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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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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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A wonderful tour!

When we first booked this trip and looked at the shore excursions in Wellington, we were going to do the WETA Studios tour because LORD OF THE RINGS! And then when we got around... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2015
jenkinsonmike
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Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

When we first booked this trip and looked at the shore excursions in Wellington, we were going to do the WETA Studios tour because LORD OF THE RINGS! And then when we got around to actually booking the shore excursions a while back, we started to second guess the WETA tour because we were already doing Hobbiton later on in... More 

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

Dear Mike Thrilled to know that you really enjoyed our tour! All of us here at Zest so enjoy hosting food lovers in our amazing city and sharing some of the best culinary delights on offer. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'll make sure to pass on your compliments to Fabs - it will make her day... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The experience was undoubtedly enhanced by our guide Wilma, whose warm personality and local knowledge were very evident. We were the only people on the tour, and It felt at times as though we were just three friends out on a stroll, rather than two tourists and their guide. The people we... More 

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1 Thank Rob L
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Rob thank you so much for your lovely review of our Capital Tastes Tour, which I have shared with Wilma and our other guides. We simply love showcasing our wonderful city's sights and flavours to our guests and were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thanks once more for taking the time to post such... More 

Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Although we got off to s rough start by miss-communicating where to meet, the food tour and guide was amazing. Even with only half the time she was able to show us amazing pizza, cheeses, in the beatufiul neighborhood of Posnsoby. The final part was also great, receiving an appetizer, entree, dessert, and wine (if that is something you're interested... More 

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

Hi Phillip thank you so much for your excellent review of your Zest tour experience in Ponsonby, which I have passed on to the owners in Auckland. They were delighted to read your comments. Kind regards - Stephanie C - Zest Wellington More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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540 reviews
190 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I booked the walking tour of miramar as part of Wellington on a plate. The places we visited were unknown gems. Being treated to kitchen visits and getting to meet the chefs and passionate owners was delightful. The Zest food tour staff were knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. They had a great knowledge of food willing shared with those of... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review of our Miramar Foodie Trail during the "Wellington on a plate" event. I have shared this with our guides and they were delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with Zest. We feel very passionate about Wellington and thoroughly enjoyed introducing you and our other guests to the wonderfully thriving, culinary... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

The tour was amazing! It was very well organized and we went to places we would normally not find traveling as tourists. Helena has a huge knowledge about the city and the history of NZ. We learned a lot and we had a ton of fun. All the food we tasted was mouthwatering. We highly recommend the Zest Food Tour!

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

Hi Sylvia, thank you so much for your wonderful review of your Zest tour. I know Helena will be thrilled to read to read your comments. We love sharing the sights, the history and flavours of this beautiful city with our guests and are really appreciative you taking the time to post such lovely comments. Many thanks and safe travels... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We went as a group of US exchange students, who had been living in Wellington for the last few months. Despite the fact we already knew the city, we heard new information and went to hidden places, getting a really local feel to the tour. We visited a coffee shop, chocolate factory, gelato shop and Moore Wilson's for cheeses. Helena... More 

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

Hi Beky, thanks for posting this great review. I'll make sure to pass this on to Helena and Heather as well. I know they had a blast with the students. We love showcasing Wellington's hidden gems and amazing vibrancy from a food lover's perspective and are thrilled to know you enjoyed your morning with Zest. Best regards, Stephanie More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This is a great tour Coffee Chocolate the Market and the superb lunch. Stephanie made the day great knows all the ins and outs of Wellington. Could not imagine going to Wellington and missing out on this tour. If your on a tight budget you can skip the lunch. I would rather skip dinner the lunch was exquisite. P.S New... More 

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

Hi Joe, thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure showing you and Linda around Wellington and I'm so glad to know you enjoyed your time here. Wishing you both all the best on your future travels. Kind regards, Stephanie More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This was a terrific way to get around Wellington's wonderful Sunday morning offerings in terms of markets and must-see purveyors of fine food. Wilma was delightful and turned out to know an old friend of mine very well. Such a small place. Many thanks!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Diana. It's so great to hear you enjoyed your day with Zest. Wilma will be delighted to read your kind words. Thanks again, Stephanie C More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Our tour guide Stephanie was not only a very good tour guide but great company. The tour was informative, the food experience excellent and gave us a great insight into the city itself.

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Thank PGreig01
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I really enjoyed meeting you and showing you Wellington from a food enthusiasts perspective. It was such a fun day. Kind regards Stephanie C More 

Toronto
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412 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Fabiennes was charming and knowledgeable. Fun way to get acquainted with the city. Really interesting to meet the owners of the artisanal food retailers and learn about their businesses. Minor quibble - even with tiny nibbles, it is an enormous amount of food. Resist tasting everything or just tiny bites, so you will be able to fully enjoy lunch.

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Thank alwaysplanahead
Catherine C, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your tour with Zest, which I have shared with our guide. We feel very passionate about Wellington and enjoy introducing our guests to its wonderful, artisan food scene. Many thanks, Stephanie C. More 

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