Guided tours with authentic Hawke's Bay characters

Journey of Providence

Essence of New Zealand, off the beaten track with local characters.  3 days and 2 nights.

Accommodation:  beachside at Waimarama Beach.

Meet our local food artisans, committed to perfection, it is a privilege to be a part of their enthusiasm.  Gather food along the way for our lunch in a rural coastal village to meet an extraordinary Kuia (respected female elder) for a cultural welcome on to her land.   She will take you on a spiritual journey what will clearly demostrate what it is that makes our indigenous people so special.  Our Kuia will share lunch with us and walk with you along her beach talking about her culture, her foods and involve you in her community.

Enjoy a BBQ dinner with wines.

Visit the renowned Gimblett Gravels red wine growing wine district, taste some of the delicious wines and become acquainted with some of the subtilities of what makes these remarkable wines.  During harvest time there is opportunity to join in hand-picking grapes.

Lunch platter of local produce at a Te Awanga coastal winery where you will learn about the basis of food and wine matching under a ‘pasture to plate’ philosophy in a relaxed winery setting,  joined by a winemaker.

Journey through the beautiful Tuki Tuki river valley witness the grandeur of Te Mata Peak and taste the delicious wines from this region.

Our chef will head a ‘hands on’ interactive cooking class and you will be involved in preparing a menu with seasonal local produce, matched with regional wines.

Start the day with beachside yoga.  Meet a Maori artist on her family land and gain an understanding of the cultural, historical and whanau (family) milestones that have forged her spirit and work.