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Love at first bite.

Our Experience Tours feature a perfect blend of shared meals and freedom dining, allowing the opportunity to laugh and socialize as a group and the chance to explore local restaurants on your own.

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 picnic feasts on the beach; charming sidewalk cafes; and beautiful, sun-drenched wineries. On occasions when lunches are not included, this is to allow you freedom of choice. 

Dinners together feature off-the-menu dining at the best restaurants and cafes in the area, complemented by a selection of New Zealand wines. Menus celebrate our unique, Pacific Rim culture and feature fresh, local ingredients. In locations with abundant dining options, we leave you free to explore the variety of excellent local restaurants on your own to suit your tastes and mood. Your guide will advise on favourite recommendations and can assist with booking if needed.

Tour vehicles carry snacks, fresh fruit and beverages for you to enjoy anytime. Quality water bottles are also provided for you to keep. 

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!