The Best New Zealand Road Trip Destinations for Foodies
New Zealand is the ultimate road trip destination - from the stunning landscapes to the fresh and delicious food, it's a match made in heaven if you ask us. When it comes to New Zealand, you really can't go wrong when it comes to road trips and adding mouth watering food and epic memories to the mix makes it's a no brainer. VroomVroomVroom is here to help in all you car hire needs so that your foodie road trip can become a reality! So, if you're wondering where to tantalise those taste buds in picturesque New Zealand, take a look below at our best road trips for foodies.
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Epic Street Food in Auckland
We had to give props to the North Island's main city - this place is jam-packed with an abyss of multicultural eats, epic street food like the ones found at the Pakuranga night markets, and a ton of restaurants to wine and dine yourself into a good ol' food coma. Ponsonby Central is a must see if you're into chic bars and gourmet eats. Auckland's food scene is full of surprise (all good ones we are glad to say) which means any craving of yours will be satisfied. It's also the perfect place to get outside your foodie comfort zone - these guys know how to put on a show.
Wine Tasting in Blenheim
Could we really talk about great foodie destinations in New Zealand without an honourable mention to Blenheim? This place is the gateway to world-renowned wine regions. Located in the region of Marlborough, to put it simply, this is wine and food heaven AND an essential place to add to your list of road trip destinations. Because of the climate being quite cool (making it ideal for growing grapes), the wine regions are highly regarded and, if you're a fan of sauvignon blanc your road trip won't be the same without a stop over here.
An NZ Classic in Queenstown
This place is the epitome of New Zealand. Imagine ice-capped mountains surrounding a cosy town perched on the water. That's exactly what Queenstown is like. After feasting your eyes on its amazing scenery, you can now satisfy your cravings because the foodie vibe here is aplenty. Are you after an NZ classic? You can't beat fish and chips as the sun is setting. Whether you're in the mood for some fine dining or casual eats, you will fall in love with this beautiful town plus the drive here is stunning. We highly recommend driving from Queenstown to Milford Sound, which is about three and a half hours north-west which, leads us onto our next foodie destination…
Stunning Scenery and Seafood in Milford Sound
Fiordland National Park is home to the natural wonder that is Milford Sound. Not only does this place look like a postcard, the food and scenery here means that your foodie road trip just wouldn't be complete without driving here. Although there aren't 100's of restaurants because of its remote location, the few that are dotted in and around this magical place, are 10/10. Check out and indulge in the amazing fresh seafood here.
The combination of stunning scenery and fantastic food makes New Zealand the ultimate place to go on a road trip for foodies and connoisseurs alike. Add these destinations to your road trip itinerary - you and your stomach you can thank us later.