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Waiheke Island Tours With Julie Biuso

Waiheke Island Tours

Luxury Escapes with Julie Biuso

Waiheke Island Tours with Love My New Zealand and Julie Biuso.
An in-depth journey with your significant people... immerse yourselves in the most indulgent wine and food experience. Begin a luxury escape unrivaled, unique, fun and exquisite.

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.

  • 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.

What we love about the experience we offer our guests is that they can always extend the moment and stay overnight or maybe even two nights.

We look at the view from your balcony as it must represent the very best of New Zealand. We look at the service and care you receive from our hosts who are representing the Love My New Zealand brand and standard. We look at the food, the wine, the ambiance and the superb feeling you are left with as you depart.

But most of all, we look for what we know you want when you extend your experience with us and we won't leave you until we know you are happy and content with the perfect glass of wine in your hand.

So take a helicopter in and instead of coming back the same day, linger overnight and waken to a luxury hand made breakfast served with a stunning panoramic view of Auckland before your sea plane takes you onward after a late and lazy morning checkout.

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