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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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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. 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.

Take in the history, art and culture of our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city. Here at Zest we do believe the best way to experience Wellington and its culture is by strolling and sampling some of the many tasting pleasures on offer.

Zest Food Tours also offers a wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region and walking foodie tours in Auckland.

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A fabulous tour in all aspects

What a great tour! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the tour- the service was perfect, the guide was fantastic, and the spots we went to were just what you would hope for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2015
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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

To cut to the chase here, this is not the most straight forward review to write, our guide on the day was a really engaging and knowledgable person when it came to Wellington. Our issue is that given the many food related producers, restaurants, shops etc that we now know exist in Wellington after our own searching out the tour... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, we do appreciate it. We are sorry you found it not to be quite what you expected. It would be great if you would like to contact us via our email our on our website as we would really like to get some additional feedback from you to explore... More 

California
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98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

What a great tour! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the tour- the service was perfect, the guide was fantastic, and the spots we went to were just what you would hope for- super informative, friendly and welcoming, and a bit off the beaten track so you weren't just hitting all the spots the normal tourist go. Just a fabulous time... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to write about us, we really appreciate it. So glad to know you appreciated getting off the beaten track to experience Wellington from an insiders view. More 

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

This was an excellent way to see Wellington and go to places we probably wouldn't have gone to. Our guide Heather was very knowledgeable and friendly. Good to go behind the scenes and learn about produce - coffee, gelato, local cheeses, smoky spicy peanut butter and chocolate. To cap it all off we had an excellent lunch. My only slight... More 

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

Hi Graham, thanks very much for your great review, we really appreciate the time you took to place some feedback. We'll definitely look into seeing if we can add the tour stops onto the map, that's a great ideas! Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Friendly, knowledgeable guide introduced us to the small, high quality culture that best describes Wellington for us. Our walking tour around the city opened our eyes to sights we would not have found on our own. Brilliant morning.

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

Hi Paul, thanks for your lovely review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback; the "essence" of Wellington describes our tours really well! Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours More 

Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

This is a great way to start a day in Wellington. Getting behind the scenes with owners and workers learning about their produce and tasting everything from great coffee, chocolate, local cheese to peanut butter gelato. All with some local knowledge and sight seeing done as well.

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

Hi Sean, thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, we are thrilled to hear you had a great start to your day in Wellington! Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

We had the absolute pleasure of being taken on a food tour by the extremely knowledgeable and friendly Heather. The tour took us around an amazing range of artisan food producers with personal demonstrations and tastings organised at each location. Initially I did feel the tours might have been a little pricey, but found it to be WELL worth the... More 

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

Hi Tyson, thanks for writing your great review, we do appreciate it and I've passed on your kind words to our guide Heather! Thanks also for your note about initially finding the tour a little pricey, but we are so pleased you felt it was more than worth it at the end! As long as we have 2 guests, we... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Having been to Wellington on several previous occassions, the opportunity to do a Zest “Meet the Maker” tour as part of WOAP festival, was too good to surpass. WOW, what an amazing way to find out about all those hidden gems that are not on the usual tourist or visitor trail. Heather surpassed our expectations as a guide and it... More 

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

Hi there, thanks very much for your wonderful review, it was great that you could make it to Wellington for our Visa Wellington on a Plate tours! We really do appreciate the feedback about the tour and Heather our guide, our guides are always happy to spend a little bit of extra time showing and giving further foodie recommendations -... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

What a fabulous way to be introduced to the Wellington. Stephanie was obviously passionate about the city and its food offerings. She was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable about Wellington, and gave us a some great insights into the city, its history, its culture and its food. We had very limited time in Wellington and over 5 hours we were... More 

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

Hi Heather and Don, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we do really appreciate it as it's a great recommendation for others considering booking a tour. Stephanie really enjoyed meeting you both and I've passed on your lovely feedback. Kind Regards Catherine Cordwell, Owner, Zest Food Tours More 

Brisbane, Australia
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178 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

The Capital Tastes tour was a great way to experience what Wellington has to offer. A great combination of getting to know the City and also trying some tasty food. Our guide, Heather, was fantastic and really made it a memorable experience. She was extremely knowledgeable about Wellington and the food scene. Would thoroughly recommend. Make sure you arrive with... More 

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

Hi Wayne, thanks very much for your lovely review, we always appreciate it when guests take the time to post some feedback. It's great to hear that it was a great way to get to know the city while tasting food at the same time which what we aim to offer every time. We'll pass on your feedback to Heather... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We spent a fantastic morning with Wilma enjoying the history food and drink of Wellington. The coffee was great and the visit to Moore Wilson a highlight Lunch at Logan Brown was great this tour is highly recommended for foodies.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to right such a lovely review, I've passed on your great feedback to our guide Wilma also. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner, Zest Food Tours More 

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