Waiheke Island is a small but beautiful island in Hauraki Gulf, located between the Hauraki and Waiheke Rivers. Waiheke is the largest of the two islands and is the most populous with a population of just under 14 thousand people. But Waiheke is also a top Waiheke Island destination for those looking for private wine tours. Visit three vineyard’s and taste up to 30 premium wines, meet the winemakers or expert wine experts at each stop and complete full commentary during your Waiheke wine tasting.
Waiheke Island offers two types of guided Waiheke wine tasting wine tasting tours. The first is a private car service that will take you around Waiheke Island driving through scenic areas and stopping at different vineyards. The second style of tour is a two-course dinner tour, where you will be accompanied by the winemaker as you sample their wares. Your meal will start at a gourmet buffet, then move on to a 1-course dinner, where you can choose from a wide selection of wines. If you book a private car service you will also have your meals catered; a two-course dinner in Waiheke Island is an ideal holiday getaway and a great way to experience New Zealand’s best food and wines.
Waiheke Island has a wealth of cultural history in the form of a Maori cultural museum; Maori describe their ancestors as the “Fury tribe” because they are said to have fought against European invaders. In addition to touring Waiheke Island there are many other activities available to tourists in the form of adventure day tours, nature walks and beach days. You can also go whale watching off Waiheke Island, or participate in a wet fly fishing excursion. Other exciting activities include deep sea fishing and kayaking; you can even rent a remote controlled submarine to see the underwater life in Waiheke Island. If you’re a photography enthusiast, Waiheke Island offers the perfect location for beach and ocean photography, and you can see the stunning views.
Waiheke Private Wine Tour packages include transportation, meals and Waiheke wine tasting at various Waiheke Island vineyard locations. They also include accommodation at Waiheke Island resorts, a private car service and information about local history. These tours are available for groups and families; you can create your own unique package that will meet your particular needs. To make a booking, you need to contact a wine consultant in your area. The advantage of using a wine tour company is that they usually provide information about local wineries, what to taste and how to get the most out of the trip.
Waiheke Island also has some beautiful art galleries and museums; there are various art galleries that display the work of local artists and Waiheke artists. At the Waiheke Art Gallery, you can look at contemporary Waiheke Island artists, as well as older Waiheke Island works. In addition to this, there is a craft room where you can try out hand and clay Waiheke Island artwork. For more information about these art galleries and other Waiheke Island attractions, contact your local travel agent. There are also various other local attractions on Waiheke Island that you might want to visit during your holiday.
Waiheke Island is known for its fabulous food, especially its fresh seafood. It’s famous for the fresh water fishing that goes on daily from early spring through late in October. If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, you should definitely include a stop at Waiheke Island, because this island has something for everyone. You can stay at one of their guesthouses while you explore the area, or you can choose to stay at one of the gorgeous resorts and hotels that dot Waiheke Island’s landscape. When you arrive, plan to spend an afternoon sampling Waiheke wine before continuing your tour of New Zealand’s countryside.
These are just a few of the many reasons why Waiheke Island makes a wonderful holiday destination. If you’re planning a New Zealand holiday, you should definitely include Waiheke Island in your itinerary. You’ll find Waiheke Island’s friendly, welcoming people happy to show you around, and eager to help make your experience one to remember. And don’t forget to check out the various Waiheke wine tasting wine tasting tours, or to plan your own on Waiheke Island. Thanks to Waiheke Island’s central location, it is easily accessible from Auckland, even if you are flying high off the coast. Call Waiheke Wine Tours today!