Auckland to Wellington Food and Wine Trail

11 Days / 10 Nights
From NZ$5,028 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

Discover Auckland's hidden foodie gems and the delights of the Matakana region before heading south through Hobbit country and on to Rotorua. Hawke's Bay is your next stop, with the chance to visit some outstanding New Zealand wineries. Experience some of the best with a Twilight Odyssey wine tour before continuing south to Martinborough, home to some of New Zealand's finest boutique wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the local artisan producers and winemakers, then it's over the hill to the country's capital city of Wellington, and a walking tour of the cities best cafes, delis and bakeries.

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation, relax or explore. This evening enjoy a relaxed dinner cruise on the harbour 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 2: Today explore Auckland and its food and wine producers on a half day tour 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 3: Enjoy a trip to Waiheke Island today for a tour through wineries, an olive plantation, and optional beer tasting.
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 4: Collect your rental car and drive south through Waikato farmland via Hobbiton Village before continuing to Rotorua 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua 

Day 5: Continue your journey south through Lake Taupo and onto the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawke's Bay 
Accommodation: Art Deco Masonic Hotel 

Day 6: A free day to enjoy the city and then this evening you'll dine at some of the top Hawkes Bay vineyards, with perfectly matched wines 
Accommodation: Art Deco Masonic Hotel 

Day 7: Journey south to the Wairarapa region and Martinborough's boutique wineries 
Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel 

Day 8: Today you taste and tour the artisan food and wine products of Martinborough 
Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel 

Day 9: A short drive over the Rimutaka Ranges to the capital city of Wellington. Explore the city and this evening visit Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary on a night tour 
Accommodation: QT Museum Wellington 

Day 10: This morning depart on a walking tour of Wellington's gourmet hot spots. Time for shopping or relaxing this afternoon 
Accommodation: QT Museum Wellington 

Day 11: More time to explore the city before you continue your journey 

Description & Highlights

Discover Auckland's hidden foodie gems and the delights of the Matakana region before heading south through Hobbit country and on to Rotorua. Hawke's Bay is your next stop, with the chance to visit some outstanding New Zealand wineries. Experience some of the best with a Twilight Odyssey wine tour before continuing south to Martinborough, home to some of New Zealand's finest boutique wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the local artisan producers and winemakers, then it's over the hill to the country's capital city of Wellington, and a walking tour of the cities best cafes, delis and bakeries.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation, relax or explore. This evening enjoy a relaxed dinner cruise on the harbour 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 2: Today explore Auckland and its food and wine producers on a half day tour 
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 3: Enjoy a trip to Waiheke Island today for a tour through wineries, an olive plantation, and optional beer tasting.
Accommodation: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Day 4: Collect your rental car and drive south through Waikato farmland via Hobbiton Village before continuing to Rotorua 
Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua 

Day 5: Continue your journey south through Lake Taupo and onto the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawke's Bay 
Accommodation: Art Deco Masonic Hotel 

Day 6: A free day to enjoy the city and then this evening you'll dine at some of the top Hawkes Bay vineyards, with perfectly matched wines 
Accommodation: Art Deco Masonic Hotel 

Day 7: Journey south to the Wairarapa region and Martinborough's boutique wineries 
Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel 

Day 8: Today you taste and tour the artisan food and wine products of Martinborough 
Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel 

Day 9: A short drive over the Rimutaka Ranges to the capital city of Wellington. Explore the city and this evening visit Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary on a night tour 
Accommodation: QT Museum Wellington 

Day 10: This morning depart on a walking tour of Wellington's gourmet hot spots. Time for shopping or relaxing this afternoon 
Accommodation: QT Museum Wellington 

Day 11: More time to explore the city before you continue your journey 

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