A Culinary Tour around New Zealand

Tailor-made gourmet adventure in New Zealand

Wine Tastings, Cooking Classes and Incredible Scenery

Theme
Gourmet Experiences
Duration
Multiple days
Groups
Yes

Fully-customizable 19-day New Zealand Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: Bay of Islands - The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Kerikeri Sightseeing Excursion incl. Wine Tastings
  • Golf at Kauri Cliffs
  • Helicopter Excursion over Northland and Quadbiking at 90 Mile Beach

Our Tip: Luxury Bay of Islands Culinary Boat Cruise ‘Ocean to the Plate' complimented with Local Wines

Your crew know the diverse marine life well and enjoy sharing their knowledge and ’special’ places with others. The crew will dive and explore these fantastic coastal waters collecting fresh crayfish and scallops to be prepared for your lunch.

Day 4 - 6: Taupo - Huka Lodge

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Fly-Fishing
  • Guided Hike
  • Huka Lodge Cooking Class

Our Tip: White Island and Mount Tarawera Volcanic Helicopter Safari incl. Cultural Cooking Experience complimented with Local Wines

Experience a Powhiri (Maori welcome) at a local Marae (Maori Meeting House). Assist in preparing the hangi (traditional meal cooked underground) and while your hangi lunch is cooking, lift off by helicopter to enjoy a White Island and Mount Tarawera Volcanic Helicopter Safari! Return to lift your hangi out of the ground and enjoy a delicious feast.

Day 7 - 9: Hawke's Bay - The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market
  • Golf at Cape Kidnappers
  • Kiwi Discovery Walk at Cape Kidnappers

Our Tip: Hawke’s Bay Winery Tour

Hawke’s Bay boasts an enviable climate that makes it ideal for growing almost every type of grape. You will be taken to a selection of the most well known wineries such as Craggy Range as well as visiting some of the boutique, under-the-radar vineyards such as Black Barn.

Day 10 - 12: Nelson - Edenhouse

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Abel Tasman National Park by Private Boat Charter incl. Lunch complimented with Local Wines
  • Nelson Winery Tour
  • Marlborough Winery Tour by helicopter

Our Tip: Food Source Helicopter Excursion incl. Winery Visits

Enjoy a unique cuisine heli-adventure, showcasing some of NZ's freshest produce and finest locations. Lift off and enjoy a breathtaking scenic flight over Nelson’s mountain ranges destined for Marlborough Wine Country.

Day 13 - 14: Christchurch - Otahuna Lodge

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Whale Watching Helicopter Excursion to Kaikoura incl. Lunch at a local Winery
  • Waipara Winery Tour
  • Akaroa Day Excursion incl. Scenic Boat Excursion complimented with Local Wines

Our Tip: Cooking Class at Otahuna Lodge

A three-hour, hands-on cooking lesson with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre provides an overview of the philosophies behind the Lodge’s celebrated food and wine program.

Day 15 - 19: Queenstown - Matakauri Lodge

Days at leisure to enjoy some of the following optional activities:

  • Queenstown Excursion incl. Shotover Jet Boat, Arrowtown and Personalised Wine Tour of the Southern Lakes Region
  • Guided Hike on the Routeburn Track
  • 'Behind the cellar door' experiences at selected boutique wineries incl. Wine tasting and lunch at Mt Difficulty Winery

Our Tip: Milford Sound Helicopter Excursion with Glacier Landing and Alpine Picnic Lunch complimented with Local Wines

Lift off as your flight sweeps through the Southern Alps, over the secluded alpine lakes and lush forest of Fiordland National Park. You will fly the full length of the fiord before reaching the rugged West Coast with several landings enroute where you may like to take a stroll on a glacier. Land in a secluded alpine location to enjoy a picnic lunch.

For the fully-detailed itinerary of this trip, including suggested accommodation and prices, please contact us directly by clicking on CONTACT US on the right.

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