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).