Join award-winning tour company, Bush and Beach, on a wonderful full day tour in Auckland.
Spend the morning exploring the city and then from midday, taste some of New Zealand’s best wine, have lunch at a vineyard restaurant and visit the dramatic scenery of Auckland’s west coast.
After the pick-up from your city accommodation, you travel up Queen St, through Auckland’s central business district, past Auckland University before a photo stop in the inner city park, known as The Domain. We continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, known for its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore.
You stroll on Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria where there are stunning panoramic views of Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour. Then travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the afternoon, leave behind the bustle of Auckland city and head northwest to taste the flavours of Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world renowned wines and marvel at the rugged surf-fringed coastline nearby.
Your first stop is at Soljans Vineyard. Soljans has won many awards for their wines and they are also widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines.
Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at Soljans Winery restaurant. The winery is built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.
During the afternoon we visit two other wineries, these can vary depending on day of the week and time of year. We visit two of the following:
West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. Produced by one of New Zealand’s leading wine makers they are premium quality and have won numerous awards.
Coopers Creek Winery which offers outstanding wines from New Zealand’s best grape growing regions. Coopers Creek produce a wide variety of wines and are adventurous in their choice of grapes and blends.
Kumeu River was started in 1944 and is still owned by the Brajkovich family who are world famous for their Chardonnay. They now produce a range of wines for tasting from their local and Hawkes Bay vineyards.
During the afternoon you visit Muriwai Beach which one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. From August to April you also have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment. Your journey takes you to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea.* The views extend for miles along the wild, black sand beach of Muriwai.
This full day Auckland tour including both a city tour and a wine tour is a great introduction to the region.
“I’ve used day tour companies all over the planet – and Bush and Beach was really the best!” Trip Advisor review 2015
*The track to the Gannet colony is currently closed due to weather damage – you can still see the gannets flying but not from as close as usual.
These prices are valid for up to 8 people, for groups of 9+ please ask for a quote (use the enquiry form on this page)
Child price for ages 2-11
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