Waiheke Island & Wineries

Waiheke Island & Wineries

5.5 hours | Auckland | A K L - 3 5 0
Average Guest Rating
$ 219.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Points of Interest

  • Auckland Harbour and Islands
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • New Zeland Culinary Experience
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Situated in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is an oasis of tranquility and beauty. And it's also known for its exceptional microclimate, with its warm summers and mild winters creating an ideal environment for growing grapes. And for wine lovers, it's a must-do destination. A ferry ride takes you to Waiheke, a picture-postcard blend of forests, farmlands, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Soak up breathtaking views of the coastline before continuing on to two local wineries that showcase Waiheke's perfect growing ground for a variety of grapes. These boutique wineries produce high-quality wines, including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and, more recently, chardonnay. The wine estates you'll visit are true gems, and in addition to exploring, you're invited to participate in tastings served with a cheese platter at one of the wineries. Conclude with a ferry cruise back to Auckland.

Special Notes:

The walk between the Auckland Ferry Terminal and your ship is approximately 300 meters each way. Snacks are available to purchase onboard the Ferry.

Guests must be 18 and over to taste wines. Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases; wine purchased ashore will be will be collected at the gangway for safe keeping and will be returned to you on the last day of your cruise.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walk from ship to the Waiheke ferry. Approx. 40 minute ferry journey across to Waiheke Island

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 01:10
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Sightseeing tour of Waiheke island visit and tastings at two vineyards

Time at site: 03:20
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Return ferry journey to Auckland. Walk back to ship

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 01:00