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7-Day Best Wine & Culinary Tour of the North Island

7-Day Best Wine & Culinary Tour of the North Island

New Zealand has much to offer the food and wine connoisseur—picturesque wineries with cellar door sales, restaurants and cafes. Local growers and artisan producers sell their products in roadside stalls and farmers' markets—fine dining and food festivals.

Auckland and Wellington have become some of the most innovative culinary destinations in the South Pacific, rivalling Sydney and Melbourne. Farm-to-table is nothing new in our country, where long-standing agricultural traditions finally translate to world-class cuisine. Fresh and vibrant, New Zealand celebrates its world-class culinary culture with an exciting range of new restaurants and products. Hawke's Bay is officially a Great Wine Capital of the World. 

Day 1: Auckland   
  • Airport Meet and Greet, transfer to hotel.

  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is a multi-cultural urban oasis of food, music, arts, and culture. Its sparkling waters and lush landscapes meet city sophistication. Enjoy a private customised walking city tour and Eat your way through Auckland on this moving feast of delicious food from four varied eateries. An Auckland food tour is the perfect recipe for fun with fellow foodies. With city sights and street art, the icing on the cake! 

  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of our most awarded restaurants in the country.
Day 2: Auckland – Coromandel Peninsula
  • Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea. Join us and escape into the world of tea and lavishness, nestled in our 48-hectare certified organic tea estate, with views overlooking the tea terraces—a world-class experience here in New Zealand.

  • The Coromandel, on New Zealand's North Island, is known for its pristine beaches, native forests, and laid-back vibe. Join us on our Oyster Farm Tour. New Zealand's seafood is world-famous. Try our rich crayfish, succulent king salmon, and tasty green-lipped mussels.
Day 3: Coromandel – Rotorua – Lake Taupo
  • Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers, and natural hot springs, and it showcases our fascinating Māori culture.

  • Te Puia is New Zealand's geothermal wonderland, featuring dramatic geysers, bubbling mud pools, traditional Māori carvers and weavers at our national schools, Kiwi birds, and our world-famous restaurant, Pātaka Kai. Here, enjoy a traditional Hangi meal.

  • The beautiful Lake Taupō is about the size of Singapore – really more of an inland sea. Here, enjoy a private charter, catch trout, and relax with a local BBQ for dinner.
Day 4: Lake Taupo - Hawkes Bay
  • Napier's unique point of difference is its beautifully preserved 1930s architecture. Take a cooking class with one of our locals at Farmhouse Kitchen, where you will get an authentic food experience.

  • Pauline created Farmhouse Kitchen 10 years ago and loves sharing her practical skills. She helps you learn the basics from scratch to become confident in making, sharing, and enjoying delicious food together. 

  • Two words best describe Hawke's Bay: Wine Country. Explore wineries and sample locally produced fare.

  • Dine at Craggy Range Restaurant, which is the culinary heart of the region. The regionally inspired menu celebrates Hawke's Bay's elements and abundant produce. She was recognised with two hats at the Cuisine Good Food Awards and the Winery Restaurant of the Year award.
Day 5: Hawkes Bay – Martinborough – Wellington
  • Martinborough features over 20 wineries packed with colonial charm, most within cycling and walking distance of the quaint village square. Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Learn how to taste olive oil like a professional and use extra virgin olive oil and the full range of infused oils in quick, easy and spectacular recipes.

  • Situated at the southern end of the North Island and nestled between green hills and a sparkling harbour, Wellington, New Zealand, is a little city with a big heart.
Day 6: Wellington  
  • Whether you want to dabble in history or indulge in divine restaurants, Wellington is a capital city with great style. Enjoy! World-renowned for excellent coffee and award-winning restaurants, this city has it all. 

  • Discover the ultimate Walking Tour of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, and experience the unique food and drink explosion that has made Wellington the trendiest little capital in the world. This is one of the most exciting and memorable food tours you will have the opportunity to join. It will take you on a fantastic adventure around Wellington, where you will explore the hidden gems and eat and drink the magic of local taste sensations.

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Highlights

The itinerary will be 100% tailored to your interest and budget.
A personal and experienced driver-guide will accompany you in Exploring our country.
Taste some of the best fare this Country has to offer.
Enjoy fun activities while discovering The soule and lifestyle of our People.

 

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