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Odyssey New Zealand

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Address: Hastings, New Zealand
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+64 6-211 3116

Hawke's Bay's Leading Wine & Gourmet Experiences. We provide...

Hawke's Bay's Leading Wine & Gourmet Experiences. We provide interactive tours designed to awaken every sense. Built around Hawkes Bays internationally acclaimed wine and food industry, we encourage your input so we can cater the Odyssey experience to your own personal interests and desires. Choose from: "A Wine & Gourmet Odyssey" including - Wine Tasting 4-5 Wineries, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant (4pm), Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Vine to Glass Experience. "The Odyssey Experience" including - Wine Tasting 6-7 Wineries, Fully Guided Tour of the Church Road Winery, Wine Museum & Tom McDonald Cellar, Lunch with Wine at Mission Estate, Behind the scenes tour of a boutique winery, Sightseeing with Fully Guided Scenery, Vine to Glass Experience, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant. "A Twilight Odyssey" - The world's only Progressive Three Course Winery Dinner at NZ’s Top Winery Restaurants including - Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Interactive Wine Tasting, Champagne Sunset from Te Mata Peak, Wine with Dinner, Desserts & Dessert Wine,Tea/Coffee.

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Odyssey Twilight Tour

From start to finish this was a brilliant trip! Gareth is an excellent, informative guide. Plenty of wines to sample and delicious food at progressive locations. Sipping champagne... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

From start to finish this was a brilliant trip! Gareth is an excellent, informative guide. Plenty of wines to sample and delicious food at progressive locations. Sipping champagne as the sun set at Te Mata Peak was memorable.

Thank killywhan
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We did the whole day experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. We visited 4 wineries for tastings, a separate winery for lunch and somewhere we could taste wines from lots of the smaller wineries. The lunch was delicious - full choice from the a la carts menu at the winery and the food was delicious. We had a platter in the... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was an evening trip with wine and food and our host Garyiu was brilliant. The trip is restricted to ten people on a mini bus which is far better than a coach of fifty! Our first stop was a small Vineyard where we had our starters along with the tastings of four white wines and three red wines -... More 

Thank Dick C
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a fantastic full day we spent today with our tour guide Brendan . He is a credit to your business Gareth , very informative and obliging and felt very safe always (& no he hasn't paid up to tell you that) :-) Wineries were all different in their own little ways which we appreciated Hosts , Knowlege, Wines, company... More 

Thank margstringer
new york city
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our host, Gareth Kelly, was extraordinarily informative about New Zealand and especially its food and wine. We visited several excellent wineries and enjoyed a progressive dinner with wine accompaniments concluding at the gorgeous Terroir restaurant for dessert. We could not recommend this experience more highly.

Thank broadway2009
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We did the bespoke progressive dinner and wine tasting. This was amazing. 5 wine tastings, a cheese tasting, stop at a honey farm and then a three course dinner at three different wineries. Gareth and his team are wonderful - tremendous hosts and full of fun and information. I feel like we did everything that the Napier area had to... More 

Thank CathyRickAdventure
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went on the twilight trip and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We were fortunate in the weather and the company. Food great..my favourite was the appetiser platter at Vidal. Knowledgeable guide and a great taster for a longer trip

Thank Lafirenze1401
Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Picked up on time, visited 5 vineyards, lots of wine tasting! A museum tour at church road, lunch at mission and a cruise through smaller vineyards ending with a cheese and meat platter! Dermot was an excellent host and tour guide! Perfect way for me and my family to finish our travels together. All wined out ☺

Thank odre_86
Havant, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This tour was an informative, relaxed and enjoyable way of visiting several fine wineries in the Hawkes Bay area and tasting wines ranging from "OK" to "very good indeed". The host was pleasant and knowledgeable, telling us about vines, wine, the region and the individual wineries we visited. It was much more than just getting shuttled from one cellar door... More 

Thank colini652
Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was our second Twilight Odyssey at Hawkes Bay as we enjoyed our first trip so much. Gareth, the food and wine and the company were superb. The view from Te Mata Peak was unbelievable. Would do another one.

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