Food and drink

Famous for a vibrant creative culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer and coffee Wellington is the destination to taste your way around

Vineyard Cafe at Margrain

Day One: Food

Start the day by learning the art of how to make a perfect flat white at Flight Coffee.

Tempt your taste buds with an artisan food tour with a local foodie or chef. Enjoy tastes of local peanut butter at the Fix and Fogg window, a tour and tasting at Wellington Chocolate factory or a Salted Caramel Cookie from Leeds Street Bakery.

Food trucks in Hannahs Laneway – guests can pick up their lunch from the cafes in the laneway or choose from a variety of Wellington’s top food trucks parked up in the laneway.

Spend the afternoon with a hands-on class with one of Wellington’s top food producers:

  • Dumpling making with Vicky Ha of House of Dumplings
  • Beer and food matching at Fortune Favours
  • Cheese-making workshop with Cést Cheese
wellington chocolate factory tasting chocolate
House of Dumplings spooning 1
People buying peanut butter at Fix and Fogg window
Bike hopping Martinborough wineries

Day Two: Drink

Enjoy the scenic train ride from Wellington to the Wairarapa, stop in at boutique cheese store Cést Cheese to taste before exploring the town of Martinborough. Stroll or cycle the vines with a wine and vine tour before enjoying lunch at one of Martinborough’s top local vineyards with tastings from their cellar.

Head back to Wellington for a wine maker’s dinner at Bellamys by Logan Brown in the Beehive at the New Zealand Parliament buildings. A premium and quintessential New Zealand dining experience, this is your opportunity to dine at the Beehive, where you might spot some Kiwi politicians if you’re lucky.

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