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Auckland to Christchurch food & wine trail

This 15 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


Travel from Auckland to Christchurch over 15 days exploring wineries and gourmet food producers as you go. Enjoy guided trips that allow you to see and taste New Zealand's best produce, with plenty of free time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and hospitality. A combination of hotels in great locations and unique boutique properties on the South Island will you with one thought - when can I come back!


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.


This tour also features:

3 dinners

All breakfasts

Private airport transfers

Interislander ferry crossing

Great Tastes of Matakana tour

Harbour Dinner Cruise Sailing Experience

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Matamata

Auckland City Tastes Food Tour

Twilight Odyssey Progressive Dinner and Winery Tour

Martinborough Food and Wine Producers Tour

Walking Gourmet Food tour of Wellington

Zealandia Wildife Sanctuary Night Tour, Wellington

Marlborough gourmet wine tour

Dinner at Pescatore Restaurant


Itinerary summary for: Auckland to Christchurch 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: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 2: Today explore Auckland and its food and wine producers on a half day tour
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

Day 3: Take a cruise for a taste of Waiheke Island Tour
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Windsor M Gallery by Sofitel

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 you taste and tour the artisan food and wine products of 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 walking tour of Wellington's gourmet hot spots. Time for shopping or relaxing this afternoon
Accommodation: QT Wellington

Day 11: Today cross the Cook Strait to the south Island and the famous Marlborugh wine region
Accommodation: The Peppertree

Day 12: Embark on a full day gourmet tour of Marlboroughs wineries
Accommodation: The Peppertree

Day 13: Drive to the seaside town of Kaikoura today. Tonight enjoy dinner at the wonderful Hapuku Lodge
Accommodation: Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Day 14: Travel south through the Waipara Valley wine region and onto Christchurch.
Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 15: More time to explore the city before you continue your journey before you depart