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Celebrate a growing region of historical charm and unmissable food experiences.

Celebrate a growing region of historical charm and unmissable food experiences.

Travel with us to the region's unmissable food and wine experiences and we think you'll agree - Hawke's Bay really is New Zealand's Food and Wine Country. Visit Hawkes Bay, a country where the food is bountiful and the wine is beautiful. Discover a rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm, Wairarapa will surprise you.

Explore the wine village of Martinborough, at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Then, drive the coast road to Cape Palliser, where you can climb a lighthouse, watch a seal colony and enjoy the non-stop views. Next, stop at Greytown's eclectic mix of independent boutiques, art galleries, antique stores. Finally, enjoy some of the best local produce and food in the wine region of Hawkes Bay.

Small-Group Tour with max 12 people with a professional local tour guide
Private guided tour 4 nights
 Culture, Food & Wine
Location: North Island
Departing/Finishing: Wellington - Napier
Accommodation: 4* or 5* quality hotels
Next Departure:  17th of November, 8th of December 2021, 19th of January 2022

Price inclusive of GST: 
NZ$1990pp (around 1890AUS$) per person in double/twin share
NZ$2490pp (around 2290AUS$) per person in a single room
Terms & Conditions

Our hand-selected hotels for this journey
Martinborough - Martinborough Hotel
Napier - The Art Deco Hotel
....or similar

Inclusions and Highlights:

  • 4 nights 4-5* quality hotels
  • 4 full breakfast
  • 4 light lunches 
  • 4 gourmet dinners
  • Love our professional, warm, and relaxed style of hosting
  • Enjoy the flexibility & freedom to do as much as you wish
  • Fall in love with our local experienced guides and characters
  • Indulge in some delicious fresh food and dining experiences
  • Discover the scenic highlights of the Upper East Coast 
  • Enjoy wine tasting & lunch at the wine village of Martinborough
  • Explore the historical village square with its colonial charm
  • Learn about our handcrafted Beers in Martinborough
  • Observe cheeky fur seals up close in their unspoiled natural habitat
  • Visit the historical Lighthouse at Cape Palliser with its magnificent ocean views
  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner at the award-winning Tirohana Estate
  • Enjoy some shopping in the Victorian town of Greytown 
  • Take a guided walking tour of Napier's world-famous Art Deco City
  • Visit Bluff Hill Lookout & Te Mata Peak for spectacular views
  • Taste some of the award-winning wine, learn what makes them world-class
  • Discover the passion of the many local Artisan food producers 
  • Learn through the "Stories of Cheese" from our world-famous Juliet Harbutt
  • Indulge in an amazing Farm to Table Food at Craggy Range winery

    Maximum Room Capacity
    2 People. 
    Bedding Configuration
    2 x Single or 1 x King (subject to availability)
    No children

    Visa fees and requirements
    PassportDomestic flights/transfers
    Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
    Optional gratuities/tipping
    Optional activities/tours
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)

    Inquire   Call: 021-890611 (Veronika)
Plan Your Tour


Day 1: Departure Wellington - Martinborough - 2 nights (including dinner)
Coming from Wellington, you drive over the winding Remutaka Hill road. Halfway down, there’s a corner where the whole vista of the Wairarapa opens up before you, bush-clad ranges to the west across flat plains to a rugged coast on the east. 
Packed with colonial charm, Martinborough features over 20 wineries, most within walking distance of the quaint village square. We take you to the best local wine tasting rooms and enjoy a beer at Martinborough's Brewery and Tasting Room. Finally, explore the quaint, picturesque village square, where you'll find several heritage buildings.  

Day 2: Martinborough - Day Trip to Cape Pallister
The road to Cape Palliser is dramatically scenic. This area of New Zealand has a rich history of early Maori occupation, and heritage sites are part of the fascinating landscape. The road along the coast provided unstoppable views of Palliser Bay. Check out the quirky fishing village of Ngawihi before you drive on to the lighthouse. The fur seal colony at the cape is the North Island's largest. The Putangirua Pinnacles are some of the most amazing rock formations you will ever see; you can explore the river valley if you have sturdy shoes. In the evening, enjoy beautiful sites in the vines of Tirohana's Estate Restaurant, the perfect place to try some premium cuisine and wine.

Day 3: Martinborough - Greytown - Napier - 2 nights (including dinner)
Historic Greytown is home to excellent examples of Victorian colonial architecture that line the main street. Greytown's eclectic mix of independent boutiques, art galleries, antique stores, and cafes make it one of New Zealand's premier shopping destinations. Refuel at the chocolate studio, and enjoy local produce at the many stylish cafes and restaurants. Or find out more about this region at the Cobblestone Heritage Center. On our way to the coast, we stock up on pastries at the famous Clareville Bakery. Napier, located in Hawke's Bay, has beautifully preserved 1930s architecture, which is the city's special point of difference.

Day 4: Napier - Discover Hawkes Bay Food and Wine Country
You’ll hear the dramatic story of the 1931 earthquake and discover Art Deco, the style of the times in the 1930s, on a private guided walk through Napier’s Art Deco Quarter, including visits to the interiors of some of the most stunning examples of this architectural style in the city. Te Mata Peak is at the western boundary of the wine-producing Heretaunga Plains and stands nearly 400 meters above sea level. From the summit of the peak, you can enjoy panoramic views. After midday, enjoys a few Wine tastings across Hawkes bay, including the world-famous Gimblett Gravels. Learn about the stories of cheese - from an expert world-class cheesemaker Juliet Harbutt. Finally, enjoy exclusive gourmet food and wine tour, ending with a garden plate Cuisine at its finest Craggy Range Winery.

Day 5: Departure from Hawkes Bay 
(We are happy to take you back by car to Wellington, extra charges)

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