Wine tasting at Church Road Vineyard in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.  Photo © Tourism New Zealand / Chris McLennan.

Top Tier Food and Wine Tour of New Zealand

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

New Zealand

Places Visited

Queenstown, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier

Suggested Duration

11 Days

New Zealand remains a world apart and presents visitors with an abundance of untouched wilderness and pristine landscapes, all of which will be yours to enjoy on this 11-day luxury tour of Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, and Queenstown. From the North Island to the South, the country's fantastic cuisine, unparalleled natural beauty, and warm hospitality will be highlighted with a delightful balance of leisurely and active explorations of the beautiful country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Amble through the vibrant lanes of Auckland and enjoy the thriving nightlife and warm hospitality of New Zealand's largest city
  • Snack your way through a food and wine tour on a visit to Waiheke Island, where terraced vineyards and scenic olive orchards offer their delicious refreshments to travelers 
  • Dive beneath the scenic surface of New Zealand for a subterranean tour of a geologic cave formation, where a private guide will introduce you to the thousands of glow worms that call this cave home
  • Witness the abundance of craters and the legacy of volcanic activity that shaped the land as you travel through on a helicopter tour above Waikato
  • Find your pace in the leisurely embrace of Hawke's Bay, where the scenic coastline will offer an outstanding environment to relax and bask in the ambient beauty
  • Ponder the country's original inhabitants on a guided exploration of the Maori people to experience their rich culture and abundant hospitality 
  • Compare the Hawke's Bay wine with that you enjoyed earlier as you explore the numerous wine caves, vineyards, and wineries that produce some of the country's finest vintages
  • Plunge into the stunning setting of Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital, and the perfect place to explore the country's great outdoors
  • Chase the many glaciers of New Zealand's alpine region on a helicopter tour above Otago, where picturesque mountains and craggy peaks provide an excellent backdrop for adventure

Starting Price

$8,575 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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4.79 stars based on 76 reviews.

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