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Waivino Tours offers a personalised authentic connection with Waiheke Island. An interesting and enjoyable perspective on what is now one of the most talked about destinations in the world. Quality transport, local professional tour guides with...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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+64 21 471 666
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We booked with Grant for our Hens afternoon Wine Tour on March 4th 2017. Grant was a great host and went beyond what was expected as we missed our ferry from Half Moon Bay and he had to change where he picked us up from...More

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Waivino T, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

It was a lovely day and everything worked well. Thank you so much for the review.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing day out with waivino for my sisters surprise 40th birthday. Grant was informative and friendly. He was very accommodating when organising as we had a vegan guest so organised a tour that suited us perfectly! Could not recommend him more! Look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grant met us on the ferry landing on Waiheke Island, and quickly interviewed us about our level of wine expertise and interests. There were only three of us on his tour, so it was really nice that he could tailor the tour to just the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after a unique wine tour experience on a stunning island, look no further. Grant is an excellent guide that arranges a special day based on your individual preferences. He takes you to boutique wineries that are out of the ordinary where you'll...More

Thank MalteseBeauty
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh wow, thank you so much Paula! I really enjoyed showing you guys around. Your last drink was a glass of Waiheke rain water so we probably got everything just right. All the best with your tour of Aotearoa NZ. You are great ambassadors of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grant was outstanding and went the extra mile!! Some great hidden gems and a great day! Highly recommend!

Thank leannagardiner85
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Leanna. It was great meeting you both. Thanks for your kindness. All the best for the pending crazy season.. See you soon. Cheers, Grant

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour exceeded all of our expectations! Grant and Waivino Tours came highly recommended to me by a coworker who is from NZ. My wife and I were in dire need of some trouble-free relaxation, and wanted a proper introduction to NZ wine-making culture. Grant...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Scott. You and Junko were very kind and fitted into the Waiheke vibe perfectly. Look forward to seeing you again. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely day with a knowledgeable host and other visitors from around the world, also got to see a fair bit of the island. Recommend

Thank WendyFroggatt
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Wendy. Glad you had fun.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had some trouble finding a tour which would accommodate me as a single traveler, but Grant at Waivino was extremely responsive and welcomed me to join one of his tours. It ended up just being three of us today and the tour was great,...More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks Kevin, It was great having you aboard. Yes there are plenty of solo travellers out there who are forced to do mass tours so it is nice to offer a more bespoke option. I will work on making this easier. All the best, see...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Had an exceptional day on Saturday with our tour guide Grant. Thank you highly recommend this company and tour.

Thank Trail818153
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Ruth. It was indeed a lovely day, on charmingly wonderful Waiheke!

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Grant and Waivino tours were fantastic! He really made the afternoon memorable and made sure we had a great time. We had a friend visiting from Canada so my partner and I booked the experience for the 3 of us and we had a blast....More

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Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Thanks so much Jess, I love the Canada connection. The underdogs have to stick together. It was a blast of a day! Come back soon. Cheers

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

With knowledge and wit, Grant gave us an insightful and personalised tour of the island and some of its world class wineries. Definitely the tour to choose in this region. Support local busines. It’s worth it! Can’t wait to go back! Cheers!

Thank Alastair H
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thanks Alastair, Good on you. It was an honour meeting you. Australia has a bright future. Peace and love guys. Cheers

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