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

Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
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Last updated: 30 Oct 2020
A note from Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
New Zealand is currently at Level 1 and all tour are available without the need for masks or social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7346P6
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Guide • Transport • Lunch • Wine-tastings • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges • Entry/Admission - Piha Beach • Entry/Admission - Babich Wines • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery • Entry/Admission - Waimauku
Exclusions
Infant seats for children under seven years of age
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
All vehicles operating this tour are silver and clearly marked NZWINEPRO™
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Guide • Transport • Lunch • Wine-tastings • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges • Entry/Admission - Piha Beach • Entry/Admission - Babich Wines • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery • Entry/Admission - Waimauku
Exclusions
Infant seats for children under seven years of age
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
All vehicles operating this tour are silver and clearly marked NZWINEPRO™
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
Additional information
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
Wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Babich Wines
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Soljans Estate Winery
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Westbrook Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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LDandJD
London, UK26 contributions
Tour of Piha Karekare and wine tasting
Mar 2020
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.
Written 29 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 1 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cajungene
Fairfax, VA84 contributions
Don't Miss This Tour
Feb 2020
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.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bevzaifman
London, Canada8 contributions
Owner-led day trip
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 natural addition to this tour. The wineries were beautiful; there were only 4 of us so all our questions were answered. Lunch was delicious. And we were brought to our hotels right on time.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ivy
1 contribution
Fantastic!!
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 own rights and I ended up buying wines from 2 of them. Lunch at Soljan's on their covered patio was superb. Nothing but high praise for the meal and the entire tour. Would highly recommend John to anyone, whether you're a self proclaimed wine afficianatio or a newbie with wines (like me!). Thank you John for a fantastic day!! If you're travelling solo, give John a call or e-mail as TripAdvisor doesn't let you book for one.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NAndersen67
Orlando, FL36 contributions
Great day.
Mar 2020
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 in Aukland.

Don’t hesitate.....just enjoy.
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynn G
29 contributions
Just what we wanted
John is clearly passionate about his work. He is organized, prompt, interesting to talk to on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to New Zealand history, flora and fauna, and modern New Zealand. His topic about which he’s most passionate is definitely winemaking. Although we spent time in a van going from place to place he breaks it down into small manageable trips from one place to another so that we were never in the van for too long. He kept the group organized and on time. He clearly has good relationships with the people who run the vineyards as they were always ready and prepared for us. A final amazing bonus was the fact that he took us to our hotel from last night and allowed us to get our luggage and then took us to our new hotel which was not that far away (as the crow flies) but up and down multiple steep hills. We cannot thank him enough for that after a day of beach and sand and wine!
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Lynn, What a wonderful review which is so eloquently written. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour and it makes me happy that it was "just what you wanted" - Can't do better than that! It was no trouble to help you relocate to your new hotel, better than paying a taxi a small fortune to go less than half a mile. So 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
Written 1 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venture487238
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
Piha and Karekare wine tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
John went over and above to make our day the absolute best!! We visited so many different black sand beaches with stunning views. Fabulous lunch and 3 wineries. He is so much more than a driver and guide. He is knowledgeable on every subject we brought up. Well read!
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Venture, Thanks for your kind praise. I just do the best I can, no client is the same as another and no day the same either. I'm glad you enjoyed the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour, and that the wine, lunch and scenic inclusions met with your best expectation. I do like to read and follow world events so I'm happy you enjoyed the commentary and conversations we had . I learn from my overseas guests, so it's a win win! 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 thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carole
Nyon, Switzerland2 contributions
Unbelievable experience, an absolute must do!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I went on the Piha, Karekare Rainforest Winetour. We started tasting wines at Babich Wines which was superb with 8 wines in all to sample. I was with another 3 travellers and our guide John was very knowledgable about New Zealand, its culture and economy and History. He was able to make wine easy for me to understand. Then we went to the beautiful seaside settlement of Piha. It was a fine day and the Tasman Sea looked incredible. Then we drove to see the Karekare Waterfall, it was so pretty and we even saw a native eel in the stream.
Lunch was delicious and our final stop at West Brook Wines topped of an unforgetable day.
I definitely recommend NZWINEPRO, and really enjoyed my tour.
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Carole, I'm so pleased I could get you out on a tour as a solo traveller. It was good you contacted me direct through the NZWINEPRO™ website because only bookings of 2 or more can be booked on other channels This is a very popular tour because of the natural forest and coastal scenery as well as the outstanding wine and lunch which is all included. So I'l really pleased you found the commentary and information provided easy to understand. I hope you'll follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. @nzwinepro 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
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sim M
Papeete, French Polynesia45 contributions
Awesome
Nov 2019
We already made this tour once with John, on november 2018, we're going to do it again ( without our girls) in february 2020. Do it, it's the best ever, the nature is enlightening, the wines are awesome and John is so kind. Best regards from Tahiti, french Polynesia.
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Sim, Thanks for your excellent review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour and that your family could see some of the beautiful New Zealand coast and country side. If I'm seeing you again in February I will be delighted and take it as a great compliment. I hope I can take you to a different fabulous wine location like Matakana. 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 thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards John McFarlane
Written 21 January 2020
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amillionlights8
Memphis, TN54 contributions
An absolute MUST
Jan 2020
John and Barbara made this experience absolutely amazing. This was one of trh first things I experienced after landing in NZ. The wine tastings are incredible, I had the best rose in my life, as well as the best lunch at the restaurant we went to. Kare kare is incredibly beautiful, and the beach we visited was as well. Our tour guides were incredible and made the experience personal and amazing. Would highly recommend!
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your fantastic review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time with me. Piha and Karekare are so lovely to visit and I'm glad you could take it in and enjoy some great wine and food on the day. 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 thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 19 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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