Waiheke Island: Wine Tasting Tour
- Duration: 5.5 hours
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Beautiful walk around Waiheke Island. My guide was great. She quickly assessed my fitness level and tailored the walk to what was just right for me. She pointed out the native plants and told me the history and some of the medicinal purposes. We stopped in at a few shops and galleries meeting artists and some of the local islanders. Lunch was purchased at one of the shops which was healthy and perfect for the day.
We had an excellent time on our wine tour with Lance. He was warm, friendly, and hilarious and made a special effort to make us comfortable, take photos for us, and share cool factoids about the island. I would absolutely recommend you do this tour. The wine was world-class, the guide was lovely, and the lunch at the end was outstanding. Great value for money. Thanks, Lance!
It would have been a perfect day if the weather had cooperated. Still I had a great time. The drivers from and to Auckland were pleasant and safe drivers. The tour of the Hobbiton set would have been better if it were possible to be in smaller groups of maybe 4 or 5 rather than the bus full of about 20 that each group was composed of, but that´s not on you.
Jo was the most thoughtful and informative host. We absolutely enjoyed our tour and would definitely recommend it. All the vineyards we visited were outstanding, especially Mudbrick Vineyard with gardens and views just as beautiful as one we visited in the south of France years ago. The lunch included at the end was also really good.
Chris (driver/quide with Auckland and Beyond) was great! Got us there and back again in a timely manner with humor and care. Got to Hobbiton and it seemed everyone working there knew and liked him, from the other drivers to the guides showing us around the movie set. Highly recommend you continuing working with A&B in the future.