Spend a day in Henderson Valley, the heart of Auckland's wine industry. In this rustic corner of New Zealand's wine country, you can sample wine and local cuisine before enjoying an ocean view on the black sand beaches of Piha.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in a world of wine, fine food, rainforests and the beauty of nature on this tour. The Henderson Valley is the historical heartland of the Auckland wine industry, and Piha and Karekare the two of the finest jewels in Auckland’s crown.
Head up into the stunning Waitakere Ranges and drop in to the Department of Conservation Arataki visitors center for stunning elevated views of this native rain forest reserve. Then, head to the remote West Coast black sand surf beach settlements of Piha and Karekare and take photos of 'Lion Rock' and spectacular North Piha beach.
See the beautiful Karekare waterfalls in a tranquil native forest setting. This is the beach where the iconic movie "The Piano" was filmed.
After a 45 minute drive through rain forest and farmland stop and enjoy a tasting of varietals and blends at Soljans Winery and West brook Wines or Coopers Creek Wines. Try outstanding Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc in the whites and Estate grown Pinot Noir, Cabernet blends and Malbec in the reds
Enjoy an excellent farm to table lunch at Provenance Cafe where they grow all their own produce on a 40 acre farm.
Finally, visit Kumeu River Wines and take a fascinating "behind the scenes" interior tour to see how they barrel ferment their world class wines.
- Complimentary pick-up from your central business district accommodation
- Tasting fees
- Department of Conservation visitation fees
- Lunch and beverage
- Visit to Piha and volcanic Black Sand Beach
Know Before You Go
The lookout point in Piha is dependent on weather. Please be advised that this is not a guaranteed item on the itinerary. Please inform us of any special food requirements or allergies. Please note this tour includes drives on long winding roads, so kindly inform us ahead of time if you are prone to motion sickness.