Auckland and Waiheke Island gourmet walking tour (NZ)

Join us on this marvellous seven-day tour explores the extraordinary natural beauty and gourmet treats of Waiheke Island, a forty-minute ferry ride from Auckland.

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Stretching between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, the Hauraki Gulf is dotted with islands and is as equally stunning as the Northland’s Bay of Islands.  Waiheke is the largest and most beautiful of these islands.  Only a forty-minute ferry-ride from Auckland, Waiheke has many attractions:  its stunning beaches (rocky bays on the landward side, sandy beaches on its ocean flank); beautiful hills covered in forests and crossed with walking trails; an exciting food and wine culture that includes over thirty vineyards and a couple of the region’s best restaurants; excellent accommodation; and a vibrant artistic tradition with plenty of quirky galleries and craft stores.  It’s the perfect place for a Hidden Italy gourmet escape!

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This seven-day tour starts with a night in Auckland and then five nights on Waiheke in superior self-contained accommodation with spectacular views overlooking the sea, a short walk form Oneroa and some of the island’s best vineyard restaurants.  Your visit will include four walks: a shorter one in Auckland (7 kms, 2 hours) on Day 2 and three longer walks on the island (12 to 14 kms; 3 to 4 hours each).   The tour includes all breakfasts, four dinners and three lunches at some of the island’s best restaurants, two picnic lunches and a scenic tour of the vineyards.

 

Discount of 10% for private groups of 8 to 10 people. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

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The Accommodation:

The Accommodation:

The accommodation is in beautifully designed, modern, self-contained apartments, each with spectacular views over the western end of the island.  The accommodation is a short walk from Oneroa, the main town on Waiheke as well as some of the best vineyard restaurants on the island.

Food and wine:

Food and wine:

Waiheke is a food lovers paradise.  There are around thirty boutique wineries scattered across the island, many with tasting rooms, excellent restaurants and great views.  There is also a number of very good eateries closer to the water.  You’ll have the opportunity to sample the best of these as well as the islands own produce.  The tour includes generous breakfasts each day, four dinners and five lunches as well as a scenic wine tour. 

The walks:

The walks:

Waiheke is a walker’s paradise as well, with beautiful trails that take you along the beaches and rocky bays of the island as well as through the hills, forests, vineyards and nature reserves of the interior following sections of the Te Ara Hura trail.  Our tour includes four walks starting with a short warm-up walk in Auckland and including three more extensive walks on the island, ranging from three to four hours each. 

Health and safety:

Health and safety:

All aspects of the tour will comply with the New Zealand government recommended health, safety and cleanliness procedures. including: the maintenance of social distancing (in the accommodation; in the transport; at meal-times and during activities); regular deep cleaning of the accommodation and transport, compulsory hand sanitizer use entering and leaving the accommodation, transport and restaurants.  Each member of the group will be provided with surgical face masks, disposable gloves and a bottle of hand sanitiser.

Booking conditions:

We require a $500 non-refundable deposit.  Should government restrictions prevent the tour from operating we will reschedule the tour.  If this doesn’t suit, any payments will be refunded, minus the deposit, which will be help as future credit.  Click here for full details.

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A seven-day gourmet walking tour on Waiheke Island (NZ)

  • Tour Lead

    Simon Tancred

  • Tour Dates

    27 February to 5 March, 2021

  • Tour Size
    10 people
  • Tour Cost

    $3,660

    per person
  • Single supplement: $600
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4-star accommodation
  • All breakfasts and lunches and four dinners at excellent restuarants/vineyards
  • Tastings at wineries
  • All transfers(including airports) and ferry fees
  • Professional guides
  • Private cooking lesson
  • All paid admissions/fees during the tour

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