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Cloudy Bay not only captures the essence of Marlborough but also embodies New Zealand's luxury to the world: The luxury of space and time, of intimate moments and nature’s rarest qualities. This tour is crafted for those who wish to enjoy the luxury of Marlborough in the most exclusive setting. Taste, sip and discover!
Rest at the acclaimed luxury lodge - The Sounds Retreat for two nights, and indulge in a three-course dinner paired with matching wines served in your private cabana. You'll have a behind-the-scene experience to meet local cheesemaker and learn the detailed cheese-making process.
Embarking on a private wine tour experience in the Cloudy Bay renovated Land Rover ‘Defender Dave’ to tour the Southern Valley and Wairau Valley vineyards. Then celebrate the last night at Cloudy Bay's award-winning property and VIP hosting venue The Shack. Your gastronomic experiences include wine tasting, picnic and dinner prepared by your private chef in The Shack.
This is an ultimate gourmet escape to the Marlborough Sounds.
This tour is perfect as a post tour for any Queen Charlotte walk
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Taste your way around New Zealand on this mouth-watering 9-day self-drive culinary adventure including the world-famous wine regions of Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough.
Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a paradise for those who prefer the finer things in life. The country’s rich soil and favourable climate means it produces some of the world’s best food and wine – in some of the most stunning landscapes, be it close to a stunning shoreline or nestled in a rural area with an off-the-beaten-track charm. Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Marlborough are 3 of the best – and most beautiful – regions in which to enjoy a mouth-watering fresh produce and a matching glass of wine.
Departing from Auckland, hit the road to discover New Zealand’s best food and wine experiences. New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Hawke’s Bay is known for its red wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah – and stunning Chardonnays, while rural Wairarapa, with its bush-clad ranges and rugged coast, is home to some of the country’s best Pinot Noir. The Marlborough wine region, meanwhile, is all about world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood and diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways. You will embark on guided tours of each of these regions.
Along the way, you will discover New Zealand food goes way beyond fish and chips and barbeques – New Zealand chefs have developed a distinct Pacific Rim cuisine. Expect to indulge in plenty of seafood (like greenlipped mussels, crayfish (lobster), Bluff oysters and fresh fish), award winning cheeses and of course the famous lamb. You should also expect a laidback, friendly atmosphere wherever you eat; Kiwis love to keep things casual.
This relaxed 9-day self-drive package includes 8-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Eight days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.
Indulge in New Zealand’s best food and wine experiences on this 9-day self-drive road trip. You’ll discover food and wine that’s original, world-class, and fresh from the source.
Experience unparalleled luxury and exclusivity amid the vines at Cloudy Bay – Marlborough’s most celebrated winery – with a stay at ‘The Shack’, usually available by invite only.
Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest – and most famous – wine growing region. A combination of cool yet high sunshine climate and low rainfall produces uniquely vivid wines including the iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay has done more than any other winery to put Marlborough – and New Zealand – on the map. Thirty years on, the Cloudy Bay team are committed to creating expressive, refined and fruity wines that truly embody the spirit of the region.
Self-drive to Cloudy Bay’s Marlborough Cellar Door to discover where it all began. Embark on a private tour of the vineyard to learn how the unique microclimates and soil influence the wine’s flavour and aromatic profile. Enjoy a private wine tasting hosted by a Cloudy Bay Ambassador, with a wide range of wines at an exclusive location. Cap it all off with Cloudy Bay’s acclaimed Epicurean Experience, a perfectly orchestrated food and wine journey featuring locally sourced produce and specially paired Cloudy Bay wines. Marlborough doesn’t get much better than this!
This exclusive 2-day self-drive package includes 1-nights’ luxury accommodation at The Shack on a twin share basis. Overlooking rolling vines to the Richmond Range, this highly exclusive and luxurious self-contained guest house was developed by award-winning New Zealand architects and constructed from natural materials including weathered steel, wood, stone and glass. Inside, it showcases the best New Zealand art and design, with open living spaces and four double ensuite bedrooms that reflect the local environment. The gourmet kitchen will be well stocked with the finest local produce, breakfast provisions, local beer and beverages, and the full range of Cloudy Bay wines.
Go behind the scenes at Cloudy Bay to discover food and wine that reflects the beauty and purity of the Marlborough region. Understand why Cloudy Bay is an icon of New Zealand wine and one of the most sought-after new world wines.
Treat yourself to a taste of Cloudy Bay, with this boutique overnight package showcasing the Marlborough’s most famous winery.
Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest – and most famous– wine growing region. A combination of cool yet high sunshine climate and low rainfall produces uniquely vivid wines including the iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Established in 1985, Cloudy Bay has done more than any other winery to put Marlborough – and New Zealand – on the map. Thirty years on, the Cloudy Bay team are committed to creating expressive, refined and fruity wines that truly embody the spirit of the region.
Self-drive to Cloudy Bay’s Marlborough Cellar Door to discover where it all began. Embark on a private tour of the vineyard to learn how the unique microclimates and soil influence the wine’s flavour and aromatic profile. Enjoy a private wine tasting hosted by a Cloudy Bay Ambassador, with a wide range of wines at an exclusive location. Cap it all off with a gourmet mixed platter for 2 overlooking the lush, rolling vines. Marlborough doesn’t get much better than this!
This exclusive 2-day self-drive package includes 1-nights’ accommodation at Escape To Picton on a twin share basis. Enviably sited on Picton’s waterfront overlooking the marina, this boutique hotel features just 3 suites, each as different from each other as they are comely. You will enjoy a gourmet breakfast at the onsite restaurant and bar as well as a 3-course dinner featuring locally sourced fresh produce.
Explore over 7,000-kilometres of New Zealand’s spectacular East Coast on this breathtaking 13-day expedition cruise from Auckland to Milford.
Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. Whether you’re into nature and hiking or indulging in fine food and wine, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Luckily for you, this thrilling cruise leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.
Commencing in Auckland, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores New Zealand’s spectacular coastline, vibrant and charming east coast towns, and the deep and quiet fiords of Southland. You’ll receive a warm Maori welcome at a traditional Marae, and sample some of the country’s best food and wine in the Art Deco capital of Hawke’s Bay. You’ll retrace the path of Captain James Cook in the Marlborough Sounds, discover the history of Ship Cove and walk a section of the famous Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll also spend time on Stewart and Ulva Island, with opportunities for endemic bird watching and a chance to hike the Rakiura Track. Your journey culminates with an exploration of Fiordland’s most beautiful Sounds – the astonishing and rarely-visited Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Thomson Sound and the majestic Milford Sound.
This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 12-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.
All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.
Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this immersive 13-day expedition cruise from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.
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