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Lonely Planet 2013 ranked Zest Food Tours as one of the top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies.
UK’s Travel and Hospitality Awards also named Zest Food Tours the Oceania Culinary Tour Company of the Year for 2018.
Let our wonderful, local guides introduce you to Wellington. Our culinary walking tours are a fun and delicious way to explore the capital’s history, art and striking cityscape while having an insider’s look at the vibrant food scene.
Sample your way through Wellington’s coffee, gelato, chocolate, cheese and other excellent regional produce as we introduce you to culinary treasures visitors often miss. Connect with like-minded food lovers and meet the makers behind some of the city’s best food.
Discover fresh tastes in New Zealand’s café capital as Zest introduces you to local flavours, products and people. Our friendly, local guides showcase Wellington, its history, art and eclectic architecture. Take a peek behind the scenes at some of our favourite Wellington food places. Meet owners and passionate food producers and sample their culinary artisan offerings as we go where only Zest can.
This tour includes all of the highlights of our Capital Tastes Tour, with the addition of more time with your knowledgeable guide over a delicious two-course lunch. Take a seat in a top Wellington restaurant and indulge in a lunch with expertly matched New Zealand wines or local craft beer.
A unique gourmet travel experience limited to two guests on this luxury private tour. Discerning travellers rarely have the chance to be welcomed into a Wellington foodie’s home and treated to some kiwi hospitality for afternoon tea. The day includes all of the classic Zest Capital Tastes and Walking Gourmet activities, as well as being welcomed into the home of a local foodie to delight in a delicious home-made afternoon tea.
We also offer a privately guided food and wine tour of the celebrated Martinborough wine region, just an hour’s drive from Wellington.
Explore the historic townships of Featherston and Greytown on the journey through the celebrated Martinborough wine region, particularly revered for its award winning pinot noir production. Hosted by a local expert Zest guide, this is a highly personalized experience. We meet passionate food producers and take a peak behind the scenes of premium wine brands, tasting our way through the region. Savour a delicious light lunch, expertly matched with premium Martinborough wines.
Contact us now to enquire.
If you are in Wellington, we recommend you take the Wairarapa return train from Wellington Railway Station to Featherston Station, which departs at approximately 8:25am on weekdays. Our local guide will meet you at Featherston Station and return you to the train for your trip back at the end of your tour. When you book, please let us know where we need to meet you.
A minimum of two guests are needed for each tour.
Prices quoted are retail, include GST, and are effective until 31 March 2019.
Please send us an enquiry email to request private or special language tours.
We look forward to hosting you soon!