MATAKANA WINE TOURS

Escape the city for a day of wining and dining, warm company and sightseeing. Enjoy a laid-back experience just out of Auckland.

Cheese, Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour 

Want to get out of Auckland Central? This tour takes you just an hour north of Auckland’s CBD to the idyllic Matakana Coast! This wonderful area is full of boutique wineries, scrumptious local eateries and food producers with award winning products.

What we do:

We start our tasting tour with a stop Puhoi Valley Cheese. Included are tastings and explanations, supported by a morning beverage. We then make our way into the Matakana Wine Trail, home to boutique wineries with experts on sight and all tastings included. In and around our stops we will have beach visits and rural vistas finished with gourmet chocolate tastings at a local chocolatair!

Lunch will either be at the winery or a local eatery, it depends on availability that day. (Lunch pay on day).

Return transport with your local expert is included to and from our pick up location in Auckland Central.

$195 per person – Adult
$100 per person – Children (17 and under)

What Guests Should Bring

  • Jacket
  • Money for lunch & any additional purchases
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • ID if under 25. (In New Zealand, the legal drinking age is 18+ however all servers of alcoholic beverages must check ID for those who look 25 or under).

Pick up/ drop-off

Auckland Central – Swashbucklers Car Park (23b Westhaven Drive)

10am-4:00pm (6hrs)

Direct accommodation pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged at an extra cost. Due to the above wineries having different opening days and times, daily wine tour itineraries will be created around that. 

Full Day Matakana Wine Tour (Ex Warkworth) $165pp Shared lunch platter included!

Wineries are selected from:

  • Lothlorien
  • Hyperion
  • Sculptureum
  • Matakana Estate
  • Brick Bay Wines
  • Matavino
  • Herons Flight
  • Plume (Runner Duck Estate)
  • Omaha Bay Vineyard (OBV)
  • Ascension

Enjoy guided transport visiting 2-3 local wineries with a vineyard lunch location in the stunning Matakana area. Kiwiness Tours provide top quality guides, excellent local knowledge and includes bonus stops to try oysters, honey, chocolate and gelato! Our locations are picked on best reputations, atmosphere and scenery, and will change depending on availability held by these boutique cellar doors and restaurants.

 

Pick up/drop-off ISite Warkworth 11.15am return 3:15pm 

 

Direct accommodation pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged at an extra cost. Due to the above wineries having different opening days and times, daily wine tour itineraries will be created around that. Lunch platters included (min 2 adults).

Full Day Matakana Wine Tour (Ex Warkworth) $165pp

Wineries are selected from:

  • Lothlorien
  • Hyperion
  • Sculptureum
  • Matakana Estate
  • Brick Bay Wines
  • Matavino
  • Herons Flight
  • Plume (Runner Duck Estate)
  • Omaha Bay Vineyard (OBV)
  • Ascension

Enjoy guided transport visiting 2-3 local wineries with a vineyard lunch location in the stunning Matakana area. Kiwiness Tours provide top quality guides, excellent local knowledge and includes bonus stops to try oysters, honey, chocolate and gelato! Our locations are picked on best reputations, atmosphere and scenery, and will change depending on availability held by these boutique cellar doors and restaurants.

 

Pick up/drop-off ISite Warkworth 11.15am return 3:15pm 

 

Direct accommodation pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged at an extra cost. Due to the above wineries having different opening days and times, daily wine tour itineraries will be created around that. Lunch is at own cost.

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