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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

oyster new zealand sea food

Sensational seafood you have to treat your taste buds to in New Zealand

In most of our blog posts, we talk about the many exceptional sights and experiences on offer on a holiday to New Zealand. What we haven’t touched upon as much, but really should, is the exceptional food also on offer. When you’re enjoying a tour of New Zealand, it is important branch out and treat your taste buds to the appetising array of local cuisine that you won’t find served quite the same a..

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street food in new zealand

The top tastes of New Zealand’s street food craze

Food glorious food! Tasting new flavours and experimenting with local delicacies is what travelling is all about. Embark on an escorted tour of New Zealand and you won’t have to go far to find something to tantalise your taste buds. In fact, you might find some of the best gourmet discoveries right next to you in the street. (more…)..

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elbourne city skyline

Discover Melbourne’s rooftop culture and the city’s amazing skyline

On your Australia tour holiday it’s important to set aside some time to sit back, relax and have a well-earned rest (with a drink in your hand of course.) So when you arrive into the city of Melbourne and find yourself wondering where to go, all you need to do is look up. Hidden high in the sky are Melbourne’s fabulous rooftop bars, restaurants and cinemas. With supreme views and a relaxing atmosp..

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Tom McDonald Cellar at Church Road Winery, Taradale, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Top 10 souvenirs to bring home from New Zealand

So you’ve travelled across the world to experience New Zealand, you’ve voyaged on tours to some of the country’s most beautiful sites. Now it’s only natural to want to bring a little bit of New Zealand home with you, a souvenir or two to remember your trip by. Well, when it comes to deciding what souvenirs to buy in New Zealand, you have a great choice. But if you’d like to find something a little..

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View of Sydney

8 Restaurants With The Best Views In Sydney

In Sydney, you’re spoilt for choice for fantastic places to dine. But there are certain restaurants that we wouldn’t want you to miss out on due to the incredible views they offer. In front of the Opera House or by the beach, there are many restaurants which boast the sort of views that turn dining with them into an amazing experience. So to help you decide where to eat when you next visit the cit..

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New Zealand wine tasting

New Zealand Wines: Pure Discovery

New Zealand is natural wine country which is just another fantastic reason to join one of the excellent tours of New Zealand. Many of the wines being produced are undoubtedly world class, with the combination of climate and geography helping to produce highly distinctive, premium wines with intensity, purity and vibrancy. It goes without saying, that a New Zealand dining experience wouldn't be com..

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Food and Wine in South Australia

Typical Australian cuisine you should try!

If asked ‘what is the traditional food for the average Australian?’ the vast majority of us will think of good old ‘Australian tucker’ such as Vegemite or the ubiquitous barbecues which are part of the daily routine. However, Australia is rich with food variety and produces some of the best wines anywhere in the world. If you are enjoying an escorted holiday to Australia it is always great to find..

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A colour picture of a glass of whiskey, a book and a pocket watch.

Mix it up with the best bars in Sydney

After a busy day exploring Australia, a relaxing evening complete with a cool beverage is a wonderful way to wind down. But how would you like to relax in a fabulous Australian bar, promising glamourous themes, authentic cocktails and spectacular views, all in the heart of Australia’s most popular city, Sydney? If the answer to this question is yes, then you must check out these incredible bars: (..

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A colour picture of a chocolate molten fondant dessert.

Fine-dining dessert restaurant set to open in Melbourne

2015 Masterchef contestant, Reynold Poernomo, will be joined by his two brothers Ronald and Arnold, to open a new, fine-dining dessert restaurant, located in the heart of Melbourne’s billion dollar Kensington Street Development. The restaurant is set to incorporate Asian-inspired flavours alongside some of Reynold’s favourite home-made desserts. Expect to try some of Reynold’s signature dishes too..

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A colour picture of the snowy mountains and lake in New Zealand.

4 Reasons You Should Visit New Zealand

New Zealand is a paradise for tourists and residents alike. Boasting glorious landscapes and delectable wines, this fabulous destination is unforgettable. Let us give you four great reasons to visit New Zealand: The friendly residents Residents of New Zealand, commonly known as Kiwis, are renowned for being very welcoming and extremely friendly. If you ever need help during your visit to New Zeala..

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