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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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 six people for personalized attention.
  • Half-day 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
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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
How long is Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert?
Approximately 4 hours long.
What is the typical group size?
Group sizes for Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert are capped at a maximum of 9 travelers.
What languages is Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert offered in?
Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert is offered in English.


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Enjoyable tour inside the city of Auckland
, Aug 2018
Start your trip in the morning with gourmet coffee and experienced how good coffee are being roasted. Visited a vegan bakery for breakfast. Driving through town and tasting of special cheese, honey and olive oil were eyes opening. The tour ended with a Fish Market tour and lunch close by with a large seafood platter plus local brewer. The whole experience was enjoyable.
Elle was an amazing guide! She knew...
Comfort M
, Feb 2018
Elle was an amazing guide! She knew just where to take us in order for us to truly experience the different flavors of Auckland. We started in the local market where we sampled delicious quiche and croque monsieur. The brownie was amazing and the limoncello divine! We also went to the shop where chefs buy their cheeses and various ingredients. We tried and also purchased some amazing cheeses and tea! We some how also managed to grab some yummy apple syrup to bring home and hide from the kids! Elle also took us to lunch for some Auckland local seafood. Perfect! Elle knows the ins and outs of Auckland and the best places to go if you want to experience the flavors of Auckland. She is funny and entertaining and we truly enjoyed our tour and meeting her. I highly recommend Big Foody Food Tours if you want a true taste of Auckland.
Loved this tour ! Colleen, our...
Betty L
, Feb 2018
Loved this tour ! Colleen, our guide was so nice and informative,,,,,and the samples of food were great! Small group was also a plus.
Colleen, our local expert, was the...
, Sep 2017
Colleen, our local expert, was the best! She is so friendly and introduce some many great food to us! I am still dream with the hazelnut pie that was eaten from a Café in Takapuna Beach.
A food tour by car, an excellent...
John W
, Nov 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.
It is food! What is there not to...
Mike M
, Sep 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 good!
Top top day! We loved every minute...
John F
, 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.
My guide Colleen was absolutely...
, Sep 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!!
The whole family really loved this...
Valerie L
, Aug 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.
Fabulous tour! Our guide was very...
Max P
, Feb 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.

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