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Our most recommended Auckland Island Tours

  • Waiheke Island: Double Headland Guided Coastal Walk

    1. Waiheke Island: Double Headland Guided Coastal Walk

    Experience the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on Waiheke Island, starting from and returning to the ferry terminal. Once you meet your guide at the terminal, begin the hike along the headland track around the Matiatia Headland and past Owhanake Bay. The hike will take approximately 2 hours. On your way around the headland, enjoy beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, and the Coromandel. Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins. Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island, its conservation projects and island life. Stop for lunch at Oneroa Village or enjoy a picnic on the beach. After lunch, walk to the Pio Rehutai Reserve and around the Church Bay headland through a sculpture park and a stunning bush reserve. Stroll past amazing homes, and picturesque ocean views. After approximately 2 ho...

    Beautiful walk around Waiheke Island. My guide was great. She quickly assessed my fitness level and tailored the walk to what was just right for me. She pointed out the native plants and told me the history and some of the medicinal purposes. We stopped in at a few shops and galleries meeting artists and some of the local islanders. Lunch was purchased at one of the shops which was healthy and perfect for the day.

  • Waiheke Island: 45-Minute Hauraki Gulf & City Scenic Flight

    2. Waiheke Island: 45-Minute Hauraki Gulf & City Scenic Flight

    Delight in a 45-minute scenic flight offering the best of both worlds: the natural splendor of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and the iconic urban skyline of the city of Auckland. Take off from Waiheke Airport, nestled among the vineyards, and instantly get amazing views of Waiheke Island’s coastline, beaches, and many vineyards. Follow the coastline before breaking off to track toward Auckland. Admire fantastic views of Motuhie and Browns Islands before cruising past downtown Auckland. In the city, enjoy a half-orbit of the famous Sky Tower to take some awesome photos. Then, fly past the Harbour Bridge, Davenport Naval Base, and North Head Volcano. Next, marvel at New Zealand’s youngest volcano, Rangitoto, and peer into its crater as you are flown just 500 feet (152 meters) above its summit. Finally, head back to Waiheke to land.

  • Waiheke Island: Private Personalized Walk

    3. Waiheke Island: Private Personalized Walk

    Enjoy a small group tour of Waiheke Island with your experienced local guide. The tour covers all areas of Waiheke Island and the itinerary can be designed to best suit your interests and requirements. Connect with nature and learn how you can contribute to local conservation efforts, either here or close to your home. You're sure to learn something new, either about the New Zealand environment, Waiheke Island or the Hauraki Gulf. Let the local partner help introduce you to these amazing surroundings as you explore coastal tracks and art walks. If there are any other outdoor activities that you wish to try while you are on the island, the local partner will be happy to help arrange these.

  • Waiheke Island: Vineyards and Bush Walk

    4. Waiheke Island: Vineyards and Bush Walk

    See the best of Waiheke Island with a guided nature walk starting from the ferry terminal. Discover the beautiful forests and vineyards of the island on a small-group tour.  Enjoy stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island, and Coromandel Peninsula. Spot sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas or dolphins. Explore the Atawhai Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve while learning about the various conservation projects on the island. Learn about the history and ecology of the Hauraki Gulf and walk through rolling hills to Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay Vineyards. Sample some of their award-winning wines, then enjoy a coffee and a bite, at your own expense, before returning to the ferry terminal.

  • Auckland: Rangitoto Island Roundtrip Ferry Pass

    5. Auckland: Rangitoto Island Roundtrip Ferry Pass

    Take an affordable, easy, and stress-free 25-minute ferry journey to the popular Rangitoto Island. Travel from downtown Auckland to the island and back, while enjoying panoramic views of the stunning surrounding landscapes. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of 2-4 departures a day depending on the season, which will allow you to fit the ferry ride into your travel schedule and get the chance to explore the island at your own leisure. During the sail, admire the view as the ferry cruises past Auckland’s stunning coastline. Upon arrival at the island, spend the day exploring and wandering through the unique landscapes of olive groves and sandy beaches before your return journey to the city.

    We had a planned run on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands. We arrived back at ferry a few minutes late and it had kindly waited for us. Great service thank you!

  • Auckland: Waiheke Island Fast Ferry Pass

    6. Auckland: Waiheke Island Fast Ferry Pass

    Make your visit to Waiheke Island as easy and stress-free as possible with use of this fast, reliable and affordable ferry service. With all the comforts and necessities you could wish for, travel from the city to the island and back, while enjoying panoramic views of the stunning surrounding landscapes. With regular departures throughout the day, fitting the ferry ride into your travel schedule is no problem at all, meaning you can explore the island at your own leisure. Located in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is a popular tourist destination just a 40-minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland. During the sail, admire the view as the ferry cruises past Auckland’s stunning coastline. Upon arrival at the island, spend the day exploring and wandering through the unique landscapes of olive groves and sandy beaches before your return journey to the city.

