Batch Winery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Waiheke Island: Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets

Discover the magic of Waiheke with a combined ferry and hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel from Auckland harbor on a ferry and board a double-decker bus to attractions like Oneroa Village, Oneroa Beach, and several local wineries. It’s the most flexible and cost-effective tour option on the island, introducing you to the island’s top spots. Hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 16 convenient stops, which include vineyards, beaches, and restaurants. If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a scenic tour of the island. The buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard, and more. The knowledgeable tour drivers, and the addition of an on-board host, ensure you’ll receive the most informative commentary as you travel around and you can get all the local tips and tricks for how best to enjoy Waiheke. The Explorer Hop-on Hop-off departs from each location approximately every 60 minutes throughout the day and every 30 minutes at peak times.

Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

Waiheke Island Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Platter Lunch

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 , 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 (subject to availability), 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. 

From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

From Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Experience a tour itinerary focused on tantalizing the taste buds, with some food pairings to compliment your Waiheke wine tasting experience. Enjoy award-winning olive oil, as well as other locally produced delights whilst sipping on world-famous award-winning wines at three boutique vineyards, followed by a shared platter lunch with a glass of wine. Meeting Point: Matiatia Wharf Waiheke Island If you are staying in Auckland you will need to take the 9am Fullers ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island (ferry tickets can be purchased down on the wharf on the day). On arrival to Waiheke, one of our tour guides will be waiting with a signboard. Sample Itinerary: 8:15 AM: Arrive at Downtown Auckland ferry terminal for your 9:00 AM sailing to Waiheke 9:00 AM: Depart Auckland on Fullers ferry sailing to Waiheke Island or pickup from your Waiheke accommodation 9:45 AM: Ferry arrives at Waiheke island 9:50 AM: Embark on the start of your tour 10:00 AM: Enjoy a coffee kickstarter at one of the local hot spots 11:00 AM: Visit Mudbrick vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting 12:00 PM: Visit the Batch vineyard and enjoy a food pairing with wine tasting 1:00 PM: Visit Casita Miro vineyard and enjoy a food pairing and wine tasting 2:00 PM: Continue on your journey to Stonyridge vineyard and savour a shared platter lunch and a glass of wine 4:00 PM: Finish your tour by departing Waiheke on Fullers sailing to Auckland or drop-off at your Waiheke accommodation

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What people are saying about Batch Winery

Overall rating

(326 reviews)

Waiheke Island is just a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland, if you stand on the open air deck of the ferry to admire the beautiful scenery, the time just flies by! To get a chance to board is very difficult! The bus comes only every hour. If you want to taste lots of wine in several different places, then perhaps this trip is worth the money.

Excellent day trip with so much to see. It does take a bit of planning with the hourly timetable however the bus always had adequate capacity and was on time. The local information from the driver was a real bonus.

getting to see the island and attractions was wonderful! more frequent bus runs would have been nice and allowed us to see a bit more. drivers were excellent, friendly and funny, buses were clean and comfortable.

We had a great time. It’s a great way to do your own thing and see what you want. Would love to spend more time on the island. A gorgeous place.

The guide was amazing and the driver very helpful. We got to see all the the things we wanted.