WINE AND DINE!

Experience New Zealand’s Wine Trail

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* Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes air & airport taxes, arrival transfer, hotels, rental cars, ferry, tours, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers.

Wine, dine, and drive through New Zealand!

Spend 10 nights driving through New Zealand, sampling wines and dining on delicious meals as you go! This trip brings you to the world-famous Marlborough wine region, Waiheke Island, Coromandel Peninsula, and a handful of other gorgeous sites. Stay overnight in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Christchurch, and more. Sip wines as you overlook beautiful Lake Rotorua, enjoy a ride on the Driving Creek Railway, visit one of New Zealand's oldest wineries! You're in control as you drive from place to place with the breeze in your hair, soaking up the beautiful scenery along the way!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Auckland (AKL), out of Christchurch (CHC)
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • 2 nights in Auckland at the Grand Millennium Hotel, or similar
  • Waiheke wine trail tour- includes roundtrip ferry, island tour, lunch & 3 wine tastings
  • Automatic rental car- includes unlimited mileage, full coverage insurance, and GPS
    • Pickup Auckland city center on Day 2, and drop off in Wellington on Day 8
  • Driving Creek Railway
  • 1 night in the Coromandel region (Pauanui) at the Grand Mercure Hotel Puka Park Resort, or similar
  • Volcanic Hills wine tasting
  • Skyline Gondola with buffet lunch
  • 1 night in Rotorua at the Regent of Rotorua Hotel, or similar
  • Entrance to Waiotapu Thermal Reserve
  • 2 nights in Napier at the Crown Hotel Napier, or similar
  • Church Road Winery Tour with lunch
  • 1 night in Martinborough at the Peppers Parehua Lodge Hotel, or similar
  • Inter-islander ferry from Wellington to Picton
  • Automatic rental car- includes unlimited mileage, full coverage insurance, and GPS
    • Pickup in Picton on Day 8, and drop off at Christchurch airport on Day 11
  • 2 nights in Blenheim at the Scenic Hotel Marlborough, or similar
  • Marlborough tour with 3 wineries and lunch (full-day)
  • 1 night in Christchurch at the Rendezvous Hotel, or similar
  • Breakfast daily and 4 lunches

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Great Ways to Explore
  • Sample wines in Waiheke, Church Road, and Marlborough!
  • Visit the beautiful cities of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch!

  • Discover the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, one of the best geothermal parks in the area!

  • Grab a cup of coffee in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand known for its coffee culture!

  • Stay overnight in Blenheim, the gateway to the famous Marlborough wine region!

Package Overview

This ultimate wine lover's vacation spans 10 nights in a handful of different idyllic New Zealand locations!

Begin with a few nights in Auckland, an excellent place to start! Your first included wine tasting will happen during your time here, on Waiheke Island! The rest of your time here is free to spend at leisure. Be sure to pick up your rental car!

From Auckland, you'll drive to the Coromandel Peninsula, a beautiful region of the country. Included is a trip on the Driving Creek Railway, a narrow-gauge train ride! You may wish to visit one of a handful of attractions in the area, including Hot Water Beach at Hahei or Cathedral Cove where "Narnia" was filmed!

Continue on to Rotorua, where you'll ride the Skyline Gondola! This experience includes a wine tasting and buffet lunch. Spend the rest of your time here at leisure.

Next, you're off to Napier! The Art Deco city is filled with fantastic architecture and history to be admired. On the way there, you'll stop at Waiotapu Thermal Reserve which is one of the best geothermal parks in the area! You may wish to stop afterward at Huka Falls, too! Your time in Napier includes a Church Road tour with lunch.

After Napier, you'll drive to Martinborough. There are a handful of boutique vineyards along the way, so plan a stop (or three!). From Martinborough, you'll drive to Wellington to drop off your rental car and catch the Interislander ferry towards Picton. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee for the trip, as Wellington's coffee culture is not-to-be-missed! Upon arrival in Picton, you'll pick up your new rental car and drive to Blenheim!

Blenheim is the gateway to the Marlborough wine region. Included during your time here is a Marlborough wine tour, complete with a lunch cruise! You'll love trying the delicious Sauvignon Blanc wines that the region is known for.

From Blenheim, you'll drive to Christchurch. Consider stopping along the way in Kaikoura to treat yourself to a whale-watching cruise! Spend the final night of your trip savoring New Zealand delicacies at dinner in central Christchurch before it's time to pack up your belongings and fly home!

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