Taste your way through three of the most significant winelands on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, discovering the fine wines and gourmet foods for which New Zealand is rightly famous.

Enjoy stunning scenery and indulgent food experiences as you journey from the oldest wine growing region, Hawke's Bay, in the North Island to the largest, Marlborough, at the top of the South Island. We have included personalised gourmet winelands tours and outstanding luxury lodge accommodation in each region.

  • Day 1

    Hawke's Bay

    Arrive in Hawke's Bay and transfer to The Greenhill Lodge, a historic and tranquil homestead, located in the heart of  the Hawke's Bay region. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with the option of a sumptuous home-cooked dinner at the lodge

  • Day 2

    Hawke's Bay Vineyards

    Enjoy a full day private gourmet tour of the country's oldest wine growing region and 'the food bowl of New Zealand'. The lodge has over 50 wineries, organic produce stores and local farmer's markets nearby. Enjoy personalised visits to Hawke's Bay's foremost wineries and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the Bay's finest winery restaurants.

  • Day 3

    Wairarapa wine region

    Transfer to the Wairarapa region, approximately a 3 hour drive from Hawke's Bay. Meet your local guide for a private afternoon gourmet tour of the Wairarapa region, including the historic towns of Greytown and Martinborough and their associated wineries. Transfer onto your base in Wairarapa, the 'Relais & Chateaux' listed Wharekauhau Lodge.

    Relax in your cottage before enjoying a gourmet dinner and Wairarapa wines at the lodge.

  • Day 4

    Wharekauhau Lodge

    A true New Zealand country hideaway, Wharekauhau Lodge is situated on a five thousand acre working farm. The Lodge is surrounded by ancient forest, spectacular rugged beaches, rivers and tranquil lakes. Enjoy a 4WD farm safari in the morning to introduce you to the workings of this remote coastal ranch. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the unique local experiences which the lodge offers or relax in your cottage before dinner.

  • Day 5

    South Island

    Transfer to Wellington ferry terminal for the crossing to the South Island, or if you prefer take a short flight over from Wellington to Marlborough. On arrival transfer to your luxury retreat in the heart of the Marlborough region, The Marlborough Lodge.

  • Day 6

    Marlborough wine tour

    Enjoy a unique private gourmet tour of New Zealand's largest wine region with over 100 wineries from the smallest boutique wineries to the larger estates. Taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, talk with respected winemakers and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch at a winery.

  • Day 7

    Transfer to Marlborough airport for your onward flight.

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Includes

  • 2 Nights at Greenhill Lodge, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Nights at Wharekauhau Lodge, Half-Board
  • 2 Nights at The Marlborough Lodge, Half-Board
  • Self-drive with a hire car or relax with a private car and driver for the duration
  • Full Day Private Gourmet Tour of Hawke's Bay wineries including Lunch
  • Half Day Private Gourmet Tour of  Wairarapa's wineries including Lunch
  • Full Day Private Gourmet Tour of Marlborough's wineries including Lunch

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