09.00am – Begin my meeting your private host, Sharon, at 9.00am sharp at your address provided.
10.00am – Then it’s off to the vehicle ferry terminal on the wharf to leave on the 10.30am sailing – Bon voyage!
Try a coffee for all on the ferry as you travel to the island on a 45 to 60 minute journey enjoying the view from the upper deck.
11.30am – Disembark with your host and travel to the gorgeous Timmy Smith tea blending shop and enjoy all the secret blends you an taste and make, leaving with your own blend to savour another time.
I wonder if you have time for a gelato in Oneroa with Sharon as our treat…
12.45pm – Olive Oils…Visit Rangihoua Estate, our multi award winning producers and vintners. After a warm Rangihoua welcome, we begin the tour by viewing the olive trees, then on to a demonstration of harvesting techniques, followed by a short video that shows the process of making our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a detailed explanation about the qualities of Rangihoua’s Olive Oil along with a delicious tasting to finish off tasting some of the world’s best Extra Virgin Olive Oils – the Rangihoua EVOO range…new 2018 oils might mean you grab a delicious bottle to take with you.
13.30 hrs – Now it is time to sit down and relax….enjoy a sensational, sensory experience as my private guests of a garden full of sculpture. Learn about art and the environment in one fell swoop and stop for that well needed high tea as private guests.
16.00 hrs – Waiheke Island wine time! Now for a treat as we journey to Sharon’s favourite vineyard for a fine wine tasting as you talk a stroll among the vines before sitting down to relax over some great food together. Leave the detail to Sharon as this is also a surprise for you Catherine!
19.00 hrs – Time to leave so boarding your vessel at 6.45pm track back to Half Moon Bay with Sharon who will ensure you are safely driven right back to your doorstep.