May 14 2021 - May 16 2021

Overview

Taste and experience Waiheke through your Festival Passport, which unlocks unique 10+ vineyard experiences in the form of a food pairing and tasting at participating vineyards, all enjoyed alongside on display art and live music.

More information

Visit The Go Media Waiheke Island Wine and Food Festival website to find out the vineyards offering, accommodation and FAQ's.

Transport between venues is included in your Festival Passport via the hop-on hop-off festival shuttles. All you have to do is choose which vineyards you’d like to visit, hop-on one of our festival shuttles and enjoy the tastes and scenery of beautiful Waiheke.

Festival Passport

Your festival passport includes:

  • Three day access to wine and food pairing or wine-tasting at 10+ participating vineyards
  • A Fullers360 return ferry ticket for Auckland to Waiheke
  • Three day shuttle transport to participating vineyards: includes rides on Fullers360 Hop-On, Hop-Off Explorer Bus, special Fullers360 shuttle bus loops to Passage Rock, Poderi Crisci and Casita Miro
  • Special offers at island restaurants, shops, accommodation providers and other participating businesses
  • Live music and art at festival sites throughout the three days
  • A The Go Media Waiheke Wine and Food Festival program and itinerary
  • Shuttle routes and timetables
  • Your entry form to win a Waiheke Island weekend away, by voting for your favourite wine, food, music and art experiences

Early Bird Bonus

Buy your full tickets today and unlock the Eastern End Vineyard experiences. Includes access to Man O War; Passage Rock and Poderi Crisci shuttle buses and the festival closing party on Sunday 16th May at Wild Estate. Party on with Waiheke's famous Latin Ska band Radio Rebelde! Booking instructions for Eastern End Vineyards will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the event.

Festival Hours

The Go Media Waiheke Island Wine and Food Festival will run from 10 am to 5 pm daily, Friday 14th May – Sunday 16th May, at participating vineyard festival sites over the three days. The festival will end of with closing ceremony, featuring Radio Rebelde at Wild Estate on Sunday 16 May at 3 pm.

Extend your festival experience and explore our gorgeous celestial neighbourhood with a guided Dark Sky Waiheke experience. Enjoy a free ‘Telescope Viewing in the Vineyard’ at Te Motu Winery, Saturday 15th May from 8pm onwards. Visit the Dark Skies Waiheke Island Facebook page for more information.

Transportation

From Auckland

Your Festival Transport ticket includes a return Fullers360 ferry ticket* to Waiheke Island as well as a 3-day Fullers360 Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket, valid for The Go Media Waiheke Island Wine and Food Festival, 14 - 16 May 2021.

Fullers360 ferries depart regularly from Pier 2, Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland.

When you arrive on Waiheke (Matiatia Wharf), head to the Fullers360 ticket office, located inside the ferry building. This is where you can collect your Festival Passport and wristband.

On Waiheke Island

Your Festival Transport ticket includes a return Fullers360 ferry ticket to Waiheke Island as well as a 3-day Fullers360 Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket.

The Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus meets the Waiheke Island ferry hourly. The return island loop begins from Matiatia Wharf. Hop-on, or Hop-off at one of 16 stops or stay on the bus for a island tour. You can jump on and off as many times as you like over the 3-day festival. The Explorer Bus runs Friday - Sunday throughout the festival.  

Find the Hop-on Hop-off bus timetable in your Festival Passport.

Buy your festival passport

To buy your festival tickets, please click on the button below. 

When you arrive on Waiheke (Matiatia Wharf), head to the Fullers360 ticket office, located inside the ferry building. This is where you can collect your Festival Passport and wristband.

Waiheke Wine and Food Festival

  • INCLUDES THREE DAY FESTIVAL PASSPORT, THREE DAY FESTIVAL HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TICKET, ONE RETURN FERRY FROM AUCKLAND TO WAIHEKE
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  • INCLUDES ONE RETURN FERRY FROM AUCKLAND TO WAIHEKE, FESTIVAL PASSPORT AND FESTIVAL HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TICKET FOR SUNDAY 16TH MAY 2021
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