Dunedin Fashion ID/Central Otago Tour
March 22nd – 28th
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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2017 / March 22nd – 28th
Day One – Wednesday – 22nd
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 – Thursday – 23rd.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.
Day Three – Friday 24th -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
Day Four – Saturday – 25th 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 -Sunday 26th -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 – Monday -27th – 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 !!!
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.