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A Taste of Wellington: Wellington Foodie Delights Tour
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A Taste of Wellington: Wellington Foodie Delights Tour

By Kaewa Tours Ltd
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Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 7 hour private tour capturing the best tastes Leed Street Wellington and beyond has to offer.
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$487.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 19-100
Duration: 7h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • New Zealand Spring Water
  • Entry/Admission fee - all locations
  • Lunch and choice of 1 beverage
  • Pick up and drop off from CBD hotel, Railway Station or Cruise Port terminal
  • Personal Driver/Tour Guide
  • All tasting fees
  • Scenic Drive - Eastern & Southern Bays
  • Entry/Admission - Lower Hutt
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Chocolate Factory
  • Entry/Admission - Petone
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • CRUISE PASSENGERS - Please note the following important information: Due to new Port Authority policies, we can no longer pick up and drop off passengers directly at the Port. Cruise passengers will be transferred by bus from the Port to outside the Wellington i-SITE, 111 Wakefield Street where a Kaewa Tours representative will meet you. At the end of the tour you will catch the bus back to your ship from the Wellington i-SITE. Wellington Railway Station: Pick ups are from outside the front entrance on Bunny Street.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Wellington Intl Airport, Wellington New Zealand
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • CentrePort Wellington, Shed 39/2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301552P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • For children under the age of 7 an approved child restraint seat must be used and be supplied by the customer. If an approved child restraint seat is not available the tour cannot proceed.
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301552P2

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        • Kaewa Tours Ltd
          98
          Wellington, New Zealand
          Joined in February 2021
        • bobkO1556HE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great visit.
          Tom was an excellent guide. We covered the city with photo opportunities at all of the viewpoints. He also took pictures from some special places. It was a great day.
          Written 12 June 2024
        • T2884RSphilippeh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awsome
          We had an unforgettable day with Andrew / most likely the best way to visit Wellington surroundings. We used his deep knowledge to discover hidden spots and used his full flexibility to tailor the day with our wishes. Great experience. Many thanks. Philippe and Nathalie.
          Written 12 June 2024
        • michellebP4057SC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do tour
          I took the Private Wairarapa Wine Delights Tour from Wellington with Tom and it was a fantastic experience. All of the stops were amazing but Poppy's was my absolute favorite. It was great getting to chat with some of the owners to learn more about their wines. The icing on top was the fact that Tom takes photos of you during the experience. As I was traveling solo during my trip it was so nice to have some candid shots along with some additional staged ones to commemorate the experience. I will 100% be scheduling another experience with Tom if I ever get back to Wellington for another trip.
          Written 11 June 2024
        • B5196JValanf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great sights to see
          The tour was great! I had a lot of fun seeing Wellington, visiting the great sights, and Tom was fantastic providing details and history along the way. Recommended!
          Written 10 June 2024
        • mandysF3981RD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best in region!! 😀
          My husband and I had the pleasure of a free lance Kaewa Tour and we jumped at the opportunity. I have had the pleasure of a Foodie Tour in the past with my best friend and this time I took my husband. We stayed in Martinborough at another good friends business (exquisite) and this allowed for multiple local wine tours, a visit to the Honey Farm, Olive farm and a gin tasting. I noted there was a few companies doing similar jobs around the town that were offering a good (driver service) which had me feeling like I chose the best in the region. Tom and Jill were amazing hosts that were with us each step of the way. Incredibly well known and loved by all staff of all businesses we visited and we got some pretty good purchase deals along the way due to these established relationships. Absolute next level service, don't book anyone else. These guys are your one stop shop for local knowledge, care and engagement. Loved the whole weekend and we will be back again. Third time is the ultimate charm right? 😁
          Written 10 June 2024
        • SuzanneW186
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing and unique experience
          The whole day was amazing despite the slight drizzle. We were collected from home and driven to Kapiti where we did quite a few activities. Cider tasting and ice cream made from foraged plants was an amazing experience. Roasting our own coffee was a highlight. Sitting on heated concrete seats while eating lunch was so warming while we sipped on wine and had a lovely lunch. Tom was informative and very entertaining. I would recommend this trip with Tom as he was a great host. Thank you.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • 280ambers
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing private tour with Tom for our honeymoon!!
