Auckland's Kumeu Wine Country and West Coast Tour

Price: $141.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Wine Tasting
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable weather appropriate clothing, with layers that may be removed, walking shoes, and sunglasses. Ladies should not wear high-heeled shoes.
Restrictions Some mobility is required to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. There are steps at several locations. The tour is not recommended for children under 16, and is not wheelchair accessible.

Spend four hours exploring the wine country of the Tasman coast indulging some of the best wine in the region and taking in breathtaking black sand beach views when you book this relaxing wine tour in Auckland. Your personalized tour includes an experienced tour guide, a transfer to and from each vineyard, and a relaxing way to take in the sights of the origins of New Zealand's winemaking industry, including views of the famed Muriwai black sand beach and the coastline of the Tasman sea. You'll also get to enjoy touring two iconic local wineries and indulge in sampling mouth-watering wines with the 18-and-older crowd, making this the ideal excursion for wine enthusiasts.

Start your tour by departing from your port in the morning and hopping on a comfortable minivan to embark on this exciting excursion through Auckland's wine country on the west coast. On your way to the vineyards, you'll enjoy scenic locations that offer breathtaking views for Instagrammable photos, such as the Tasman coastline that looks out on the majestic black sands of the Muriwai Beach. New Zealand's viniculture dates back more than a century as Croatian pioneers settled in the area began making wine. While wineries of Auckland's west coast source their grapes locally, they also gather grapes from New Zealand's northern and southern regions like Hawke's Bay and Gisborne and Marlborough and Central Otago making for a wide selection of grapes.

Auckland's wine country is also home to some of the longest-running wineries in the region, but you'll also come across boutique wineries that locals frequent. Enjoy tasting premium wines as you stop at each vineyard and sample wine customized for your preferences. Before you conclude your excursion, you'll also get a chance to enjoy the wildlife of the famous Takapu gannet colony, including large sea birds that create nests during the summer and spring. From enjoying scenic views to indulging in delicious New Zealand wine, this guided wine tour has much to offer.

If you're looking for an adult experience that gives you a chance to discover mouth-watering wines from some of New Zealand's top vineyards, this tour is just for you. Don't let this exciting excursion pass you by. Reserve your spot today for a lifetime experience in Auckland's wine country!