ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

NEW ZEALAND

Separated into two islands, the North and the South, and an area similar to Oregon in size, New Zealand packs an enormous amount of culinary, geographical and cultural diversity into its landscape. With some of the world's best wines, internationally famous dairy and lamb, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, stunning snow-capped mountain ranges dotted with glacial lakes, a range of adrenaline-spiking sports, an abundance of native wildlife and traditional culture, New Zealand is the quintessential place for a food and wine getaway brimming with newly discovered flavors and unforgettable experiences. Join us for 14-21 days for a journey to the other side of the world and challenge your sense of adventure. Below is a sample itinerary; it is completely customizable.

  • MILK a happy cow while working alongside a biodynamic dairy farmer to understand how she is revolutionizing the dairy industry, one liter of raw milk at a time.

  • FORAGE for New Zealand's world-renowned clams and mussels on the sandy shores of Golden Bay. We'll enjoy them freshly smoked and paired with a crisp local Savignon Blanc while chatting with local artisans and organic farmers.

  • TASTE local food and its exemplification of terroir as we visit one of the country's famous lamb ranches, followed by a boutique winery, and experience how meat and wine that hails from the same region pairs together as beautifully as the land from where it comes!

  • JOIN a community organizer who is spearheading the development of a permaculture farm and food forest aimed at educating local at-risk youths. We will tour Lisa's utopian property and hear her vision for the future of her community

  • SIP, sip, sip! In Wellington we'll taste the world's finest espresso-based coffees and craft beers.  This tiny capital is known for its cafe culture and innovative artisan brews

  • DISCOVER adrenaline-fueled adventures, from bungee jumping to white water rafting to sky diving to "tramping," or trekking, on one (or more) of NZ's nine Great Walks

Best time to visit: September - April

Time difference: EST +16 hours

Travel time from NYC: 18.5 hours

"I have learned more than I could ever learn in a lecture hall."

- Katie F., Oregon