Taste Waiheke Experience with Love My New Zealand.

Waiheke Island Tours Luxury Overnight Stay

Waiheke Island Tours

Luxury Escapes with Julie Biuso

Waiheke Island Tours with Love My New Zealand and Julie Biuso.
Immerse yourselves in the most indulgent Waiheke Island wine and food experience - with an overnight stay in luxury Waiheke accommodation.

Waiheke Island Tours with Julie Biuso

Julie is one of New Zealand’s best known and respected food personalities, with 16 cookbooks to her name, numerous appearances at food shows, on radio and TV and more than 30 years as a popular magazine food editor.
Julie trained and taught at Le Cordon Bleu London and is an Ambassador for Le Cordon Bleu Institute New Zealand, and for the New Zealand Farmers’ Market Association.
Among the honours she has received for her writing are 8 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 6 Culinary Quill awards for the NZ Guild of Foodwriters, a Gold Ladle at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, a Journalism Award from the University of Canterbury and two wins for her books in the Lifestyle section of New Zealand’s top literary awards.
Her philosophy is simple:

The best food is the freshest food with as little done to it as possible.

Enjoy stunning Waiheke Island views
  • Chauffeured in luxury Land Rovers from your own front door

  • Stunning flight in seaplanes or helicopters accompanied by your private travel curator over Waiheke Island

  • Upon landing you’ll be in the expert hands of Julie Biuso as she takes you to her revered spots to give you a taste of the best that Waiheke has to offer. Meet the bakers, producers and vintners while you enjoy their spoils

  • Visit Waiheke’s hidden food forest at Nourish Gardens, Owhanake Bay Estate. Indulge in Julie’s delicious home baking while enjoying herbal tea and chit-chat with estate owner and gardener, Christy Ralphs, before accompanying her for a walk through the gardens to forage for fresh produce for your lunch. Marvel at how the abundant edible and medicinal produce, including berry, vegetable and herb gardens, a food forest full of exotics, an orchard and boutique vineyard and flower farm, thrive in this unique environment. To conclude, there are local honeys to try, and Owhanake’s stunning wines.

  • Gather freshly-shucked famed Te Matuku oysters, seafood, meats and freshly baked bread enroute to taste the international award-winning extra virgin olive oils at Rangihoua Estate with olive grower and estate owner Anne Stanimiroff.

  • Relax and unwind in the private surrounds of a gorgeous Waiheke Hilltop. Sample a wine or two, identifying a favourite to enjoy over lunch. Call in to Te Whau Edible Gardens to collect a basket of microgreens, edible flowers and herbs to complete your lunch ingredients.

  • Arrive at Julie Biuso’s Waiheke 'peace' of paradise and cook alongside her or simply relax in the stillness of the valley while sampling Julie’s handmade preserves and treats with a glass of gorgeous Waiheke wine

  • Take your place at Julie’s courtyard table and enjoy the spoils of the day as you feel the relaxation wash over you

  • Extend the moment with a luxury overnight stay for one or two nights in your private luxury accommodation suite with magical Waiheke Island views from your balcony

  • Your luxury Waiheke Island accommodation includes gourmet breakfasts and lazy late morning checkouts

  • At day’s end depart in your private sea plane or helicopter and come away enriched, inspired, sated and relaxed after experiencing a true immersion in Waiheke Island and it’s unique food, wine and people

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