DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND’S GOURMET FOOD TRAIL WITH PEPPERS

An irresistible assortment of seasonal packages and gourmet offerings has launched this month at Peppers Retreats and Resorts around New Zealand to entice food lovers to experience the ‘Peppers Gourmet Food Trail’.

“Our seven Peppers properties are located in some of the finest food and wine producing regions in the New Zealand,” says Ken Harris, Peppers Regional General Manager.

“So it makes sense that Peppers should combine its exceptional lodgings, love of food and expert knowledge of regional produce to prepare a collection of gourmet escapes.”

With locations in Martinborough, Rotorua, Northland, Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo and Queenstown, each Peppers property will showcase the expertise of their chefs and give guests the opportunity to not only taste the finest locally sourced food and wine but to really experience the journey of produce, from the paddock to the plate.

Available at all locations, the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail packages provide guests with a welcome Chef’s Tasting Plate served in room showcasing local produce; a local food trail map for a self discovery tour of the gourmet surrounds; plus a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two in the resort’s on-site restaurant.

Local Food Trail Maps offer a range of gastronomic journeys.  For example, in Martinborough visit the Olivo Olive Grove and Ata Rangi Winery; or in Christchurch feast on the local cheeses from grass-fed Banks Peninsula Friesian cows in Akaroa and in Lake Tekapo, sample the delicious ready to eat sushi at the High Country Salmon Farm.  And in Queenstown, the team at Peppers Beacon have meticulously chosen their top 10 places to eat amongst the town’s plethora of fine dining and family friendly options plus some fantastic spots for a night cap.

A day spent gourmet shopping in the region is finished perfectly back in your room at Peppers with a feast on the balcony or around the dining table with the day’s finds.

Entice your taste buds and savour a Gourmet Food Trail Package at Peppers Parehua in Martinborough from NZ$249* per night in a Winemakers Cottage; or stay at Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch from NZ$219* per night in a Lakeside Room and add on a round of golf; or take a journey of discovery into Abel Tasman National Park for a gourmet experience at Peppers Awaroa Lodge from NZ$367* per night.  

These are just some of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail Packages on offer – visit www.peppers.co.nz/food for further details of available packages across the seven Peppers Retreats and Resorts.

The New Zealand Peppers Gourmet Food Trail follows the incredibly successful of the Australian Peppers Gourmet Food Trail launched in July which offers a host of events, packages and gastronomic offerings across 23 Peppers Retreats and Resorts. From Port Douglas in Queensland to the Hunter Valley wine region in New South Wales, Daylesford in Victoria down to Cradle Mountain in Tasmania – and everywhere in between!  Visit www.peppers.com.au/food for further details.
*Subject to availability. Minimum two night stay applies. Block-out dates apply. Valid for travel until 02/04/13.

ABOUT PEPPERS RETREATS, RESORTS & HOTELS
Peppers is Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of stylish accommodation. There are 28 Peppers properties in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, leisure destinations and metropolitan locations ranging from boutique retreats, deluxe resorts and chic CBD apartments with the first Peppers Resort in Fiji due to open late 2012. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au

ABOUT MANTRA GROUP
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree.  With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.

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