Activities

The Gourmet's Food and Wine Tour

Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island's top boutique vineyards. Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way.
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.

Please Bring

A light jacket.

Restrictions

Must be 18 years or older.
Not suitable for Wheelchairs
Not suitable for Vegan/Kosher

Duration

5.5 Hours on Island time (not including ferry travel time)

Other Information

Your ferry to Waiheke will depart from pier 1 or 2 at the downtown ferry terminal, located at 99 Quay St. If you have purchased ferry tickets as part of your booking, we will email you a booking reference number shortly, which you will need to quote at the ticket office on the day.

Otherwise, you do not need to book this ferry but make sure you turn up at least 20 minutes prior to departure time. If you have not purchased ferry tickets with this order, you will require a return Waiheke ferry ticket which will cost $38 pp purchased from either the Fullers ticket offices located on the Wharf.

The ferry to Waiheke takes 35 minutes. When the ferry arrives at Matiatia (the Waiheke Wharf) our Ananda Tours Driver will meet you with a sign welcoming you.

Please note that our office is not located at Matiatia Wharf, so if you choose to catch an earlier ferry on the day, our guide won't arrive at Matiatia until the scheduled time. Please call us if you arrive early on 372-7530 and we will tell you where to wait.

The Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

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, 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.

We Provide

Price includes wine tastings at least 3 boutique vineyards.

Please Bring

A light jacket

Restrictions

Vehicles are not wheelchair accessible

Duration

5.5 hours on Island time (excludes ferry time).

Season

Summer 18/19

Other Information

Lunch and ferry ticket price not included.
Please catch the 10am Fullers sailing from Downtown Auckland.
Your ferry to Waiheke will depart from pier 1 or 2 at the downtown ferry terminal, located at 99 Quay St. If you have purchased ferry tickets as part of your booking, we will email you a booking reference number shortly, which you will need to quote at the ticket office on the day. Please note that if you book after 4.30 pm the night prior we will send your ticket booking number in the morning after 8 am (when the ferry company opens). Please call us if you have not recieved them by 9am.

Otherwise, you do not need to book this ferry but make sure you turn up at least 20 minutes prior to departure time. If you have not purchased ferry tickets with this order, you will require a return Waiheke ferry ticket which will cost $38 pp purchased from either the Fullers ticket offices located on the Wharf.

The ferry to Waiheke takes 35 minutes. When the ferry arrives at Matiatia (the Waiheke Wharf) our Ananda Tours Driver will meet you with a sign welcoming you. Lunch is usually around 1.30 pm, so please ensure you have an adequate breakfast. If you have a specific vineyard you would like to go to for lunch we will try and accommodate your choice subject to availability on the day. Please email us on info@ananda.co.nz, otherwise we will book you into a vineyard of our choice.

Please note that our office is not located at Matiatia Wharf, so if you choose to catch an earlier ferry on the day, our guide won't arrive at Matiatia until the scheduled time. Please call us if you arrive early on 372-7530 and we will tell you where to wait.

Afternoon Artisan 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.

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).

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.

We Provide

Commentary and scenic tour of the Island, all tasting fees and a platter style lunch (cold meats, seafood, dips etc).

Please Bring

A light jacket and I.D (proof of age) if under 25 yrs old

Restrictions

Not suitable for wheelchairs

Duration

5 hours

Season

Spring/Summer 2018

Other Information

Your ferry to Waiheke will depart from pier 1 or 2 at the downtown ferry terminal, located at 99 Quay St. If you have purchased ferry tickets as part of your booking, we will email you a booking reference number shortly, which you will need to quote at the ticket office on the day.

Otherwise, you do not need to book this ferry but make sure you turn up at least 20 minutes prior to departure time. If you have not purchased ferry tickets with this order, you will require a return Waiheke ferry ticket which will cost $38 pp purchased from either the Fullers ticket offices located on the Wharf.

The ferry to Waiheke takes 35 minutes. When the ferry arrives at Matiatia (the Waiheke Wharf) our Ananda Tours Driver will meet you with a sign welcoming you.

Please note that our office is not located at Matiatia Wharf, so if you choose to catch an earlier ferry on the day, our guide won't arrive at Matiatia until the scheduled time. Please call us if you arrive early on 372-7530 and we will tell you where to wait.

The Wine Connoisseurs Tour (Private Tour)

Indulge your passion for fine wine in this exclusive tour to three of Waiheke's top wine producers. Taste a selection of premium wines and learn about them from the winemaker, owner or a senior staff member. Weather permitting, you may also tour the vineyard.
You will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides, all of whom have completed a Bob Campbell Wine Diploma course, and are themselves great wine enthusiasts.
Choose from Cable Bay, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Stonyridge, Kennedy Point, Te Motu, Passage Rock, Tantalus and Jurassic Ridge, and finish with a superb lunch at any one of the delightful vineyard restaurants.
If you are interested in purchasing their wine, we can also arrange a visit to some other vineyards that are not usually open to the public, such as Destiny Bay and Woodside Hill. Lunch can be booked at a vineyard of your choice (own expense).

We Provide

Commentary, bottle water and tasting fees

Please Bring

a light jacket

Restrictions

Suitable for 18 years and over.

Duration

6 hours

Other Information

Your ferry to Waiheke will depart from pier 1 or 2 at the downtown ferry terminal, located at 99 Quay St. If you have purchased ferry tickets as part of your booking, we will email you a booking reference number shortly, which you will need to quote at the ticket office on the day.

Otherwise, you do not need to book this ferry but make sure you turn up at least 20 minutes prior to departure time. If you have not purchased ferry tickets with this order, you will require a return Waiheke ferry ticket which will cost $38 pp purchased from either the Fullers ticket offices located on the Wharf.

The ferry to Waiheke takes 35 minutes. When the ferry arrives at Matiatia (the Waiheke Wharf) our Ananda Tours Driver will meet you with a sign welcoming you.

Please note that our office is not located at Matiatia Wharf, so if you choose to catch an earlier ferry on the day, our guide won't arrive at Matiatia until the scheduled time. Please call us if you arrive early on 372-7530 and we will tell you where to wait.