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Reviewed 4 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 forward to doing it again soon and visiting some more waiheke wineries!

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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 sorts of things we wanted to see. Grant was funny and informative, and navigated the somewhat narrow and winding roads of Waiheke without any issues. We saw many of the more remote areas that we would never have seen on our own, and the wineries we visited were absolutely marvelous. We were especially appreciative that Grant was able to modify his plans on the fly--one of our group is diabetic and we needed to do our lunch stop a good bit sooner than originally planned. Grant came up with an alternative lunch stop quickly, and we really appreciated the extra care. I'd highly recommend Grant to anyone interested in an wine tour of Waiheke.

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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 have memories that last a life time. Not only is there plenty of wine to taste but you walk away learning a great deal about all there is to know about Waiheke Island. Highly recommend!

Thank MalteseBeauty
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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 the much bigger island of Australia! Cheers

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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
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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

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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 is loads of fun, is highly knowledgeable about the island, and can get you into cool wineries and tastings that those big faceless tour buses cannot (Passage Rock wines are phenomenal, BTW). We opted for the Decadent Degustation tour, but I'm sure the Divine Tasting would have been great too. Waiheke is gorgeous and the people are warm and friendly. Many thanks to Grant and Waivino for an unforgettable day. We'll be back.

Thank Travel827610
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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

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

Thanks Wendy. Glad you had fun.

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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, despite the fact that many of the wineries are closed on Tuesdays.

Lunch was exception, Grant was knowledgeable and very funny, and we all had a wonderful time.

Highly, highly recommended!!!

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

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 you again. Cheers, Grant

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

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

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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.

The tour was customised and private (so much better than being with a large group!) with great communication leading up to the day. Grant had arranged everything and even changed to a more suitable vineyard based on our tastes part way through. Van and transport were excellent and his fun personality fit in perfectly with ours to really cap off the perfect afternoon.

We would definitely recommend Grant and Waivino, there’s no other way to do a wine tour on Waiheke!

Thank Jess R
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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

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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
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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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