EcoZip: Zip, Wine and Dine including Ferry

EcoZip: Zip, Wine and Dine including Ferry

Ziplining, Wining and Dining!

Enjoy a 40 minute ferry cruise through the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland to Waiheke Island. Be greeted by your guide on arrival and taken on a mini-tour of Waiheke en route to the EcoZip site on Trig Hill for a 10.15am & flying fox zipline and guided hike experience.

Three 200 metre dual ziplines will fly you smoothly side-by-side with a partner, friend or relative down into the stunning tract of original and regenerating native bush. Experience these state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breath-taking Waiheke Island. Your guide will also talk about the local flora and fauna and the conservation of this spectacular natural environment on your scenic walk back to base.

At the end of your zipline tour you will be dropped to Stonyridge Vineyard to join the “Taste of Waiheke” wine tour. Here you'll enjoy a tour with tastings, plus a sumptuous light lunch. You then depart for Rangihoua Estate, which introduces you to Waiheke’s olive growing industry (includes olive oil tasting).

A stop at Casita Miro will leave you enchanted with the tastes and feelings of the Mediterranean. Your tour is concluded with final tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard before returning to the ferry terminal. Once the tour is over, you can either board the next ferry, or use your All Day Bus Pass to further explore the island.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Adventure Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Price: From (NZD) $294 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: ZWD


Return ferry journey from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island
Complimentary pick up and drop off to Waiheke Islands Matiatia ferry terminal
25 minute mini-tour of Waiheke en route to site
3 x 200 metre picturesque flying fox zipline rides
Full body harness & helmet
30 minute, 1.5km interpretive forest walk
Guided tour of 3 wineries & 1 olive growing estate on Waiheke Island
Light lunch included at Stonyridge Vineyard
Freedom to further explore the island with the All Day Bus Pass

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Departure Point: Pier 2, Ferry terminal, 99 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland
  • Ferry Departure Time: 7.55am (Monday to Friday) and 8.15am (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
  • Duration: Allow approx 7 hours, including the ferry journey each way
  • Return Details: Tour concludes at Downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal
  • Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day & Anzac Day (25th April)

What To Bring

  • Closed toe footwear is essential.
  • Camera or small video recording device (a wrist or neck strap is recommended)
  • Extra layer of clothing

Important Information

  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum weight limit is 30kg and maximum weight limit is 125kg
  • 10 passengers maximum per tour
  • Pregnant women are not permitted on this tour
  • It is not recommended that people with heart, cardiovascular or respiratory illness take part
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro Gold


There are 6 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.3 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

What a great day out. A great variety. My only negative comment would be, that after we had fun on the zipline we were bussed back down to the wharf to then catch another bus that went half way back to where we had just been, to go to the first Vineyard.
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Tour was great. All pick ups and drop offs were on time and the guides friendly. Loved the zip lining. Such fun! And the winery tour was a perfect way to round out the day.
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The staff at the Ecozip were very friendly and knowledgeable. The coach driver for the rest was full of interesting information and friendly. The wine tastings were a bit rushed.
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We greatly enjoyed Ziplining and our guides were attentive, fun and reassuring. The wine tour was interesting as we had not been to those places before and lunch was just right. A lovely relaxing day out.
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Zip lines and nature hike was great, although we wish there were more zips, the guides were awesome and we enjoyed their conversation. I suggest ending on the most engaging winery (the one that had beer and games) mud brick was pretty but snoozy compared to the previous one. Also I would suggest going to the olive tasting after the second winery when people could use a slow down on wine. We went after the first winery/dinner. Everyone was full of food but had not had much wine yet, so olive oil was not that appealing. All and all we had fun and out your driver was great. We would recommend this tour :)
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Our tour started off great! Jake, our guide from EcoZip, was very good and made the drive to the EcoZip very fun! The EcoZip was utterly fantastic! Everyone was great and it was a really good experience . However, from there it went downhill fast! Jake dropped us off back at the Waiheke Ferry Terminal, we had a bus with 40 plus people on board. We were herded on the overcrowded bus and began a rather boring trek to the first winery. The sheer amount of people on this tour made it hard to get in on all that was offered, at the olive oil stop, everything was long gone by the time we got to the counter to 'try' the oils! The lunch stop at Stoneyridge Winery was overcooked cold quiche! A very ordinary salad and dry bread! Very dissappointed with that! There were so many people at this designated lunch spot that 4 people in our group, including myself and my husband, had to eat our cold quiche and undressed salad in another area. The 3 tables and benches were to small for all the people in our group. Had I known when I booked this tour, that it would be so packed, with 40 plus people, I never would have booked it! So to conclude my review....please include in your online info regarding this tour, how many people will be on it. The only part of this tour that was good was the EcoZip! Stay away from the 'wine tour!' (Ed. Thanks Pamela, we have passed your comments onto the Operators involved and the itinerary has now been amended as of 8 May 2014 - feedback works!).
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EcoZip: Zip, Wine and Dine including Ferry
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Tour Code: ZWD
From (NZD) $294 per person
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