Gourmet New Zealand
Visit a traditional Maori village and sail the calm waters of Milford Sound as well as sampling the fabulous wines of Hawke’s Bay and Blenheim, and indulging in the eclectic food of adventurous Queenstown.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Visit a traditional Maori village in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua
- Tour the restaurants and cafes of wonderful Wellington, sampling as you go
- Cycle your way around the beautiful vineyards of Blenheim
- Pass dramatic cliffs and plunging waterfalls as you cruise Milford Sound
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- International flights
- 19 nights in 4-5* hotels
- 17 days car hire
- Wellington to Picton ferry
- Milford Sound cruise
- Taste of Waiheke tour
- Tamaki Maori Village tour
- Hawke’s Bay Wine tour
- Capital Tastes tour
- Guided Biking Wine tour
- Boutique Wine Tour
Need to know
- Arrives: Auckland Airport (AKL)
- Time difference: GMT+13
- Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
- Language: English and Maori
- Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
- Flying time from UK: around 27 hours
- Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
- Voltage: 240 volts/50 cycles
Fly from UK to Auckland
Explore vibrant Auckland and cruise to pretty Waiheke Island, where you’ll be treated to delicious wines, a gourmet lunch and picture perfect views over the Hauraki Gulf.
4.5* Skycity Hotel Auckland
Taste of Waiheke tour
Drive on to Rotorua, enjoy the beautiful scenery of this geothermal wonderland, and learn about Maori culture with your included Tamaki Maori Village Tour.
5* Princes Gate Hotel
Tamaki Maori Village tour
Taste the wines of Hawke’s Bay in Napier. Visit world-class wineries and enjoy the art-deco architecture of one of New Zealand’s warmest and driest areas.
4* Scenic Hotel Te Pania
Hawke’s Bay Wine tour
Sample the delights of Wellington’s varied restaurants, visit fabulous museums, or spend your day enjoying the city’s strong café culture.
4.5* Museum Art Hotel Wellington
Capital Tastes tour
Take the ferry to the South Island and cycle your way around Blenheim’s vineyards. Explore the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail by bike, and be sure to indulge in Blenheim’s artisan foodie scene.
5* Chateau Marlborough Hotel
Guided Biking Wine tour
Look out for whales, dolphins and fur seals in Kaikoura. Depending on the weather, you can even swim with dusky dolphins, and if you’re lucky you might spot a penguin or two.
4* Bella Vista Kaikoura
Take a wander around pretty Christchurch, a little slice of England on the southern edge of Pegasus Bay. Take a punt on the Avon River or cycle around the Botanic Gardens.
4* Rendezvous Hotel
Admire the gorgeous mountain scenery of Lake Tekapo, where a beautiful turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks is the focus for many a scenic walk.
4.5* Peppers Bluewater Resort
Set sail through the dramatic Milford Sound from Queenstown. Spend an afternoon indulging in wine barrel cooked dishes and sophisticated delicacies before soaking up the gorgeous scenery of the Kawarau Gorge.
5* Hotel St Moritz
Milford Sound cruise Boutique Wine Tour
Depart Queenstown and return to the UK
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