We started Waiheke Island Wine Tours in early 2011. During that time we have shared the island’s beautiful scenic highlights and the character-filled boutique vineyards with many lovely clients from all over the world. We have developed special relationships with passionate vineyard owners and winemakers who love to share their knowledge and the results of their labours with our clients. Every day is different – we meet awesome people from all over the world and they go home with great stories to tell of their special day trip to paradise.
Our name, Ananda, is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning bliss, pleasure and happiness … And that’s what we strive to give to all our visitors. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, Ananda Tours is a family business that began in a modest way in October 1999 with a single 9-seater Hiace, specialising in art tours. Then, as the vineyards began opening their cellar doors to the public, we began to offer small, personalised wine tours to showcase the growing local wine industry. Fifteen years later, we have a fleet of seven late-model vehicles capable of accommodating up to 200 people. We offer tours every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with a 24-hour personalised booking service, and a dedicated team of guides who are all long-time residents with an intimate knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the Island and its attractions. We can provide wheelchairs for disabled clients where required. We can also provide interpreters for non-English speaking clients (Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish and German).
Get a taste of world class wines. Looking for a fun day out with friends, family or colleagues? Want to enjoy award winning Waiheke wines? Enjoy spectacular island scenery? Waiheke Island is a unique destination 35 minutes cruise by fast Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland, with world-class dining, fantastic vineyards and a great cafe culture. It is one of the best of Auckland’s activities. An enchanting place, Waiheke Island is famous for its spectacular setting in the middle of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Experience a microcosm of all that is good about New Zealand.