New Zealand is in the throes of a culinary revolution. Globetrotting
Kiwis are returning to their homeland and turning the cookbooks of their British forebears
upside down, creating their own, innovative cuisine.
Our Experience Tours embrace this revolution. We have selected the best dining experiences in each
region, with menus that celebrate our unique, Pacific Rim culture and feature fresh, local
You are greeted each morning with your choice of a
hearty cooked or continental breakfast before embarking on your day.
Lunches occur in a variety of settings, including
sumptuous picnic feasts on the beach; charming sidewalk cafes; historic Kiwi taverns; and
beautiful, sun-drenched wineries.
Dinners give us the opportunity to laugh and socialize
while enjoying some of New Zealand 's best restaurants. Each dinner features off-the-menu
dining complemented by a tasting selection of fine New Zealand wines.
We provide all meals and snacks for you on an Experience Tour, with few exceptions. Those exceptions are outlined in the itineraries and occur so
you can explore a variety of excellent local restaurants on your own.
In planning a Private Tour, we talk to you about your dining preferences and whether you want to include all, some or no meals as part of your tailored trip.
Self-drive Tour notes make suggestions on local favourites, or celebrate your own culinary finds. Each
day you can seek to indulge your cravings, be it for fillet mignon or fish-and-chips
wrapped in newspaper!