Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

4.9 / 5

53 reviews

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

From $150.72 per person

Make your own way to Waiheke Island to discover local produce and wines from top boutique vineyards on a fully-guided food and wine tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit three boutique vineyards and an award winning olive oil mill
  • Taste fresh Waiheke oysters
  • Enjoy a vineyard platter lunch overlooking the vines
  • Learn about the history of Waiheke Island
  • See some of Waiheke's scenic highlights and beaches
Full description
Discover the flavors of Waiheke Island on a fully-guided gourmet food and wine tour. Journey by ferry or helicopter from Auckland over to Matiatia Wharf on the island where your guide will meet you. Your guide will provide entertaining and informative commentary throughout the day about the various delicacies you will taste. Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods. Delight in a platter lunch, consisting of a selection of cold meats, seafood, breads and dips, at one of the island's top vineyard restaurants. Savor wines from some of the island’s top boutique vineyards, and visit an award-winning olive oil mill and two vineyards. Each vineyard offers a range of gourmet tastings to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread, or artisan cheeses. On Saturdays, your tour may also include a visit to the Waiheke Market. The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 3:00 PM ferry for a 3:45 arrival in Auckland. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Matiatia Wharf or Waiheke Island accommodation
  • Transport on the island
  • A local guide providing live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Vineyard platter lunch (cold)
  • Ferry ticket to Waiheke Island from Auckland
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. You will need to take the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland, which will have you to the wharf by 9:45 AM. Your guide will meet you on arrival with a signboard.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • Participants must be 18 years or older to join this tour and must bring appropriate photo identification with them on the day
    • The tour departs from Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island at 9:45 AM. You will need to catch the 9:00 AM ferry from Auckland (at your own cost) and a guide with a signboard will meet you on arrival
    • Dietary requirements are catered for including vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free (meals are not suitable for vegans)
    • If you are staying on Waiheke and would like to arrange an accommodation pick up, please call the local operator after booking to arrange a pick-up time
    • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 53 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Transportation
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    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
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    Fabulous day out exploring good food and wine!

    We had the best time on this tour! I went with my Mum and Fiancé. We were staying on the Island and our lovely tour guide Simon picked us up from our address after the ferry passengers from the wharf. He was such a gentleman and also very funny :) He looked after everyone, there was around 20 of us all together, throughout the entire day. The wineries were fabulous! We went to Kennedy Point Vineyard, then the Olive Oil Farm, then Peacock Sky Vineyard and finally Stoneyridge Vineyard. We had incredible food at all stops, it was well worth paying extra for the combined food and wine tour. We had huge fresh oysters and delicious cheese at the first stop, then snack tastings at the second stop, a degustation pairing at the third stop, then finished with a huge lunch at the end. Stoneyridge brought out so many platters, it worked out 1 x platter per 2 x people, we had all sorts of things, prawns, smoked salmon, more oysters, anti pasto, deli meats, breads and dips! Definitely book this tour

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    October 7, 2018

    Jess is so informative about the island and it’s wine The scheduled stops were awesome. Jess also went the extra mile and showed us some other points of interests. Would highly recommend

    March 31, 2021

    Awesome day. Lance was very informative & fun! Great selection of wineries & olive oil was beautiful.

    February 27, 2021

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