Wining & Dining
While New Zealand isn’t internationally known for their food or wine, they should be. Consider it our little secret. The local farmer’s markets, cooking classes, food and wine events, wineries, breweries and delicious restaurants are all a foodie’s dream. And while the local people of New Zealand may be called “Kiwis,” a single fruit doesn’t do justice to describe their delicious delicacies. Locals enjoy seafood, roast lamb, Maori hangi (a traditional way of steaming meats and vegetables beneath the ground), fish and chips, and sweets like chocolate-covered marshmallow fish. There are also a surprising number of vineyards to tour in places like Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago, and a variety of breweries and beer festivals that have a flavor all their own.