Thank you to the team at Ananda Tours for a wonderful experience on Saturday, 17 October 2020. We had our company retreat for the year with nearly 70 guests and everything from the booking, to meeting us all at the ferry terminal, to the different wineries, delicious breakfast and mouth-watering lunch, the team from Ananda Tours were outstanding. We were met by a very friendly group of people and the day was organized perfectly to all our needs and would definitely recommend Ananda Tours for a memorable experience. Thanks to the Ananda family from our family at Safari Group!
Rene Beukes - Safari Group
I just wanted to let you know how much our small group of clients absolutely loved the High Tea Tour you created and provided for them – infact, they said it was the best tour they had been on throughout their touring of NZ and Australia! For one guest, this was her first High Tea experience and had been a bucket list item, and she couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. So thank you for all that you do for our clients, I know I can always trust them with you. Keep up the good work!
Kathryn Stothers-Taylor - Southern World New Zealand
Hi Eve, we had a fantastic time on Waiheke thanks to your expertise and planning – everything went to clockwork despite the rain. All were complimenting me on how well it went, but I did remind them that you were instrumental in putting it all together for us so well done!! Thank you again for your wonderful assistance and please give our regards to Jenny & Paul. Paul was fantastic and told us all about Waiheke and what we were passing by while he was driving us around, a few stories and had a great sense of humour – he is a great asset to your company.
On behalf of VinLink, Links, and Gisvin, I would like to thank- you personally, the bus drivers, and Ananda Tours for a wonderful and organised weekend. We had an amazing time, and everything I asked for was achieved. Many thanks for your patience and understanding when cancellations came through. You were a delight to deal with, and the tastings that were organised were awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.
10/10 Jenny did a fantastic job and such an incredible host. Accommodating, caring and local- would recommend
very friendly guide, we had a small group and it was good Jo our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us information on all the places was stopped at or passed. Would definitely recommend to anyone going to Waiheke Island and looking for a day of wine and food.
I use Ananda Tours every year for birthday events and without fail they are AMAZING. Super friendly & professional, they offer a huge range of locations and tour styles to cater to different preferences. Highly recommend!
We had an exceptional tour with Ananda over Easter weekend. Our tour guide Michael was fantastic, very friendly, knowledgeable and went the extra mile! We visited a few beautiful Waiheke wineries, Mudbrick being the highlight. And a delicious lunch at 372 - the perfect day on Waiheke! Thanks Michael, from Courtney and Kerri :)
Kerri, New Zealand
Highly recommend Ananda tours. Brooke organized a fabulous itinerary for the day tailored to suit our party. Jo our driver and guide was very friendly, professional and has a vast knowledge of the island and vineyards. We loved our luxury transport! Thoroughly enjoyed the service, expertise and tastings at the wineries and gin distillery we visited! Thank you for a wonderful day Ananda team!
Wonderful tour - professional, knowledgeable, unique selection of the islands vineyards and food. Great value for money. Would highly recommend. Thank you Michael for a terrific day!
Grace Gillon, New Zealand
If you want to spend an amazing day on Waiheke then this is for you. Had a really fun and memorable tour. What did you enjoy the most? Great wines and food pairings, knowledgeable guide, and a variety of locations.
GetYourGuide traveler, New Zealand
Steve was very friendly and knowledgeable. We went to a good selection of wineries and lunch at Stonyridge was excellent. There were 10 in our tour so it felt inclusive and personal.
GetYourGuide traveler, Australia
A perfect get away treat, even if it was just for a day and only a 40min ferry ride from Auckland. A small group of 10 strangers and a delightful guide, we experienced food pairing with wine at 4 wineries. I'm not a big fan of wine but the tour was informative, I found I liked a type of wine I had previously written off and reinforced I don't like dry wines. All our hosts made us feel welcome. Our lunch platter at Stoneyridge finished the day of perfectly. I highly recommend the tour. On my way to the ferry I was mentally going through who I could entice to share this experience with me next time.
Wine lovers take note This tour ( Gourmet Wine and Food ) exceeded all expectations. Steve, our guide and driver, was superb. His commentary was informative and interesting. The van was comfortable and immaculately prepared, The wineries we visited were all top notch and the service got there was top notch. The wine and food was all excellent. Highly recommend this tour!
Pining F, New Zealand
Perfect day on Waiheke touring wineries We had a wonderful day, Bil was an excellent tour guide. Highlight for us was Kennedy Point with Nicky, amazing winery and the oysters were delicious. Batch, Awaroa and Wild Estate were great too. The light good pairing at Batch were excellent and the lunch at Wild really hit the spot. Thanks for a great day.
Edward, New Zealand
Best Hen's Do Wine Tour! We did the Luxury Hen's Wine Tour and it was fabulous! Ananda Tours was amazing to deal with from start to finish! Super accommodating, putting in their best efforts with my additional requests to ensure the day was what we wanted. Our driver and guide, Bill was awesome and we loved everything about the day! The vibe, the food and the wine was fantastic. I can highly recommend Ananda Tours <3
Danelle, New Zealand
Ananda Tours organised a day of wine tours and sightseeing on Waiheke Island for 140 delegates from an international software company. The group were welcomed onto Waiheke Island by Brooke, Jenny, Eve and guides at Matiatia in modern coaches. They were organised, professional and made the logistics of organising such a large group fun. The groups were shown the island by knowledgeable and engaging guides as they visited top wineries and breweries - all arranged by Ananda. We thoroughly recommend using Ananda for any Waiheke adventures. If you don’t know what to do, just ask Ananda - they know the island like no one else.
Ann Glamuzina - Beyond the Blue, Auckland