South Island, NZ
Yet more tourists going to New Zealand in February.
I am looking for a posh romantic restaurant in Queenstown/Arrowtown or Christchurch. I also welcome reccomendations for restaurants that highlight local NZ ingredients in Christchurch, the West Coast and Marlborough. For the romantic dinner, I am thinking of the The Postmaster's House in Arrowtown, but welcome other suggestions.
Any wineries in Central Otago or Marlborough that one shouldn't miss? So far, we plan to see Amisfield, Mount Edward and Wairau River.
On a different note, is the Indonesian restaurant in Napier worth a visit?
North of Christchurch, Amberley has Norwester Cafe. Great local ingredients ostrich a specialty.
The bistro at Amisfield is excellent and stays open til 8pm, if that is late enough for dinner. Great views.
If you go up the east coast from Christchurch I recommend Pegasus Bay in the Waipara Valley, and Torlesse (had the winemaker pouring).
Central Otago, Peregrine and Mt. Difficulty if you make it that far.