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Discover Auckland’s food and wine on a half-day tour with a local insider who shares the region’s freshest seafood, baked goods and other delectable treats. Enjoy morning tea, a light lunch and wine tasting of superb varietals; visit the Auckland Fish Market and meet the talented artisan producers at a farmers’ market; and travel by minivan to key landmarks including Ponsonby Road, Mt Eden and the Auckland Domain. You’ll discover a wealth of epicurean delights in Auckland on this small-group tour, limited to 6 people for personalized attention.

Highlights

  • 4-hour food tour of Auckland with an expert guide
  • Travel by minivan around the city to visit a variety of excellent shops, markets and landmarks
  • Learn about the vibrant food and wine scene in Auckland from a passionate foodie
  • Enjoy a guided tasting of great New Zealand wines
  • Get an insider’s tour of the Auckland Fish Market with special behind-the-scenes access and a light lunch
  • Drive past landmarks including the Auckland Domain, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Mt Eden and Ponsonby Road
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people ensures personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

Auckland food tour

Join a foodie guide who provides local insight into Auckland’s thriving food scene, which includes an abundance of seafood, fresh produce and distinctive wines.

Upon hotel pickup by minivan, start your half-day tour at a farmers’ market where local food purveyors and specialty food stores offer samples of mouthwatering jams, sauces and baked goods with your morning tea. Then, meet vendors and restauranteurs as your guide takes your small group behind the scenes at the bustling Auckland Fish Market, where you’ll enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch. 

Afterward, take a city tour of Auckland, driving down popular Ponsonby Road, a hip area festooned with boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Your guide shares informative commentary about Auckland’s diverse cultures and current trends in the food and wine scene.

Admire panoramic views over the city from the summit of Mt Eden, and journey past the 185-acre (75-hectare) expanse of Auckland Domain, whose grounds include formal gardens, the Wintergarden Pavilion and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. You can request to be dropped off here, or end your tour back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A food tour by car, an excellent approach to see more of the area and experience a broad selection of food. Elle has a great breadth of knowledge of the cuisine and local happenings, she was a delight. Starting at the Fish Market we went out of Auckland to the Takapuna area for morning tea and pastries. We made a non-food stop at the Pump house, the lake was that was the source of water for many years for the city, now a beautiful small theater. We were then off to Sabatos, a local excellent store for spice, oil, vinegar, cheese and other local and imported food ingredients. We were treated to mushrooms, oil and vinegar testings and local cheese also bought a lot of stuff!. We ended up at the fish market with a complete explanation of the receipt and auctioning of the fish that come though the market. We finished at a small Restaurant in the Fish Market with samplings of local seafood and local beer. This is a great tour to get a look at the wholesale and retail end of the food chain.

Mike M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It is food! What is there not to love? And our guide Elle, was very knowledgeable and easy to speak with. This was in Auckland and we also went to Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown. Elle gave us excellent recommendations on where to eat in every city! For my wife and I, it was all about the cheeses...so good!

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Top top day! We loved every minute of it. Elle was so knowledgeable, kind and courteous. She was so accommodating and every part was just a true delight. I would do it again in a flash! Just brilliant and to foodies like us was right up our street.

edward m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

great great great

Cookie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My guide Colleen was absolutely gorgeous!! It was one of the best Foody tours I've ever been on! She met me in a very convenient location and after tasting some beautiful coffee at a local grinder, we walked down through to the city, stopping at great little foody spots along the way, ending up at the fish markets with a cool 'behind the scenes' tour and a delicious seafood lunch. Her knowledge of her city and its history was excellent and she was so much fun to hang out with. I really appreciate everything - I recommend this tour to anyone who has a free day in Auckland and enjoys food!! Cheers!!

Valerie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The whole family really loved this tour! Ellie was a delightful guide and every stop was interesting, informative, and with something delicious, culminating in a wonderful lunch.

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Max P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fabulous tour! Our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable about both the food and the Auckland area. She even suggested other restaurants we should try on our trip and they have all been top notch! This tour is a must for first time visitors to Auckland and people who love food.

Reuben L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour with some nice food to taste. Elle was friendly and informative. A good few hours spent in Auckland tasting some great produce.

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