Food, wine, and hiking in the South Island of New Zealand

Group 6 Queenstown, Central Otago, and Fiordland, New Zealand
Spring, Summer, Fall
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About the location

Always wanted to go to New Zealand, but don't know where to start? My husband and I have been to this region of New Zealand four times and discover more with each visit. This guide gives you all the inside scoop, saving you hours of research. Want to hike through the scenic mountains, then end the day with a local wine tasting? Or kayak amongst local wildlife and end with a lakeside dinner? Want to take a road trip, but not sure where you should stop? Explore all of this and more of the remote beauty of New Zealand.

Guide Highlights

Take a hike!

Whether you're into short day hikes or overnight multi-day ones, this guide has something for everyone.

Taste incredible local food and wine

Try world famous New Zealand wine and some of the 20+ food recommendations in this guide.

Guide Summary

This guide is meant for at trip that's at least one week (as with all destinations, the longer the better!) and will appeal to foodies, wine lovers, road trippers, and those looking to appreciate the nature of New Zealand. There's really no other place like it. 

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Water sports
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating


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  • Guide Architect

    Erin T

    Erin T

    California -> Texas -> Australia. Educator, runner, breakfast taco connoisseur, and New Zealand enthusiast

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