Waiheke Island Tours

Custom Private Tours

With its spectacular scenery, stunning beaches and delicious food and wine, Waiheke Island has it all.

Experience this beautiful island in comfort and luxury on our private guided tour as we take you on an unforgettable journey. What sets Freedom Tours apart? Our luxury 4WD tour whisks you away from the crowds to the stunning less accessible parts of the island the larger corporate bus tours can’t reach, including the rugged dirt roads with incredible views across the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Peninsula.

Why Freedom Tours?

We are a small local family business focused on providing memorable experiences on Waiheke Island. Our luxury 4WD vehicle is ideal for couples or small groups (max 4 person).

As our name suggests we specialise in tailored private tours so just let us know if there are particular places that you would like to visit and we will craft a tour just for you! Simply book one of our suggested itineraries below or contact us to find out more.

Our private tours are the best ways to explore Waiheke. Relax, and let us take care of you in style, so you can fully enjoy your day on our wonderful island with Waiheke Freedom Tours.

Suggested Itineraries

Please select one of our standard tours below. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange a tailor-made tour, please book the ‘Custom Tour’ or get in touch via the contact form


What customers said about our tours

Wonderful Tour of Waiheke Island

"If you are looking for a great day tour of Waiheke Island, I would highly recommend this tour! My husband and I were touring New Zealand for 2-weeks and were at the end of our trip after driving the North and South Island. We were staying in Auckland for a few days and wanted to see Waiheke Island but not deal with more driving or a larger tour group. Booking was easy and Steve, our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, was very responsive and even accommodated us for a pick-up in Oneroa versus the Waiheke ferry/Matiatia Wharf the morning of our tour. Steve has lived on the island for a few years with his family (his wife grew up in Auckland with family who lived in Waiheke) and we felt we had “the locals” tour experience of the island. Thank you again to Steve and we would recommend this for those that want something a bit more special for a day tour of Waiheke Island."

Beth & Matt - USA

A great day out!

"Thank you for a lovely day. This tour takes you all over Waiheke in a comfy SUV rather than a bus. Steve is friendly and knowledgeable about the island and gives you plenty of picture taking opportunities and time at each spot. We did some wine tasting as well as time on the beautiful beaches. Would recommend this tour."

Frances - Australia

Knowledge and charm!

"Steve gave us a fantastic experience in Waiheke. He met us promptly at the ferry, answered hundreds of our questions, had tons of local knowledge and insight and charm. He obviously enjoys what he does and is proud of his island paradise. We never felt rushed nor neglected. The Man of War beach and wine tasting were off the beaten path (no exaggeration there) but a wonderful experience. He took us to the best ice cream shop on the island and then dropped us off at the Mudbrick winery where we had arranged to dine. But not before touring us through the property so we knew our way around. There were four of us touring and we were comfortable in his SUV. He was very accommodating throughout the day. We would highly recommend Steve. Great value for your money."

Lynn - USA

Freedom Tours only way to go!

"Steve our personal guide and owner of Freedomtours was wonderful, very informative, flexible to your personal itinerary. Nothing was too much trouble. Plus he has a nice airconditioned 4×4 to whizz you about Waiheke. I thoroughly recommend you use him for your next visit to the island."

Graham - UK

Greatly enjoyed our tour!!

"We planned a day trip to Waiheke Island with Steve, and had a wonderful time. Our desire was to have an individualized itinerary, and to not just visit the wineries or stay on the bus route during our daytrip to Waiheke. We wanted to see as much of the beautiful island as possible, as well as visit several sites along the way. Steve customized the day for exactly what we wanted to see. We loved travelling the road less travelled and learning a locals point of view about the island. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Steve as he diligent and flexible to work with, and will make your stay as enjoyable as possible."

Lori - USA

Wonderful tour of Waiheke

"Thank you Steve for a great day today. Our first visit to your island. Comfortable ride, great places visited in a friendly, relaxed and informative tour. We enjoyed our day with you immensely."

Elizabeth - Australia

A Memorable Day on Waiheke Island

"My husband and I had a wonderful day on Waiheke Island with Steve from Waiheke Freedom Tours. Steve was a knowledgeable and interesting guide, and was very flexible with our itinerary. Being in a very comfortable 4 wheel drive SUV made it possible to go off road and visit sites inaccessible to larger vehicles. We enjoyed stunning ocean views, walks along beautiful beaches , visits to vineyards with wine tastings, a visit to a honey farm where we stopped for coffee and cake, and a lunch at a vineyard looking back across the bay to Auckland. we would highly recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates a more personal approach."

Jocelyn & Phil - USA

Wonderful day on Waiheke

"Found Freedom Tours and Steve on line. Contacted him and worked via email to set up our all day excursion to Waiheke. Steve put together an itinerary that worked perfect for us. He was at the pier holding up a card with our name as we got off the ferry at 9:00AM. We spent the whole day with Steve seeing several beaches on the island and visited 2 wineries (Man of War and Mudbrick). We had a wonderful lunch at Mudbrick and then Steve dropped us off at the ferry just in time to get the 4:00PM to Auckland. Steve was great. The weather cooperated and both wineries were wonderful. Lunch at Mudbrick was very good and lives up to its reputation as a 1st class restaurant. All and all we had a wonderful day. Thank you Steve!"

Michael - USA

We highly recommend this tour

"My family and I had a tailor-made tour with Steve. Steve lives with his family on the island and therefore knows all the beautiful places on it. He showed us wonderful secluded places where we would be on our own and enjoy the views and nature in full privacy. We also had wine and olive oil tasting which we liked very much, too. We ended this great tour with a nice lunch in a very lovely restaurant with great views near Matiatia Wharf. We highly recommend this tour for those who seek privacy a and tailor-made tour of Waiheke Island."

Stephan - Switzerland

Wonderful way to experience the island

"My husband and I had already been to Waiheke Island for a day trip, so we were uncertain if a tour was what we needed. We had come off of a cruise ship and were feeling toured out. All I can say is we are so glad we found Steve's company. We saw a whole different side of the island compared to when we went on our own. Steve took us to out of the way places, but still managed to fit in the "must see" places on the island as well. His personal service made sure we saw the things that were of interest to us. When we were not certain what we wanted, he took us to his favourite places which were amazing. The tour was the perfect mixture of nature, sandy beaches, wineries, backroads, scenic views and great conversation. The value for the money was incredible. Rather than being on a packed tour bus, we were taken in Steve's beautiful, air-conditioned vehicle over backroads as well as the main roads. Steve shared his local knowledge and was open to any thing that was of interest to us. This tour made the absolute most of the time we had on the island. Its timing fit perfectly with our cruise schedule as well."

Sylvia & Ken - USA

Highly recommended!

"We had visited Waiheke Island on a wine tasting and dinner tour during our last trip to Auckland and it had been enjoyable. But the island looked to be so lovely we had wanted to see more of it, especially it’s natural beauty. This tour was perfect for that. Steve provides a small, personalised and flexible experience and takes you off road to places not accessible to other tours. He was friendly and knowledgeable and an excellent guide."

Robyn - Australia

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