• Day21

    Waiheke Island

    June 15, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Today was great, we used public transport again this time, including a Hop On Hop Off bus around Waiheke Island. It was a little overcast so you could not appreciate the view back to Auckland or the full surrounds of Waiheke. First stop was a winery called Te Motu we tasted 5 wines and even purchased a bottle. What is different about wine tasting here is that you pay to taste the wine but you do not stand at the bar, you sit down in a beautiful setting overlooking the hills and vineyard. We then walked through the field to the next winery Stoneyridge, again you pay to taste and again in a lovely setting. This time we enjoyed our wine tasting over a nice plate of dips, bread and olives. We then jumped on the Hop on Hop off bus to the Batch winery and Thomas Bach Restaurant. Again we paid for wine tasting but we enjoyed the wines over a delicious lunch. It is a lovely way to taste the wine and experience each vineyard in a special way. After all the wines we tasted we walked around the little township before heading back to the Ferry to go back to Melissa's home. On arrival back home Luke was cooking his speciality Pizza for dinner. We had a wonderful time and starting to feel sad as our holiday is coming to an end in a few days.Read more