          We had an amazing private tour during our honeymoon with Tom! Tom and I emailed back and forth to come up with a somewhat custom tour to visit the Cape Palliser seal colony and then we added in some fantastic stops along the way. He picked us up at the cruise port and took us across the Rimutaka Crossing to Martinborough to Poppies for a delicious wine tasting and the best charcuterie board we have ever had. Then he drove us out to Cape Palliser to see the lighthouse and the seal colony. He even made time to stop by Kaitoke Regional Park where they filmed Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings. Tom even brought his camera to make sure he got some great photos of us during our experiences. We highly recommend taking a tour with Tom!!
          Written 9 June 2024
        • 789kunalp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Wellington Day Tour!
          Tom provided a wonderful day out with my family. He went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and enjoyed our experience. We were blessed with the miracle Wellington without too much wind. All in all a wonderful day tour and highly recommended
          Written 9 June 2024
        • 9220PMiguel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          My wife and I had a very delightful day touring with Tom. His knowledge of the Wellington area is very thorough.
          Very complete tour of the Wellington area. The tour offers a very personal experience for a couple who want to spend a full day touring the Wellington area.
          Written 8 June 2024
        • lonk55
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Comprehensive private tour
          For a comprehensive overview of Wellington, with private insights from an informed guide, this is the place. Bryce made sure we did the must-sees like the waterfront, Parliament and a ride on the cable car, but made sure we had breathtaking views of the City from all sides which gave a great orientation not just to the history, but to the geography of Wellington.
          Written 25 April 2024
        • E3668YGsandrak
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience!
          Tom was a delight to be with and we had a wonderful time seeing the sights of Wellington. He even went out of his way to hire a particular vehicle we needed for a disabled friend, which no one else would do! Thank you Tom for going above and beyond for us. Highly recommended!
          Written 13 April 2024
        • jamesbG9904JQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous wine tasting tour out of Wellington
          This was such an amazing day. Tom is such a wonderfully relaxed and knowledgeable guy who loves showing people wine country around Martinborough. His commentary throughout the day made this a truly memorable experience. Our wine tasting at Le Gra and lunch provided by Nicky Geary and Brian was delightful. The rose was particularly tasty. Later, at Johner Estate, we were surprised with freshly picked grapes in addition to the delicious wines. Our stop at Poppies was so much fun. The Sauvignon Semillon was something we don’t usually seek out, but this one was really good. Since Tom heard that we were Lord of the Rings fans, on the way back to Wellington, he stopped at Kaitoke Regional Park where Rivendell scenes were filmed. That was a real treat. Tom seems to know everyone, and they know him. If we ever make it back to New Zealand, we will certainly book his Foodie Delights Tour. Thanks for an unforgettable day!
          Written 11 April 2024
        • ellenz417
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Best of Wellington with Best of Guides
          Our day in Wellington was incredible! Tom is a very gracious, knowledgeable and acomadable host who goes above and beyond being a guide! He made our experience memorable, educational, fun and unforgettable. His knowledge of both daily life and the history of Wellington brought the city and area to life. It was a day filled with activities and Tom had everything in order to maximize our visit. The many pictures he took are forever memories of a special day in New Zealand. Thanks for the smiles and memories, Tom. You are the best! Ellen and Dave
          Written 4 April 2024
        • David M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hanging out with the Tominator!
          Tom was a hoot to hang out with! His passion and knowledge of his country was awesome! It was like we had known him our whole lives!
          Written 28 March 2024
        • M2149WOgregb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Kaewa Tours are fantastic and highly recommended.
