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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

| PO Box 6030, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4 801 9198
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Ranked #8 of 47 Activities in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Geelong, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a fabulous way to be introduced to the Wellington. Stephanie was obviously passionate about the city and its food offerings. She was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable about Wellington, and gave us a some great insights into the city, its history, its culture and its food. We had very limited time in Wellington and over 5 hours we were... More

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

Hi Heather and Don, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we do really appreciate it as it's a great recommendation for others considering booking a tour. Stephanie really enjoyed meeting you both and I've passed on your lovely feedback. Kind Regards Catherine Cordwell, Owner, Zest Food Tours More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Capital Tastes tour was a great way to experience what Wellington has to offer. A great combination of getting to know the City and also trying some tasty food. Our guide, Heather, was fantastic and really made it a memorable experience. She was extremely knowledgeable about Wellington and the food scene. Would thoroughly recommend. Make sure you arrive with... More

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

Hi Wayne, thanks very much for your lovely review, we always appreciate it when guests take the time to post some feedback. It's great to hear that it was a great way to get to know the city while tasting food at the same time which what we aim to offer every time. We'll pass on your feedback to Heather... More

Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent a fantastic morning with Wilma enjoying the history food and drink of Wellington. The coffee was great and the visit to Moore Wilson a highlight Lunch at Logan Brown was great this tour is highly recommended for foodies.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to right such a lovely review, I've passed on your great feedback to our guide Wilma also. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner, Zest Food Tours More

Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We weren't sure what to except prior to the tour. Our group was a little late because we had to take the car back to the hotel. There wasn't anyplace left to park without being ticketed. So... make sure you walk to the meeting point. Our tour guide was wonderful! She gave us history on building's and landmark's. We ate... More

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

Hi there, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - and great tip about the parking - the start of the tour is within easy walking distance from most Wellington city hotels. We've passed on your feedback to our Zest guide Fiona also :). More

Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I was in Wellington, NZ in November of 2013 and participated in a fantastic Zest food tour. With the city of Wellington near the water, we were able to see magnificent sites and artwork and we learned a great deal about the history of the area. Our guide, Wilma, did a phenomenal job, and we all tasted delights and laughed... More

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

Hi Terry, thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really do appreciate it and we've also passed this onto our Guide Wlima also. we're so pleased it made your time in Wellington a true culinary experience! Many thanks, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours, Owner More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

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 their passion for their business and the quality of their products was exceptional. We finished... More

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

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 really enjoy sharing the culinary capital's best foodie gems with others. Kind Regards , Catherine... More

Albany, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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 enough to share their story and craft with us. Our tour culminated with a delicious... More

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

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 More

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