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!
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.