A "Taste of Heaven" with Edible Tours.
An exceptional 5-day fully escorted tour of New Zealand’s
stunning Canterbury region is newly available for lovers of
panorama, cuisine, wine, gardens, art and local nuances
from 28 October to 1 November inclusive this year.
Titled “A Taste of Heaven” it offers private entrée to the
elegance of the South Island’s lifestyle. The calibre of this
25-place intimate and fully escorted tour is extraordinary.
Listed accommodation is premium and guests travel by
luxury air-conditioned coach.
Special privileged entry to the annual showcase event
The Culverden Christmas Country Fete on Wynyard Station
offers guests over 200+ stalls of finest produce and hand crafted
gifts - even running to a welcoming Pimms’ tent.
The fabulous Art in the Garden event at Flaxmere Farm
showcases works by some of New Zealand's most talented artists,
sculptors and jewellery makers and is set within a garden deemed
one of the country's most significant, near Hawarden.
itinerary offering natural thermal hot tubs, spa treatments,
local cafes, fly fishing with professional guides and walking
tracks – plus extreme sports for the more daring.
A particular highlight is a fine regional dinner in a private,
secret venue hosted by the Rural Women of New Zealand
and local winemakers. The chefs will feature wild caught
salmon and venison. Another is a full Pegasus Bay Estate
private wine tasting and Chef’s Choice 3-course seasonal
A rare cultural Maori experience bookends a day visit to
the delightful French colonial bayside village of Akaroa.
Guests will be welcomed by Maori elders on to the Marae
and will then be invited to assist in the preparation of the
Hangi - a feast prepared in an underground pit. After
exploring Akaroa’s charming streets and stores there is
a return 4 hours later for this authentic ‘Marae” food celebration.
Both the Marae and Regional Dinner by Rural Women of NZ
are charity events and fees charged within the package
for these are donations.
A Taste of Heaven is organised by
Edible Events/Gourmet Journeys, based
in Sydney and owned by
tourism /hospitality expert Anne Stewart.
She personally escorts this tour, which
explores New Zealand's
North Canterbury Food & Wine Trail.
Anne is a regular contributor of varietal food tours for
Fairfax’s GOOD FOOD, runs tours to regional farm gates
and trails and has been a providore in her own right.
She has an extensive background in the travel industry -
Qantas Holidays, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines,
and Carlson Wagonlit Travel included.
A Taste of Heaven is priced at $AUD2299.00 per person
and includes all arrangements in NZ including coach transport
and accommodation, event entrance fees, most meals.
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