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Address: Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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+64 9-372 7530
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years...

Ananda Tours is a specialist Waiheke Island Tour Company with over 15 years experience in customised, unique tour experiences. We offer personalised, flexible itineraries designed to showcase the best of the Island’s natural beauty, vineyards and art culture. Discover Waiheke Island’s award-winning boutique wineries and locally produced gourmet delights, while enjoying an informed commentary by one of our professional, local guides. Small groups and personalised service ensure you get the most out of your Waiheke experience.Half and full day tours available.

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US$120.53*
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Full-Day Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
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US$290.69*
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Private Waiheke Scenic Wine and Art Tour

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A great insight in the Waiheke Wine World

Covering almost the whole island from one winery to the other, our tour was much more than wine. Insights, mind blowing sceneries and hilarious banters made the whole experience a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robin_Laura
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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237 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Covering almost the whole island from one winery to the other, our tour was much more than wine. Insights, mind blowing sceneries and hilarious banters made the whole experience a trip to remember!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off, as airline crew, we get to explore new destinations all the time, and it's always best if we can have a local show us the ropes. Ananda Tours turned to be the best decision we made, on our short visit to Auckland. Starting with the booking, I googled Waiheke Island Wine Tours, and came back with a bunch... More 

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Thank Dayson A
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dayson J, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're also happy that you made the decision to explore Waiheke Island with us, especially as you didn't have a lot of time in Auckland. It's fantastic to hear such a glowing review of our guide Peter and that he was able to adjust your itinerary... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour with Peter exceeded all expectations! He did an excellent job touring us around and telling us about the history of the island. In addition, the scenery was breathtaking, the food was delicious and the wine...well we drank it all! Thank you so much for making this part of our trip so memorable!

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, We're so happy to hear you had such a memorable time with us and thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We'll be sure to pass this feedback onto Peter too. We hope you can come back sometime for more delicious food and wine on our little Island! Many thanks, Jenny and the... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Afternoon Artisan Tour and it was fantastic. We visited 4 wineries and had a huge platter of meats, cheeses, fruit and bread at one of the wineries. Each winery was unique and we enjoyed a very personal experience. We had a small group of 10 and never felt rushed at any of our stops. Our guide shared... More 

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Thank clkbak
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi clkbak, Thank you for joining us on our Afternoon Artisan Tour. It's great to hear your group enjoyed the food, wine and tour of the island. We hope you and your friends can visit the island again sometime. Kind regards, Jenny and the Ananda Team More 

Vail, Colorado
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steve and Ananda Tours provided a most delightful, fun day of getting to know Waiheke Island -- seeing the sights, tasting locally grown olive oils and beautiful wines. What we appreciated most was how personal our tour was. Steve made sure we were treated like friends of the winemakers, the business owners, restaurant owners and staff! High, high marks for... More 

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Thank carolcottage
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi KT, Carol, Nancy and Ted, Thank you for this fantastic review. We couldn't be happier to hear that our tour was a highlight for your time in NZ. We will be sure to let Steve know your feedback too and we really appreciate you taking the time to share this with us. Safe travels and we hope you make... More 

Odessa, FL
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I took the Gourmet Wine and Food Tour today with Niki as our guide and driver. We enjoyed each stop and the lunch at the end of the tour. At the first stop, we learned about olive oil production in a New Zealand olive grove and mill and sampled award winning olive oils and several other local... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kscott_Odessa, Thank you to you and your husband for joining us on our Gourmet Food and Wine Tour and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Niki and we will be sure to let her know your feedback. Thank you again, Jenny and the Ananda Team More 

Littleton, Colorado
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114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Simon was our driver and he took us to 3 wineries, as well as lunch after the tour. The only knock i would have was that the tour felt a bit rushed. It was tough to purchase wine in a big group. Another hour added to the tour total would have solved that, i think

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Chichester
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Got picked up from the Ferry with my daughter. We were staying on the island for two nights and then going to Auckland so had a heavy suit case. Simon was our driver, he was very friendly and knowledgable. The weather was awful, tail end of cyclone Debbie and although that meant the views weren't great, we still had a... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jade and Tina, Thanks for joining us and leaving your review. Apologies Debbie ruined the views but we're glad you had a good time anyway and that Simon looked after you so well. We hope you can make it back to the Island sometime and the weather will be kind to you. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team More 

London
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140 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Myself, partner and friends recently did the Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour with Ananda Tours - this was a great day out. They made it so easy for us, picking us up from the Ferry terminal and dropping us back there at the end of the day. Our guide/driver, I can't remember us name, was great, really informative and funny.... More 

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi flying_kiwi1986, We're so happy to hear you joined us again with your friends after your honeymoon tour with us. Thank you for leaving this fantastic review. We hope to welcome you back to the Island again sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We used Ananda - Nicky and the day could not have been better. Great vineyards, excellent stories and a very good driver. Very accommodating with last minute changes. Could not recommend more highly!

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Thank NeilPritchard
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this review

Hi Neil, Thanks for taking the time to review us and leave this feedback about our tour and our guide Niki. We'll be sure to let her know. We hope you make it back to the Island again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team More 

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