You can hardly get further away than New Zealand. That’s why we’ve made sure that our wine tour to New Zealand is packed not only with wine experiences but with much more. We get to experience Maori culture, see hot geysers spewing sulphur fumes, seals sleeping on rocks (and maybe a dolphin), the country’s highest mountain Mount Cook (3,724 m), sheep farms, lobster gastronomy and much more. The journey stretches from Auckland in the north to Queenstown in the south (1547 km, including a ferry) over 16 glorious days.
There will of course be a lot of wine as well, and lovely, delicious local gastronomy. We cover just about all wine districts. If you think New Zealand is almost all sauvignon blanc, it’s time to think again. They make wonderfully complex syrah in Hawke’s Bay, elegant cabernet sauvignon on Waiheke Island (another ferry ride), not to mention the famous pinot noir from Central Otago and much more.
It’s a long journey, yes, but it gives you experiences that last for years to come, unique and special experiences in this faraway land.