Piha Karekare Rain Forest Wine Adventure
Wine, vineyards delicious cuisine, rainforest and ecological beauty abound on this tour. The Henderson Valley is the historical heartland of the Auckland wine industry with Piha and Karekare two of the finest jewels in Auckland’s crown.
Waitakere Ranges, Piha, Karekare, Kumeu, Ararimu Valley
9.00am – 4.00pm – 7 hours
Head up into the stunning Waitakere Ranges and start your days tasting at Babich Wines in the Henderson Valley established in 1916. Try their Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and 7 other white and red wines.
See the remote and beautiful West Coast black sand surf beach settlements of Piha and Karekare. Take photos of ‘Lion Rock’ and spectacular North Piha beach. Grab a flat white at the one and only Piha Store.
See the beautiful Karekare waterfalls in a tranquil native forest setting. This is the beach where the iconic movie “The Piano” was filmed.
After a 45 minute drive through rain forest stop and take an open menu one course lunch at Soljans Vineyard Restaurant. At Soljans there is comprehensive and innovative menu with a range of fish, steak, lamb, chicken, vegetarian and other dishes served fresh daily. Included with lunch is a non alcoholic beverage.
In the afternoon visit family owned West Brook Wines established in 1935 for a cellar door tasting. Enjoy a walk through their beautiful vineyard. Situated in the picturesque Waimauku Valley you can try award winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Malbec from their own vineyard as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from their estates in Marlborough.
Finally touch down at Coopers Creek Vineyard where they have the broadest portfolio of Reds and whites of any company in New Zealand. Enjoy Estate Rose’, Sauvignon Blanc, Barrel Fermented Chardonnay and Albarino, and in the reds you might try Syrah, Cabernet Blends and Estate Montepulciano. The return trip back to the Auckland central business district drop off zone over the harbour bridge is 40 mins.
Refunds are acceptable within 2 days prior to the tour date. Please see the Cancellation Terms and Conditions at the foot of the page.