Waiheke Tours

The No. 1 VIP Waiheke Wine & Food Experience

Prepare to be spoiled on your fully hosted and personalised journey to spectacular Waiheke Island, with New Zealand Wine writer Phil Parker as your guide for the entire day.

With over 620 TripAdvisor reviews of my tours, you are guaranteed a unique, informative and fun day!

No Big Bus, and exclusively limited to just six guests.

And, with family connections on Waiheke for over 30 years, I can promise you a truly memorable experience.

Lunch at Mudbrick:
“The lunch at Mudbrick was as good as any Michelin-starred restaurant in New York”
– comment from recent guest

How it works

I meet you at the Downtown Ferry Building for a full briefing and free hot drink. Then we catch the 9.00 am ferry, via the ‘fast pass’ line, with a guaranteed ferry seat.

Unlike most Waiheke Island wine tours, there are NO hidden costs. One fee covers 3 private tastings, fine dining  lunch at famous Mudbrick, return ferry tickets, and all Island transport in a private vehicle, plus a goodie bag.

Personally escorted by me, from downtown Auckland and back.

Minimum of two people. Max of six people.

  • $NZD 683 per person = $USD 420approx.
  • PRIVATE TOUR exclusively for your groupadd $NZD 150 per person ($USD 91 approx.)
  • Lunch at the world-famous Mudbrick Restaurant. You’ll start off with a serving of warm foccacia bread, freshly baked from the kitchen, with local olive oil to whet your appetite. Next, choose your main dish, along with a side dish of your choice. And as a bonus, your first glass of wine or beer is included! To end the meal, choose a tea or coffee.
    Two private wine tasting visits. Relaxed Mudbrick Restaurant Lunch with wine.
    Then, (A) Browse charming Oneroa Village and enjoy gelato or ice cream for dessert!
    Or (B) Enjoy an exclusive personal Waiheke olive oil tasting experience at Allpress Olives.
    If you’re planning to bring a larger group along, we recommend booking well in advance, about one month ahead of time. This way, we can make sure to have a mini-coach available to accommodate your whole group comfortably. This advice is especially crucial for weekend tour bookings and during the busy New Zealand summer season from September to April.

        I look forward to hosting you, and ensuring that you have an unforgettable time on Waiheke Island.



Heather, Auckland

We thoroughly enjoyed an excellent wine tour. It was a great way to relax and celebrate a birthday with fine company, scenery , food and wine. Thank you Phil. It was easy to book and organise and it was indeed a very Happy Birthday!” TripAdvisor review July 2020 – 5 Stars


2 to 6 People - Prepare to be Spoiled! All-inclusive
$NZD 683 = USD 420 approx
per person
  • Three boutique wine tasting visits
  • 4 to 6 wine samples at each winery
  • 5-Star, fine dining at famous Mudbrick Restaurant (value $140)
  • Free return Waiheke Ferry Tickets (Save $95)
  • Mineral water
  • Stunning Waiheke scenery
  • Detailed winery info and itinerary per person
Thanks Phil what a fantastic day out. Phil offers a professional service and is very knowledgeable about the history of the vineyards we visited. Great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Kim, Auckland

TripAdvisor review July 2020 – 5 Stars