Nau mai, haere mai. Nga mihi mahana, nga mihi aroha!

 

Warm Welcome to Aroha Waiheke Island Tours!

Becoming known the world over as a “must do” when in New Zealand Waiheke Island offers the perfect destination for a short break or a day tour from Central Auckland. The island offers a stunning array of scenic vistas, beautiful beaches and bushland. As a centerpiece the seaside village of Oneroa provides for a great leisurely stroll through the many shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and wine bars.

 

To round it all off the delectable New Zealand cuisine on offer is complemented by a range of award-winning wines produced at the island’s many wineries. 

 

Nau mai haere mai! Waiheke is calling you.

Experience the wonders of beautiful Waiheke Island at a leisurely pace on our small group,

half and full day tours.

OUR TOURS

OUR SERVICES

SHUTTLES & TAXIS

If you are planning an event or coming over for the day and want informative, competitive local transport, book with Aroha Shuttles.

* Prompt personal pick-ups and drop offs, Island wide
* Executive level transfers
* Private hire for longer Journeys or events
* Competitive local rates
Give us a call!
You will always receive a friendly Kia ora!

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TOURS

 We offer a range of tours to suit your time and budget. Our local tour guides have a special connection with the island, its people and history.

Try our New 2 hour Domestic Tour available throughout the day at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.

We also offer Love Waiheke Half Day Tours available in the morning or afternoons for 3 hours without lunch or 4 hours including lunch.

Celebrate and discover māori culture with us.

 We cater for couples and whanau groups (maximum of 15 people)

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ART

Come and experience a one on one with Artist Darren Rippingale in his studio. 

Darren creates unique hand crafted swamp kauri sculptures :and commissioned art pieces on request.

Some of his work includes:

21st keys, Spirals and Souvenirs.

Māori Art:

Taiaha, Patu and Pou.

Pounamu Pendants:

Toki (Adze), Koru (Spirals), Matau (Hooks),  Ngakau (Hearts).

LEARN MORE....

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AROHA WHANAU TOURS

Times: 9am-11.30am / 12pm-2.30pm / 3pm -5.30pm

Minimum of 2 people/maximum 15

 

  •  2.5 Hours of sightseeing

  •  Listen to the island history- past present and   future

 Stops include:

  • Cable Bay and Mudbrick Vineyard 

  • Oneroa Beach

  •  Enclosure Bay 

  •  Palm Beach look out & walk

  •  Onetangi Beach walk & coffee stop (Charlie Farley’s)

  •  Trig Hill Road Lookout

Prices-$55/person

Aroha Whanau Tours

Introducing our new "Domestic Tour". A great and afforable way to experience all that Waiheke has to offer. 

Enjoy 2.5 hours of sightseeing with our local tour guides and listen to the island history, past and present. We will drive by Cablebay Vineyard, Mudbrick Vineyards on our way to explore Oneroa Beach. We will then continue to Enclosure Bay to learn about the marine ecology of the area. On our way to Onetangi we will stop at the Palm Beach look out to see one of the most stunning view on the island. At AROHA we’re all about having fun and sharing the love for our wonderful island.

We cater for couples and groups (maximum of 15 people)

N/B

Complentary coffee included/per person

No wine tasting or meals included

No transfers included

Nau mai haere mai!​

Waiheke is calling you!

Love Waiheke Island

- Half Day Tours

Our half day morning and afternoon tours incorporate vineyards, stunning scenery and rich Island culture.

Aroha Tours visits the shores of Te Huruhi Bay the focal point of the Māori community (Piritahi Marae). We perform a small Maori greeting  to welcome our visitors in a traditional manner.

Then we take in spectacular views of Oneroa beach, Hauraki Gulf, native bushland, Enclosure Bay, and an Onetangi beach walk and visit.

We take in just one exclusive boutique winery tasting. You’ll love the very special in depth wine tasting experience!

At our olive farm stop you’ll be able to taste the oils and see the many products for sale made from olive oil.

On our return journey we pass back through the seaside village of Oneroa the main hub of the island with its many shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and wine bars. Tour only guests depart here or book a lunch to the famous Cable Bay Vineyard with its magnificent views for a sumptuous  “Taste of New Zealand” 2 course lunch with seasonal salads.

Tour Highlights

  • Mihi Whakatau – Māori welcome

  • Scenic drive – Hauraki Gulf, Enclosure Bay, Palm Beach & Onetangi Beach visit

  • Experience in-depth wine tasting

  • Rangihoua Olive Estate

  • Oneroa

  • Cable Bay Winery (optional) panoramic views 2 course “Taste of New  Zealand” lunch

   

MORNING TOUR

9am – 12pm    (Tour only)

9am -  1.00pm (Tour with lunch)

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

2pm – 5pm    (Tour only)

12.45pm - 5pm (Tour with lunch)

Tour Only                 $100pp  

Tour With Lunch    $155pp

SMALL GROUP FULLY GUIDED
HALF & FULL DAY TOURS

WAIHEKE

ISLAND

Take a tour with us!

Discover stunning scenery, pristine beaches and the Island's key attractions. 

We share the mauri (spirit) of the Island's culture past, present and future.

WINE

The delectable New Zealand cuisine on  offer is complemented by a range  of award-winning wines produced at the Island’s many wineries.

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SCENERY

The island offers a stunning array of scenic vistas, beautiful beaches and bushland. As a centerpiece the seaside village of Oneroa provides for a great leisurely stroll through the many shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and wine bars.

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CULTURE

Learn about the history and culture of the island and the people that make this unique piece of New Zealand home.

DESIGN YOUR OWN PRIVATE TOUR

AROHA PRIVATE TOURS

If travelling in your own group is more your style with 2 to 8 people then Aroha Tours is more than happy to take you.

 

Or design your very own Waiheke Itinerary. Timings, stops and choice of venues is all up to you.

 

Ask us about some of our secret special activities!

Private  Tours POA

Call us on 0800 127 642

or email us on:

info@arohawaiheke.co.nz

Aroha Private Tours

Island Adventure Tour

Take a breath taking tour of the islands main attractions then add adventure to your tour

  • Eco zip Adventure

  • Sea kayaking

  • Bush walk

  • Wild on Waiheke Island with archery, laser, clay electric shooting, petanque, giant chess

 

Art, History and Cultural Tour

This tour provides an opportunity to explore Māori art works and monuments located around the Island.

Discover:

 

  • Their locations and the message they speak

  • Maori pathways while walking through native bush and beach

  • Plant lore and their amazing healing and functional qualities

  • Flax weaving and waiata (singing)

  • An art studio, the design process, the artwork and opportunity to finish your own piece of maori art!

 

Love 360 degree Island Tour

Why not circumnavigate the whole Island and discover:

  • Spectacular coastal vistas

  • Rolling country side

  • Stoney Batter and ancient rock formations

  • Famous Man O War Bay Vineyard

  • Orapiu

  • Poderi Crisci Winery

ASK US ABOUT SOME OF OUR SPECIAL SECRET ACTIVITIES!

ART

Unique individually crafted pieces of art made from 40,000 year old kauri and other natural materials. Our art is a fusion of my Māori heritage and colonial settler ancestry from the far far north of New Zealand

(Te Hiku O te Ika).

Darren Rippindale

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STATUES

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.

Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

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SCULPTURE

The Lovers Embrace $650 (retail $750)
Ancient Swamp Kauri Sculpture with paua eyes, manaia heads and lashed handle

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NECKLACES

Stunning dark green toki with brown lashing. Authentically made by hand for a loved one. 6cm x 2cm, 5mm thickness
Incl p&p within NZ, hand delivered with kōrero on Waiheke

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