Your Waiheke Deluxe experience starts as soon as you board your Fullers ferry for a scenic cruise across the sparkling Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island. On arrival, we’ll be waiting for you on the quayside, before we transfer you to EcoZip HQ, perched high on a hillside overlooking the island’s myriad coves, pretty bays and vineyards.
Accompanied by our expert guides, you’ll fly through the air on our giant flying-fox ziplines, before undertaking a magical guided walk through a lush expanse of centuries-old native NZ forest.
Waiheke is famous for its food, wine, beaches and stunning views. After an exciting morning ziplining, our friends at Waiheke Wine Tours will collect you for a scenic exploration of Waiheke, introducing you to some of the island’s most famous, and most charming, vineyards.
Your first stop will be Casita Miro, a Mediterranean-inspired vineyard, famed for its art and architecture as well as its food and Spanish cuisine. One of Casita Miro’s enthusiastic sommeliers will lead you on a viticultural journey of discovery as they demonstrate how their inspired food parings bring a new dimension to Miro Vineyard’s delicate wines.
Exclusive to this tour, your next stop is at the Waihekeana store in Onetangi, where you can taste Waiheke honey and olive oils while browsing locally made arts, craft and jewellery.
A stone’s throw from Onetangi is beautiful Stonyridge Vineyard. Award-winning Stonyridge enjoys global acclaim for its spectacular Bordeaux-style wines and their signature Larosse can command a price of thousands of dollars per bottle. Beneath the shading vines of the Veranda Café you’ll taste a selection of Stonyridge wines while enjoying an ample patter-style lunch.
From Stonyridge, visit for tastings and dessert offerings at Cable Bay Vineyards’ cellar door, exploring a variety of Waiheke Island and Marlborough produced, hand-picked and harvested award-winning wines, these desserts are just divine.
Later, your Waiheke Wine Tours guide will deliver you to the ferry terminal for your journey back to Auckland on the 4.30pm ferry, or why not hop out in Oneroa village to linger on the island, perhaps enjoying an early dinner or drinks.
Tour InfoTour Duration: 8+ hours including food & ferry
Departure Times: Operates 7 days a week, departure at 8am from downtown (excludes Christmas Day)
Departure Point: Fullers Ferry Terminal, Quay St, Auckland
- Adults: $429
- Scenic ferry transfers from Auckland to Waiheke Island
- EcoZip Adventures dual zipline adventure and native forest walk experience
- Small group tour of Waiheke Island with experts Waiheke Wine Tours
- Food and wine paring at Casita Miro Vineyard
- Onetangi’s Waihekeana Store
- Shared platter lunches and wine tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard
- Dessert sampling and wine tasting at Cable Bay Vineyard
Note: Due to the service of alcohol this tour is not suitable for children. Waiheke Wine Tours reserve the right to substitute any vineyard or venue for operational reason.