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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert provided by The Big Foody Food Tours

Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert
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Tour snapshot
Morning tea and lunch, plus food samples and wine tastings are included
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Foodies will love this fun culinary tour of Auckland with a local food-loving guide. You'll visit places that are central to Auckland's dining scene, such as the Auckland Fish Market, a farmers' market, and trendy Ponsonby Road. Enjoy plenty of food samples and wine tastings, and learn about wine production near the city. You'll also visit some of Auckland's must-see attractions, like the Domain and the Mt. Eden lookout.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hotel transfers are included
  • An ideal way to get to know Auckland, as the tour includes many popular sights
  • Small-group tour ensures you receive personalized attention
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hotel transfers are included
  • An ideal way to get to know Auckland, as the tour includes many popular sights
  • Small-group tour ensures you receive personalized attention
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6369TASTEBUD
Important information
Inclusions
  • Mornng Tea
  • Food and wine tastings
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be advised at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Mornng Tea
  • Food and wine tastings
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be advised at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Auckland Central
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Auckland Fish Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    After morning pickup at your hotel or the Auckland Fish Market, travel by comfortable minivan with a food-loving guide who provides an insider’s tour of Auckland’s fabulous food scene. Rich soil and a temperate climate means that Auckland gets a variety of fresh locally grown produce all year long. Superb wine regions and talented artisan producers are located nearby, contributing to the wealth of epicurean delights to discover in the city. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to a farmers' market where you meet local food producers and taste their delicious produce, jams, sauces and baked goods. Stop in at specialty foods store to sample their wares. Then enjoy a personalized tour of the Auckland Fish Market where you go behind the scenes to meet vendors and restauranteurs who specialize in fresh seafood from the oceans around New Zealand. Your guide also takes you to great spots for a wine tasting and a light lunch.
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    Pass by
    Auckland Domain
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Charlie J
Houston, TX8 contributions
Jan 2020
We've found food tours are a tasty way to learn about a city, its geography, history, and culture. This food tour of Auckland was no exception. Colleen picked us up at our hotel for our private tour. Being Saturday, we were able to experience a farmer's market where we sampled local delicacies from the countryside. What a treat. But a great food tour is about more than just food. Colleen led us through an unexpected tour of the Auckland Domain Wintergarden and Fernery. Really beautiful! A visit to Mt. Eden and a wonderful gourmet shop for a sampling of New Zealand's finest cheeses followed. Our tour was topped off with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. We really enjoyed our tour with Colleen and heartily recommend it to others.
Written February 15, 2020
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Thank you so much! I'm delighted you had such a great day. We look forward to seeing you again. Elle
Written February 16, 2020
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KKofA
Austin, TX27 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I just wanted to thank you for making the food tour happen especially for us at such short notice and accommodating our tight schedule. As you predicted, we loved spending the afternoon with Jono who is passionate and knowledgeable about Auckland and has a charming engaging personality. He not only accommodated our diets but he ended our tour on a sweet high note with hokey pokeys from Giapo. This was on my husband’s ‘must go to’ list.
Written February 25, 2020
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raecorn
Dural, Australia9 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Colleen was our guide and was the best. We had a great day as there was just the two of us. We started at a market with excellent produce which Colleen organised for us and had a superb food tasting Then we visited a few special gourmet places before finishing up at the fish markets for a wonderful seafood lunch. Highly recommend, especially Colleen
Written November 26, 2017
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Colleen is indeed totally amazing and we're so lucky to have her on the team. The Tastebud Tour is a fantastic want to see the city and I'm delighted you enjoyed it so much! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Elle
Written November 27, 2017
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Centered29
Litchfield, CT5 contributions
Dec 2019
My adult daughter and I booked this tour and had the good fortune to be picked up at our hotel by Colleen for what wound up being a private tour! Colleen gave us such a wonderful overview of Auckland - touring, driving us and teaching and orienting us the whole time about the history and interesting facts of the city. We tasted many local foods in interesting settings, and we covered so much area to see iconic overlooks/views and markets. Although it was a food tour, she also did such a great job as an intro to New Zealand - Colleen is a charming, warm, and knowledgeable tour guide and made the tour a very fun, lovely launch into our journey.
Written January 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your email. Colleen is fabulous and I'm delighted you had a great tour of the city. It's a superb place to show off and we are very lucky to be able to enjoy such amazing food here in Auckland. Come back and see us again soon and Happy 2020 Elle
Written January 28, 2020
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Melissa
Denver, CO7 contributions
Dec 2019
I love food tours and thoroughly enjoyed this one. Elle was knowledgeable about the city and food locations. The tour was small - just my family. Elle was able to adjust the tour locations based on us.
