Auckland Morning Highlights & Waiheke Wine Tour

Auckland Morning Highlights & Waiheke Wine Tour

The name Waiheke means "cascading waters" in Maori, but today it is the 'soil' which is highly acclaimed; being the perfect mix of clay and volcanic rock suited to growing grapes of a "wonderful consistency" and "particularly smooth tannins of Cabernet, Sauvignon & Merlot", according to Time magazine. People living on the island are from diverse nationalities and are colourful, creative and passionate about their community and well being.

A full day tour which combines an Auckland City Tour in the morning with an afternoon Ferry to Waiheke Island for a guided tour of three wineries (Mudbrick Estate, The Goldie Room and Te Whau), where you can sample the wines and enjoy delicious finger food.

See first hand why Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails' as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland’s volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour.

The sightseeing tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park which is situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. In addition to these natural features the city sights tour also takes in the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. Your tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before returning to Downtown.

Tour concludes with the return Ferry trip from Waiheke Island back to Auckland Ferry Terminal.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Wine, Food & Vineyard Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Price: From (NZD) $207 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: GS1W


Hotel pick up and drop off
Entrance to attractions as listed above
Ferry to Waiheke Island
Luxury Coach Transport

Tour Highlights

  • 40 minute Ferry trip to Waiheke Island
  • Guided tour of three wineries on Waiheke Island
  • Harbour Bridge
  • The American Express Viaduct – location of the last America’s Cup
  • Queen Street – Auckland’s main shopping and business district
  • Mount Eden – a dormant volcano whose summit offers panoramic views
  • Auckland Domain – the City’s oldest park
  • Parnell Village – one of Auckland’s trendy café and shopping areas
  • Tamaki Drive – scenic waterfront route.
  • Michael Savage Memorial – beautiful views of the Waitemata Harbour

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Wednesday to Sunday. All year round
  • Departure Point: SkyCity Travel Centre at 102 Hobson Street (near the Sky Tower), Auckland or from selected centrally located accommodations
  • Departure Time: 9:45am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Return Details: Tour concludes at 5:30pm at Auckland Ferry Terminal
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Children’s Prices

Child prices for day tours apply to children aged 3 – 14 years (inclusive) and are generally 50% of the adult price. Children less than 3 years are free of charge, if not occupying a seat.

Important Information

  • 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

General Information

  • This tour is appropriate for 18 year olds and over.
  • On sunny days bring sunscreen, hat & sun glasses, as Auckland can get surprisingly hot
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • Multi-lingual commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Tour was awesome and everything ran exactly on schedule. he city tour hit the major areas and helped us get acclimated to the city. The wine tour was amazing. So beautiful. Both coach drivers were extremely knowledgeable and very informative. A very, very enjoyable experience. Would definitely use this company in the future.
Overall Tour Rating

Beautiful ride on the ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island - then onto the tour vehicle, with a driver who was friendly, informative, and very entertaining. Sampled and snacked at 3 lovely boutique wineries and enjoyed the scenic attributes of the island along the way. My only complaint is that we didn't purchase any of the wine! :) This was one of three Relaxing Journeys we took on this visit - and we would recommend this company HIGHLY!
Overall Tour Rating

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Auckland Morning Highlights & Waiheke Wine Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: GS1W
From (NZD) $207 per person
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