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Waiheke Island Day Trip – Wine Tasting & Picnic

Thursday 4th April

Meet at 10:15 am – 6:30 pm

Price: $85 p.p. – return ferry – pay at Happy Travel Desk at LyLo

          $22 p.p. – optional wine tasting at Man O’War (paid on spot)

          $20-35 p.p. – optional wine tasting at 2. winery (paid on spot)

We’re off to Waiheke Island for a day that’s all about kicking back, exploring, and yes – indulging in some fine wine tasting. LyLo’s got it all sorted, so your job is just to show up and have fun.

We’ll start with a ferry ride, soaking in those awesome views of the Hauraki Gulf. When we hit Waiheke, we’re not just walking through any old paths – we’re strolling through stunning vineyards, where every turn is a photo op waiting to happen.

And because no vineyard tour is complete without it, we’ve got wine tastings lined up. You’ll sip on some of the island’s best wines, hear about what goes into making each bottle, and really get a taste of Waiheke’s wine culture.

But wait, there’s more – LyLo is whipping up a picnic lunch for us. Imagine tucking into some delicious eats surrounded by vineyard views. It’s the perfect way to relax and refuel before we keep exploring.

So, if you’re up for a day of great wines, great walks, and great food, this Thursday’s trip to Waiheke is where it’s at. Let us know you’re joining, and get ready for an unforgettable day courtesy. Can’t wait to see you there!

Itinerary:

  • 10:15  meeting at reception
  • 10:30 – 10:50 – walk down to the Explore Kiosk, Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour
  • 11:00 – 12:30 – ferry to Man O’War Wharf, Waiheke Island
  • 12:30 – 15:00 – wine tasting at Man O’War Vineyard, picnic and walk around the Bay
  • 15:00 – 15:40 – shuttle transfer to Onetangi
  • 15:40 – 16:20 – walk to Stonyridge Vineyard 
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – wine tasting at Stonyridge Vineyard 
  •  17:20 – 17:50 – public transport to Matiatia Ferry Terminal (not included)
  • 18:00 – 18:45  – ferry back to the city
  • 19:15* – back at LyLo

*Please note, that times might shift a bit depending on how much fun we’re having. If we’re all enjoying the views, the coffee, or the conversation, we’re flexible!

What to bring:

  • AT Hop card
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Sun hat and/or raincoat
  • Good mood 🙂

What is included:

  • Ferry from Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to Man O’War Bay
  • Shuttle between Man O’War Bay and Onetangi
  • Ferry from Matiatia Ferry Terminal to Auckland Ferry Terminal 
  • Picnic from Miss Lucy’s