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.

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Piha Karekare Rain Forest Wine Adventure

Region: Waitakere Ranges, Piha, Karkare, Kumeu, Ararimu Valley
Duration: 9.30am - 4.30pm - 6 hours
Cancellation: Refunds are acceptable within 2 days prior to the tour date. Please see the Cancellation Terms and Conditions at the foot of the page.

What you will experience on your tour

  • Head up into the stunning Waitakere Ranges and drop in to the Department of Conservation Arataki visitors centre for magnificent elevated views of this native rain forest reserve. Then head to the remote West Coast black sand surf beach settlements of Piha and Karekare. Take photos of ‘Lion Rock’ and spectacular North Piha beach.
  • 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 and farmland stop and enjoy a tasting of varietals and blends at Soljans Winery and then take an open menu one course lunch in their Vineyard Cafe. Soljans menu is comprehensive with a range of fish, steak, lamb, chicken and other dishes served daily. Included with lunch is a glass of any of their wines. While lunch is being prepared you can sample their wide selection of wines including their famous sparkling Muscat and 10yr Tawny Port
  • After lunch visit Coopers Creek Vineyard for a tasting of red and white, varietals and blends at the cellar door. Coopers Creek produce export quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay but many other lesser know varieties including Albarino from Gisborne and Montepulciano grown on their Auckland Huapai Estate. They also produce some of the best Bordeaux style reds and Syrah in the country.
  • Finally 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.

Piha Karekare Rain Forest Wine Adventure

$245pp

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.

Book Now