Dunedin Fashion ID/Central Otago Tour





Dates to Be Confirmed  

After three very successful tours including the Dunedin and Central Otago .

I will be  offering this tour for a limited number in 2017. The Dunedin ID Fashion week has gained a huge amount of publicity over the years and has become a major event for fashion designers here in Dunedin and world wide.

In 2017 I have increased the tour by a day  and we will now have time to explore Wanaka better.     I have designed a 7 night tour to incorporate what I think is the best to do here in Dunedin and continuing on into Central Otago.

Included are wonderful restaurants, local wine and food, iconic personalities, stunning gardens, beautiful scenery and planned a programme that will be fun and very busy.

The tour is inclusive of meals, wine, top accommodation, transport and activities. Numbers will be limited. Feel free to ask your friends and this is suitable for ‘men’ – My husband Philip goes to ID events every year.

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Day One   – Dunedin

Accommodation –  In a new hotel in our old iconic Post Office. Distinction Hotel

Arrival Day in Dunedin

Meet for a drink at the hotel

Dinner –Welcome to the tour

Day Two – Dunedin

Morning – City Walk –  with  a local guide > Lunch – Travel by coach to Moeraki and the one and only ‘Fleurs’ for lunch

Early evening  – Drinks and Finger food

Evening – Emerging Designers Fashion Show at the Dunedin Town Hall.

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Day Three  – Dunedin

Breakfast Lecture then discover the wonderful garden at Larnach’s Castle

Surprise Picnic Lunch

Time to do some shopping in the afternoon.

Early Evening – Light meal

Spectacular Fashion ID at the HistoricDunedin Railway Station

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Day Four – Wanaka 

Accommodation – The very central Lakeside Apartments

Depart Dunedin – After a stunning drive through the Maniototo we will stop for morning tea at a walk around my friends William and Susies  impressive property in the old Central Otago town of Ophir –

Lunch –Bannockburn – Over looking the vineyards high on the plateau at Mt Difficulty. Platters – Local food and Wine Tasting > Travel the 30 minutes to Wanaka to our accommodation




Day Five – Wanaka 

Time to explore this lovely  town and walk along the shores of Lake Wanaka.

After a light lunch we will drive past Lake Hawea towards the West Coast and do a Bush Walk at Makarora

Dinner – Bistro Gentil


Day Six –  Queenstown

Travel over the impressive Crown Range to the  stunning garden of significance owned by Janet Blair wife of the famous architect John Blair ( in the August 2012 NZ House and Garden)

Long Lunch – Amisfield at Lake Hayes

Light Dinner !!!PicMonkey Collage 11

Day Seven — Queenstown
With a local guide  we travel up the side of the lake to Glenorchy and onto Paradise. Past the ‘Lord of the Ring’s’ sites –  this is truly picturesque and beautiful  day
Last night Dinner – Botwanna Butchery
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Day Eight  –  – Travel Day
Catch your flight out of Queenstown.
Continue on your holiday For some…. you may be  interested in biking the Rail Trail from Cromwell – Middlemarch

I have travelled with Judith Cullen in the past and knew that she would design and deliver, the perfect trip. Having Dunedin iD as part of the tour was a real draw card as I had never been to such an event before. Another reason for going was because the trip offered me an opportunity to spend time with old friends without actually having to plan or be responsible, for any activities myself.

The atmosphere of Dunedin and the ability of the young emerging designers and established ones at both shows. A chance to see Central Otago in Autumn and to enjoy the company of others, and the programme offered by way of gardens, and vineyards as well as the superb accommodation It was a great 6 days and I would recommend it to anyone.

It was great to meet up with Judith’s family and friends, especially in Dunedin. She seems to know everyone!! Talking to, and spending time with people who live in a different part of the country from me , adds to my appreciation of NZ — its diversity ,similarities,joie de vivre ,and energy. I had never walked around Dunedin ,so the walking tour with Charles was a real highlight. His enthusiasm and knowledge makes the city alive and intimate..

The tour was absolutely great, your ability to please everyone is one of the attractions and your knowledge of places to visit, restaurants to enjoy is what makes your tours so enjoyable.


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