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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 #6 of 45 activities in Wellington
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Livonia, Michigan
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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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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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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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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

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations, it gave me a wonderful sense if the inner workings of the city as well as sharing with me many local gourmet food establishments and allowing me to share in their passion for food and drink. Our guide Heather was wonderful and more than willing to give recommendations of more places to enjoy. Such a... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the day and we'll pass your feedback to our guide who will much appreciate your words. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner More

Ochtrup, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We did the Zest food tour in Wellington and were very pleased. Our guide (who happend to be Dutch) really knew what she was talking about, not only about food- and drinkfacts, but also about the city. It was a perfect combination of walking, talking, visiting historic places, but above all, learn about the food-culture in NZ. A very good... More

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

Hi Monique, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and it's so helpful for others considering taking a zest tour. I'll pass on your lovely feedback to our guide Wilma. We are lucky to have such wonderful guides who are not only foodies, but great ambassadors for Wellington, sharing lots of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We took this tour while on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice around NZ. Although it may seem a little expensive for a few tastings around Wellington - this is also a very good walking tour of the city- well paced while being very relaxed and casual. Our guide - Heather - not only talked about food, coffee etc we... More

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

Hi Mike and Bev, thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really appreciate the feedback, it's so useful for others considering their tour options in the capital. Our guides are trained to share general information about Wellington as well as being food specialists and we're glad that this sharing of knowledge added to... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were picked up from our accommodation and greeted by a lovely guide names Sue. Our tour involved a detailed information session on olives and olive oil at olivo followed by owning tea at a local cafe to sample juice coffee and cheese from the region. We then made our way to a wine making tour at coney wines .... More

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

Hi Tamara, thanks for your lovely review, we do appreciate it. We are very lucky to have Sue as our specialist Martinborough-based guide, her knowledge is amazing and she loves sharing that with our guests and getting to know everyone during the day. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours, Owner More

Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

This tour was booked through our agent and I was not aware of how much food we would be eating. Had I known, I would not have dinner the night before! Started off with coffee and scone, then some walking, then walk through grocery store to see different foods only found in NZ, then cheese platter, a little walking, stop... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it's such a shame that your travel agent did not give you accurate information about your tour - it's definitely a gourmet food tour with some walking, not a walking tour with a little bit of food. We are very disappointed to have received a 3 star review for something... More

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