Sunshine Tours charter tours are the perfect way to see Waiheke Island your way.
Whether you want to visit the island’s award wining vineyards, take in Waiheke Island’s cultural, artistic, and historical attractions, explore the beautiful scenery, beaches, and native bush walks, or enjoy the quirkier side of the island, Sunshine Tours can structure a personalised tour that meets your needs.
We will meet you at the ferry or your accommodation and can organise transport back to the ferry.
Please ask about this when you make your booking.
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Waiheke Island is famous for its wineries, with 33 vineyards producing some world-class wines. Your Sunshine Tour can take in a selection of these wineries, many of which have regular tastings and outstanding restaurants. Waiheke Island’s picture-postcard scenery means a visit to the olive groves is not just about fine wine and food, it also provides the opportunity to take in some spectacular scenery.
The wineries we visit include:
- Peacock Sky – with fantastic scenery, nibbles served with tastings, and full platter lunches
- Mudbrick – beautiful views, restaurant, bistro, wine tastings
- Goldies – tastings, the oldest vineyard on the island
- Wild on Waiheke – with children’s areas. They serve beer as well as wine, have clay shooting and archery, and a fabulous restaurant
- Casita Miro – tastings and full meals
- Stonyridge – tastings and full meals
- Kennedy Point – tastings
- Obsidian – tastings
- Cable Bay – spectacular views, restaurant, wine tastings
- Te Motu – tastings and full meals
- Batch – tastings
Panoramic views looking out to Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, beaches surrounded by native bush, blue oceans dotted with islands, Waiheke Island has some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. A Sunshine Tour can take in the best of the scenery, and if you want a more active tour we can take you on some beautiful beach, coastal and native bush walks.
Historic Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island was discovered and settled by Maori around 1000 years ago. Archaeological sites are dotted around the island, including more than 40 pa sites, cooking pits and terraced areas. Stony Batter, a historic WWII defence complex, is worth a visit for its network of underground tunnels and its striking views of Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Peninsula.
Arts and Crafts
Waiheke Island has been known for many years as a haven for artists and craftspeople and many international artists call Waiheke home. A tour of the island can take in galleries and studios and offer a chance to see some outstanding work and buy artworks and gifts at reasonable prices.
Waiheke Island has always been open to the quirky and off-beat. As locals we can show you the ‘real’ Waiheke, such as the beautiful houseboat settlement. Established about 30 years ago the friendly houseboaters have created an attractive living environment, which includes gardens, quaint homes and a unique lifestyle. A Sunshine Tour can also include a visit to our very-own Pod Village, where Sunshine Tours’ offices are housed, and three generations of the family live in this distinctive plastic village.