A favourite with the Locals

Art and wine on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Discover the Jewel of the Hauraki Gulf and one of the Best Islands in the World according to Conde Nast Traveler's Choice Awards. Beautiful nature, many studios of local and international artists, exquisite wines and delicious food will come together to create an unique experience.

Theme
Visits & Tastings
Duration
Full day
Groups
Yes

From Auckland, take the scenic 40-min scheduled ferry transfer across to Waiheke Island where you will be met by your local guide. Alternatively, we can also arrange for a private helicopter transfer to Waiheke Island.

Known as the jewel of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf for its beauty and tranquility, Waiheke Island offers award-winning wines, olive oils, plump oysters straight from the sea, hand-made specialty foods and many delightful cafés and restaurants. A 'small is beautiful’ philosophy yields low quantities of extremely high quality fruit for amazing wines. Today your knowledgeable local guide will take you to some of the Island’s highly regarded vineyards like Stonyridge, where you can taste their fine wines and learn about this unique region.

There are also artists' studios to explore, sculpture gardens, a scenic coastal walk, a beach excursion or an exciting zipline ride over lush native bush! The day will be designed to suit you. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local wineries before being transferred back to the ferry terminal to catch the ferry back to Auckland.

Highlights*

  • Ferry or helicopter transfer from Auckland
  • Visits to some of the island's best wineries
  • Art experience of your choice: artists' studios, sculpture gardens, etc.
  • Nature experience of your choice: scenic coastal walk, beach excursion or an exciting zipline ride over native bush
  • Lunch at a winery

*The day will be entirely designed to suit your preferences and needs. This is just an overview of possible inclusions.

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