If you’re a food and wine lover, New Zealand is the place to take your palate.
You’ll be able to cruise to your favourite wineries in your hire car – as well as discovering some brilliant restaurants and boutique vineyards that you might not have heard of. On Waiheke Island, for example, are the renowned Stonyridge and Mudbrick wineries, both with great restaurants.
Rotorua offers fine dining, Maori culture and thermal hot springs. Napier, Martinborough and Wellington are surrounded by revered wine regions, whilst Marlborough, over on South Island, continues the theme. Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Wanaka, meanwhile, each provide a feast for the eyes.