This private tour is Maori-led on electric bicycles. The tour starts from Oneroa village and is a great way to explore the stunning landscapes of Waiheke Island. Your guide enhances the 6-hour itinerary with authentic stories of Maori history on the island. Visit the island’s only ‘marae' (M-ori gathering place), enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and go wine tasting at one of Waiheke’s famed vineyards.
Pickup from Matiatia ferry terminal
Electric bicycle and safety equipment
Optional drop-off at Matiatia ferry terminal
Continued use of the electric bicycle after the tour (return by 5 pm)
What to Expect
Your private electric bicycle tour of Waiheke Island begins at the Matiatia ferry terminal on arrival from Auckland (ferry ticket is your own expense). Meet your Maori guide when you disembark from the ferry and receive a comfortable electric bike, safety equipment, and an orientation.
The 6-hour itinerary includes about 3 hours of actual bike riding. You'll pedal along the back roads with significant sea views to the island's only marae (Maori community gathering place) and learn about New Zealand natural and cultural history along the way. See beautiful beaches, local beach hideaways and stop at an award-winning vineyard to indulge in a bit of wine tasting. With the electric bikes we can go further into the island if you have a particular winery on your bucket list. Simply ask your Guide and s/he will be able to advise if it is an option (depending on the distance and quality of roads that lead to the winery). Indulge in a shared lunch platter from one of our many fantastic wineries or kick back on a sandy beach with a gourmet picnic lunch that we will provide.
We then make our way back to the main village, Oneroa, where you'll find plenty of cafes, restaurants, unique shops, a lovely beach and art galleries. You may choose to end your guided tour here — it's a perfect place to stop and enjoy our unique shopping village to purchase arty memorabilia (not found off-island) or explore the white-sand beach. Alternatively, the tour will end at Matiatia ferry terminal where we farewell you.