For the Love of Travel
For the Love of Travel

Gourmet Trails in Oz & NZ

Check out Lonely Planet’s inspirational new book on Gourmet Trails in Oz & NZ

Lonely Planet celebrates 40 perfect culinary weekends in New Zealand and Australia. 11 New Zealand regions are showcased including Hawke’s Bay, Bay of Islands, Waiheke Island, Central Otago, Marlborough and the West Coast. Meet the producers and celebrate the ingenuity and passion of New Zealand’s best food and wine regions.

As domestic tourism shifts into overdrive in the coming summer months Lonely Planet has delivered the perfect culinary companion to weekends in food and wine country.  

“This book showcases why New Zealand is considered such a heavyweight on the global gourmet scene,” boasts Lonely Planet who celebrate New Zealand’s ultimate culinary experiences with the release of their latest title from the Lonely Planet Food imprint Gourmet Trails Australia & New Zealand.

Central Hawke’s Bay. Credit HawkesBayNZ

Having tasted their way around the country the team of Lonely Planet writers has delivered a definitive showcase of New Zealand’s epicurean regions via tailored itineraries that celebrate vibrant local produce and the creative minds that deliver these culinary delights.

“With an abundance of hip restaurants, food markets, craft-beer breweries, microdistilleries, vineyards, coffee roasters, cheesemakers and specialist providers you don’t have to go any further than your own backyard to experience world class produce,” says Lonely Planet.

“I think this may have been the best job I’ve ever done for Lonely Planet,” muses contributing author Chris Zeiher.  “We collectively ate and drank our way up and down New Zealand to come up with these amazing weekend itineraries in some of the countries prettiest spots,” Zeiher says.

Craggy Range. Credit HawkesBayNZ

The New Zealand regions covered in Gourmet Trails Australia and New Zealand are…

  • North Island – Wellington, Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Wairarapa and Waiheke Island
  • South Island – Central Otago, Christchurch, Marlborough, West Coast and Nelson

“This is a celebration of New Zealand’s culinary ingenuity and now is the perfect time for Kiwis to experience what they have in their own backyard,” says Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher.   “Whether it’s gourmet grazing on the West Coast, downing a crisp dry rosé whilst indulging in a long lazy lunch on Waiheke Island, following the craft beer trail in Nelson or celebrating small-batch success in Auckland there’s something for all tastes in this tome.”