• Escorted Tour

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Come and get a #tasteofthewild

A celebration of all things wild from the West Coast, the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival has something for everyone. Festival goers can enjoy the usual wild treats with some exciting gourmet options.
For the foodies, there is marinated tuna, whitebait patties, gourmet sausages, smoked high country salmon and an assortment of game meat. Some of the newer additions include chicken’s feet, clams and hangi.

Your travel itinerary

Thursday 07 March

Auckland - Christchurch

Mid-morning flight to Christchurch. On arrival we are transferred to our Christchurch hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore the city. 

Friday 08 March

Christchurch - Greymouth

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Today Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. On arrival in Greymouth we have a short walk to our hotel, with time to relax this afternoon before our Welcome Dinner tonight. 

Saturday 09 March

Greymouth- Wildfoods Festival

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Today we head to the Wildfoods Festival for a full day of exploring and tasting new and exciting foods. Late afternoon we are transferred back to our hotel. 

Sunday 10 March

Greymouth - Christchurch

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Today we travel back on the Tranz Alpine to Christchurch. 

Monday 11 March

Christchurch - Auckland

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The morning is yours to relax before our early afternoon flight back to Auckland

Inclusions

  • Festival entry ticket
  • Return Tranz Alpine journey
  • Return economy air travel with Air New Zealand to Christchurch
  • All transfers
  • Four night’s accommodation including cooked breakfast (two nights Christchurch, two nights Greymouth)
  • Welcome Dinner in Greymouth

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle Supplement
   $1339 $1653 

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change

Exclusions

  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person will secure a place on this tour
  • Full payment due 01 February 2019

Cancellations

  • Deposit non-refundable
  • All cancellations on a per-person basis

The Story behind the festival….

Local woman, Claire Bryant, instigated the very first celebration of local wild food. Her wine cellar was very well stocked with a home brew of West Coast gorse flower wine and people were clamouring for a taste of her rose petal brew. So why not a festival celebrating the tastes of the wild West Coast?   With the event coinciding with the 125th anniversary of the birth of Hokitika, in March 1990, the Festival was born.  A celebration of all things wild from the West Coast, the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival has something for everyone.  Festival-goers can enjoy all the usual wild treats with some exciting gourmet options.  For the foodies there is marinated tuna, whitebait patties, gourmet sausages, smoked high country salmon and an assortment of game meat.  Some of the newer additions include chicken’s feet, clams and hangi. For a challenge, experience some of the wilder foods. The iconic Festival huhu grubs are on the menu along with mountain oysters, crocodile bites, grasshoppers and snails. The Festival is all about exposing your palate to something new.

Travel Insurance

We recommend cancellation insurance for our clients. For a free quote please contact the office. 

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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