Known as the “Island of Wine,” Waiheke Island is the ultimate culinary destination. With a unique micro-climate allowing for a long growing season, the island is home to nearly 30 vineyards - many with restaurants and menus to complement the wine. Oneroa Village and Onetangi Beach also offer restaurant and café options, featuring locally-sourced ingredients and artisan foods produced right on the island.
Whether you’re planning a full-day foodie adventure, an afternoon of wine tastings, or just a special dinner date away from the big city, Waiheke is the perfect destination.
Waiheke Island WINTER WINE AND DINE
- Winter wine and dine runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to October.
- Select from one of four top Waiheke vineyards – Mudbrick, Cable Bay, Stonyridge and Batch
- Enjoy a seasonal multi-course meal with a glass of wine – see restaurant menu for specific offerings.
- Ferry sailing departs Auckland at 12pm, vineyard coach departs at 12:45pm from Matiatia wharf.
- Return at your leisure on the Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus.
- We suggest you allow at least five hours including ferry travel.
See what’s out there Waiheke Explorer Tour
- Flexible, hop-on, hop-off bus tour
- Scenic 1.5 hour loop tour of the island
- Explore at your own pace, stopping in 16 locations
- The cost-effective way to experience the island's best wineries, beaches, restaurants, and more
- On board host to help plan your day
- Return ferry to Waiheke Island from downtown Auckland
Waiheke Island Onetangi Valley Progressive Lunch
- Each of the three courses are hosted at a different winery.
- 12:30pm to 1:30pm: entrée and wine tasting at Stonyridge.
- 1:30pm to 3pm: main and glass of wine at Te Motu.
- 3pm to 4:30pm - dessert and glass of wine at Tantalus.
- Ferry sailing departs Auckland at 11am, Hop-on Hop-off Explorer Bus departs at 12pm from Matiatia wharf.