day, I was very excited and was looking forward to this day. What a way to say hello to 30! We sat on the bus ready to go. A bunch of boisterous women got onto the bus and they were great. There was nothing wrong with how they behaved or what they were saying, but because... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We value all feedback. Your major concern appears to be: “We were encouraged to BUY alcohol by the glass at every stop, but NOT ONCE did we have an opportunity to buy food to help absorb that alcohol.” We make it absolutely clear in our marketing that this is a wine tasting tour. On our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I thought this was a good tour! Got on a grabone so for 65 dollars getting driven around and tasting wines no one should complain. I know a few people complained about the driver but we had John and I thought he was great. He talked a bit about the areas and stopped for a photo opp. The tour seems... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback but please be assured that the wineries we visit produce some of the best wines on Waiheke. Passage Rock, a vineyard we visit, has won the most gold medals of any winery on Waiheke. We do keep away from the big corporate vineyards and prefer to work with boutique wineries with more sensible prices. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great day with Justin our tour guide he had good knowledge of the island that was interesting to learn about but also had a sense of humour which was good. Defiantly recommend to go on.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Justin has recently joined us and we are pleased to have his good humour and professionalism. More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Went with 3 other girls on a hard-won day off for a bit of fun, bonding and good wine! We were SUPER impressed with the guide, he was articulate, engaging and passionate about the area and wine. Clear instructions on catching the ferry, and pick-up/drop-offs were easy and appreciated. 100% would go with them again, and would recommend to friends.

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

Thanks for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your day on Waiheke. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Got a voucher on Bookme for the Half Day Wine Tour for a decent price, I'm glad I didn't pay the full price for the tour. The company basically provided a taxi around the 3 different Vineyards we visited. The driver was quite chirpy and did stop along the way to let us take a few quick photos. He was... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. We do recommend that our guests do some research to satisfy themselves that they understand what is on offer. If you have received a discounted rate, we do think that your review of value for money should be based on what you actually paid. Any other pricing is irrelevant. Of course, like all experiences it is... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We booked this on a grabone and I think at the price we paid it was good value, but I would be unlikely to pay full price. Visited 3 wineries. Enjoyed Te Motu and Kennedy Point wines but not a fan of the wines served at Dellows. However, the people at each winery presenting their product were all very interesting... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I am glad you thought the tour was value for money. We like many businesses, including the airline industry and hotels, use a yield management marketing model. Our pricing is effected by many factors but the facts are that the vast majority of our customers enjoy the best value for money wine tour on Waiheke. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I had a great time on this tour, the host was very welcoming and had a great sense of humour. The vineyards we went to were all again very welcoming, and the wine was great. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Planned this wonderful day out with the girls for my birthday as it was cheap (through Grabone) and something we had always wanted to do. First off, the driver/owner is incredibly grumpy and unfriendly, but he warmed up once your half way through the tour. His communication skills prior to the trip are not satisfactory and constantly reffered me to... More 

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