Operates Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. May 1st to July 9th 2017
Get away from it all for a lazy day on Waiheke Island, just a 40-minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland.
Waiheke offers not just premium wine, but an arsenal of top quality craft beer. Enjoy it all as your host tours you around some of the best spots, complete with a lunch at The Boathouse Restaurant right on the water at Onetangi Beach, arguably one of Auckland’s most beautiful beaches.
Around Waiheke brings you a fun, laidback tour, where all is asked of you is to kick back and have a great time while taking in the incredible vistas as you find your way around this beautiful island.
Your host will meet you at Matiatia ferry terminal after your cruise from Downtown Auckland.
First call is Kennedy Point Vineyard, the only certified organic vineyard on Waiheke. Here you will taste a selection of award winning wines.
Next it is off to Onetangi Beach to the Boathouse Restaurant.
Your menu choices are:
- Chargrilled Eggplant - Chargrilled Eggplant, Tomato, Feta, Wild Rocket and House Chilli Jam
- Boathouse Burger - Beer Battered or Pan-fried with Wild Rocket, Tomato, Red Onion, Citrus Aioli and Chips
- Fish and Chips - Battered or Pan-fried, Wild Rocket, Tomato, Red Onion, House Tartare and Chips
- Thai Green Curry (Prawn or Chicken) - Served with locally made Naan bread
- Creamy Seafood Chowder - Served with Local baked breads.
Your driver will request your choice at the start of the tour.
Here you will enjoy the stunning sea view while you enjoy a tasty meal.
There will be time to enjoy the beach setting or even enjoy a stroll along the beach.
Then it will be off to another quality vineyard. (The particular vineyard will depend on availability.)
We then set off for our final stop, Boogie Van Brewing. Chief Brewer Rick is a big fan of American West Coast style beers and very passionate about his craft. A man living his dream. Here we will take in a tour of the micro-brewery and sample 4 craft beers.
You can then opt to be returned to the Matiatia ferry terminal for your return journey or be dropped off in Oneroa if you intend to stay on the island for a while.
Please note: Because our wine and beer tours visit licensed premises, these tours are restricted to people over the age of 18. We DO NOT allow children on our tours.
$189.00 Per Adult - includes tour, tastings and lunch as described. Any extra beverages at your expense.
***Ferry Ticket to Waiheke Island not included in cost of tour***
Tour Operate Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to July 9th 2017.
TOUR TIMES IMPORTANT:
11.00 Catch the ferry from Pier 2 Downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island. Ferry ticket extra. We will meet you when you arrive on Waiheke Island.
11.45am Arrives at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal on Waiheke Island where your driver will meet you
12.00pm Tour departs from the bus stop opposite the Post Shop in the main village of Oneroa
Tour returns to Oneroa Post Shop and then to the Waiheke Ferry Terminal for the 5.00pm ferry (subject to Fullers’ timetable) back to Downtown Auckland. The trip takes about 40 minutes.
Our tour is unable to meet the Sealink Ferry from Half Moon Bay, Pakuranga. If you are using this service, please find your own way to join the tour at Oneroa.
You are welcome to come over to Waiheke on an earlier ferry or to stay on Waiheke and catch a later ferry back to Auckland.