A great alternative to the downtown restaurant scene, Waiheke Island boasts some of the best culinary options in greater Auckland. Escape the city for ultimate dinner reservation – an evening of indulgence at two Waiheke vineyards.
Wine tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard - Nestled in a beautiful valley of olive trees and vines, Stonyridge is one of the most romantic and exotic venues in the greater Auckland area. Known for their Cabernet blends, Stonyridge also has a wonderful cafe menu, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Batch Winery tour and wine tasting - The highest-altitude vineyard on Waiheke Island, Batch offers incredible 360-degree views - from Coromandel to the Sky Tower. On the winery tour, you'll learn about Batch's gravity-fed wine production, plus sample their best batches.
Dinner at Thomas' Bach - Watch the sunset from Batch Winery's restaurant, before tucking into a seasonal two-course dinner. Thomas' Bach serves vintage Kiwi dishes with a modern flair and locally-sourced ingredients.
Ferry & coach transfers - The tour includes return ferry fare from downtown Auckland, as well as all coach transfers on Waiheke Island. Your local tour driver will meet the ferry at Matiatia Wharf, sharing the island's unique story on the scenic drive. After dinner, take in Auckland’s glittering skyline as you sail back to the city.
Extend your experience with a zipline experience and 1.4km bush walk with EcoZip Adventures for an additional $129. For more information on this tour visit the Zip, Wine & Twilight Dine tour page.
Duration: At least 5 hours, including ferry travel
Availability: Tour operates during Summer Wednesday – Sunday, except for Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and ANZAC Day.
Departure time: Tour departs 4.30pm Wednesday – Sunday from downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal.
TOUR + FERRY: Adult $160*
TOUR ONLY: Adult $140*
*Tour not available for children.
Please note: Vineyards on this tour may change without notice. People must be 18 or over to attend this tour. Children 16 or above may also attend, so long as they are accompanied by their parent or guardian. Adult prices will apply. A passport, HANZ 18+ Card, or NZ Driver’s License is required as proof of ID to purchase or consume alcohol.