Let us show you the real Waiheke Island. We specialise in Art tours. Ananda is the only company on Waiheke Island that delivers an art tour by special arrangement with the Artists. Also wine tours made to suit your time-frame and Eco tours including walks. Design your own tour, and leave the rest to us. View some of Waiheke's intriguing ancient and modern architecture, or visit local showpiece gardens.
The name Ananda means bliss, pleasure and happiness ... Ananda's intention for all our visitors.
Ananda Tours began touring Waiheke Island in October 1999. Instrumental in developing tourism on Waiheke, Jenny McDonald and Nigel Robinson initially planned to do art tours. Then, as vineyards began to open their cellar doors to the public, an opportunity was grasped and Ananda began to offer small, personalized and flexible wine tours to complement the growing wine industry on the island.
Beginning 10 years ago with a 9-seater Hiace, Ananda has grown to a fleet of five late-model vehicles capable of taking tours from 2 - 200 people. From an original market of summer -only tours, Ananda now offers departures 364 days of the year with a 24-hour personalised booking service. As market leaders on Waiheke, our focus now ranges from small wine tours to large incentive groups. Ananda prides itself on being able to cope with almost any request, be it vineyards, olive oil mills, scenic tours, eco tours, or visits to some of the local art galleries.
These days, Ananda continues to hold true to its original inspiration: to show visitors the very best of Waiheke - wine, olive oils, great food, scenery and art - with passion and enthusiasm. Our late-model vehicles, close relationships with local providers and highly-knowledgeable local guides ensure that visitors to the island have a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Bookings Ph: 09 372 7530
Last updated: 4/8/2013