Ananda Tours is a Waiheke Island tour company with over 22 years of experience providing customised, one-of-a-kind tours. We provide customised, flexible itineraries that highlight the finest of the island’s natural beauty, wineries, and art culture.
As industry leaders on Waiheke, we are well-equipped to design customised itineraries and coordinate logistics for small private tours, big incentive groups, and any other type of group. We take satisfaction in accommodating nearly any request, including vineyards, olive oil mills, scenic tours, adventure tours, visits to local artists and galleries, and even special topic trips (for instance, the World War II underground tunnels at Stony Batter).
Ananda Tours remains committed to Its initial motivation: to present tourists with the best of Waiheke with passion and zeal. Visitors visiting the island will have a wonderful experience thanks to the quick booking system, close contact with local service providers, and highly knowledgeable local guides.
Price: $215 per person
Duration: 5.5 Hours excluding ferry travel time
Departs: 10am Fullers ferry ex-Auckland – Return: 4.45pm.
This tour will take you to three of Waiheke’s finest wineries, where you will sample various wines. Along the way, enjoy a picturesque drive while your expert local guide explains the Island’s history, geography, people, and culture.
After your wine-tasting trip, unwind with lunch and a drink of Waiheke wine or beer at “Three Seven Two” (awarded one Hat in the most recent Cuisine Good Food Awards) on the beaches of Onetangi before returning to the ferry or your lodging.
(Monday through Thursday, lunch will be served at Stonyridge Vineyard during the winter months.)
Price: $245 per person includes lunch
Duration: 6 Hours + excluding ferry travel time
Departs: 12 pm Fullers ferry ex-Auckland – Return: 6.35pm.
This afternoon tour is a fantastic alternative if you are looking for a slow-paced day with a small group.
Discover some of Waiheke’s “off the beaten path” vineyards in the rough and stunning landscape of the island’s easternmost tip.
The tour features tastings at three boutique wineries, a microbrewery, and a delicious picnic lunch.
If you want to extend your stay on the island, we can organise a dinner reservation at a restaurant of your choice or drop you off in Oneroa Village so you can spend the evening at your leisure.
Please board the 12 pm Fullers sailing from Downtown Auckland for the Artisan Tour in the Afternoon. The schedule is subject to change.
Itineraries are subject to change based on seasonal vineyard availability.
Price: $205 per person add Zip Lining $343 pp incl.
Duration: 4.5 Hours approx excluding ferry travel time
Departs: Winter 12:00 pm Summer 1:00 pm Fullers ferry ex-Auckland – Return: 5:45pm. Summer 6:45 pm
Ananda Tours will meet you on the Waiheke wharf upon departure from Auckland Downtown.
The journey will begin with a picturesque drive along the northern route, offering breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel Peninsula. The first visit is to a nearby vineyard for a tasting and informal lunch.
If time permits, after lunch, proceed to Onetangi, a 1.87-kilometre-long, north-facing beach with magnificent old Pohutukawa trees. It has been the site of the Onetangi Beach Races for many years.
Taste wine in the second vineyard after leaving Onetangi.
A lovely vineyard overlooking the Hauraki Gulf serves as the final stop. Enjoy a wine tasting while taking in the scenery.
If you wish, you can stay on for dinner (at your own expense) and make your way back to the ferry when you are ready, or the guide will return you to the Waiheke Wharf in time to catch the 6 pm ferry back to Auckland.
Optional Add On: (extra $138 per person)
Choose to add Eco Ziplining in the morning.
Catch the 11am Ferry and be picked up by EcoZip and take part in three exhilarating Ziplines. (2 hrs – min weight 30 kg – max 125 kg) – subject to availability
Price: $236 per person
Duration: 5.5 Hours excluding ferry travel time
Departs: 9am Fullers ferry ex-Auckland – Return: 3.45pm.
Enjoy delicious fresh oysters and other locally produced delicacies alongside wines from some of the Island’s finest boutique wineries. Along the route, your guide will provide informative and entertaining commentary.
You will visit three wineries, each offering an assortment of gourmet foods to go with their wines. Oysters from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, in-house meal combinations, and artisan cheeses may be available as delicacies.
After the tour, dine on a platter at one of our finest vineyard restaurants. After lunch, you will be dropped back at your hotel or the ferry to return to Auckland.
Due to seasonal availability, Te Matuku oysters may not be available, but other gourmet treats will be available.
This unique tour will take you to three of Waiheke’s finest winemakers, where you may indulge your taste for excellent wine. Sample a variety of excellent wines while learning about them from the winemaker. Depending on the weather, you may also explore the vineyard.
You will be guided by one of our experts, who has finished the Bob Campbell Wine Diploma programme and is an avid wine fan.
Choose from Cable Bay, Mudbrick, Obsidian, Stonyridge, Kennedy Point, and Jurassic Ridge, then enjoy a delectable lunch at any charming vineyard eateries (lunch is not included in the tour price).
If you are interested in purchasing their wine, we may also arrange visits to other vineyards, such as Destiny Bay, that are not ordinarily open to the public.
Allow us to take you to an entirely new level of Waiheke experience!
We can introduce you to winemakers, chefs, and artists and take you to lesser-known wineries and secluded picturesque areas. Whatever your want, we will go above and beyond to fulfil it.
May include combinations of premium wine tastings, brewery tours
local cuisine tastings, private art studios, sculpture parks, gardens and guided walks on tour
Please enquire about horseback riding, culinary experiences, art classes, jet ski tours, and ziplining pricing. It is possible to arrange transfers by helicopter, seaplane, or private charter boat.
Ph: 0800 485 584