Cultural Art Tour

DAILY TOUR

This tour celebrates the history of our ancestors, the land they came to and the nature (flora and fauna) they encountered.

PRICE PER PERSON

POA

TOUR DURATION

5 HOURS

Listen to ancient stories of our people and get an insight into the world of Te Ao Māori past, present and future.

We travel around the Island and visit locations of great importance:

  • Hear the stories of the great fleet from Hawaiki
  • Discover where Captain Cook landed in the Hauraki Gulf,
  • Visit Whakanewha regional park and hear the stories of the ancestors that resided here
  • Learn about the arts and crafts of our people

We celebrate the ancestors and their achievements by telling their stories:

Apiti Hono, Tatai hono
Te Hunga mate kite hunga mate
Tatou te hunga ora
Tena Koutou
Nau mai, Haere mai nga
Manuhiri Tuarangi

Points of interest on the tour:

Scenic coastal
Enclosure Bay
Onetangi beach walk / Charlies
Look out – museum – whakanewha
Art visit studio
Ahi Pao – coffee break

Important Information

PRICE PER PERSON

POA

Information:

Please contact us for prices

DURATION

5 HOURS

Pickup and transfer to ferry or to your Island accommodation in the Oneroa / Onetangi area.

DEPARTS

CHOOSE YOUR OWN TIME

The Auckland Waiheke ferry route connects Waiheke Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Fullers ferry service runs up to 24 times per day with a sailing duration of around 40 minutes while the Sealink NZ service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 20 min.

Tour Highlights Include:

Friendly informative local driver / guide.

Waiheke has world-class stunning island scenery.

If the timings right we offer Olive Tasting when available.

Enjoy Waiheke’s Oneroa village stroll & shop.

Pickup and transfer to ferry or to your Island accommodation in the Oneroa / Onetangi area.

Booking information

Talk to us about your Island itinerary and requirements we are here to help!

Getting Here

The Auckland Waiheke ferry route connects Waiheke Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Fullers ferry service runs up to 24 times per day with a sailing duration of around 40 minutes while the Sealink NZ service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 20 min.

Terms and conditions

Our prices do not include ferry tickets. Itineraries are subject to change on occasions depending on weather, ferry operations, closures and availability. Substitutions of equal quality will be made. Our tour is not weather dependant and we do operate if it is raining! If we do cancel we will review and make a decision by 8am on the day. If we cancel the tour we will refund in full or offer to rebook at a date to suit.

Food and beverages at owners cost unless otherwise stated. Every effort will be made to secure lunch at the restaurant of your choice however this is totally beyond our control and maybe impossible. It does not constitute a reason to cancel your tour. Soiling fee of $300 applies.

All tours must be paid for at the time of booking, Preferred mode of payment is internet banking, if paying by credit card please add 3% – contact us for account details.

If you cancel within 48 hours (or if you ‘no show’) no refunds will be made – however we may offer to rebook depending on the circumstances and our availability.

  • The minimum age for wine tour booking is 18 years
  • All tours require a minimum of two guests to operate


All cancellation fees are based on the total amount paid

1. Bookings maybe amended one time only (preferably with at least 24hrs notice)
2. If cancelling within 48 hours (or no show) no refunds

Bookings close at 9.30pm the evening before or on the day please phone before 8.30am.

what our people say
about us:

Fabulous, Fun.. Friendly.... Memory making
What a great team.. myself and friends called on Jane and Darren not only for a tour but as our taxi service.. Always going above and beyond expectations. Our day tour was customised for my friends and myself, indulging in Pizza at the beach, enjoying the wine and not feeling rushed..all wrapped up with ice creams as laughed the day away.. Jane and Darren both share so much knowledge and Aroha for the island.. I’m suggesting you guys to all my family ans friends! Thank you.
Travelled with friends
November, 2020
Fallen in love with Waiheke
Our small group of 5 ladies had the best wine tour experience with Jane. She took us to places for lunch and some extra olive oil tastings which were beautiful. Janes local knowledge was invaluable and by the end of the day it felt like she was one of the girls. Highly recommend this relaxed style of seeing the beauty that Waiheke Island has to offer.
Travelled with friends
November, 2020
Whanau History Tour
Ngā mihi nui Aroha Tours. Really appreciate your mahi and manaakitanga. Keep up the great work you’re doing.
Travelled on business
July, 2020
Birthday weekend
Darren and Jane are great. Jane picked us up from the ferry when we arrived and then took us back there when we were to leave. Comfortable vans for traveling. Darren then took us on a tour of the island. We didn't want to do the touristy thing so he gave us a tour from a residents point of view. There was 5 of us in our party. Great tour guide, friendly people who have lived on the island for over 15 years....Jane even longer, reasonable prices....what more could u ask for..
Travelled with friends
October, 2020
Waiheke - Cultural Tours
Super day to be visiting Batch Winery today. what better way to enjoy a relaxed fabulous Friday!
#sharingthekorero
Novmeber, 2020
Fantastic company and very helpful
Darren and his team were fantastic, they shuttled us all around the island from the minute we got to the ferry to the end. Every time we rang them to pick us up they were there. Great laughs with Darren when he was driving us and his work mate with the pink hat. Really recommend using them even if it’s just to get shuttled around and you don’t do one of the tours. I will definitely be ringing them when I go back to Waiheke.
Travelled with friends
October, 2020