New Zealand 2015

For our 20th anniversary, we planned a trip to some of New Zealand's wine regions. With the help of Cristina at Best of New Zealand, we planned a driving tour from the bottom of New Zealand's south island to Auckland in the top of the north island. The story that follows documents our trip.

Days 1-3: Phoenix to Queenstown
Day 4: Guided wine tour of the Otago Region
Day 5: Drive to Franz Josef Glacier
Day 6: Glacier visit and drive to Punakaiki
Day 7: A day on the Tasman Sea coast
Day 8: Drive to Nelson
Day 9: Wine tasting in Nelson/Mapua
Day 10: Drive to Blenheim in Marlborough Region
Day 11: Wine tasting in Marlborough
Day 12: Flight from Blenheim to Napier
Day 13: Wine tasting in Hawke's Bay
Day 14: Drive to Rotorua
Day 15: Drive to Auckland
Day 16: Auckland and the return home