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.

Aroha mai, aroha atu

Love given is love received

 

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

half and full day tours.

OUR 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.

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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 -  2.00pm (Tour with lunch)

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

2am – 5pm    (Tour only)

12.45am - 5pm (Tour with lunch)

Tour Only                 $145pp  

Tour With Lunch    $195pp

SMALL GROUP FULLY GUIDED
HALF & FULL DAY TOURS

Ultimate Waiheke
- Full day experience

This magnificent full day tour offers you all the features of the half day guided tour, including the Wine Tasting PLUS it gives you time to enjoy a leisurely, delicious Taste of New Zealand winery lunch and 11⁄2 hours to explore the delights of Oneroa.

 

After all the morning’s activity we head for the renowned Cable Bay Vineyard. Sit back, relax, take in the magnificent views as you work your way through a superb Taste of New Zealand ‘2 course’ lunch served with seasonal sides.

 

Following lunch Aroha will transfer you back to the seaside village of Oneroa the main hub of the island with galleries, shops, restaurants and wine bars. We’ll provide you with all the local info and then you are free to explore at your own pace.

 

Your driver/guide will advise you where to meet at 3.30pm for your return to the ferry or accommodation at the end of your wanderings.

MORNING ACTIVITIES

  • Mihi Whakatauki - Māori Welcome

  • Scenic drive – Hauraki Gulf, Enclosure Bay, Oneroa & Onetangi beaches

  • Exclusive Wine tasting

  • Rangihoua Olive Estate

  • Cable Bay 2 course “Taste of New Zealand” lunch

   

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

  • Oneroa Village visit

  • Transfer back to the Ferry Terminal

 

Ultimate Waiheke Island Tour
9.00am - 3.30pm

Price: $225pp

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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