FOOD & WINE - what to expect
Waiheke Island is internationally regarded for its incredible wine and food, it is a foodie's haven, brimming with artisan food & wine producers, vineyards and vibrant seaside eateries. The wine you will be sampling is among the best in the world, and the places we eat at thoughtfully chosen for their unique characters, amazing locations and renowned hospitality.
Your delicious picnics and dinners at 'home' are cooked for you by your host & guide Vicki, who is not only a fantastic walking guide, but has spent many years as a private chef for luxury super yachts! Sailing the world she was constantly inspired where ever she went - sampling the best, freshest, local ingredients from around the world, and sharing it with those she cooked for. With feet now firmly on the ground, she relishes the idea of bringing you the best Waiheke has to offer, and sharing it with you in the most incredible of settings.
The multi-day walks
Continental breakfast of light cereals, toast, free range eggs, fruit, yogurts, tea, coffee and juice will be supplied at your accommodation to get you started each morning. Lunches will either be a gourmet style packed picnic eaten on a tranquil beach or spot with a spectacular view, or your choice from the superb menus dining at one of the stunning wineries, Mudbrick Vineyard, and the secluded beachfront Man O' War Winery, depending on which walk you book and availability. (The winery lunches and cafe meals are not included in the price of your walk, which allows you to choose anything you desire from these wonderful places). Dinners are great versions of Kiwi cuisine – a gourmet BBQ on the verandah, dining at casual beachfront cafés and local eateries, and on the one of the nights (weather dependent) we enjoy classy fresh locally caught fish & kumara chips.
Please bring your own snacks and water for the walks (nuts, trail mix, muesli bars, protein bars etc). Emergency snacks and chocolate supplies are carried by your guide, just in case. Dietary restrictions can be catered for with advance notice, no problem! Just let us know when you book.