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New Zealand Food and Wine Tours

New Zealand Food and Wine Tours

Food tourism is a growing trend, with new generations of travellers looking for unique and memorable food and beverage experiences. New Zealand’s primary sectors are diverse, innovative, and high-performing, not only in the range of food and beverage products we produce but also in how we produce them.

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New Zealand's cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia, and Polynesia. This blend of influences has created a mouth-watering range of flavours and food in cafes and restaurants nationwide. 

Our Wine Tours

For dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style, there's lamb, pork, venison, salmon, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters, paua (abalone), mussels, scallops, pipis, and tuatua (both are types of New Zealand shellfish), kumara (sweet potato), kiwifruit, tamarillo and pavlova, the national dessert. Its distinctiveness is more in how New Zealanders eat, generally preferring to be as relaxed and unaffected as possible, keeping with the laidback Kiwi psyche. 

The country's wine industry has grown significantly in recent years, achieving remarkable success and a tremendous international reputation. As a result, most of New Zealand's over 600 wineries are accessible for tasting.

What we recommend while visiting New Zealand

  • Savour a world-class wine at some of our New Zealand vineyards.
  • Learn about our award-winning distilleries and our gin and whisky story. 
  • Take a Masterclass and learn all about preparing delicious local oysters
  • Taste our beer at a brewery and talk to some local Kiwis
  • Enjoy high tea and a tea ceremony while zipping on the purest tea in the world
  • Hear the story of our pioneers in coffee growing and roasting in NZ
  • Observe cheesemakers in their factory and learn how to match your wine
  • walk the central city and learn from a chef how to forage for food in your backyard
  • Visit Orchards (kiwi fruit, stone fruit, olives, avocado, and more…)
  • Truffle hunt at Waikato plantation, a trip into the unknown
  • Suit up and head off to see the real thing: watch a beekeeper at work in the field
  • Watch a fisherman at work on a green-lipped mussel and a Pacific oyster farm
  • Sleep at a sheep, deer, or beef farm and eat a home-cooked meal with the host
  • Overnight at a romantic vineyard, and indulge in a farm-to-table menu
  • Hold a picnic and stop at one of the many scenic lookouts
  • Stay at lodges with world-class chefs and sample New Zealand's seasonal produce
  • Savour meals at the many local gourmet restaurants in the main cities
  • Experience a Hangi (native feast) with Maori Songs and dancing
  • Connect with people and enjoy a big part of NZ culture - the barbecue
  • Take a boat cruise, learn about our salmon farms and catch your fresh fish
  • Discover the secrets to Cardrona's artisan spirits, starting with our water source

Tours that include this Activity

7-Day Wine & Culinary Tour

7-Day Wine & Culinary Tour

Discover the wine and cuisine of the North Island and savour the wide range of tasty offerings featured on this culinary tour.
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10-Day Unwind & Indulge Tour

10-Day Unwind & Indulge Tour

This tour is a great way to see our country while relaxing and escaping from the daily stresses at home. Experience the splendour that awaits you at a selection of our best boutique New Zealand accommodations.
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14 Day - "Kai" Delights of Aotearoa

14 Day - "Kai" Delights of Aotearoa

If indulging in local food and wine is a must-do for you, this is your journey. However, if gastronomy and a wine or craft beer are high on your agenda, New Zealand won't disappoint you.
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