Truly, New Zealand is a nation for food and wine lovers, with some of the world’s finest vineyards, countless gourmet festivals, and fresh seafood sourced from thousands of kilometres of coastline.

In the North Island, the country’s first wine growing region was sunny Hawke’s Bay, heart of the ‘winterless north’ and home of beautiful vineyards producing rich Merlot and crisp Chardonnays. Fittingly, Hawke’s Bay is first stop on the famous Wine Trail, which also guides you through foodie capital Wellington right down to the illustrious Marlborough region in the South Island.

Seafood is so abundant and revered in New Zealand they have their own category of food festival. Marlborough is top for mussels, perfect with its other leading export, Sauvignon Blanc, and Bluff in Southland produces some of the best oysters in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to experience seafood cooked in a hangi, a traditional Maori earth oven used for over 2,000 years.

Gourmet New Zealand Experiences

Food and Wine Discovery of New Zealand

Embark on a journey of sensory discovery across New Zealand’s renowned wineries and delight in discovering Wellington and Queenstown’s culinary scene.


The Ultimate New Zealand Honeymoon

This special itinerary takes you to some of our favourite places, complete with some of the country’s custom signature activities.


Gourmet New Zealand Properties

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Set in the middle of a working sheep and cattle farm on a dramatic coastline in the Wairarapa wine region, this stunning lodge is the epitomy of Edwardian country grandeur and is the ideal l…

Matakauri Lodge

Framed by impressive mountain ranges, Matakauri Lodge offers the perfect alpine lakeside hideaway on New Zealand's South Island. Accommodation selections include 3 lodge suites set in t…

The Spire

This chic and extremely stylish boutique Queenstown hotel is set beside beautiful Lake Wakatipu and the high peaks of the Southern Alps, making it an ideal base for an unforgettable ski holi…

The Hermitage Hotel

With glacial valleys surrounding you, mouth-watering cuisine and excellent facilities, this hotel is the ultimate combination of adventure and luxury.

The Dairy

The Dairy is an exceptional boutique hotel in the centre of Queenstown - private and discreet.

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

At the Wilderness Lodge expect to have an intense eco-experience in this remotely located lodge on the shores of Lake Moeraki. In the heart of the World-Heritage rainforest you will go on ma…

Bay of Many Coves

Deep in the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves 5-star luxury resort accommodation offers perfect seclusion in a pristine natural environment. Take a short journey…