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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

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You'll start at
/Matiatia Ferry Terminal
Auckland 1081, New ZealandJump on the 10am Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland ferry terminal pier 2 and we greet you as you step onto the island with a Waivino Tours sign.
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    Waivino Wine Tours
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Take a small group tour and see undeniably pretty views as you learn some fun and interesting facts about the uniqueness of Waiheke Island. Travel along stunning coastal roads on route to fabulous boutique wineries. Taste award winning wines and take your time to discover more about the process and the stories. Lovely lunch options are available and you will be well taken care of by your local expert guide who provides a personalised experience for you and your group. We go further into the heartland to make sure you thoroughly connect with this beautiful slice of paradise! We hope to see you soon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    /Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:45 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Taste up to 15 local boutique wines and hear the stories and learn about the process
    • Food pairing where available and snacks along the way.
    • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gourmet lunch options at wineries or on the beach.
    • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
    • Head out to the eastern side of the island and discover hidden delights
    • Pure Waiheke Island water at every stop to cleanse your palate and hydrate you.
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Phone charging port on board your comfortable transport
    • Entry/Admission - Waivino Wine Tours
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a great tour - we really enjoyed visiting the smaller boutique vineyards, tsting the fabulous wine and appreciated Grant going out of his way to show us the beauty of the island particularly the lesser-known reaches. It was flexible and fun and nice to be with a
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    Been on many tours. This one was very good. We all appreciated going to the smaller high quality boutique vineyards that the big tours skip. If you want to join a bunch of other people and be just another person, this isn't your tour. If you want individual attention at the
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    Response from Grant K, Owner at Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
    Responded 5 days ago
    Nicely put! Thank you very much. It is so hard for people to decipher online what is a genuine good value experience and what is not. My amazing guests who actually remember the importance of writing a review so others can make an informed decision and enjoy Waiheke the way we present it are hugely appreciated. We don't have the big marketing team and the smoke and mirrors the big companies have but we have the heart and want each of our guests to have a positive memorable experience. Thanks again and all the very best for 2020. Cheers
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    This was an amazing tour. Small size (7 of us) allowed for very personalized and flexible tour. Grant was an amazing guide, fun and very knowledgeable about both the wineries and the island itself. The focus is on smaller boutique wineries, which we very much enjoyed. Wines were
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    Response from Grant K, Owner at Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
    Responded 5 days ago
    Wow, what a beautiful review. Thank you. It was a great day and yes 7 people is a perfect number just to hang out like friends and admire this blessing that pushes all the good buttons in the human brain. All the best and thanks for spreading word. Cheers
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    Being local and passionate about Waiheke Grant was very informative and flexible to the needs of the group. We visited some of the less busy vineyards and that enabled us to get a personal touch
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    Response from Grant K, Owner at Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
    Responded 1 week ago
    Beautiful, thank you. Waivino guests don't leave the city and sail out to paradise to end up in another circus. We know the escape routes and get you 110% plugged into this oasis of real.... All the best for 2020. 2020 vision with Waivino.
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    The trip was super informative and gave you an opportunity to see the wineries that are too big for the bus tours. You get to experience more of the island and meet some incredibly wonderful people who have put their hearts and souls into those bottles. Highly recommend the
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    Response from Grant K, Owner at Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you very much for taking time to write these kind thoughts. I am so glad you enjoyed Waiheke and the wine she provides. You have been apparently been bitten by the Waiheke happy bug so I am sure you will be back. All the best for 2020. 2020 vision
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    By: Waivino Wine Tours
    176 reviews
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    charraffy
    10
    Fantastic day
    This was a great tour - we really enjoyed visiting the smaller boutique vineyards, tsting the fabulous wine and
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    VikkiBPerth
    Perth, Australia
    4119
    Highly Recommend
    Grant is a local and a wonderful host. Small group tour and there was only 5 of us which was perfect. Visited some
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    davidaW8069EN
    Palm Desert, California
    66
    Great tour
    Been on many tours. This one was very good. We all appreciated going to the smaller high quality boutique
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    jimpJ486WG
    10
    Great wine tour and more
    This was an amazing tour. Small size (7 of us) allowed for very personalized and flexible tour. Grant was an
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    E8074ANjills
    31
    Great tour with Grant
    Being local and passionate about Waiheke Grant was very informative and flexible to the needs of the group. We
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    459reginak
    The Netherlands
    508
    Wonderful day on Waiheke
    Great tour along several of the smaller, (but certainly not lesser!), wineries on Waiheke. Grant is an easy-going
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    H4204UWpatrickc
    10
    Unbelievable Experience
    The trip was super informative and gave you an opportunity to see the wineries that are too big for the bus tours.
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    Hannah H
    90
    A superb day!
    Grant was awesome! We drank some delicious wines at 3 small, boutique wineries. The wineries had great staff who
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    johnsC3884MN
    20
    The Amazing tour
    Grant took us on an amazing tour through Waiheke Island. We visited a nice variety of wineries and we saw some
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    adpattillo
    Oahu, Hawaii
    20
    Wonderful Waivino
    Knowledgeable, professional, and tasteful, our guide Grant provided our group of six with an intimate perspective
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    Alexander Z
    10
    Great tour with Grant!
    Grant was a legend!!! He was so relaxed and informative, had all the wine tastings pre arranged as well as our
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    DianeY40
    Schenectady, New York
    5918
    Fantastic tour
    We loved this tour! It ended up just being the three people in our party so it was a private tour. Michael was our
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    djlpayne
    10
    Brilliant day on Waiheke!
    Thank you so much! We had an awesome day today, you went above and beyond our expectations. Great facts, relaxed
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    sarushi22
    122
    Thank you Grant!
    The tour is fun , beautiful and very much informative. I travelled 3 wineries for tasting and one restaurant to
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    L7045IEsimonb
    Cronulla, Australia
    31
    The best wine tour in the world!
    Thankyou for the perfect wine tour! This was am amazing day and everything went great. We tried many different
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