Green Gourmet South

"Wine is in our Blood" - Green Gourmet Journey will take you South to explore and indulge in New Zealand's best food and wine regions.

Itinerary Overview

Recommended Days:

11 Days / 10 Nights

Best time of year:


Itinerary Highlights

You will stay at specially chosen accommodation starting at Blenheim. Also there will be an insiders view to tell on the local wine and food providers.


You can join this journey by either flying into Blenheim airport or taking the Interislander ferry from Wellington.

Once you have settled into your Edwardian Villa accommodation take a stroll around their much loved gardens, and olive groves.


The main centre of the Marlborough region, Blenheim has a big reputation for beautiful wines, it is also a gateway to outdoor adventures in a stunning landscape.

Each of your stops has been specifically designed with an emphasis on wine appreciation, wine and food matching, or wine education and viticulture.

You also get to meet great people who know wine and love sharing their passion.

Recommended Activities

  • Cycle Tour around the famous wineries
  • Marlborough Wine & Gourmet Tour
Hanmer Springs

Nestled amongst the magnificent South Island high country, just 90 minutes from Christchurch. A must to do is to visit the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools where they have the most amazing natural mineral waters.

Recommended Activities

  • Hanmer springs Thermal Pools & Spa
  • Visit the Cellar doors in the Waipara Valley
Hanmer Springs - Christchurch
1 hour 15 mins
134 kms

Drive inland from Hanmer Springs take in the panoramic views as you verge upon some of the lovely beaches.

Recommended Activities

  • Artisan Studios
  • Arts Centre
  • Punt on the Avon

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in New Zealand. Take some time to explore the city making sure you see the cardboard Cathedral.

Recommended Activities

  • The International Antartic Centre
  • Double Decker City Tour
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Nature Cruise
Christchurch - Oamaru
3 hours
249 kms

North of Dunedin, the town of Oamaru is an attractive centre known for its historic downtown precinct and beautiful buildings constructed out of the local limestone. There is a penquin colony right on the towns doorstep where you can watch the nightly procession of waddling penguins.

Recommended Activities

  • Moeraki Boulders
  • Blue Penguin Colony

Dunedin is renowned for the finest Edwardian & Victorian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere. Also the famous Dunedin Railway Station which was built in 1906, a must to see.

Recommended Activities

  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Olveston House
  • Larnarch Castle
Dunedin - Queenstown for 3 x nights

Queenstown is rated on a par with Vail in North America, which is one of the most leading mountain resorts, so we are pleased to say that Queenstown is on the same level.

Recommended Activities

  • Cruising on Lake Wakatipu
  • Shotover Jet
  • Gold Panning in Arrowtown
  • Skyline Gondola
  • Onsen Hot Pools
  • Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise
Green Gourmet South Journey's End