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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Wellington Capital Tastes Walking Tour
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Wellington Walking Gourmet Food Tour with Lunch
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Taste Wellington Privately Hosted Walking Tour with Lunch for Passionate Foodies
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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, while regaling you with stories about the city's history, art, architecture and local characters. Meet some of our city's amazing and passionate producers and discover new flavours throughout our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city. Zest Food Tours also offers a premium food and wine experience for two to four guests in the renowned Martinborough boutique pinot noir wine region.
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Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is THE best food tour we have ever taken, by far. Heather, our guide, was a delight and was excited to share her knowledge of the food scene as well as the history of Wellington. The purveyors of each establishment were excited to share...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Thank you so much for taking time to write your review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are very privileged to have wonderful local producers who are genuinely interested in meeting people and sharing their passion for food, as well as our Zest guides who...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Highly recommend taking the Zest food tour! This walking tour takes you through the streets of Wellington and gives you a view into the entrepreneurial spirit of Wellingtons foodies. We sampled cheese, jam, coffee, gelato and chocolate all lovingly made by locals who were kind...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Thank you very much for your wonderful, we appreciate your thoughtful feedback and love the photos too! We'll pass on your kind review to our guide Chrissy also. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

This tour exceeded my expectations, it gave me a wonderful sense if the inner workings of the city as well as sharing with me many local gourmet food establishments and allowing me to share in their passion for food and drink. Our guide Heather was...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the day and we'll pass your feedback to our guide who will much appreciate your words. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We did the Zest food tour in Wellington and were very pleased. Our guide (who happend to be Dutch) really knew what she was talking about, not only about food- and drinkfacts, but also about the city. It was a perfect combination of walking, talking,...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Hi Monique, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and it's so helpful for others considering taking a zest tour. I'll pass on your lovely feedback to our guide Wilma. We are lucky to have such...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We took this tour while on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice around NZ. Although it may seem a little expensive for a few tastings around Wellington - this is also a very good walking tour of the city- well paced while being very relaxed...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Hi Mike and Bev, thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really appreciate the feedback, it's so useful for others considering their tour options in the capital. Our guides are trained to share general information about Wellington as...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We were picked up from our accommodation and greeted by a lovely guide names Sue. Our tour involved a detailed information session on olives and olive oil at olivo followed by owning tea at a local cafe to sample juice coffee and cheese from the...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Hi Tamara, thanks for your lovely review, we do appreciate it. We are very lucky to have Sue as our specialist Martinborough-based guide, her knowledge is amazing and she loves sharing that with our guests and getting to know everyone during the day. Kind Regards,...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This tour was booked through our agent and I was not aware of how much food we would be eating. Had I known, I would not have dinner the night before! Started off with coffee and scone, then some walking, then walk through grocery store...More

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it's such a shame that your travel agent did not give you accurate information about your tour - it's definitely a gourmet food tour with some walking, not a walking tour with a little bit...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This was a great walking tour and, though expensive, I found it very worthwhile, not only for the wonderful food tastings but because our guide, Fiona, pointed out a lot of local land marks and sculptures, explaining their history and importance to us. She also...More

Thank Kim J
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Catherine C, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Hi Kim, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and great review, we really appreciate the lovely feedback and I've passed this on to our guide Fiona too. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and the other parts...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Fabs was our Guide for our Zest Walking Tour. She was so lovely as we were four adults and my 18mth old grand daughter. Our walk took us along the water front at first, then through part of the City where we were introduced to...More

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Catherine C, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour in Wellington, I know Fabs really enjoyed her time with you and your family too. As we say, Fabs is fabulous, and a...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Our Zest tour around Wellington last month was AMAZING!!!! We explored Wellington on such a local level and saw things that as tourists would have gone unnoticed!!!! Thank you sooooo very much to our wonderful guide, she was so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly!! Certainly added...More

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Catherine C, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Hi Kerri and Chris, wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we're so pleased to hear you loved your tour. Thanks also for letting us know also how much you enjoyed our guide, we are really lucky to...More

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