Combo of Central Auckland NZ wine & food taste plus award winning Vineyard visit
A combination relaxed walking & driving tour will have you becoming familiar with the downtown area & driving south to an award winning vineyard. Includes a commentary of Auckland's history, geography and architecture. You will be walking from restaurant to restaurant enjoying tastings of variety of New Zealand wines and snacking on local fare. We will visit the Sky Tower observation deck and get a bird's eye view of greater Auckland.
About half way through the tour we will transfer to a car and drive to Manukau Harbour and there, we will familiarise ourselves a little with this area and will visit a local award winning vineyard. Here we will enjoy not only a picturesque vineyard walk in and around the volcanic crater and through the vines but also a winery tour where you will learn how your favourite New Zealand wine is made - from grape to bottle. And of course you'll enjoy the all-important winery premium wine tasting. In short, you will find out where we Aucklanders like to go with friends and family.
After pick up we begin this tour walking through downtown Auckland, towards mid-town - getting to know the history & and geography a little and stopping at various restaurants and bars sampling their amazing food with NZ wine tasting match and meeting the people behind our hospitality scene. The food will mostly be served in bite sized (hors d'oeuvres).
We will be able to get up high on the Sky Tower (tallest building in the southern hemisphere - over 1000 feet) observation deck to view greater Auckland and get a good sense of our surroundings.
We then continue by car to a south Auckland's award winning picturesque winery close the Manukau Harbour - the Tasman Sea. There we will enjoy a premium wine tasting, get familiar with the wine growing regions of New Zealand and enjoy a shared lunch platter and embark on the winery tour.
We will depart the vineyard and will stop one more time for a special dessert and dessert wine tasting close to the cruise terminal.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Can meet at at the Ferry Buidling, 99 Quay Street, under the large arch by TANK
Duration: 7 hours
Possibly arrive back up to 30 minutes earlier - depending on traffic.
4WD Toyota Highlander, clean & tidy with a/c and leather seats.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
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Mimi provided a fantastic 'foodie' tour of Auckland with not only tasty bites but also great insights to the craft cocktail and food scene in this very walkable city. This is a great introductory tour for anyone who will be staying in Auckland for a few nights as there will be so many great choices to pick from for dining once you've spent the day with Mimi!