New Zealand is a land known for the beauty of its rolling green hills, its lush interiors and winding roads. Here’s how best to enjoy its earthly allures…
DISCOVER THE TASTE OF THE WORLD’S BEST WINES
Mineral rich soils, perfect climates and loving vintners all contribute to New Zealand’s most delicious export – wine. Smooth and intense; sipping a locally produced Sauvignon as you stand in the very vineyard in which its grapes were grown will be a memorable moment to say the least. This is the land of Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough after all, so we won’t blame you for feeling a little starry-eyed. The Elephant Hill vineyard is a particular favourite of ours, so we’ll ensure you enjoy a long lunch tasting some of Hawke’s Bay’s iconic produce on your tailor made trip to New Zealand. and one you’ll find within the bookable itinerary at the back of this book.
PLAY GOLF AT 4,500 FEET
Unsurprisingly, New Zealand has established itself as a golf-lovers paradise. The island’s epic landscapes lend themselves to the most extreme game of golf you’ll have ever played, and with spots like Cecil Peak challenging you to tee off at 4,500 ft above sea level, no course back home will ever feel quite up to ‘scratch’. Cape Kidnappers golf course is one of the globe’s ‘must do’s’. Recently voted the 16th best course in the world; you’ll enjoy views across the ocean as you putt your way around some of the most breathtaking lands you’ve ever seen.
EMBARK ON THE ROAD TRIP OF A LIFETIME
New Zealand’s endless winding roads have established the destination as one of the best in the world for the ultimate drive. The South Island circuit is particularly renowned for covering some of the country’s finest spots, leading drivers through the Canterbury plains and along the edge of the Southern Alps, heading towards the majestic South via the bright blue glacier fed Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo.