New Zealand
The Gardens and Vineyards of New Zealand
Learn the story behind New Zealand’s budding culinary reputation as you explore vineyards and distinctive cuisine. Plus, discover stunning botanical gardens and visit historic homes.
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Program No. 21583RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

With its maritime climate and rich alluvial soils, New Zealand has grown into a paradise for wine enthusiasts, garden experts and other connoisseurs. Journey from the coastal headlands of the North Island to the mountains of the South Island to experience the acclaimed vineyards, gardens and homes of New Zealand. Along the way, enjoy privileged access, meet the people behind the vine, and savor the flavor of distinctive Kiwi wines and cuisine.
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On Your Feet
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Taste some of the best wine in the world and meet the people who make it at a hand-picked selection of vineyards and wineries.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to spectacular botanical and country gardens and homes.
  • Explore the historic French settlement of Akaroa with a local expert, and marvel at the dramatic beauty of Milford Sound.
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Tim Creagh
From cabernets to chardonnays, Tim Creagh is an expert on New Zealand’s wine industry. As a senior lecturer at the Easter Institute of Technology at Hawkes Bay, Tim shares his knowledge on the science of wine in his work in the Department of Viticulture and Wine Studies. He has a degree in viticulture from Charles Sturt University, and looks forward to introducing you to New Zealand’s beautiful wine country.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nigel Roberts
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