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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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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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Gourmet Food Tour

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Syarif P
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week 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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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the great fortune of being on a Zest food tour of Wellington during our cruise in the South Pacific. I simply cannot say enough good things. Wilma, our guide, was kind, fun, and super-knowledgeable. She seemed to know everyone and everything in the city - and even alerted us to other cool, trendy companies to... More 

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

Dear cruise guest thank you so much for sharing your wonderful impressions of your recent cruise tour experience with us. I will pass on your lovely review to Wilma - I know she will be absolutely delighted. Here at Zest we simply love sharing with our guests Wellington's history, beautiful sights and culinary delights and strive to offer you a... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The weather was absolutely beautiful for this walking tour in Wellington. We were able to see how coffee was roasted, went to a chocolate factory, ate gelatin, and went to a super market for samples of a variety of items. Our final stop was at Havanas bar which was average. Our tour guide was very friendly however spoke a lot... More 

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Thank seesaw91
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive and thoughtful review. We appreciate and take on board your feedback. Moore Wilson's 'Fresh', where we hosted your tasting of local and artisan produce is an iconic Wellington foodie destination, popular with our passionate, local chefs and food lovers alike. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards Stephanie C - Zest More 

Sammamish, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

My husband and I participated in the most wonderful walking for tour with Helena of Zest in Wellington. Helena was bright, upbeat and a lot of fun. She showed us some of the best spots in Wellington and gave us a tour of the town. Thank you Helena! Diane

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

Dear Diane thanks for your wonderful review of your tour experience with us. I will share your comments with Helena - I know she'll be so delighted and thrilled with your comments. All of us here at Zest just love showcasing to our guests what our vibrant, little capital city has to offer. Wishing you continued wonderful experiences on your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Despite the absolute torrential downpour, we were in good spirits and this food tour was really great, my favourite stop offs being the coffee factory and the gelato shop! A great foodie tour if you've got a few hours spare in Wellington.

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

Dear Abbi thanks for your excellent review of your food tour experience with us. We really appreciate it and were glad to hear which stops were your favourites. I will pass on your compliments to them. Wishing you a wonderful time on your travels. Best regards Stephanie C - Zest More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable tour with Helena on 19 January. Great tastings and exploring the hidden lanes of Wellington as well as learning about the local history. I would certainly recommend the Capital tastes tour with Zest. I have already been back to a few of the places/recommendations.

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

Dear Margaret, thank you very much for giving us such an excellent review of your Capital Tastes Tour experience with our lovely guide Helena, which I will share with her and all our guides. We just love sharing with our guests what makes our little, capital city such vibrant and delicious place to visit. I was delighted to learn that... More 

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