Hawkes Bay Plus

Includes

Door to Door Pickup, All Transport, Accommodation, Activities, Travel Insurance and Meals as listed

Itinerary

 

DAY ONE                                                                  L, D 


If you love great food, amazing wine and exploring some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery – this is the tour for you! A foodie’s delight, we start as we mean to continue for morning tea. With a view like no other, we will enjoy lunch on the banks of the mighty Waikato River at Huka Prawn Park’s Riverside Restaurant. You will be treated to a delicious selection of prawn dishes, and the perfect drop to accompany them, before enjoying a tour of the park. The majestic Waipunga Falls are our next stop, with stunning views and easy access, these falls are an absolute must-see. We'll arrive at our accommodation, settle in and freshen up before driving up to the breathtaking Te Mata Peak for a scrumptious dinner at Peak House and revel in the panoramic views overlooking Hawke Bay.   


DAY TWO                                                                B, L, D 


After a delightful breakfast, we will head off for the historic Duart House, built in 1882 and is set in 3 acres of gardens surrounding the heritage house. Pre-lunch wine-tasting and education will then ensue at New Zealand’s oldest winemaking concern, Mission Estate Winery, followed by delectable cuisine in the elegantly restored seminary building - the award-winning Mission Restaurant. Take in the beautifully preserved 1930s architecture of Napier’s Marine Parade during a leisurely afternoon stroll to the pier; will you find the Parade’s ‘hidden treasure’, the Sunken Gardens? Tonight's fabulous experience is private dining in the Cellar at Craggy Range winery for dinner is a culinary indulgence like no other.  


DAY THREE                                                             B, MT, L, D 


Nestled in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, we will savour a scrumptious morning tea at 160-year-old Ashcott Homestead, which features a private home and gardens with a thrilling history that celebrates the verdant countryside. Our next stop is listed with New Zealand Historic Places Trust and, established in 1893, Woburn Homestead is a beautiful venue to behold. Rounding out our trio of homesteads today, is the Wallingford Homestead: a 2200-acre station featuring thousands of sheep, hundreds of friesian and Angus beef, and 1700 French Oak “Trufflere” – the result of which you can feast on at the in-house restaurant. Make sure you save a little room for dinner at Black Barn Bistro, where the Epicurean delights are locally sourced from small farmers and artisans.  


DAY FOUR                                                               B, MT, L, D 


Luxurious Greenhill Lodge is our first stop of the day, and here we will delight in some of the finest local food, as well as a historical overview of the Lodge. Our next stop, Maraeakakaho Station, was once one of New Zealand’s premier pure-bred Merino farms and boasts a rich history all the way back to 1857. A wholesome lunch will follow at well-known Jarks Restaurant, to appreciate a taste of the fresh, local produce. Then we go onto a tour of Hawthorne House, a stunning Edwardian villa and beautifully decorated heritage home with stunning artworks, in beautiful surroundings!. All this activity will help us build an appetite for dinner at St Georges Restaurant – where more than 90% of the produce used is from the chef’s own on-site garden.  Luxurious Greenhill Lodge is our first stop of the day, and here we will delight in some of the finest local food, as well as a historical overview of the Lodge. Our next stop, Maraeakakaho Station, was once one of New Zealand’s premier pure-bred Merino farms and has amassed a rich history back to 1857. A wholesome lunch will follow at Jark’s once the old Corn exchange building. A tour of historic Mangawhare Homestead gives us a look into the style of days gone by and help us build an appetite for dinner at St Georges Restaurant – where more than 90% of the produce used is from the chef’s own on-site garden. 


DAY FIVE                                                                 B, L ,D 


 A trip to the Hawke’s Bay is not complete without a visit to Te Mata House. This significant property is steeped in history and contains parcels of land where luscious grape vines grow, providing fruit for delicious Te Mata Estate Winery wines. We will indulge in morning tea at the stunning Birdwoods, followed by a stroll around the gardens and an appetising lunch at nearby Oruawharo Homestead. We will spend the afternoon exploring alluring Havelock North Town, A taste of luxury awaits us at Mangapapa Hotel with the Head Chef’s ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy resulting in gastronomic delights with strong local flavour. 


DAY SIX                                                                    B, MT 


On our way back to Tauranga we will get a first-hand glimpse into farm life focused on sustainability and regenerative agriculture at Mohaka River Farm. Free time in scenic Taupo is the perfect way to celebrate an end to our exciting tour. Take your time to enjoy all the boutique stores and cafes the choice is yours today. 


 


 

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Location

Hawkes Bay

Duration

6 Days

Regular Price

$3,971.00

VIP Club Member Price - Tauranga

$2,780.00 Save $1,191.00 by joining the VIP club today!

Mandatory booking fee

$556.00

Single supplement fee

$700.00

Next Tour Date

Fri, 21st of Oct 2022

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