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Auckland Wine Trail Tours

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Address: 11 Pentland Avenue, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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+64 9-630 1540
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Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New...

Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand" five times, in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 "Traveller Voted" tourism awards. We were also awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate Of Excellence" for 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 and give our thanks to all our customers for their great reviews & comments. We are Auckland's original specialist wine tasting tour operator with the most experienced wine tour guide in Auckland, owner John Meadows. We offer a great range of Day & Half Day tours all with excellent wineries on both the West Coast (Kumeu, Waimauku) & East Coast (Matakana). Great scenery & sightseeing, farmland, regional parks, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, rainforest, waterfalls, black sand beaches, vineyards, winery tour... Delicious winery restaurant lunches. Small group, max 9, door to door service in city area. Private tours & large groups by arrangement.

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This was my first day in NZ after a long flight from the UK. I had booked the tour on the internet and was collected from my cruise ship at the time specified. There were five... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first day in NZ after a long flight from the UK. I had booked the tour on the internet and was collected from my cruise ship at the time specified. There were five other people in the mini bus. We were taken on a two hour sight seeing tour with frequent stops to admire some breath taking... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I booked the Waterfalls and Wines package, and had a wonderful time. We stayed close to the city centre so we got picked up from our hotel, which was great. John, our tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable; he offered interesting tidbits about each site and winery. Fantastic views and delicious wine! I would definitely recommend this,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John provided a perfect day. My husband and I had a "private tour" and we were catered to all day. The walk on the black sand beach was terrific and the inland waterfalls were lovely. He also stopped a number of places for scenic pictures along the way. Lunch was great and some wineries were chosen based on our preferences.... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl & Lawrence, very many thanks for sending in your great review and recommendation... very pleased to see that you both enjoyed the various aspects of this tour... Thanks again. Regards, John Meadows. More 

North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Auckland on a cruise and once again we were interested in a wine tour. On our last trip, John Meadows led us on a marvelous trip to waterfalls and wineries on the west side of the area. We enjoyed it so much that we told him that we would like to try his East... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi again Carolyn & John... great to see you both again and to take you on a completely different tour...! Great that you both enjoyed the tour, many thanks for your great review...! Very pleased to get "repeat customers' most times people only make it down here once in a lifetime...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I took this tour in mid-February, after a cruise from Sydney to Auckland. We visited a few wineries at different ports while on the cruise, but this tour was the best. After picking all 8 pax. up at different Auckland hotels, John, who is the tour owner, took us outside the city to the west and we... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks Norma... really appreciate the great review, comments & recommendation...! So pleased you enjoyed everything. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really enjoyable afternoon out with John. He collected us from right outside our hotel and drove us into Auckland's wine country - a short drive during which he told us about the region's wine-growing history and types of wine. He has built up some great contacts in the region over the years and at each winery we... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi again Sylvia... many thanks for sending in your great review & comments...! Really appreciate it. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined one of John's tours in early March with 3 Americans. I was picked up from my hotel and once the group was complete we headed off to the western side of NZ. John was informative and interesting and, in the morning, showed us waterfalls, volcanic beaches and beautiful scenery. After a nice lunch we started on the real... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Neil, many thanks for sending in your great review... very pleased to see you had a great time...! Thanks again, appreciate it, regards... John Meadows. More 

San Diego
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Waterfalls & Wine Tour with John in mid March and thoroughly enjoyed it. We happened to be his only clients that day so we got the "personalized" version of the tour at a group rate :v) We chose this tour because it was our first time in New Zealand and therefore didn't know our... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Richard, many thanks for your great review... very satisfying to get such good feedback from you. Thanks again, appreciate it, regards... John Meadows. More 

Voorheesville, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several long flights from Albany NY to Auckland, I arrived in New Zealand Tuesday morning. I was somewhat concerned that I would not be up for the Auckland Wine Trail Tour the following day, but, after having breakfast at the hotel and getting in the van Wednesday morning, I knew this was the way to go - hit the... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kathy, very many thanks for sending in your great review & comments...! Thanks again, appreciate it, regards... John Meadows. More 

Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We walked to a black sand beach (lots of iron in the sand), saw waterfalls and then enjoyed some great wineries. Note: we did the waterfalls and wine tour. John Meadows was a fine driver, knowledgeable guide and selected a nice assortment of wineries.

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi 'globehopper'... many thanks for sending in such a good review... wish I knew who you were to be able to thank you properly...! Thanks again, appreciate it, regards... John Meadows. More 

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