NEW ZEALAND FOOD AND WINE TOUR

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.  

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Day 1: Auckland

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.


Day 2: Auckland – Waiheke Island

Today you will take the ferry to  Waiheke Island; a peaceful sub-tropical haven with beautiful beaches and fantastic vineyards.

 

Day 3: Waiheke Island

Today you will join Ananda Tours for a Gourmet Food and Wine tour visiting some of Waiheke's award winning wineries including Stonyridge Vineyard. 

 

Day 4: Auckland – Napier

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.  


Day 5: Napier

Today you can visit Mission Estate and Craggy Range wineries.

 

6: Napier – Blenheim

Today you will fly to Blenheim, in the heart of the Marlborough wine region, New Zealand's largest wine producing area.

 

Day 7: Blenheim

Today you may want to explore wineries including Brancott Estate, Yealands Estate, Johanneshof Cellars, Wairau River and Whitehaven Estate.


Day 8: Blenheim

Today you may want to break from wine tasting and enjoy a Seafood Odyssea boat cruise on the Marlborough Sounds.


Day 9: Blenheim

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. 

 

Day 10: Blenheim

You may want to take a walk on the Queen Charlotte Track or visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

 

Day 11: Blenheim – Queenstown

Today you will return to Blenheim Airport and take a flight to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.

 

Day 12: Queenstown

Today you may want to visit some of the many wineries in the Central Otago area.

 

Day 13: Queenstown

You may want to explore the area with a drive to Milford Sound or a day trip to Doubtful Sound.

 

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Wine tasting on Waiheke Island

Wine tasting on Waiheke Island

Craggy Range Winery

Craggy Range Winery

Neudorf winery

Neudorf winery

On a Seafood Odyssea trip

On a Seafood Odyssea trip

a lunch platter at Giesen's

a lunch platter at Giesen's