Begin your day with a tour of Auckland's scenic city highlights, followed by an afternoon tasting world-class wines amid the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. Starting in the central city, travel over the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the harbour and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and bustling Queen Street, and explore the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park.
Continue through charming Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into a chic shopping area with a range of boutiques, craft and specialty stores. You'll pause for a short morning tea stop here (own expense), then travel along the waterfront to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand's most revered Prime Ministers, the park offers spectacular views of Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf.
Following your morning city tour, enjoy a 40-minute ferry ride across the Waitemata Harbour to Waiheke Island, a haven of beaches, eateries and boutique vineyards. Upon arrival you'll be picked up by luxury coach and whisked away on a guided tour of three of Waiheke's premier wineries – Mudbrick Estate, Cable Bay and Te Motu.
Enjoy the romantic surrounds of olive groves and rustic herb gardens as you taste the wine varieties on offer at award-winning Mudbrick Estate. Take in the views across the Hauraki Gulf back to Auckland from Cable Bay as you sample their fine wines, accompanied by a delicious snack platter. Te Motu Vineyard is the last stop on your Waiheke wine tour - specialists in Bordeaux-style wines, overlooking beautiful Onetangi Beach.
The tour concludes at Waiheke's Matiatia Wharf for a picturesque afternoon cruise back to Auckland city, arriving back at 5:30pm.
Useful info: The afternoon cruise departs from the Auckland Ferry Terminal at 12:30pm, and arrives back at 5:30pm. This tour is only available for passengers aged 18 years and over. Please note hotel drop-offs are not available on this tour.
Multilingual options are available >
Free WiFi is available on board the coach
What an AMAZING day we had. It was fantastic, unbelievable value. We did so much in a day. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. It was way beyond our expectations.
Reviewed by: Kris