What To Expect:
New Zealand Travel Tour Highlights
Gourmands and wine aficionados will find New Zealand a mouthwatering destination, with plenty of offerings to satisfy even the most discriminating palate. The gastronomic adventure begins in Auckland, where you will take a scenic ferry ride and explore nearby Waiheke Island focusing on its boutique wineries, local art and Maori culture. We advise you to sample the creative Pacific Rim cuisine in one of Auckland‟s many acclaimed waterfront restaurants in the evening! Take a morning food tour through the trendy suburb of Ponsonby before beginning your self-drive to Napier, an artsy city with a unique spirit. In Napier, take a full day tour of the Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North wine regions and enjoy a lovely degustation style dinner paired with local wines. From here, continue your self-drive to Martinborough with a quick stop in Greytown along the way. Martinborough is famous for its award-winning wines and your full day guided tour will allow you to sample some vintages along with tasty specialty food items. Self-drive to Wellington and enjoy a full day walking-and-tasting tour of New Zealand‟s “café capital”—meet restaurateurs, baristas, and chefs (and sample their wares) before a celebratory tasting lunch accompanied by New Zealand wines. Fly to Blenheim and settle into your intimate cottage estate for an overnight stay. Take a half-day wine tasting tour before concluding the trip in Queenstown with a full day of private touring which, of course, includes the wine region, local cheese tasting and gourmet platter lunch. Delicious!