From lush native bush, waterfalls and rolling landscapes, to the pristine coastlines of New Zealand’s North Island, we pair two of the best things in life for lovers of the great outdoors like us.
Our fully-inclusive, guided hiking tours take you on a journey through nature and taste, matching scenic and diverse day walks (our Nature), with local food and wine (our Nosh).
Escape with us to climb a waterfall, explore the purest of springs and sample the local wine and cheese in the Waikato region. This tour is for nature lovers with a great appreciation for quality artisan food and fine wine
Our morning begins at the base of the Kaimai ranges, we begin our first hike of the day, climbing steadily to the top of the stunning Wairere falls. At 155metres tall, these falls are the tallest in the North Island and clear days boast spectacular views as far as the eye can see across the Waikato region from the top.
After our descent, we make our way to the heart of the Waikato. A gentle walk along the banks of Te Waihou river leads us to the famous Blue Springs producing some of the clearest and purest water in New Zealand. Not a bad setting for a picnic lunch. A region renown for it’s dairy farming and local produce, it’s only natural that we visit a local cheese maker to sample some of the best cheeses in New Zealand. Multi-award winning cheesemakers Over the Moon Dairy are small in size but huge on creating unique flavours with their cheese.
Our afternoon is rounded off in fine style with a visit to Vilagrads, a fifth generation, family-owned winery. Sample a selection of their award-winning wines and ports and enjoy the stunning courtyard overlooking the vines.
This tour is for nature lovers with a great appreciation for quality local artisan food and fine wine.
They say the sea heals the soul, and this stunning half day coastal walk from Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach is sweet escapism in its purest form. We wind our way around the east coast of the Coromandel, along cliff edges, discovering hidden bays along Pohutakawa lined edges. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach, dip your toes in the water before we make our way to Waihi Beach.
Next is a visit to local award-winning Falls Retreat Bistro for a unique ‘garden-to-plate’ food experience, featuring fresh, seasonal morsels from the restaurant’s huge garden. A glass of wine winds up our visit before we head back through the Karangahake Gorge.
Heading back inland, it’s time to visit the land of blueberries and icecream! A short blueberry farm tour at the Kowhai Creamery is followed by the hardest decision you’ll have to make all day. Choosing the flavour of your handmade gelato! Made from full cream jersey cow milk fed on lush Waikato pastures, the award-winning blueberry gelato is hard to beat! This experience will leave you with a satisfied soul, a sweet taste in your mouth and sweet memories.