Savour some of New Zealand's finest wines paired with gourmet local food on this 13 day tour. The itinerary takes in the country's three main wine regions and recognises winners of the Air New Zealand 2016 Wine Awards.
Time on the North Island is spent in Hawkes Bay, which produces some of the world’s most full-bodied reds. On the South Island visit the Marlborough region, well known for its sauvignon blanc and aromatic whites. Finally, a visit to New Zealand wine regions isn’t complete without sampling the Central Otago pinot noirs.
You will arrive in Auckland today. It's home to a range of excellent wining and dining optinos and we recommend a trip up Sky Tower, the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today you will take the ferry to Waiheke Island; a peaceful sub-tropical haven with beautiful beaches and fantastic vineyards.
Today you will join Ananda Tours for a Gourmet Food and Wine tour visiting some of Waiheke's award winning wineries including Stonyridge Vineyard.
You will take the ferry back to Auckland this morning and you will then fly to the art deco town of Napier and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions, Hawke's Bay.
Today you can visit Mission Estate and Craggy Range wineries.
Today you will fly to Blenheim, in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, New Zealand's largest wine producing area.
Today you may want to explore wineries including Brancott Estate, Yealands Estate, Johanneshof Cellars, Wairau River and Whitehaven Estate.
Today you may want to break from wine tasting and enjoy a Seafood Odyssea boat cruise on the Marlborough Sounds.
Today you may want to drive (or bike) to a few more of the 2016 Air New Zealand award winning wineries including Giesen, Lawson’s Dry Hills and Nautilus wineries.
You may want to take a walk on the Queen Charlotte Track or visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.
Today you will return to Blenheim Airport and take a flight to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.
Today you may want to visit some of the many wineries in the Central Otago area.
You may want to explore the area with a drive to Milford Sound or a day trip to Doubtful Sound.