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New Zealand cuisine
Gourmet New Zealand Cuisine


  • Food
  • Coastal
  • Wine

Distinctive and unique, New Zealand cuisine has a Pacific Rim style to it and is known for its unrivalled freshness. From green-lipped mussels, crayfish and Bluff Oysters to award-winning cheeses and delicious lamb, the gourmet traveller is spoilt for choice in New Zealand. Let Antipodean Luxury Travel craft a culinary adventure to delight your taste buds.

Stay at the finest luxury lodges in the South Island and explore the best farm to table food in the country. Arrive at Minaret Station, a Luxury Alpine Lodge, in style – it’s only accessible by helicopter – and explore the freshest foods from the property’s very own ‘backyard’. Later, enjoy VIP reservations at Queenstown’s best restaurants, and visit local farms and organic working gardens that collaborate closely with your luxury resort, Eichardt’s Private Hotel.

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Then, travel north to Canterbury to take part in cooking demonstrations with the executive chef at Otahuna Lodge using produce from their farm and pottager garden.

The country’s famous ‘paddock to plate’  mentality ensures only the freshest of ingredients are used to craft a meal. Getting in touch with the very source of New Zealand’s signature dishes is a fantastic experience for passionate foodies.

At a glance

  • Private Cooking class led by professional trained chef
  • Hands-on experience
  • Delicious samplings with matching wine tasting
  • Designed to highlight seasonal and locally produced
  • Visit to artisanal producers to get first-hand knowledge