We are incredibly excited to have teamed up with Chic Hunter NZ to create a 3 day tour of spectacular Waiheke and Devonport that delves into the unique experiences that this fantastic region has to offer. On this 3 day experience extraordinaire we will walk you through the highlights of Waiheke’s incredible wine and cuisine as well as a chance to custom design your own signature scent at Miller Road Fragrance studio. Highlights on this 3 day voyage of extravagance include: 2 x nights on Waiheke Island at the iconic Oyster Inn, a day of tasting wine at some of the incredible establishments on Waiheke Island, a 7 course degustation and wine pairing at mud brick winery and a chance to custom design your own signature perfume- A truly unique experience. Welcome to our incredible region.
This morning you will be collected by our driver guide and from here we will make our way to Devonport and Miller Road Fragrance Studio. Be greeted by the incredible scents as you enter the boutique and marvel at the range of fragrances and scented candles on offer. From here you will get the chance to curate your very own 30ml bottle of eau de parfum at a perfume workshop. This 2 hour workshop with 60 perfumery materials to work with is a unique opportunity to create your own bespoke perfume in the Fragrance Studio. Their fragrance notes include, Rose, Jasmine, Gardenia, Mimosa, Green Tea, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Oud & Tobacco. On this workshop you will talk about how to make a balanced fragrance and also how to construct your composition using an easy to follow system. (Please note that this is subject to availability). Following the workshop you will catch a ferry and head across to majestic Waiheke Island. Upon arrival you will be met by our driver and transferred to your accommodation for the next 2 x nights located in the heart of Oneroa. Tonight you will be transported to Mud Brick Winery where you will enjoy a delectable 7 course degustation menu with wine pairing.
This morning after a scrumptious breakfast at your accommodation at leisure, you will be collected by your driver at a time of your choosing to enjoy a tour of three of Waiheke Island’s top cellar doors, including exclusive tastings as well as enjoying lunch at a venue of your choice. Some of these wineries could include:
This establishment produces premium hand crafted wines reflective of the terroir of their estate-owned vineyards located on Waiheke Island and in Marlborough – two of the most distinctive and desirable wine growing regions in New Zealand. The estate is situated on the stunning west coast of Waiheke Island and includes vineyards, the winery, olive groves, organic gardens, two restaurants, private event spaces, a cellar door and an expansive outdoor lawn area with spectacular views.
Casita Miro specialises in the cuisine of Spain and the wider Mediterranean Rim and take enormous pleasure in sharing their love for fine food, wine and sherry. Casita Miro is all about shared dining and their ‘tapas’ and ‘raciones’ (large plates) are perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience.
Stonyridge was referred to as “One of the Top Ten Must Visit Wineries in the World” by Guardian UK and most recently topped the list for the best Cabernet Merlot in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2013. The Stonyridge Larose 2010 scored 97 points to make it the highest equal scoring red wine in 2013 and finished ahead of all of Australia’s most iconic Cabernet Merlots! Stonyridge Larose is the favourite of the former NZ Prime Minister, Sir John Key and has been enjoyed by King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Elizabeth II, the Russian President, the Prime Minister of Australia, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and has sold at some of the world’s best restaurants including Ducasse at the Dorchester in London and Viridiana in Madrid. Located on a gently North-Facing Valley 1km from Onetangi Beach, this is a must visit.
We can discuss your top 3 cellar doors prior to booking and arrange beforehand to ensure you have the choices on your bucket list otherwise we can pick and choose some of our favourites.
Tonight after a fantastic day indulging in wine and food on the Island, return to your accommodation and enjoy a chance to stroll around and enjoy the village of Oneroa. Tonight we thoroughly recommend enjoying dinner at the iconic Oyster Inn, run by famous chef Josh Emmett and the opportunity to experience the signature oysters and freshly prepared cuisine that make this establishment such a unique location. (Dinner not included but can be booked and organised by us in advance).
This morning after enjoying another scrumptious breakfast at your accommodation you will be transported to Auckland by ferry and following this, by our driver to your onward travel arrangements.
*2 nights accommodation accommodation at the Iconic Oyster Inn situated in the heart of Oneroa (Subject to availability)
* Breakfast daily at Oyster Inn
* Transfers to Mudbrick from Oneroa
*Return Transfer on day 3 to either Auckland Airport or Auckland City
* Private wine tour of Waiheke Island including premium wine tasting of your choice of 3 cellar doors* 7 course degustation Menu and Wine pairing at Mud Brick Winery
*Create your own Perfume 2 hour work shop in conjunction with the Chic hunter NZ and Miller Road Devonport
*Return Ferry Crossing Waiheke to Auckland Return
*A Travel Guide Compiled by The Road Trip Including Our Top Tips for What to See and Do in the Region
2 pax = $1,896 NZD per person
4 pax= $1,568 NZD per person
6 pax = $1,422 NZD per person
*Please enquire through our availability checker for quotes on larger groups
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“I can assure you that we’ll be recommending The Road Trip in the highest regard. All our very best wishes.”
Don Brunner – USA, October 2019