Sans Guide in Wine Country

“I’ve travelled to New Zealand about a dozen times from the US and one of my favourite areas is Marlborough, aka wine country (natch), which is found on the north part of the South Island,” Huffington Times blogger Meg Hemphill explains. “I suggest going into Blenheim for a couple of days … sans guide so you can stop at tasting rooms when the mood strikes. One of my favourite little finds that I decided to pop into on a trip last year is River Farm Wines, a little boutique winery with beautiful wines. Highfield Estate has stunning views of the area and beautiful food made with local ingredients. Once you’re wined-out, check out the Omaka Aviation Centre, which is funded by Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, who is a World War I aircraft enthusiast.”


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Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

“In an otherwise resolutely outdoorsy nation, New Zealand’s capital focuses on art, craft and culture,” Larissa Dubecki writes for Gourmet Traveller. Dubecki explores the best of Wellington’s art, food and shopping scenes. “Wellington’s…