A New Zealand Foodie Guide
Throughout your New Zealand road trip, whether you’re looking to grab a snack on the go or settle down to an evening meal with your new pals, you’re certain to find somewhere that will exceed the expectations of even the most discerning foodie.
Sample Spectacular Seafood
As New Zealand has over 15,000km of coastline, the seafood is as delicious as it is varied. From crayfish and bluff oysters to west coast whitebait and greenshell mussels, you’ll very quickly find yourself in seafood heaven. Don’t forget to try scallops from The Coromandel too.
Wonderful World-Class Wines
With award winning Pinot Noir from Martinborough, Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, Chardonnay from Hawke’s Bay and so many more to choose from – whatever you choose to eat, you can be sure a glass of the perfect accompaniment is never far away!
A Māori dining experience, food cooked in the traditional Hāngī is smoky and in touch with nature. Above all, it’s a truly communal experience. There’s something incredible about gathering and watching your food cooking in an earth oven. In addition, Rotorua is one of the best places to see welcoming ceremonies, cultural performances and to try a Hāngī!
An Ultra-Fresh Coffee Experience
New Zealander’s take their coffee pretty seriously, and the result is the perfect flat white. You’ll find quirky independent coffee shops all across the country. In fact, just ask a friendly local to point you in the direction of their favourite spot!
Scope Out Farmer’s Markets
Made by some of the most experienced individuals in their field, handmade treats are truly something special. Look out for delicious cheeses, breads, jams and pickles. Similarly, try the world-famous Manuka honey, and bring home souvenirs from your adventures.