Guided tour

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Activity provider:Ananda Tours
Guided tour

Waiheke Island Premium Food & Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Activity provider:Ananda Tours
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From US$ 142.69 per person

Likely to sell out

Accompanied by a local guide, enjoy fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil, and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the island’s top boutique vineyards.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • 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 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. 

The tour returns you to Matiatia Wharf in time for the 3:00 PM ferry for a 3:45 arrival in Auckland. If you wish to stay and enjoy the island longer, let your guide know on the day of the tour and they can drop you off in Oneroa Village. 

  • Pickup and drop-off from Matiatia Wharf
  • Transport on the island
  • A local guide providing live commentary
  • All tasting fees
  • Vineyard platter lunch (cold)
  • Ferry tickets to and from Waiheke Island
  • Any beverages purchased at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Matiatia Wharf on Waiheke Island. If you are staying in Aukland, you will need to take the 9 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. If you are staying on the island, you can meet your guide at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal at 9:45 AM. Your guide will be wearing an Ananda Tours jacket.

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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, please meet the guide at Matiatia Wharf at 9:45 a.m.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

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It was an amazing day for us. 1 st time in waiheke n we hope not the last. Michael is a very guide, nice n funny person very kind with all of us. we did visit beautiful places n had some very good wines n food. The bus is like brand new n comfortable. It was a 11/10 😊 We highly recommend to book with Ananda Tour.

April 28, 2023

Our driver/guide Michael was a super nice, funny and personable guy! The vineyards visited were absolutely beautiful, the wine tastings were great and we tried plenty of different wines. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I was expecting a tad more from the food pairings at the wineries, it was more like something to soak up the wine (e.g. bread and nuts), rather than specialties of the island, which was one of the reasons I booked this tour as opposed to others. However, the platter lunch was amazing and exceeded my expectations!

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March 25, 2023

Excellent tour arranged by Ananda - great guide with interesting information on the island. Good to share the passion of the local wine makers and olive oil producers. Platter lunch was very tasty but the restaurant felt rather busy and was not as 'exclusive' as some of the other wineries visited.

February 16, 2023

Product ID: 163059