Wine Tours Waiheke Island

Choose between a range of Private Wine Tours and a Private Sightseeing tour.

Private & Customisable Wine Tours




3+ Hours

  • Private customised tours enjoying premium wine tastings at two to five cellar doors of your choice.
  • Vineyard/winery tours subject to availability.
  • Waiheke island sightseeing to and from the vineyards.
  • Lunch is not included in the tour price but can be booked.
  • Start time anywhere between 9.30am and 1.00pm.
  • Two to six people per tour. The price per person reduces with more people on the tour - see Booking Page for details.
  • 2 Cellar Doors – $220 to $315 per person. 3 hours
  • 3 Cellar Doors – $245 to $345 per person. 4 hours.
  • 4 Cellar Doors – $280 to $425 per person. 5 hours.
  • 5 Cellar Doors – $310 to $490 per person. 6 hours..
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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Set Itinerary Private Wine Tour - on special now!




4+ Hours

  • A private tour enjoying premium wine tastings at three cellar doors.
  • Vineyard/winery tours subject to availability.
  • Waiheke island sightseeing on route to and from the vineyards.
  • Lunch is not provided but can be arranged at your cost at any of the vineyards visited subject to availability.
  • Duration approximately 4 hours excluding lunch and you choose the start time anywhere between 9.30am and 1.00pm.
  • Two to six people per tour.
  • Normally $315 per person but now $250pp for 2 ppl down to $200pp for 6ppl until 30th November 2020. Minimum 2 people.
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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Private Sightseeing




3+ Hours

  • A private sightseeing tour for up to 6 people.
  • The same price per hour regardless of the number of people in the van.
  • You will enjoy sightseeing on Waiheke, either based on your request, or I will design a tour for you.
  • Lunch can be arranged either by me on your behalf or you can book yourself. Wine tasting charges are extra. Travel on some gravel roads is limited based on the condition of the road.
  • Minimum 4 hours.
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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The Ultimate Waiheke Wine Tour




3+ Hours

A customisable Private Tour to 3 cellar doors who offer exclusive tastings including:

  • Cable Bay Connoisseurs Tasting
  • Destiny Bay (upon application - conditions apply)
  • The Ultimate Stonyridge Experience
  • Tantalus Private Cellar Tasting
  • Te Motu VIP tasting
  • Other private winemaker hosted tastings eg Kennedy Point and Passage Rock
  • $500 pp for 2 or 3 ppl, $450 pp for 4 or 5 ppl, $400 pp for 6 ppl
  • Lunch can be added at your cost
  • Note: Please check with me before booking as these tastings might not be available every day
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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Prices Include


  • Pick up and drop off service anywhere on Waiheke Island except where 4 wheel drive access is required.
  • Premium wine tastings at the wineries you choose to visit.
  • Concierge service for booking Waiheke restaurants for lunch or dinner on the day of the tour.

Top Tips


During the summer period of December to February the island will be very busy with a lot of visitors. In order to at least make a quieter start to the day I recommend that you try to start the tastings by 10am. That way we can avoid some of the crowds. This will depend on which wineries you wish to visit as most open at 11am but some open at 10am. Another advantage is the potential to take a late lunch after the tastings have been completed.

Don’t forget


If you are coming to Waiheke Island by ferry please see the links to the ferry timetable: 

Please note


Ferry Tickets are not included (in any tours).


About Your Host

Geoff Rau

Geoff Rau is the sole owner and host of Waiheke Custom Wine Tours. Born and bred Kiwi, and a Waiheke Island resident since early 1998.
While Geoff has many interests in sport and has previously worked in international business but his real passion is wine and he has followed the development of New Zealand wine since the early 1980s. Geoff has participated in a large number of formal and informal wine tastings over that time, including many on Waiheke Island, giving him the knowledge to be able to offer independent guidance as to which wines to try, both locally and throughout New Zealand.


Geoff Rau 2018 - Tours

About Your Host

Geoff Rau

Geoff Rau is the sole owner and host of Waiheke Custom Wine Tours. Born and bred Kiwi, and a Waiheke Island resident since early 1998.
While Geoff has many interests in sport and has previously worked in international business but his real passion is wine and he has followed the development of New Zealand wine since the early 1980s. Geoff has participated in a large number of formal and informal wine tastings over that time, including many on Waiheke Island, giving him the knowledge to be able to offer independent guidance as to which wines to try, both locally and throughout New Zealand.
Geoff Rau 2018 - Tours

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Wineries and Restaurants


Please take a look at the options that are available - if you are on a customisable tour you can choose where you would like to go!

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