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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland provided by NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

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Overview
The wine regions around Auckland are some the best on the North Island, benefitting from the fertile volcanic lands of the Waitakere Ranges. On this tour, enjoy guided wine tasting experiences at wineries in the Henderson Valley, Ararimu Valley, and Kumeu wine regions. In addition, explore the stunning natural scenery of west Auckland, with stops at the black sand beach of Piha, the Karekare Waterfalls, and the Arataki Visitor Centre.
Highlights
  • Guided wine tastings in the Henderson Valley, Ararimu Valley, and Kumeu
  • Spectacular views of the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast beaches
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport included
  • Personalized experience: small group of up to 11 people
What to Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city and head south along the West Coast in an air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is Babich Wines, a family-run winery in the Henderson Valley, where you can sample wines grown in the valley, as well as from the Babich vineyards of Hawkes Bay and Marlborough. Next, visit the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you can learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage. Continue to Piha Beach and Karekare beach, both known for their black volcanic sands, and take a short hike to see the beautiful Karekare Waterfalls. After lunch at a local café, spend the afternoon wine tasting, with visits to West Brook Wine in the Ararimu Valley and Kumeu River Wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail, which is famous for its chardonnay. Finally, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
7h 30m
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Wine-tastings
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Infant seats for children under seven years of age
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LDandJD wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions12 helpful votes
John was a brilliant guide for the day. He took us to some fabulous wineries and the rainforest and its surroundings were breathtaking. Would definitely book another tour if we ever get to go to NZ again. Thanks John. Lovely memories of a fantastic day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Hi Jeremy and Lisa, Thank you for writing such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Piha/ Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. It is a popular tour for the scenery, outstanding wine and excellent lunch. I really enjoyed your company and conversations and I definitely hope to see you again in the future so that I can take you to another entirely different wine and scenic location. I hope you'll follow my business on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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cajungene wrote a review Mar 2020
Fairfax, VA86 contributions29 helpful votes
What a great experience. John picked us up at the hotel and gave us a great tour of Muriwai Vineyards and pointed out lots of interesting places along the way. He was personable, knowledgeable and a great raconteur. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hi Gene, Thank for posting your great review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the different black sand beaches and that the wine and conversation met with your satisfaction and entertainment. Wine is a wonderful glue to bring people from different parts of the world and walks of life together. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you both. Please follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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bevzaifman wrote a review Mar 2020
London, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
John was an amazing guide. This is John’s company so your are in great hands and his energy is infectious. There was a small glitch when one of the roads washed out but John quickly adapted and we were kept totally on time. The black sand beach walk at Piha was an exquisite
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Bev, What a fabulous review. Yes Karekare can occasionally be closed for maintenance or when there is a slip or wash out. I'm so pleased you loved the beach at Piha, it is a magical place and a jewel in Auckland's crown. I'm happy you enjoyed the lunch and that I was able to pickup you up and deliver you back to your hotel with any issues. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I really enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
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Ivy wrote a review Mar 2020
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John was a fantastic tour guide. He was well-informed, articulate and very knowledgeable not only on the topics at hand, he was also a very well versed conversationalist. He made the tour and drive time very easy to pass. The 3 wineries we visited were all spectacular in their
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi Ivy, Thanks a lot for such a great review. I'm really happy I could get you out on the Piha Karekare, Rainforest Wine Tour. And yes it is important that if you are a solo traveller and want to book, you'll need to contact the office like you did to see what is available. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the wine and lunch as well as the lovely scenery and that it was a tour that could appeal without have to be any kind of wine snob. I hope you'll follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ - Best regards - John McFarlane
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NAndersen67 wrote a review Mar 2020
Orlando, Florida37 contributions7 helpful votes
Can’t say enough good things about John and the tour. Great wineries. Great scenery. Great conversation. Wonderful education. (You would pay more just for a set down wine discussion with an expert like John anywhere else). Tour hits on all cylinders......great use of a day
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi Niles, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour experience. I read a lot and I gather up accurate information about wine anda few other things that I think my clients will be interested in. Discussing the world with you was very interesting and enjoyable. So thanks for posting your wonderful feedback about your tour experience with me. Please feel free to follow NZWINEPRO™ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about wine, restaurants and other things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ - Best regards - John McFarlane
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About the operator

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John, the guide is great guy for wine tour,he knows what he talks about not like cowboys.I highly recommend this w
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A wonderful trip. John was very genial and very knowledgable. The wine was delicious and we bought a number of bo
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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour
During our post cruise stay in Auckland my wife and I took John’s 4-hour Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour, it was excellent
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Really informative & enjoyable
This tour with John was really great. He is so knowledgeable about New Zealand and as it was our first day in NZ
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“Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway Tour"
This was a great way to see the countryside out of the city of Auckland. Great stops at local Cheese, wine and cho
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Awesome wine tour
Our guide was engaging and knowledgeable. He had to adjust the tour because one of the roads had been closed. We en
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Kirstie1829
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Fabulous wine tasting experience
John was a fabulous tour operator. He was punctual and the transport was comfortable. It was also a pleasure chatti
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A wonderful day with great tour guide
This was a great day of Wine Knowledge, beautiful sights, great food and wine. John was a wealth of information not
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Informative & Fun
Four of us booked this great day trip with John, owner and guide of NZWINEPRO. He provided interesting commentary
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NZWINEPRO/John McFarlane
Bill and I (Fern) would like extend a very special "Thank You" for the wonderful tour of the wine country, lunch, a
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Fabulous cheese, wine and chocolate plus a whole lot more.
The Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway was fabulous. My husband and I did a lot of tours while in Australia and New Ze
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Winery Visits & Great Scenery!
David took us on a wonderful trip through the NZ countryside to 2 great wineries. We tasted fantastic wines at each
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A great day out
John was fantastic, he really knows his wines and took us to some lovely wineries followed by a visit to a beautifu
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Must Do !!!
What an amazing day!! John McFarlane picked the 4 of us from our Ship and took us on an all day adventure to th
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Favorite excursion booked on our New Zealand cruise!
We enjoyed everything about our day with John, the scenery, the cheese, chocolate, wine tasting, the fabulous lunch
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Key Details
  • Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges, Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges, and 3 more
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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