Ideas and Travel Tips for a Food and Wine Themed Holiday to New Zealand
If you are currently considering where to go on your next holiday, why not consider one of the wonderful luxury holidays to New Zealand? A holiday to New Zealand can offer so many things for so many people, especially if you plan to take one of the tailor-made luxury holidays currently on offer.
Here is a brief guide as we take a look at just some ideas, travel tips and things you might want to consider when you are planning or looking forward to a tailor-made or luxury holiday to New Zealand.
Firstly, make sure you do a little homework and research via the internet on the type of holiday you would like to have and look at the many locations and variety of travel options on offer to visitors. Consider the time of year you are planning to travel and the climate for that time of year, as this can sometimes affect the overall price of your holiday or what is on offer in the locations you plan to travel to.
Apart from the usual locations and attractions which are often on offer for visitors in New Zealand, why not opt for themed holiday? Or even a holiday that might be suited to your lifestyle or interests? One such holiday which might appeal to many people is a food and wine themed odyssey of New Zealand.
New Zealand sits at approximately 41.4AÃ¯Â¿Â½ S latitude, which means it falls within the optimum latitude for wine production as the country’s wide and varied climate means that it suits a number of vine varieties for the production of wine. This has led many of the top wine producers to look to New Zealand for the future of wine production in the southern hemisphere.
You will have the opportunity to travel through the wine making countryside of both the North and South Island and sample the many award-winning wines along the way, accompanied by some of country’s finest local cuisine from each region.
Some of New Zealand’s top wine making regions you should add to your shortlist of places to visit are on the North Island: Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and, situated at the southern end of the North Island, Martinborough.
On the Southern Island is the now famous Marlborough wine region, which is home to the distinctive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc white production from the now legendary Cloudy Bay Vineyards, which has helped New Zealand wines to be recognised globally. The region of Central Otago is quickly becoming one of the most exciting areas for wine production in the country and is the most southern of the country’s major wine regions.