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Food & Wine holidays - Sophisticated, delicious and eclectic
A premier gastronomic location, New Zealand is brimming with food and wine regions to tantalise your taste buds. From an authentic hangi feast to mouthwatering wines, this is a wonderful destination for food lovers.
Whether you fancy dining in innovative restaurants in Auckland, sipping fine wines in Marlborough, or trying a taste of traditional Maori cuisine in Rotorua, no matter where you visit, you'll be greeted with a smorgasbord of culinary delights.
Enjoy decadent, locally grown food and wine
New Zealand is a gourmand’s paradise – a haven of regional dishes, contemporary cuisine and phenomenal wine producers. Marlborough is the most famous of the wine regions, but there are plenty more areas within this country that will appeal to food lovers, including Hawke’s Bay in the North Island.
The vast swathes of vineyards and coastal regions brimming with regional seafood are just some of the reasons why New Zealand is a gastronomic delight. The diverse regions of this country make for myriad culinary experiences, from the traditional to the modern; you can’t visit New Zealand without indulging in an authentic hangi feast in Rotorua for a true taste of Maori cuisine.
Explore the farmers’ markets and sample delicious handmade cheeses and local produce; take a day trip to one of the wine regions for lunch coupled with zesty wines; talk to local food producers to learn more about their processes and products. There are amazing opportunities to indulge in delectable culinary delights, as well as learning more about the gastronomic scene in New Zealand.
Exploring New Zealand’s wine regions
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A true taste of New Zealand
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New Zealand holiday options: From self-drive, motorhome camping to escorted tours
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Exploring New Zealand's North Island regions
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Exploring New Zealand's South Island regions
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