You will taste some superb and unique wines at four family owned wineries and visit both the spectacular West Coast, Tasman Sea, with black, iron-sand beaches and the beautiful East Coast, Pacific Ocean, on this amazing day tour (approx' 7 hours) out of Auckland.
A delicious main course, open menu, lunch is included at one of the winery restaurants. You quite often get the opportunity to meet and chat with a winemaker or two to find out some of their secrets.
Door to door service is included at your accommodation in the main city area.
All your tastings and lunch are included, no hidden extras to pay.
We collect you from your city accommodation at around 9.30am and head off on a 40-45 minute drive to the West Coast and Kumeu wine region.
Youll spend the morning wine tasting at a selection of two of the family owned and operated wineries in the Kumeu / Huapai / Waimauku district, the three small rural villages that make up this area.
We prefer not to always visit the same wineries on our tours, after all we don't all like the same wine! So we do our best to use our nearly 20 years of experience to select the wineries on the day to best suit your tastes and interests.
During the morning you'll experience some spectacular sightseeing at Muriwai Beach (black sand) on the Tasman Sea and get up close to the birds at Takapu gannet-colony. Birds nesting roughly July/Aug' to April/May the next year.
You then get to relax and enjoy the cross-country drive, approx' 1 hour, to the Pacific East Coast through a variety of scenery including forests, farms & small rural communities. We travel a little further North through some seaside settlements with views of small bays, beaches and the Pacific Ocean. By now it's time to stop for a delicious open menu, main course, vineyard restaurant lunch (included) along with wine tastings at one of the small, family owned & operated, boutique wineries in the beautiful Matakana region. In the afternoon, after lunch, youll visit another of Matakanas unique boutique estate wineries, selected based on your interests, to sample their exclusive, locally produced wines before we return you to your city accommodation at around 5.00pm.
Commences in:Auckland Central, New Zealand
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