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A Taste of Auckland – City and Wine Tour

from/per person NZ$365
  • Wine and Food

Regenerative Tourism company in New Zealand

A Taste of Auckland – City and wine tour

Spend the morning exploring Auckland city on a small group tour and then from midday, taste some of New Zealand’s best wine, eat local food and drink in 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 near historic Devonport before continuing up to the summit of Takarunga (Mt Victoria) where there are stunning panoramic views of Auckland city and the Waitematā Harbour. Then travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, the largest marina in the Southern Hemisphere.

In the afternoon we take a short (20 minute) drive to get to Kumeu Wine Country – Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world renowned wines at 3 vineyards and visit the rugged cliffs and surf at the nearby Muriwai Beach.

Your first stop is at Soljans Vineyard. They have won many awards for their wide varieties of wines and has been owned and run by the Soljan family since 1937

Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at Soljans Winery restaurant. The restaurant is built with sunshine in mind and serves a seasonal menu showcasing fresh produce from around the region.

During the afternoon we visit two other wineries.

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.

During the afternoon we visit one of the region’s special places where (from August to mid April) you 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. Here you get a close-up of gannet behaviour without disturbing their environment.* 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.

*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.

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Tour code BB8 – $365 per adultFree cancellation policy for all tours from auckland

When you book on line you have the option to contribute to our sustainability commitment by donating $5 which will get a native tree planted on your behalf. We are working with Trees That Count and their community-based planting projects to donate native trees to be planted in Auckland. (Bush and Beach will match your donation, which means every $5 donation from you equals a native tree planted in Auckland.)

Tour includes:

  • Auckland city tour
  • Vineyard lunch with a glass of wine
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards
  • Muriwai Beach
  • Viewing of gannet colony (Aug-Apr)
  • Knowledgable English-speaking driver / guide
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

Tour info:

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$365 NZD
$182.50 NZD
8.25 hours
Approx. 2,000

Note – a minimum of 2 people are needed for this tour to run

Child price for ages 2-11

Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance – learn more


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