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Foraging and Feasting

The Southern Lakes’ only dedicated food tour, Forage & Feast Adventures, is this year marking its third season offering immersive culinary adventures in Wānaka after overcoming the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Owner Naomi Lindsay is a self-confessed foodie traveller and has travelled the world always finding connection to the places she visits through food and people. 

“From Vietnam, China and Thailand to Mexico, Greece and Italy the food evokes memories of warm climates, new people and places.”

Naomi created Forage & Feast over five years ago inspired by the number of foodies experiences in the region although circumstances meant it was three years before her first tour was launched in 2020.

Connecting people to places, meeting locals and being interactive with food is her key focus.

“Our Forage & Feast Wānaka full day immersive food adventure takes people on an exploration of Wānaka and Hawea on a journey combining wild and commercial foraging with interactive food discovery sessions and grazing local food all day long.”

“From paddock to plate and everything in-between, guests are immersed in the stories of the local people who grow, produce and make our food. They hear from our local foodies and sample their delights in a feast of the senses,” says Naomi. “This is an immersive culinary experience where guests are encouraged to take part where they can.”

Adventures run from October 1 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with private trips available other weekdays for groups of six or more.