          Fantastic conducted tour. Tom is a real gentleman and goes above and beynd expectations. Highly recommend Kaewa Tours for a worthwhile experience and to see the highlights of Wellington and its surrounds. Thanks so much Tom for such an enjoyable day and sharing your knowledge of such a beautiful part of the world. 10/10 but would give more if it was possible.
          Written 28 March 2024
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        Soo H
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        What a great day!! Tom picked us up for our Wellington Foodie Tour in the morning and we headed into Wellington for our first stop at Fix & Fog where we sampled a fabulous range of their peanut butters, followed by coffees at Leeds Street Bakery before lunching at Shepherd Restaurant. We sat at the chefs pass watching the kitchen staff do their thing, awesome lunch definitely recommend it. We then headed to the Wellington Chocolate Factory, we all sat around tasting the mouth-watering chocolate whilst listening to their story – very interesting.
        It happened to be International Gin Day so it was very fitting for Tom to take us to Denzien Urban Distillery – just perfect, just loved the Gins and the surroundings of their tasting room definitely a must!! Tom had one last trick up his sleeve and drove us out to Miramar to visit the Double Vision Brewery …… wow we just loved it such an awesome place with lots of atmosphere and great staff, we tried few tastings and then a couple more just to make sure it really was that good ….. yep it was, again definitely a must.
        We have been on a tour with Tom before and again he just is so brilliant at what he does, from the moment he picks you up to the time he drops you off you experience an exceptional day, he is so informative, so humorous and so very good at what he does. We would definitely recommend Kaewa Tours - Thank you again Tom we had a blast!!
        Written 26 June 2022
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        Thank you so much for your wonderful review Soo and John. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both again. Cheers, Tom
        Written 26 July 2022
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        Kate Parkinson
        Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022
        From start to finish, this experience was perfect. Tom picked us up for our day of preplanned activities on a private tour which took us to the best of Wellington's foodie and scenic highlights (and the best local beers). A drive around the bays showed us Wellington's outer suburbs and the hidden Massey Memorial on the Miramar Peninsula. We learnt the reason behind the 'Wellywood' sign and even got to visit Gollum!
        My favourite parts were the visit to Denzien Gin Distillery and lunch at Shepherd, whereas Sean most enjoyed a pumpkin spiced ale at Double Vision Brewing. I sense a theme here...
        Our private Wellington foodie and scenic tour with Kaewa Tours was exceptional and we will definitely be back to try the Martinborough/Kāpiti tours too. Fantastic food, brews and great company. Thanks again Tom, you sure can't beat Welly on a good day!
        Written 28 March 2022
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        Thank you Kate and Sean for taking the time to post up your review from your tour. Thank you for your very nice words. We loved hosting you both for the day and are so pleased your enjoyed your day out with us. We look forward to seeing you and Sean again. Best wishes Tom and Jill.
        Written 15 April 2022
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        Jake K
        Austin, TX117 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Tom led a fantastic private tour with us across Wellington. We started with a beautiful stop at the top of Brooklyn Hill to view the city and then visited a roastery to roast our own coffee beans (and have our fill of caffeine)! For our lunch we had weekend brunch at Shepard, ate our (first) dessert at a chocolate factory, and then sampled some local beers at a nearby brewery. Dessert #2 was at a gelato shop before hitting a couple of requested Lord of The Rings locations. We loved the pace, variety, and overall quality of the tour. Absolutely recommend this. Thanks Tom!
        Written 17 April 2023
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        Kia ora Jake and Steph, Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience. It was lovely to meet and spend the day with you both. Serena and Pete at The Roastery/Raumati Coffee thoroughly enjoyed hosting you - enjoy that coffee when you get home! Safe travels and best wishes. Tom and Jill
        Written 23 April 2023
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        Jess
        Paris, France7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Family
        This tour was amazing. We got to roast our own coffee beans and learn about the process. We brought some home and everyone loves the coffee. Additionally, we got to tour a chocolate factory, eat at local restaurants, and go to a local brewery. The food was amazing and we enjoyed Tom’s stories about all the places we visited. Tom is honestly the best not only tour guy but person.
