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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

  • 4-hour food tour of Auckland with an expert guide
  • Travel by minivan around the city to visit a variety of excellent shops, markets and landmarks
  • Learn about the vibrant food and wine scene in Auckland from a passionate foodie
Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert
From $129.82
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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert
From $129.82
Discover Auckland’s food and wine on a half-day tour with a local insider who shares the region’s freshest seafood, baked goods and other delectable treats. Enjoy morning tea, a light lunch and wine tasting of superb varietals; visit the Auckland Fish Market and meet the talented artisan producers at a farmers’ market; and travel by minivan to key landmarks including Ponsonby Road, Mt Eden and the Auckland Domain. You’ll discover a wealth of epicurean delights in Auckland on this small-group tour, limited to 6 people for personalized attention.
What to Expect
Join a foodie guide who provides local insight into Auckland’s thriving food scene, which includes an abundance of seafood, fresh produce and distinctive wines.

Upon hotel pickup by minivan, start your half-day tour at a farmers’ market where local food purveyors and specialty food stores offer samples of mouthwatering jams, sauces and baked goods with your morning tea. Then, meet vendors and restauranteurs as your guide takes your small group behind the scenes at the bustling Auckland Fish Market, where you’ll enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch. 

Afterward, take a city tour of Auckland, driving down popular Ponsonby Road, a hip area festooned with boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Your guide shares informative commentary about Auckland’s diverse cultures and current trends in the food and wine scene.

Admire panoramic views over the city from the summit of Mt Eden, and journey past the 185-acre (75-hectare) expanse of Auckland Domain, whose grounds include formal gardens, the Wintergarden Pavilion and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. You can request to be dropped off here, or end your tour back at your hotel.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile
Great tour

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.More

Thank JoyceL135
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

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...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Cute and Comfortable

Colleen was lovely. The tour was small and super friendly. Colleen definitely knows the food scene in Auckland. Even though we didn't get to go to all the places she mentioned on the tour, we found extra time on our trip to visit her recommendations....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vicky W
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Oh thank you Vicky! Colleen is amazing and we love her! Thank you so much for choosing our tours! We look forward to see you again. Elle

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Highly Recommend

Great tour, we felt like we were being shown the city by a friend that living there! Thanks to Ellie.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Claudine G
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you so much!!! :) Great to meet you both! I hope Fiji was fun Big Hugs Elle x

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Memorable way to tour NZ

Colleen picked up my group promptly and we set out for a half day of food experiences. We learned things about foods and NZ along the route. I highly recommend this tour; you can see the city and enjoy good food along the way. Thanks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Luci108
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Oh thank you! Colleen is amazing and she loved your tour. We hope to see you again in the very near future! Happy travelling! Elle

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile
Napier-HawkesBay-Wellington Food tour

I have just returned from NZ after an 8 day food tour which covered Napier Hawkes Bay and Wellington. From chocolate tasting to 6 course dinning it was faultless. The knowledge and contacts that Big Food Tour offered was amazing. Elli's passion for food and...More

Thank Lori E
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November 13, 2018|
Response from Luci108 | Reviewed this property |
I am just a tourist who did the tour so I cannot speak for the tour company but I think if they already have a few people going on the tour, they can add one more. i don't think they will do a tour for one person alone. If... More