Written December 28, 2019
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Thank you and Happy New year! It was lovely to meet you all and I hope we see you again! Big hugs Elle
Written January 5, 2020
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savvytravels10
Brisbane57 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is why I do a food tour in every city I visit. Elle’s knowledge and passion of food is what I love. And you visit little gems that you wouldn’t find on your own. I wish I had more time here to enjoy the restaurants, and maybe next time her little vineyard. Thanks again Elle.
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope I see you again next time you are in town!!! Thanks and big hugs Elle
Written November 18, 2019
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mauisuzy
Haiku, HI15 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Elle and her Big Foody Food Tours in Auckland were fabulous! She is a delight, and the places we went were interesting and delicious! Highly recommended!
Written February 14, 2019
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Thank you Suzy!!! We had such a great day out. It was a pleasure to meet you and I loved our tour together. Hope you're having an amazing cruise. Big Hugs Elle
Written February 17, 2019
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Ichipop
Antioch, CA26 contributions
This tour was so much fun. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to several locations we would have never thought of on our own. Our tour guide gave lots of information and answered all of our questions. Highly recommended this tour.
Written August 25, 2018
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Thank you so much Joyce! It was our pleasure to take the three of you out for the day. I have such a blast. I hope you had a great trip home and if you're in Oregon, go and see our tour over there! Big Hugs Elle
Written August 26, 2018
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Bob M
Brisbane, Australia77 contributions
Oct 2019
We were lucky in only having a small group of 4 with our guide being the business owner, Elle, who was lovely, knowledgeable and passionate about food, farmers, Auckland and New Zealand. Should have done this tour first in having a look around Auckland, the history and visiting places that are relevent and interesting. Elle was very engaging and with more people like her in the industry, New Zealand with bust with tourists.
Written October 9, 2019
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Thank you so much Bob!It was a pleasure to meet you both and spend the morning with you. I hope we get to meet you again in the future and share more of our fabulous city with you! Best wishes and big hugs Elle
Written October 10, 2019
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Robyn L
Dee Why, Australia26 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
A great foody tour with a lovely guide Colleen. She showed us around Auckland with a variety of interesting and tasty foody stops along the way. We finished with a huge seafood platter and a glass of wine and I felt like I’d seen a lot of Auckland along the way. Delicious and a very enjoyable half day.
Written April 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for you lovely comments. Colleen is amazing and we're delighted you enjoyed your time in Auckland with us! Come back again soon. Elle and Colleen
Written May 23, 2019
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talltraveler53
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Great afternoon with variety of sampling
Johno is an enthusiastic and knows the food. Nice walk around Queen Street and the group was small in number
685janea
685janea
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A Great introduction to a lovely city
If you want an interesting and informative introduction to Auckland on foot while sampling some yummy New Zealand t
Daniel S
Daniel S
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Fantastic experience- food and culture!
Jen was a fantastic tour guide! We had a wonderful experience not only with the fantastic food, but Jen gave us a r
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paperweight811
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Great intro to Auckland CBD food
We had a great experience with our guide Colleen and 4 other guests. Guide was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable.
Mikomikomix
Mikomikomix
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Book this tour!
Super thankful Elle was able to accommodate us even in December when most of the people are on vacation. She gave u
stevelotte
stevelotte
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Amazing tours - perfect way to start our New Zealand adventure
We were 2 couples and we met Elle in front of the McDonald's in Britomart. Our first tour was the afternoon desser
huma37
huma37
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A Unique experience
Although I had to change the date/time of my tour I had a great experience. There were only two on the tour and we
trevorc559
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Cruise Tour
We did a food tour around Auckland Central over a few hours during a cruise ship visit to NZ.. Great tour including
Graeme M
Graeme M
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Big Foody
Went to a variety of places. All of interest except for the vegan cafe which had food with no redeeming qualities.
W549KHjordanh
W549KHjordanh
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Tastebud Tour was amazing!
Definitely a must do tour! My mum and I were visiting from Sydney and booked this tour to see some of the amazing f
Angela C
Angela C
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So Cal meets Auckland Big Foody
Excellent way to not only get to know the Auckland food scene, but also get in some exercise. Jen our guide was won
hest0405
hest0405
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Fun Day before afternoon flight
I was in Auckland for 1.5 days. My first day I went to the beaches and country side then my half day I did this tou
kdogs8
kdogs8
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Awesome Beer & Company
My husband and I went on the tour yesterday with Chris. What a fantastic introduction to NZ craft beers and the ci
algel28
algel28
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Fantastic beer tour
Greg was a terrific guide, and very knowledgeable about the local NZ craft beer scene. It was a pleasure to spend a
fllglobetrotter
fllglobetrotter
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A Fun and Filling Afternoon
We had a fun and filling afternoon on our Big Foody walking tour. From delicious handmade pasta to a remarkable Ko
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