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Private 5 Day Entrée to NZ’s North Canterbury Region – Panorama, Gardens, Art, Wine & Dining 28 Oct – 1 Nov ’15

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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.

Hamner Springs, a stunning alpine village is also on the 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 469666_num1057417_600x600wine tasting and Chef’s Choice 3 – course season menu luncheon.

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 the 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 market 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, andCarlson 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.

* For further details click through to the tour brochure HERE and visit website

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