Green Gourmet North

"Passionate about Food & Wine" - Green Gourmet Journey will take you to indulge and explore New Zealand's best food and wine regions.


Itinerary Overview

Recommended Days:

10 days / 9 Nights

Best time of year:


Itinerary Highlights

You will stay at specially chosen accommodation during your Green Gourmet Journey. Starting in Auckland then heading out on the Ferry across to Waiheke Island, also experiencing the Maori Heritage and Culture.

Auckland - Waiheke Island
40 mins

From Auckland, catch the Ferry out to the nearby haven of Waiheke Island for your first two nights. The Boatshed has the perfect setting just 5 minutes stroll to the electric Oneroa Village with galleries and cafes closeby, and a 3 minute walk to the beach.

Recommended Activities

  • A visit to the local galleries
  • A leisurely stroll along the Oneroa Beach
Waiheke Island

This second day at Waiheke with its laid back atmosphere offers sophisticated attractions.

Recommended Activities

  • Wine & Gourmet Tour
  • Visit the local Olive Oil Mill
  • Te Matuku Bay
Waiheke - Auckland - Taupo
4 hours
278 kms

Return to Auckland, then head off towards Taupo for 2 nights - your accommodation will have one of the best views.

Recommended Activities

  • Float Plane Excursions
  • Huka Falls
  • Huka Falls Jet

With your second day at Taupo there are lots of things to see and do.  Catch a plane from Lake Taupo to Orakei Korako.

This is one of the best thermal areas, a world of gushing geyers, hot springs, caves, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces in the world.

Recommended Activities

  • Sailing cruise on Lake Taupo
  • Visit the boutique wineries
Taupo - Napier
2 hours
142 kms

A complete action packed day highlighting the best of Hawkes Bay has to offer including behind the scene tours. A winery lunch and the opportunity to taste award winning wines throughout the day.

Recommended Activities

  • Odyssey Wine and Gourmet Tour
  • The Silky Oak Chocolate Company

With your second day here in Napier you will have a chance to to do the Maori Tour, which is led by a Maori elder who tells the stories, tales and legends. A unique opportunity to gain insight into modern day Maori lives and culture and their local history.

Recommended Activities

  • Pukaha Mount Bruce
  • Self-guided cycling for wine lovers
Napier - Wellington
4 hours
315 kms

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and has a real vibrancy. You can happily spend half a day strolling the waterfront, further along  is Courtney Place, a dining and entertainment precinct that pumps with after dark action.

Recommended Activities

  • Te Papa Museum
  • Cable Car to the Observatory
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Weta Cave

For your second day here in Wellington take a Zest Wine & Food Tour, you can walk and talk your way around Wellington.

Recommended Activities

  • Flat Earth New Zealand Experiences
  • Zest Wine & Food Tour
Wellington - Home

This is your Green Gourmet Journey at an end. You can either fly out of Wellington, or take the Ferry to Picton and extend your stay a little longer into the South Island.