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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

  • 4-hour food tour of Auckland with an expert guide
  • Travel by minivan around the city to visit a variety of excellent shops, markets and landmarks
  • Learn about the vibrant food and wine scene in Auckland from a passionate foodie
Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert
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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert
Discover Auckland’s food and wine on a half-day tour with a local insider who shares the region’s freshest seafood, baked goods and other delectable treats. Enjoy morning tea, a light lunch and wine tasting of superb varietals; visit the Auckland Fish Market and meet the talented artisan producers at a farmers’ market; and travel by minivan to key landmarks including Ponsonby Road, Mt Eden and the Auckland Domain. You’ll discover a wealth of epicurean delights in Auckland on this small-group tour, limited to 6 people for personalized attention.
What to Expect
Join a foodie guide who provides local insight into Auckland’s thriving food scene, which includes an abundance of seafood, fresh produce and distinctive wines.

Upon hotel pickup by minivan, start your half-day tour at a farmers’ market where local food purveyors and specialty food stores offer samples of mouthwatering jams, sauces and baked goods with your morning tea. Then, meet vendors and restauranteurs as your guide takes your small group behind the scenes at the bustling Auckland Fish Market, where you’ll enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch. 

Afterward, take a city tour of Auckland, driving down popular Ponsonby Road, a hip area festooned with boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Your guide shares informative commentary about Auckland’s diverse cultures and current trends in the food and wine scene.

Admire panoramic views over the city from the summit of Mt Eden, and journey past the 185-acre (75-hectare) expanse of Auckland Domain, whose grounds include formal gardens, the Wintergarden Pavilion and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. You can request to be dropped off here, or end your tour back at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly Recommend

Great tour, we felt like we were being shown the city by a friend that living there! Thanks to Ellie.

Thank Claudine G
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!! :) Great to meet you both! I hope Fiji was fun Big Hugs Elle x

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Memorable way to tour NZ

Colleen picked up my group promptly and we set out for a half day of food experiences. We learned things about foods and NZ along the route. I highly recommend this tour; you can see the city and enjoy good food along the way. Thanks...More

1  Thank Luci108
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Oh thank you! Colleen is amazing and she loved your tour. We hope to see you again in the very near future! Happy travelling! Elle

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
Napier-HawkesBay-Wellington Food tour

I have just returned from NZ after an 8 day food tour which covered Napier Hawkes Bay and Wellington. From chocolate tasting to 6 course dinning it was faultless. The knowledge and contacts that Big Food Tour offered was amazing. Elli's passion for food and...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
A great foodie’s taste of Auckland

We were quite pleased with our tour. We experienced parts of Auckland we would never have discovered on our own. Started with a short stop at a small coffee roaster-great coffee and given coffee beans to take with us. The next stop was at a...More

Thank Galen W
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you Galen! Colleen is amazing and I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourself. We do try to show off the hidden gems. I hope we get to see you again on another tour. Best wishes Elle

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Awesome Food Tour

We really enjoyed the food tour hosted by Colleen - she was so informative, fun and energetic. All the tasting experiences including coffee roasting, vegan bakery, NZ oils, honey, jams and cheeses as well as visit to fish market made for a wonderful day as...More

Thank Karen A
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

OHHHH! Thanks so much guys. She's pretty fantastic! I'm so glad you had a great time with her! Love to see you all again. Best wishes Elle and Colleen

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