about us

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • We are 110% committed to providing quality experiences
  • You’ll meet locals who will greet you like old friends
  • On our tour you will taste only Waiheke Island Wines
  • Enjoy the company of a small group – no more than 10 (usually 8) guests
  • Visit boutique vineyards inaccessible by larger group vehicles
  • Experience island life through the eyes of our expert guides
  • Bonus! – NO credit card fees 🙂

 

ABOUT US

Following a dream to be self-employed using our well-honed business skills we started Waiheke Island Wine Tours in March 2011. We have shared the island’s scenic highlights and the character-filled boutique vineyards with thousands of lovely clients from all over the world. We have developed special relationships with passionate vineyard owners and winemakers who love to share their knowledge and the results of their labours with our guests.

Each day is different – we meet awesome people from a diverse range of backgrounds and they go home with great stories to tell of their special day trip to our island ‘paradise’. In 2012 we gained Qualmark accreditation and we have earned Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the past four years (2012 – 2016), affirmation that our clients love us and what we do!

MEET WAYNE AND JEAN

WAYNE EAGLETON comes from a senior corporate background in the wine & spirit and motor vehicle industries.  In his senior management role at Schofields of Newmarket he was the driving force behind the ‘Holden Difference’, the brand’s best practice model. In the past six years Wayne has hosted day trip visitors, V.VIP corporate guests, conference groups, special occasion tours, private yacht and cruise ship passengers.

JEAN GOODBRAND has enjoyed a great career in tourism.  She started her career with 11 years at Air New Zealand in various roles; other experience icludes GM for luxury inbound travel company Abercrombie and Kent and she was also the first NZ franchise manager for Harvey World Travel. Having worked in senior sales and marketing roles for both ferry companies (Fullers and SeaLink) she has a passion for the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Islands. Jean is also a founding member of the Waiheke Island Tourism Forum.

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