There is no better way to get to know a country than through its food.
These Food & Wine-Themed Tour ideas of New Zealand and Australia include some great places to really indulge. Whether you like the culinary delights of the inner city and all the popular food trucks or prefer a back-to-basics Hangi (Traditional New Zealand Maori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven, called an umu) we can help you explore with your tastebuds.
Both countries are known for their globally acclaimed wines with many vineyards open to visitors for tastings and meals on a daily basis. Taking advantage of the views and idyllic setting Waiheke Island (Auckland) showcases some of the most famous olive groves and wineries in New Zealand.
If food and wine are your things then let your travel specialist know and take the risk away from you getting the perfect meal!
Starting and finishing in Wellington explore Napier, Rotorua, Auckland Waitomo and Tongariro National Park on this circular North Island route.
The ultimate 28 day essential tour. Visit and experience the very best of New Zealand. From the top of the North Island to the deep south enjoy superb hospitality while staying in a fantastic range of hotels, luxury lodges and boutique accommodations.
From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Queenstown. Along the way you’ll travel through heartland New Zealand, including the cultural mecca of Rotorua and quirky Wellington City in the North Island. While in the South Island you have opportunities for wildlife encounters in Kaikoura and plenty of time to explore the inspiring city of Christchurch.
Taking you south from Christchurch, this 10 day includes the majestic scenery of the lower South Island. Beginning with the large open spaces of the McKenzie Country and Mt. Cook National Park, you then travel to the coast and the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin with its nearby wildlife havens. In Fiordland there is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise, before you continue to the mountains and lakes of the Southern Lakes region.
Journey south through New Zealand’s North Island from Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ to the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll encounter Maori culture in Rotorua, explore the Art Deco architecture and vineyards of Napier and travel at a relaxed pace allowing you to really soak up the atmosphere of each destination.
This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery. You'll experience all New Zealand's south has to offer, from wildlife and wilderness to vineyards and heritage.
Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, and the West Coast Glaciers.
This itinerary is one of our most popular South Island tours. In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.
Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park. In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks. You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand including the cheeky Kea which is regularly seen in the park.