        Written 31 August 2023
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        Hi Jessica, Thanks for taking the time to post up your review and thank you for your very kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to meet and host you, Jorge and Carlos. Thank you again for choosing to book with me for your day around my beautiful capital city exploring some great tastes and sights. Sorry Team USA went out so early :-( Take care and best wishes. Tom
        Written 4 September 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        KarenR47
        Melbourne Beach, FL8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Couples
        We are thrilled that we chose Tom and Jill with Kaewa Tours. From our first contact with Tom by phone, we knew that the week we toured around the Kapiti/Wellington area, we were getting first-class, personalized treatment. Tom picked us up at the airport and started our tour right away, on our way to our B&B. The best part of the tour week was meeting the owners of the unique small businesses: the Manuka honey, the coffee brewing, the olive oil, Tom and Jill even had us to dinner at their home--we felt like family. We couldn't imagine a better guide to learn about the real New Zealand.
        Written 2 September 2023
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        Hi Karen and Jim, Thank you very much for your lovely words and for taking the time to post up your review from your week out exploring the Kāpiti Coast, Wellington and the magnificent South Wairarapa region. It was our absolute pleasure hosting you and Jim for the week. There are some people I meet and host where I reflect after I've said goodbye - I've made new friends for life. You and Jim are indeed our new friends. Take care and best wishes. Tom and Jill
        Written 4 September 2023
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        Jenelle B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022 • Family
        Tom's Wellington tour was a gem! His local insights, friendly vibe, and well-paced itinerary made the experience incredible. From iconic spots to hidden corners, he nailed it. A must for anyone visiting Wellington!
        Written 29 August 2023
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        Hi Jenelle, Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience from your day out with me. It was lovely to meet and host you and Liz. Best wishes Tom
        Written 31 August 2023
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        Josue D
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        We had the best time traveling around with Tom. First and foremost his driving was impeccable on the windy streets of Wellington! We could not have done that kind of driving ourselves. Everyone we met at each of the establishments were fond of Tom and therefore fond of us. That made a huge difference than if we had done this on our own. We love food tours and they are the best ways to get to know a city. This tour with Tom goes down as one of the best!
        Written 20 December 2023
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        Kia ora Josue and Jon, It was great to meet you both back in November 2022 and help celebrate your Honeymoon! Thank you very much for your very kind words and for taking the time to share your experience of your day out with Kaewa Tours. Best wishes Tom
        Written 9 January 2024
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        MTSAMC
        Boston, MA5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Family
        We are a couple from the United States, just outside of Boston, and were visiting Wellington and wanted to see the sites and fun local attractions. We met Tom for a foodie tour and he was an amazing host/ambassador. He was punctual and communicated all that we were going to do for the day. He started our meeting by setting expectations and letting us know what we’d be in for. He’s got a great sense of humor and is obviously very knowledgeable of the area. He provided great insight into various areas as we cruised around the city. He checked in with us often to make sure we were comfortable and getting what we wanted out of the tour. The tour took us most of the day and we were able to see beautiful views while sampling coffee, a fine lunch, and craft beers. Tom exceeded expectations as a guide and did a great job of letting us know about things we could explore on the days we were spending in the city. I’ve been to many cities on many tours, and Tom ranks among the best. I highly recommend engaging him and Kaewa tours.
        Written 27 June 2023
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        Hi Michael and Anne Marie, Thank you so much for your wonderful words. It was an absolute pleasure meeting and hosting you both. One of the many things I love about my business is the fabulous people from all around the world I get to meet. You are both certainly in that category! Thank you again for your very kind words and for taking the time to share your experience of your day out with me. Best wishes Tom
        Written 2 July 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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