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Gardens for Foodies Tour on Waiheke Island


Sat 23 Nov 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Matiatia Wharf, Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $135.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: lynn6

This year's tour will be on beautiful Waiheke Island. We have put together a day that includes some very unusual activities and information as well as some well-known food products and locations.

Make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes, because we start our day with an "edible weed walk" lead by a local nutritionist. On this easy 45-minute walk she will point out various plants that are growing wild and tell us their uses (both edible and medicinal).

We complete the walk near the village of Oneroa, where we visit a still in a back yard! Learn how it is used to make herbal essences (and other things!). While here we will enjoy morning tea/coffee and taste some local Waiheke Island artisan food.

Our visit to the island coincides with the annual Olive Oil Festival, and we will time our visit here so that you can attend a talk about the uses of olive oil. Or you can just enjoy the festival and the tastings from the various olive oil producers. Your festival entrance fee is included in the tour price.

A scenic drive takes us to Poderic Crisci winery. See their extensive vegetable garden, tour the winery and relax over a casual lunch of antipasti made using their own produce. And of course enjoy a glass of their wine!

We complete our fabulous day on Waiheke with a visit to a private vegetable and herb garden, created by artist Gabrielle Lewenz and her husband.

We return you to the ferry in time to take the 5pm sailing back to the city.

A very full day but a fabulous one!

Tour fee of $135 pp includes transportation on Waiheke Island, fees for all the activities and garden visits and to the Olive Oil festival, morning tea/coffee, delicious antipasti lunch with glass of wine at Poderic Crisci and an information folder to take home.

Please note the cost of the ferry on Fuller's is additional to the tour fee. Those of you 65 years or over can travel for free using your Gold Card. Please allow adequate time to purchase your ticket prior to the 8:15am sailing from downtown Auckland.

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