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Auckland to Wellington food & wine trail

This 11 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington.


Explore New Zealand's food and wine scene on this great 10 day itinerary. 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 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.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.

Rental car insurance included

Rental car inclusions: Unlimited kilometres,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Tour pack: Includes detailed driving instructions, maps, guide books and much more.

This tour can be customised to suit you precisely - just request here.


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Itinerary summary for: Auckland to Wellington food & wine trail

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

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

Day 3: Enjoy a trip to Waiheke Island Today for a taste
Accommodation: Fable Auckland

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 and 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, try some of the wine produced in 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 on a night tour
Accommodation: QT Wellington

Day 10: This morning depart an a tour of Wellington's famous food scene. Time for shopping or relaxing this afternoon
Accommodation: QT Wellington

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