Discover the beautiful Matakana area on New Zealand’s East Coast and sample some of the fine wines from the region. On this day tour from Auckland you will visit 4 boutique wineries for wine tasting and enjoy a tasty lunch overlooking glorious nature.
What to Expect
This full-day tour takes you on a discovery of the Matakana wine region, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and sample some of the region’s delicious wines. The tour starts in the morning, when you are picked up at your city accommodation and driven north over Auckland’s Harbor Bridge along the East Coast and through small seaside towns and farming communities.
The Matakana wine area is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets. The tour visits 4 of the area’s exclusive small family-run wineries for tastings of their unique locally-produced wines. This is your opportunity to sample New Zealand’s only Carmenere, the only exclusive Italian red winery making Sangiovese and Docetto, one of the only Abarinos made in the country, as well as some great Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, “Bordeaux” blends, and Syrah.
You will also enjoy a decadent lunch at a beautiful location surrounded by a lake and vineyard. Dotted throughout the day, this tour also includes at least 4 extras that are decided on the day depending on your interests. The options include cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, giant ancient native “Kauri” trees, Morris & James pottery, a local honey center for Manuka honey tasting, or small beaches and wharfs.
- Door-to-door service at all city area accommodation
- All wine tasting at 4 wineries
- Four "extras" are included at no extra cost
What's Not Included
- Drinks/dessert with lunch