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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-801 9198
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09:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking...

Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking gourmet food tours. Here at Zest we believe the best way to experience Wellington and its culture is by strolling and sampling some of the many tasting pleasures on offer.

Your friendly, local Zest guide will stroll with you through our "foodie" capital city, sampling Wellington's famous locally roasted coffee and other gastronomic delights. Meet some of our city's amazing and passionate producers and discover new flavours. We will also share the history, art and culture of our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city.

Zest Food Tours also offers a wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region.

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Variety of food explored

My friend and I had no idea what we were getting into when we signed up for this tour, so it was lots of fun to be surprised by the variety of foods we had a chance to taste. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thea W
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Globe, Arizona
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Globe, Arizona
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51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I had no idea what we were getting into when we signed up for this tour, so it was lots of fun to be surprised by the variety of foods we had a chance to taste. I would recommend coming to it hungry and wearing good walking shoes. The tour guide informed us that Wellington has more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wet and windy Wellington more than lived up to its name, but that did not deter us and our intrepid guide Hedda from launching into the most fun and informative foodie tour EVAH!! Hedda gave us the low down on the history of Wellington as we walked and filled us in on the back stories of each of the artisan... More 

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Thank dideeman
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your brilliant review of your recent Capital Tastes Tour experience on a rainy day with our gorgeous guide Hedda. I know she will be over the moon when I share your comments with her and so will everyone else here at Zest. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions -... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helena was the perfect guide for the perfect Tour. We learnt so much about coffee, gelato and chocolate making that we could have stayed at each place we visited for hours. All the people we met were so enthusiastic about their produce it was catching. Moore and Wilson's was an adventure where we tried local cheese, salami, soda, apple juice,... More 

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Thank retiredmyway
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear 'Retiredmyway' thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent tour experience with our delightful guide Helena. I have shared your comments with her and our other guides. Everyone was so happy to read your review really appreciated you taking the time to write about it. Here at Zest we simply love showcasing to our guests the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked this tour on the strength of other reviews, and boy we were not disappointed!! It was just so fabulous, in every way. For over 4 hours (we asked lots of questions!) Fabs (Fabienne) took us through many areas of Wellington, stopping at 4 specific places for taste testing, but also telling us lots about the city, its... More 

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Thank Maria G
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear Maria, thank you so much for your excellent review of your recent Capital Tastes Tour with our lovely guide Fabs - she's such a star :) I have shared your fabulous review with her and our other guides and everyone was absolutely thrilled. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed review... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four spent an fun and tasty day with Helena. Started our morning with a great flat white, then on to taste some delicious gelato with locally sourced ingredients. The chocolate factory was interesting as was the private tasting in the grocery. Helena recommended a local cookbook author and took us to a restaurant supply store to get... More 

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Thank Jan F
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear Jan thank you so much for your excellent review of your recent Zest tour experience with our lovely guide Helena. I will share your comments with her and our other guides, I know everyone will be so delighted. All of us here at Zest simply love sharing with our guests what makes Wellington such a vibrant and fun, culinary... More 

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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is windy day in Wellington though, having tour with lovely guide tour Heather, she was warm person and fun so I just forget that the windy day... well, the tour give me so much experience and idea how the Kiwi are put their passion on their own business and product, I have great time to talk with business owner... More 

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Thank Syarif P
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear Syarif, thank you very much for your wonderful review of your tailored, culinary tour experience with our lovely guide Heather. I will share your comments with her, I know she will be thrilled to hear your feedback. We hope you had a safe trip home and wishing you all the best. Kind regards Stephanie C - Zest More 

Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had pre-booked the Walking Gourmet Tour to coincide with our Port stop as part of a cruise. If you've only got one day in Wellington and are a foodie, put this on tour on the top of your list. We were fortunate to be the only two on the tour with the wonderful Liz as our... More 

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Thank Janet R
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Dear Janet thank you so much for your excellent review of your recent Walking Gourmet Tour experience with us. I will pass on your compliments to our lovely Liz - I know she will be absolutely delighted. All of us here at Zest just love showcasing Wellington's thriving foodie and art scene and sharing with our guests what makes our... More 

Surrey
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our group on a Saturday morning tour consisted of 6 people. Our guide, Heather, was so right for this job, being friendly, informative, fun and interesting. Tour included visits to a coffee shop (great cakes too), chocolate manufacturer, private supermarket / deli tasting, honey outlet and finally an ice cream parlour where we were encouraged to try every single flavour.... More 

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Thank AlJSurrey
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review of your Capital Tastes tour experience with our wonderful guide Heather - she's such a star. I will share your comments with her and our other guides. I just know that everyone will be thrilled. All of us here at Zest simply love sharing with our guests what makes our capital city... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We did the Gourmet Food Tour with Fabs of Zest food tours . We had a small group of four and a perfect guide. We started with a tour and sample at Mojo coffee followed by a sample of every sorbet and gelato in Gelissimo, we then tasted a local cheese, fruit and spread platter at Moore Wilson Fresh, had... More 

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Manager at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear Susan thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent Zest Food tour with our wonderful guide Fabs, she's a bit of a star! I will share your comments with her and our other guides and I know everyone will be so thrilled. We hope you had a lovely trip home and wish you many more happy... More 

Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is great fun and the produce is top rate. Our guide, Fabs, was attentive and so helpful, thanks The coffee stop, is tops, and followed by great ice cream, fresh markets and chocolate. Even got to try gourmet cookie. The weather was not great, though this walk left us smiling and with a great opinion of Wellington. We started... More 

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Thank RonVW14
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Dear Ron thank you very much for your positive review of your recent cruise tour experience with us. I was delighted to hear that you had a fun and memorable time - even though it rained and will share your comments with our wonderful guide Fabs. I know she will be thrilled. We love sharing with our guests what makes... More 

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