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Odyssey New Zealand

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Address: Hastings, New Zealand
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+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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Fantastic Food and Wine Experience

We booked the Progressive Wine Tour and were thoroughly impressed with the service, the wines and the food. Gareth is an excellent host and has refined this tour to perfection... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
jimharris100
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the Progressive Wine Tour and were thoroughly impressed with the service, the wines and the food. Gareth is an excellent host and has refined this tour to perfection. We were warmly welcomed at every stop, each providing a distinct experience. The platter at Vidal with "blind" tasting of 7 wines was a lot of fun and a great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up from our B&B by Don, who was on his first tour, and we had a great day. Don's extensive experience in the HB wine industry added a great edge to the 6 vineyards we visited. We had a beautiful lunch at Mission but it was Church Road winery tour and museum that was the highlight. Our... More 

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Thank KathPete46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent half day coach tour to 4 smaller wineries in hawkes bay. Brendan was an excellent guide and also down to earth about wines. There is no such thing as a bad taste. We did 4 smaller wineries in under 5 hours. 24 tastings of chardonnay, chiras, pinot noir, etc... The closing winery and scene was sublime with ocean view... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just wanted to let you know that my sister and I had a great time on the wine tour on Friday. The group was great, our driver was lovely and I think we all had a really good day. I am normally the designated driver for the wineries so it was nice to actually be able to enjoy the wines... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Pre-booked a twilight progressive tasting evening, directly from the website before we left the UK, Gareth the MD of Odyssey collected us in his Range Rover along with another couple. Visited three top class wineries ( Vidal, Mission and Craggy Estate) tasting a total of 14 wines including various Whites, Reds and dessert wines. A glass of champagne was taken... More 

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Thank Mick W
Gareth_OdysseyNZ, Owner at Odyssey New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Mick, Thank you so much for your very generous feedback regarding our Twilight Odyssey. It is a product that we are very proud of. It was wonderful having you both on board. Sorry you couldn't see the sun set, alas we still haven't managed to figure out how to control the sun. I hope the rest of your travels... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I can't speak more highly about Gareth Kelly and his Odyssey NZ wine tour if I tried. It is unlike any wine tour I have ever taken anywhere in the world. I spent the past 6 hours with him at 4 different locations being educated about the incrediblle varietals in the region, the history, the art and the science of... More 

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Thank Jeffrey A
Gareth_OdysseyNZ, Owner at Odyssey New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Jeffrey, Thank you for your very generous feedback. It was an absolute pleasure having you on board. The squawking magpies while you drank the squawking magpies bubbles on Te Mata Peak was brilliant! I put the video up on our Facebook page. Enjoy the rest of your travels around the country and be sure to look us up if... More 

Baldock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went on the Odyssey twilight tour which consisted of a starter, main and dessert at different vineyards and a trip to see the impressive Te Mata peak. We started at Vidals, a homely winery in central Hastings. They served a huge platter of breads, cold meats and cheeses for our starter, which if anything was too much food. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We did the evening wine tour / dinner. Picked up and returned to our lodge we were out around 6 hours and it flew by. Gareth was our host. Unequivocally the best tour of its type we've done in NZ. Quality and professionalism were evident throughout. Gareth is knowledgeable and personable - sharing heaps of information through the evening. We... More 

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Thank Paul M
Gareth_OdysseyNZ, Owner at Odyssey New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thanks for your wonderful feedback. It was an absolute pleasure having you on board. I hope we can be of service again in the future. Travel safely. Gareth. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We did a half day wine tour around Hawke's Bay with some friends while holidaying in New Zealand Our driver was Brendan and his knowledge of the local area and the wines there was just fabulous The vehicle was a high roofed VW only 2 weeks old and could fit 11 we only had 6 people so there was plenty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were collected from our hotel door by Brendan in a very comfortable minivan and, after picking up another gentleman, were taken to four wineries for tastings at the cellar door. The wineries all had a very different ethos with regard their wine making and their tastings complete with information about the area and wine making procedures were very interesting... More 

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