Food & Wine
Perfect for the foodies - New Zealand has something to cater to every taste.
Beyond having access to some of the most exclusive tables in throughout New Zealand, we also work with amazing Kiwi suppliers and partners that are able to serve up something you've never seen (or tasted) before. Whether you have a thirst for adrenaline, a taste for adventure or just enjoy the simplicity of being wined and dined with the finest produce, our team of Travel Designers know all the secret spots and delicious treats that the guidebooks don’t even know about!
Apres Ski at Middle Earth Falls
Fly straight from the ski fields over Lake Wakitipu towards Middle Earth Waterfall for an apres ski like never before. Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by your private guide served with perfectly matched mulled wine from the heart of Central Otago's Gibbston Valley. Feeling brave? Dip your toes in the glacial river straight from the falls before exploring the surrounding area by foot.
Dive and Dine at Dusky Sound
Queenstown/ Dusky Sound
Fly by private heli to a custom-built floating helipad before transferring to your privately chartered boat for an afternoon of fishing and wildlife watching. Your private guide will don the wetsuit and dive for delicious freshly caught crayfish lunch to be served on board the deck as you get lost in the isolated glacial valleys of the Fiordland National Park - a lunch spot that will be hard to beat!
Rise and shine at The Manse to a delicious breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead. Head out with The Manse chief truffle finder Bear the dog for a truly unique experience hunting delicious underground delights - Sacre Monte Truffles. Once found, make your way back to the lodge for a three-course truffle lunch with wine match before departing with your own sample from the morning to takeaway.
Valley of The Vines
Cromwell/ Gibbston Valley
Take the scenic drive through the Gibbston Valley and get racey at Highlands Park. Go-kart in your own mini Grand Prix on the world-renowned racetrack and soothe that need for speed. After a busy morning, drive into the heart of the Central Otago wine region and sink into a fur-lined armchair for a tasting and lunch platter at Cloudy Bay's exclusive Tasting Shed. Journey towards the Gibbston wine region, known at the 'Valley of the Vines' and sip more world class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the world.
Hike, Heli & Honey
Join your private guide on an exclusive walking track along Lake Wakitipu at the base of Cecil Peak. Follow the flat bush track towards McKinnons Creek for brunch before flying by private heli towards Mt Nicholas Station where you will collect and harvest honey straight from the hives. Jump back in the heli and soar towards Buzzstop in Queenstown where you will spin your honey and prepare your own sample to take home with you.
Hook to Fork
A day of adventure is on the menu. Enjoy a day with local guide Paul and his team designed exclusively for Touch of Spice. Hiking, rafting and drift fishing for your own lunch are all on the agenda. Enjoy a gentle hike down the Haast Bridle Track to David Flat where you will find rafts awaiting. Jump in and roll with the waves down the grade two Makarora River towards the stunning Blue Pools. Once through the remaining rapids, it's time to catch some lunch. Drift fish for approximately 15km before stopping to cook up your catch on the embers of an open fire - a feast that's well deserved!
Beach to Breweries
Go off the beaten track and discover the rugged West Coast - a hidden gem only an hour from Auckland. Renowned for it's black sand surf beaches, rainforest and the Waitakere Ranges, the West Coast is a place to escape the city and connect with nature. Meander along the beach with an early morning walk or wake up with some blow carting along the coast. From the beach to the breweries, the early afternoon will see you tasting the flavours of the West Coast. Enjoy a progressive brunch between the regions most renowned wineries and breweries - sampling, sipping and savoring the tastes of the day.
Sail and Sip
Board a private charter and set sail for the paradise island of Waiheke across the Waitemata Harbour. Roll up your sleeves and join the crew, or sit back, relax and let the buzz of Auckland float into the distance. Once back on terra firma, explore the wineries and flavours of Waiheke Island, sampling the local produce before indulging in a gourmet BBQ at Man O'War Bay.
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