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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

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Overview
Discover the famous wineries and top natural attractions of New Zealand’s North Island on this 7.5-hour Piha and Karekare rainforest tour from Auckland. Travel through the Henderson Valley to Babich Wines, Kumeu River Wines, and West Brook Wines with a guide and sample the chardonnay, pinot gris, and pinot noir wines in production. Admire panoramic rainforest views at the Arataki visitors’ center, and discover natural sites of interest including Piha beach and the Karekare waterfalls. This tour includes lunch and round-trip travel from your Auckland hotel.
Highlights
  • Guided wine tastings in the Henderson Valley, Ararimu Valley, and Kumeu
  • Spectacular views of the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast beaches
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport included
  • Personalized experience: small group of up to 11 people
What to Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city and head south along the West Coast in an air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is Babich Wines, a family-run winery in the Henderson Valley, where you can sample wines grown in the valley, as well as from the Babich vineyards of Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. Next, visit the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you can learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage. Continue to Piha Beach and Karekare beach, both known for their black volcanic sands, and take a short hike to see the beautiful Karekare Waterfalls. After lunch at a local café, spend the afternoon wine tasting, with visits to West Brook Wine in the Ararimu Valley and Kumeu River Wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail, which is famous for its chardonnay. Finally, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Auckland hotel
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

6/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM

1/1/2020 - 5/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Your Auckland hotel
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Wine-tastings
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Infant seats for children under seven years of age
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We already made this tour once with John, on november 2018, we're going to do it again ( without our girls) in february 2020. Do it, it's the best ever, the nature is enlightening, the wines are awesome and John is so kind. Best regards from Tahiti, french Polynesia.
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Sim, Thanks for your excellent review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and that your family could see some of the beautiful New Zealand coast and country side. If I'm seeing you again in February I will be delighted and take it as a great compliment. I hope I can take you to a different fabulous wine location like Matakana. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards John McFarlane
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John and Barbara made this experience absolutely amazing. This was one of trh first things I experienced after landing in NZ. The wine tastings are incredible, I had the best rose in my life, as well as the best lunch at the restaurant we went to. Kare kare is incredibly
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for your fantastic review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with me. Piha and Karekare are so lovely to visit and I'm glad you could take it in and enjoy some great wine and food on the day. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. John was a great tour guide and fun to hang out with! He is extremely knowledgeable in all things New Zealand....and wine! Highly recommend this tour.😀
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Erin, Thanks for your great review of the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. I really enjoyed my day with you all and I'm please the lunch and choice of wineries met with your best expectation. Feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours around Auckland and New Zealand. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and the conversations we shared. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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My wife and I decided rather spontaneously to book a wine tour with John after coming into Auckland a couple of days earlier than planned. And what can I say it completely exceeded our expectations. John is great in what he is doing- fun and very knowledgeable not only in wine
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Mathew, Thanks for your excellent review of the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. I'm delighted the tour exceeded your best expectations and that the commentary was interesting and enlightening. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the wild West Coast beaches and that I could get you out in the country to see the real NZ and taste some world class wine at Babich. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards John McFarlane.
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We decided rather last minute after seeing a brochure for this tour, to call John and book a trip. We are so happy we decided to do so! From start to finish the day was absolutely perfect. Every winery was beautiful and the variety of wines was fabulous. John made sure we were
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your super review and I'm delighted it was the highlight of your time in Auckland. Piha and Karekare certainly are beautiful places. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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By: NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
652 reviews
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Sim M
3117
Awesome
We already made this tour once with John, on november 2018, we're going to do it again ( without our girls) in
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amillionlights8
Memphis, Tennessee
302
An absolute MUST
John and Barbara made this experience absolutely amazing. This was one of trh first things I experienced after
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R6511SFjulias
10
Relaxing, Amazing and Beautiful
John picked us up from right outside out cruise ship right on time. It was a nice little group as there was only
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mattpF2907XX
12
Wine your/black sands
Wonderful host and tour. Very personable, knowledgeable and friendly. Would totally recommend for my wine
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Sosandnec
Long Island, NY
73
Fun times!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. John was a great tour guide and fun to hang out with! He is
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donaldenvir
11
Amazing and Brilliant Wine Tour
John was an absolutely wonderful and brilliant tour guide. His knowledge of wine, and indeed the wider world,
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SiddharthD252
Altadena, California
4022
Informative Tour of Wine Country and other sites
John is an information junkie. Base on his vast knowledge of not only wine making in NZ, but lots of other facts
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Y8099HFpatriciap
21
Villa Maria wine tour
An excellent experience delivered by a knowledgeable and professional guide. John went out of his way to make sure
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Alison B
Tauranga, New Zealand
6743
Wine tasting
John collected us from our hotel and joined us for our Villa Maria tour. He is a very knowledgeable person about
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Mathew0111
Singapore, Singapore
90
A great day with wine, beaches and rainforest
My wife and I decided rather spontaneously to book a wine tour with John after coming into Auckland a couple of
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daradew
Singapore, Singapore
425
MUST DO tour of Auckland!
We decided rather last minute after seeing a brochure for this tour, to call John and book a trip. We are so happy
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CassinHawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
11
Inspirational, fun and our BEST DAY EVER
We had a SUPERLATIVE day on the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway Auckland. John was enthusiastic, informative,
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Ria807
Newcastle, Australia
50
Great Experience
We chose to go to Villa Maria winery with Winepro prior to our afternoon flight from Auckland. What a good choice!
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BennyBowles
Canberra, Australia
11
Best wine tour of all time!
More than just a wine tour. Doesn't matter if you have limited knowledge of wine or are a wine connoisseur, John
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Crystalfree
Irvine, California
7420
Incredible Afternoon
Booking this tour with John made our afternoon most memorable. A great host with so much knowledge and a very
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