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Odyssey New Zealand

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Address: Hastings, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6 211 3116
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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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An outstanding wine tour experience

We selected the Odyssey Twilight tour which was exceptional in every way. From the very moment Dermott picked us up to the time we returned five hours later was full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aratag
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We selected the Odyssey Twilight tour which was exceptional in every way. From the very moment Dermott picked us up to the time we returned five hours later was full of outstanding food, great service, comfort and of course the wine was fantastic. The nighttime view from Te Mata peak was a highlight. The Hawkes Bay hospitality scene was on... More 

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aston clinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken on a winery tour by Dermott and had a fabulous afternoon. We went to 4 wineries ( although if we had been quicker it would have been 5) and learnt huge amounts about wine ( and we know a reasonable amount anyway) and bought a decent amount too. Visited the Mission, Brookfields ( John was incredibly knowledgeable... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Some years ago we had a wine tour (wanted to see what visitors to Hawkes Bay were shown) and had a really horrible experience. Gareth picked us up today and took us around three wineries - two we have been to before and one new one - his tour was informative, friendly and a totally happy experience. We can recommend... More 

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Thank Grant N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely brilliant afternoon with Gareth on the 'wine & gourmet odyssey'. We were the only ones touring on the vile winter afternoon so we ended up with a private tour in a lovely Range Rover for no extra charge. We visited 5 very different wineries and learnt much from Gareth in between in the car. His knowledge... More 

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Thank pipschof
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Of all the wine tours we have done none have giving us the level of understanding as we got on Odyssey's Wine Tour. Gareth has a wealth of knowledge and picked out some really spectacular vinyards for wine and food. Couldnt recommend enough and next time we're back in New Zealand and hawkes bay, we'll definitely go again.

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Thank conyac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I was staying at 119 on Georges B & B and Wendy helps me call Odyssey late on a Thursday night. Luckily, Gareth answered the phone and talked to me. I called him back to get more details about his all day wine tours. We knew what we wanted to see while visiting as many vineyards as possible in one... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great experience visiting 6 wineries through day. A good way to sample some of the bay's many wineries. We would have never found great places like ash ridge or Moana Park by our self. All the hosts were really friendl and happy to let you sample wares.. Lunch at mission was our best meal in.the bay. Nice platter at ash... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing wine tour! Was great to visit some of the local wineries while having Gareth explain more about the history. Will be back for your Twilight Odyssey

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of wine tasting with our guide Dermott and 2 other fellow travellers. Dermott was extremely informative on our drive from vineyard to vineyard about the local area and the wines. We visited 4 different boutique vineyards within the area, all with extremely informative, interesting and willing to explain hosts at every single... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Good wine, decent food, excellent company and a Yorkshire comedian for a driver and guide. Quite a combination that produced a terrific, thoughly enjoyable evening. We set off for Vidal where no fewer than nine wines were produced for tasting as we tucked into a magnificent, generous platter that had enough food to fill us for the evening. But that... More 

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