Around Waiheke Tours

$12.50 for an Introduction to Waiheke from Around Waiheke Tours (value $25)

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If you really need convincing...

It's time to dig out your boat shoes, your blue and white striped linen shirts and that cute little straw hat you've been looking for an excuse to wear because you're getting on a boat!

...And then you're getting off on a beautiful island. $12.50 is going to get you a day out of the city, exploring the jewel in Hauraki Gulf's crown, Waiheke Island. This is your chance to see the best of this fabulous destination on Waihekes absolute best value tour. The comprehensive 90 minute introduction tour includes wine and beer tasting, local produce and a soft drink for the kids.

You will be met on arrival at the Matiatia ferry terminal on Waiheke after your scenic ferry trip from downtown Auckland. An experienced local guide will usher you onto one of the quaint small buses and youll hit the track. Features of the tour include:

  • Must see scenic highlights of this world class destination.
  • Time for a short stroll at Onetangi Beach, arguably one of the best beaches in the Auckland area and the longest on the Island.
  • A stop at Wild on Waiheke, one of the best venues on Waiheke with the opportunity to taste Waihekes renown wine, local microbrewery beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer and local produce.
  • Two free beverage tastings for adults and one non-alcoholic drink for the kids

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to to make a booking
  2. Catch the 9am ferry from Pier 2 Downtown (Please note that the ferry ticket is not included)

You will be returned the the ferry depot in time to catch the 12 noon ferry to be back in Auckland by 12.45pm. Or, if youd rather, you can be dropped off in the main village, Oneroa, and take the opportunity to stay on Waiheke and depart later in the day. Both sailings go via Devonport.

The tour operates Thursday to Sunday until December 12, then from Wednesday to Sunday up until February 28, 2013.