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8 Days New Zealand Gorgeous Girls Culinary Holidays

Culinary Holidays for Women at New Zealand

Gourmet Food Safaris is an award-winning food tour company offering culinary tours and safaris in Sydney, Australia and the most exotic parts of the world. We love offering delicious food adventures and we are always happy to help you select a safari, give you some extra information and go through some of the inclusions of our safaris.


  • Spa treatments at the hotel
  • Guided tours and winery visits
  • Wine tasting at Pinot Pit, Hiltons wine-tasting bar
  • Cooking demonstration and lunch at Wild Earth winery hosted
  • Visit to a winery in the Bannockburn Queenstown region
  • Morning and noon walk around the spectacular lake
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Visit to top NZ labels
  • Movie screening


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation on all nights will be arranged at the luxurious Hilton, right on the water.

Gourmet Safaris Cooking and Adventure Luxury Holidays at Queenstown, New Zealand Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday:

Morning depart Sydney approx 08:00 (arrive Queenstown). Group transfer at 3.00pm for arrivals on the 14:20 and 14:25 flights. (TBC)

Transport to Hilton Queenstown. The Hilton in Queenstown is a wonderful place for us to relax and not have to unpack again. The view is magnificent over the lake to the mountains beyond. There are many areas you can relax in, some with log fires. Youll love the hotels Eforea spa, which we are booked into to return us to our glowing beautiful best! There is a swimming pool and gym for those who want to exercise though there are lovely paths around the lake, which we recommend to get into that fresh mountain air.

Once youre settled, well meet at the Hotels wine tasting bar for a welcome glass of heavenly pinot at 16:30 - actually we are in the Pinot Pit - a true 1960s style conversation pit with log fire.

As well be on Australian time, we will then move to an early dinner at one of Queenstowns beautiful restaurants: the hotels own Wakatipu Grill.

Drinks, snack, dinner

Day 2, Monday:

Breakfast in hotel.

A water taxi across to Queenstown and some retail therapy are a great way to start the day. Well meet one of the boutique owners to give us an introduction to some great New Zealand labels and a guided tour through some of the best shops, a nice girly morning finishing with lunch.

Afternoon will comprise of spa treatments, for some, at the Hilton. Late afternoon well head to the sensational Amisfield Winery on Lake Hayes to have a beautiful series of dishes featuring local produce with matched wines at their acclaimed restaurant.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and spa treatment.

Day 3, Tuesday:

Breakfast in hotel.

Bring your walking shoes for a spectacular morning walk around the lake, then a complete change of pace with a cooking demonstration and lunch at Wild Earth winery hosted by owner Quinton Quider.

In the afternoon we have a special visit to a winery in the Bannockburn region lined up. Free evening for you to relax or go and explore Queenstown.

Breakfast, lunch, wine tasting.

Day 4, Wednesday:

Breakfast in hotel. A day of beauty and some warm welcomes.

We drive up over the Crown range to Wanaka and head off on a spectacular walk around the lake to work up an appetite for lunch, which will be at a stunning lakeside restaurant with top local chef James Shipley who will give us a tour of his organic vegetable garden before we settle into a fabulous lunch.

As we return to Queenstown we will stop in at the famous fruit barn outside Cromwell for fresh fruit icecream, the best dessert ever!

Return to Hilton.

Free evening.

Breakfast, lunch.

Day 5, Thursday:

Breakfast in hotel.

Today we drive to historic Arrowtown where well visit the workshop of NZs top fashion designers at her home set in a lovely estate, then have a walk around the charming town full of quaint shops and galleries.

Lunch at a local caf. We have arranged a late afternoon film at the luxurious boutique cinema and bar, Dorothy Browns, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Return to hotel.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, movie.

Day 6, Friday:

Breakfast at hotel.

We will take a water taxi to town for an introduction to NZ art. We will do a bit of a gallery hop in Queenstown, through landscape to pretty home-wares then have lunch at the popular Botswana Butchery.

Friday afternoon we have spa treatments booked at the hotel.

Free night tonight.

Breakfast, lunch.

Day 7, Saturday:

Breakfast at hotel.

You have the day free to explore Queenstown or hire a bike from the Hilton and glide around the incredible lake on our doorstep. Some of our girls last time did a jet boat experience, one went ballooning and we do love the luge track!

Free afternoon - Afternoon of spa treatments at Hilton.

Tonight is our last night and we plan to see you off in style at one of our favorite restaurants. Dress up.

Breakfast, dinner.

Day 8, Sunday:

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Check out and say our goodbyes. Group transfer to airport at 12:00.

Included excursions

Drive to the Crown range and Wanaka

Drive to the historic Arrowtown for NZs top fashion designers workshop

Fresh fruit ice cream at the famous fruit barn outside Cromwell

Guided tour of shops at New Zealand

Morning walk around the lake

Ride on a water taxi to Queenstown

Tour around the Amisfield Winery on Lake Hayes

Tour of local chef James Shipleys organic vegetable garden


The vacation takes place in the luxurious set up of Queenstown, New Zealand.



  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting


  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lake nearby
  • Mini bar
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance


All meals are taken care of as per itinerary.

Things to do (optional)

Explore Queenstown

Hire a bike from the Hilton and glide around the lake

Try a jet board

Go ballooning

Try the luge track

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are organized as a part of the package for women at the hotels Eforea spa.

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners including wine
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Luxuriousness and pampering
  • Spa treatments
  • Wine tastings and transport as per itinerary

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Extra spa treatments
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel mini bar

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Queenstown airport (ZQN) for a group transfer.

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