    Easy to get the ticket, well organised due to COVID requirements Present journey

  • Waiheke Island: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

    7. Waiheke Island: Forest and Beach Guided Walk

    Meet your guide at the Matiatia Ferry Terminal. Explore the scenic Te Whau Peninsula and Rocky Bay of Waiheke Island, and discover unique features of the surrounding environment. Learn about birdlife on the island, including the protected dotterel nesting grounds. Chat with your fellow walkers and stop for a break on the beach. Explore the beautiful forest reserves, including the magnificent Pohutukawa trees and Nikau Palms of the Whakanewha Regional Park.

  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland

    8. Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland

    Book your ticket to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a wildlife sanctuary for New Zealand’s native birds and an important conservation project. Visitor numbers are limited in order to protect the island’s wildlife. Begin this 8-hour excursion in Auckland city with a 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf to the island preserve. Explore the island at your leisure, walking along the trails and enjoying the coastline after a ranger orientation. Enjoy informative displays at the visitor center and a complimentary cup of coffee or tea during your visit. See the lighthouse, and in warmer months, head to Hobbs beach for a swim before the return ferry ride to Auckland.

    Everything was so well organized. Highly recommend taking a guided walk, you get so much information from the guides. The birdlife is incredible. The bell birds were deafening! The island is just a wonderful experience for young and old. Average fitness will suffice, tracks can be a bit steep, and there are steps, but the pace is leisurely, as you stop for a talk every few minutes. The guides are enthusiastic volunteers, and are full of knowledge. Tip: do put your back pack on the trailer and pick it up after your guided walk. Saves your back!

  • Waiheke Island: Private Wine Tour with Tastings

    9. Waiheke Island: Private Wine Tour with Tastings

    Escape for the day to Waiheke, New Zealand’s "Island of Wine". Enjoy a relaxing and informative day on Waiheke in the safe hands of a knowledgable guide.  You will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. Along the way, enjoy a scenic drive with live commentary to learn about the island’s history, geography, people and culture. After your wine-tasting experience, sit back, relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the ferry or your accommodation. Lunch is at your own expense.

  • Waiheke Island: Afternoon Small Group Wine Tour with Lunch

    10. Waiheke Island: Afternoon Small Group Wine Tour with Lunch

    If you're after a relaxed-pace day, with a small group of people then this afternoon tour is for you. Depart on the 12:00 PM ferry from Auckland over to Matiatia Wharf on the island where your guide will meet you. Begin with a drive along the scenic northern route, taking in spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoy engaging and informative commentary along the way from your experienced guide who is intimately familiar with Waiheke’s history, culture, people, and produce. Enjoy some of Waiheke’s scenic highlights as well as visits and tastings at three boutique vineyards and a micro-brewery. Sample wine carefully paired with morsels of tempting food and locally-produced food items. Savor an excellent platter-style lunch in a relaxing location set amongst vines and an olive grove before your final vineyard visit. The tour returns you to Matiatia...

    Absolutely awesome adventure. Thought the experience was fantastic. Everything went perfectly in terms of logistics. We met a delightful couple and formed a solid friendship and we were hosted by Jess and Michael who really made the day perfect. Heather and I would thoroughly recommend this tour to any couple who like wine and banter and beautiful country side

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Tam was an amazing guide, and all the wineries were absolutely beautiful. Even though it's winter it wasn't too cold and the views were still stunning. We took some great photos, found some new favourite wine, tried oyster shots, and learned a lot about wine and Waiheke (but not so much that it was overwhelming, just the right amount of lighthearted storytelling). If you're not looking to take photos of the vines (they're dormant in winter) then winter is a great time to visit and feel like you have the wineries all to yourself, it's a real experience! Thanks again to Tam and Enjoi, we had a great time

Everything was so well organized. Highly recommend taking a guided walk, you get so much information from the guides. The birdlife is incredible. The bell birds were deafening! The island is just a wonderful experience for young and old. Average fitness will suffice, tracks can be a bit steep, and there are steps, but the pace is leisurely, as you stop for a talk every few minutes. The guides are enthusiastic volunteers, and are full of knowledge. Tip: do put your back pack on the trailer and pick it up after your guided walk. Saves your back!

A fabulous day at this very special spot. Passionate volunteers shared so much more than we would have been aware of so the guided tour was well worth the $10. Huge growth of the native bush and bird life since we were there over 10 years ago.

We had two children ages eight and six with us, having mentioned this to one of the volunteers and that we would also like a guide, they arranged a suitable person for us, which made the whole experience really worth while.

Karen was an awesome tour guide, full of knowledge and really enjoyable company!