Regular Tours

Waiheke Wine & Scenic Tours

Sunshine Tours are a great way to see the vineyards, scenic spots, beaches, historical and cultural sites of beautiful Waiheke Island. Our tours are conducted by friendly drivers with vast local knowledge who can meet and greet you at the Ferry or your accommodation.

We have half and full day tours available and children are very welcome. Our tours are designed to give you an unforgettable experience.

A typical Sunshine Tour would take in two of Waiheke Island’s award winning wineries, where the vineyard hosts will conduct a wine tasting. You can dine in an outstanding vineyard restaurant, and take in some spectacular scenery. We have two times for our tours.

The morning tour meets the 10am ferry at Matiatia and concludes at the ferry at 1.45pm. Or you may like to drop off at Oneroa or a vineyard for a leisurely lunch. If our driver is free, he can collect you again later to take you to the ferry.

The afternoon tour meets the 1pm ferry and concludes at the ferry at 4.50pm. Both tours enjoy the scenic views, beaches and 1 or 2 vineyard tour. Three vineyards are also possible for larger groups. Ask.

Tour price: $45 per person

Bookings essential – minimum 4 people

(or groups of less than 4 for a flat rate of $180)

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

Waiheke Island’s vineyards are popular not just for their fantastic wines and wonderful cuisine, but also for the spectacular scenery

Spectacular scenery

We have picture-postcard scenery on Waiheke Island, and the bus tour will take in some spectacular sights. For those who want a more active experience we can incorporate bush, coastal and seashore walks into our tours.

Eccentric Waiheke

Our tours can take in the unusual Waiheke houseboat settlements and the Sunshine Tour’s plastic pod settlement.


While our tours have an itinerary, we have the ability to allow some flexibility. For example, while some tour members are visiting a vineyard, other members could take the opportunity to go on a walk along the beach or through the bush. Just talk to us and let us know your preferences.