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By far the best time to be on the road in Picton and other towns in New Zealand is in March and April. This is the time the country is in full swing celebrations and good things re flying around. For gourmet lovers, the only good thing that will capture your attention is food. The flurry of food festivals during this time boasts of everything from wine picnics to family-friendly foods and there are even crafted beer events. A self-contained Picton motorhome hire comes with all the essentials, but conveniently there is no food. Stock up the kitchen in your motorhome with all the delicacies in New Zealand while at the same time enjoying entertainment form the locals and supporting local businesses. Here are hints on some of the best days to be in New Zealand as a lover of food.

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival This is a three decade old New Zealand festival where you can experience the most popular and the savoriest foods in the country. There are gourmet food stands featuring traditional Maori hangi, sausages, game, seafood and others. If you are a wild explorer, you can also get a taste of fried pig ears, baby octopus, crocodile bites, huhu grubs among other wild foods. To make your experience even better, there are international cuisines that could be your dream food come true. This festival happens in March.


Waiheke Island of Wine Waiheke is famous for its boutique wines. You can travel to this beautiful island any time of the year and along with the wines enjoy also some locally produced specialty foods and fresh succulent oysters. There are three famous vineyard restaurants each serving with the wines some mouthwatering delicacies. Mangonui Waterfront Festival Many families choose motorhome rental Picton because it allows them to travel with their family. And there is nowhere more family friendly than the village of Mangonui in the far North. In March a waterfront festival is held in this village with wine, local food, and family-friendly entertainment. If you want a gourmet festival for the entire family, then plan your travel around this time.

Food Show This is the biggest three-day event for food-lovers in New Zealand. Here you will learn tips from some top chefs in the country and buy your dream New Zealand delicacies at friendly prices from the food stands. The food show this year will be in Christchurch (in April) in Wellington (May) and in Auckland (July). Melt, Festival of Chocolate This is a festival dedicated to chocolate lovers and you can expect all family members to have fun. At the festival you will enjoy a bake-off, master classes and chocolate themed tastings, entertainment and street food. Your Picton Motorhome hire company will have the details for when the festival takes place so that you can plan your visit and travel direction around this date. Conclusion Most events for food-lovers take place in line with Camperco.co.nz itineraries. This ensures you have an unmatchable Picton Campervan Hire experience.

Picton Campervan hire for the Gourmet Traveler  

By far the best time to be on the road in Picton and other towns in New Zealand is in March and April. This is the time the country is in fu...

Picton Campervan hire for the Gourmet Traveler  

By far the best time to be on the road in Picton and other towns in New Zealand is in March and April. This is the time the country is in fu...

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