Food

With world-class chefs making use of local fresh ingredients, abundant seafood and pacific cuisines, New Zealand is a foodie’s dream destination. New Zealanders value seasonal, local, fresh, wild-caught or hunted. Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, as well as wild and sustainably farmed salmon, are just a few of the fabulous seafood choices. Don’t forget the quintessential kiwi favorite: fish and chips – typically fresh snapper, terakihi, or hoki – best eaten from the paper wrappings while relaxing on the beach watching a sunset over the ocean.

Try our world famous lamb, delicious when roasted with rosemary and seasonal veges! Sustainably farmed, grass-fed beef ensures the most succulent and tender steaks you’ll ever enjoy.

We’ll also make sure you experience traditional Maori food, cooked on hot rocks buried in a pit oven, resulting in a uniquely delicious flavor that you won’t experience anywhere else in the world.

Award winning artisan and gourmet cheeses are also widely available, both in supermarkets and direct from the producers.

Excellent climate for orchards and food production ensures a huge variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

While we love our meat and game, restaurants and cafes are used to meeting the demands of a diverse population, so vegetarian and gluten-free options are also widely available.