Wine Tours Waiheke Island

Choose between a range of Private Wine Tours, a Small Group Wine Tour, and a Private Sightseeing tour.

Private & Customisable Wine Tours




3+ Hours

  • Private customised tour 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, platters or small plates can be arranged either during or after the tour. This is not included in the tour price.
  • Start time anywhere between 9.30am and 1.00pm.
  • One to six people per tour.
  • 2 Cellar Doors – $275 per person for 2 people. 3 hours
  • 3 Cellar Doors – $300 per person for 2 people. 4 hours.
  • 4 Cellar Doors – $370 per person for 2 people. 5 hours.
  • 5 Cellar Doors – $440 per person for 2 people. 6 hours..
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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Set Itinerary Private Wine Tour




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.
  • $275 per person. Minimum 2 people.
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price.
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Small Group Tours




6+ Hours

  • A Group wine tour for 2 to 6 people at the same price per person.
  • You will visit 3 cellar doors for premium wine tastings. The cellar doors selected will be the best available on that particular day.
  • Platters or shared plates will be included at one cellar door.
  • Waiheke Island sightseeing during our journey to and from the vineyards.
  • The tour will start and finish at Matiatia ferry terminal.
  • You will need to be on the ferry that leaves Auckland at 10am for a 10.45am pickup from Matiatia and you will return on a ferry leaving Waiheke at 4.30pm or 5.00pm.
  • $210 per person. 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 where you can book any number from 1 to 6 people all at the same price per hour or part thereof.
  • You will enjoy sightseeing on Waiheke Island, either based on your requests or I will design a tour for you - whichever you prefer.
  • You can make your own arrangements for a lunch during or following the completion of the tour (or I can help you with that booking).
  • The tour will start and finish at either a ferry terminal, or at local Waiheke Island accommodation excluding where four wheel drive access is required.
  • $150 per hour. Minimum 3 hours.
  • Ferry tickets are not included in the tour price
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Prices Included


  • 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.
  • A bottle of mineral water in the van for you to drink between winery visits.
  • 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 photo

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 photo

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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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