New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

With their “Zingy “sauv blanc”, rich flat-white coffee and citrusy hops which now flavours British craft beers, “Kiwis have been making much more impact on our tastes than simply supplying lamb and butter,” as outlined in an article on The Independent.

New Zealand is a country “that has quietly developed a vibrant gourmet culture based on celebration of an enviable array of produce” – it really is a Land of Plenty.

The best way to taste all New Zealand has to offer is to travel around the country.


Sun-kissed fields surround the South Island harbour town, which is home to New Zealand’s hop growers. At Nelson’s annual MarchFest on March 19, the town celebrates its brewing scene with bands and food. And there are plenty of other possibilities to sample Nelson’s brew –on the Nelson Beer Trail for example.

Waiheke Island

Located a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland, “Waiheke Island is a bohemian idyll that provides a microcosm of New Zealand cuisine.” Specialties are the fine wines and fresh seafood.

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest grape-growing region – take a tour to understand and watch New Zealand’s winemaking.


Wellington is full of exceptional restaurants, cafés and producers. Take a cooking class and you might be let in on one or two secrets.

Queenstown and Arrowtown

If you like meat, Fergburger in Queenstown has to be on your list. If you’re after a classier carnivorous experience, the article recommends heading to Saffron in nearby Arrowtown.”

Article Source: The Independent, Chris Mugan, March 3, 2016

Image Source: Wikipedia

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