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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: | PO Box 6030, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4 801 9198
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Description: Experience a gourmet food tour with Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, where...
Experience a gourmet food tour with Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, where we believe the best way to discover a new place and its culture is through food and wine. Enjoy a walking gourmet tour with our friendly, local guide in Wellington, the foodie capital that’s crazy about its locally roasted coffee, or a food and wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region; or a food tour in Auckland
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Our tour guide Stephanie was not only a very good tour guide but great company. The tour was informative, the food experience excellent and gave us a great insight into the city... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide Stephanie was not only a very good tour guide but great company. The tour was informative, the food experience excellent and gave us a great insight into the city itself.

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Toronto
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20 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fabiennes was charming and knowledgeable. Fun way to get acquainted with the city. Really interesting to meet the owners of the artisanal food retailers and learn about their businesses. Minor quibble - even with tiny nibbles, it is an enormous amount of food. Resist tasting everything or just tiny bites, so you will be able to fully enjoy lunch.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your tour with Zest, which I have shared with our guide. We feel very passionate about Wellington and enjoy introducing our guests to its wonderful, artisan food scene. Many thanks, Stephanie C. More 

PHILADELPHIA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a great way to see, taste and experience Wellington! We were on the Holland America Line "Oosterdam" and were so glad that this was offered to us. Everything was really great - we had an awesome guide (I don't have her name handy but she'll remember the group from Atlantis)..it was so interesting to learn of the history... More 

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

Thank you so much Bill and Vito, for taking the time to post such a lovely review, which I have shared with the guide. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring and getting to know Wellington with Zest. We love sharing our knowledge of this gorgeous city and its amazing food scene with our guests and really appreciate your... More 

New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 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 

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