Waiheke EcoZip & Wine Tour

Adrenaline & wine combine on this fun day out on Waiheke Island, with a zipline adventure & afternoon winery tour.
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A 2 hr morning zip-lining adventure on the side of Trig Hill at Onetangi
  • An afternoon small-group premium winery tour on Waiheke Island
  • Enjoy wine tasting at 3 different scenic venues 
  • Transport onboard a late model, luxury 12-seater mini-bus, with a friendly & informative local guide
  • Convenient return transfers from selected accommodation for guests staying on Waiheke Island
  • Departs from the meeting point at Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Waiheke Island

What's Excluded

  • Return ferry crossing from Auckland to Waiheke Island
  • Lunch

What to Expect

This tour indulges both sides of your personality. You get your cultural fix by visiting some of Waiheke Island’s best wineries, plus an adrenaline fix, zooming down three exhilarating zip lines.




First up is the zip lining adventure. It involves three 200-metre dual flying foxes on the side of Trig Hill at Onetangi. Between each flight, you get to hike through regenerating native forest, where you’ll learn about the local plants and wildlife.


The three lines you can choose from include the Vineyard Cruise, a fun zipline has a shallow gradient, so you won’t go too fast. That just gives you more time to enjoy the stunning views over a working vineyard, Waiheke Island, and beyond. Then, the City View zipline is higher and faster than the Vineyard Cruise, giving you the option to relax or max out your speed. You’ll see over Auckland city, the ancient forests of Waiheke, and more. Finally, on Kurinui you’ll see fantasticviews while hitting thrilling speeds of over 50km/h. You’ll be going faster than the cars on the road!


Plus, the ziplines carry two people at a time, you can share the exhilarating experience with a companion. It’s great having someone to yahoo with on the way down.


Wine Tour


The second half of your day involves an amazing lunch (not included) at one of the island's stunning vineyards or beachside cafe, then tasting experiences at two or three other wineries. 


The wineries chosen will vary depending on availability but might include Man O' War Vineyards, Cable Bay Vineyards, or Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant. If there's a winery, in particular, you want to visit, ask your guide, and they can check availability if the itinerary isn't already set. 


On the road, the knowledgeable guide will fill you in on Waiheke’s history and wine specialties. Waiheke Island boasts around 30 incredible wineries and cellar doors. It's best known as a red-producing region, focusing on Merlot & Syrah. However, they also make some excellent whites, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris


Getting to Waiheke


If you're staying in Auckland, you will need to ensure you catch the 8:00 am Fullers ferry (not included) for the pick-up from the Matiatia ferry terminal. If you're staying on Waiheke Island, your guide will collect you from your accommodation.


After the tour, you'll be dropped back to either the ferry terminal to make your way back to Auckland or back at your Waiheke accommodation. 


Where we Visit:

  • Waiheke Island
  • EcoZip Adventures
  • At least 3 vineyards or cellar doors – locations will vary but might include:
    • Man O' War Vineyards
    • Cable Bay Vineyards
    • Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To keep things fresh and ensure availability, the tour goes to a different selection of vineyards every day.

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    Yes, you can request specific vineyards you'd like to visit; however, The Operator can't promise as itineraries could already be set, or vineyards could already be full.

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    Ziplining is an outdoor activity, and New Zealand weather is very changeable – it often experiences “four seasons in one day”!


    Even on a cloudy day, the sun’s rays in New Zealand can be very intense. Therefore, sunscreen and a hat or cap (which can fit under a helmet) are highly recommended. If cold weather is forecast, bring a warm jersey or fleece.

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    You’re very welcome to take a camera, smartphone or GoPro-style video recorder on tour. All The Operator asks is that for the security of your device and the safety of other clients, your phone, camera or GoPro is attached to your clothing or harness by a strap or lanyard. If you don’t have a strap or lanyard for your device, ask the team about the ‘phone bungees’ at check-in.


    If you don’t want to use your device ‘mid zip’ you can also fit an average-sized smartphone or small digital camera in the pouch attached to your zipline harness.

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    The track is 1.4km in length, so footwear suitable for a walk of that distance is a good idea. However, in the winter months, especially after periods of rain, the track may be muddy, so don’t wear those brand-new, ultra-white numbers!

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    Terms & Conditions:

    • The minimum weight to undertake an EcoZip Adventures tour is 30kg (66lbs), and the maximum is 125kg (275lbs). The Operator reserves the right to ask Participants to be weighed prior to taking part in the activity
    • Participation in the Zipline involves a 1.5km (approximately) walk along a designated walking track from the end of the Zipline back to the office. The designated walking track is of slight gradient, uneven surface and may at times be wet and slippery. All Participants need to be of reasonable fitness to complete such a walk. Participants must keep strictly to the designated walking track and are not permitted to deviate from such track in any circumstances
    • Participants will be asked to thoroughly read and then sign a Participation Waiver for the zip line adventure
    • To consume alcohol at the venues, passengers must be able to prove they are over 18 years of age
    • Please bring appropriate I.D while on tour (passport or New Zealand driver's licence). If you are asked, and you fail to provide it, then you could be asked to leave the tour without a full refund
    • Passengers who soil or vomit in the vehicles will be charged a cleaning fee of $50-$300. This will either be charged to your credit card or cash payment
    • These tours are specifically designed for the enjoyment of adults. Nobody under the age of 18 years is permitted on the tours unless agreed by The Operator

    Cancellation Policy:

    Please note refunds are granted solely at the discretion of The Operator

    • No-shows, Late-comers or Cancellations within 24 hours of departure are deemed non-refundable
    • Cancellations between 2 and 3 days (48 – 72hrs) you receive a 50% refund if applicable
    • A $20 per person cancellation fee applies to all refunds and rescheduling
    • If numbers of attendees drop below the confirmed numbers for group bookings, then you will be liable to pay for the confirmed amount of people
    • Pickup details are to be supplied at the time of booking or at the latest by 8:00am the date of departure. Failure to do so will result in cancellation

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