4.5 hours | Auckland | A K L - 9 8 0
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Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • West Auckland
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • New Zeland Culinary Experience
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Here's an excursion that offers a little bit of everything you're looking for while on vacation-taking in the sights, mingling with the local artisans, and indulging in delicious food. From the pier, you'll head to the island's northwest to The Vineyard Cottages, a stunning countryside retreat set on 440 hectares (1,000 acres) in the verdant Waikoukou Valley. Once greeted by owner Elle Armon-Jones, you'll embark on a stroll, learn about the honey producers, cheesemongers, producers and providers of the island's innovative culinary treasures, and pick herbs from the vegetable patch. When hunger calls, you'll be treated to a tasting of three different wines and a lunch of locally sourced produce (including your freshly-picked herbs). But delicious food isn't the only thing that's being served up. Your next destination is Muriwai Beach, a popular surf spot and home to New Zealand's largest onshore gannet colony.

Special Notes:

Miminum age: 18
Does not operate on Public Holidays.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Wharf

Transport type: Van
Travel time: 00:45

Tasting stop at Artisan food producers then drive to Muriwai Beach

Time at site: 00:45

Visit Gannet Colony

Time at site: 00:30

Drive to Winery

Transport type: Van
Travel time: 00:15

Wine Tasting then walk to Vineyard Cottages

Time at site: 00:45

Lunch and free time at Vineyard Cottages

Time at site: 02:00

Return to Wharf

Transport type: Van
Travel time: 01:00