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Wellington Zest Tours

A Zest Wellington tour introduces you personally to this compact cosmopolitan city, called New Zealand's 'culinary, cafe and coffee capital'. Did you know that Wellington is said to have more cafes and restaurants per capita than New York?

Our walking tours show city sights at street level, as your personal guide shares local stories and an insider's view. Zest reveals selected favourites in the Cuba and Courtenay Quarters, often missed by most visitors. Enjoy small tastes of different foods for a gourmet tour experience with a difference.

Wellington's downtown area is flat and easy walking. Small, personal tours help you discover the vibrant Wellington culinary scene from an insider's perspective.

At the end of your tour we give you a list of our favourite cafes, bars, restauarants, food stores and coffee roasters, to enjoy during the rest of your time in the capital.

Read more about our most popular Wellington tours:
Capital Tastes and Walking Gourmet.  

We also have Dutch, Danish, French, German and Mandarin speaking guides available on request.

One of the world's Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies (Lonely Planet, 2013)


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Capital Tastes

The perfect morning walking tour: enjoy 3.5 hours of Wellington culinary experiences as well as the city's history, architecture and  ideas on great places to shop and eat.

Discover fresh tastes in New Zealand's cafe and culinary capital, as we introduce you to local tastes, products and people. With a personal guide to tell the local stories, you will taste gourmet products such as coffee, chocolate, gelato, cheeses and other specialties in top food places the locals know.

At the end of your tour we give you a list of our favourite cafes, bars, restauarants, food stores and coffee roasters, to enjoy during the rest of your time in the capital.

Need a guide who speaks Danish, Dutch, French, German or Mandarin?
Contact us to make a special request.

Read what guests say about Zest Food Tours on our Feedback/Media page


'In three hours we learned a lot about the development of Wellington's foodie scene and the festival and cultural activities in a great city. For us, the really great element was the opportunity to meet local influencers of the food scene, to understand the background to their buinesses and, of course to sample good food, from cookies, honey, chocolate and gelati to a range of savoury products.'
- Greg, Trip Advisor

 

 


Tour Details


Departs daily from inside Wellington's  i-SITE Visitor Centre, 111 Wakefield Street next to the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.

9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Please arrive at 9.15am for a timely start.

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Available year round, 7 days, except for public holidays.  On Sundays we have a different itinerary to take in the lovely waterfront Sunday Harbourside food market.

Rate NZ $185 per person (minimum 2) 
Available for up to 8 guests

Walking Fitness Level: Our tours are walking tours suited to guests with a moderate level of walking fitness.

Walking time is approx 90 mins through central Wellington. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen or light rain jacket according to weather conditions on the day. 

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Travelling by yourself? As our tour minimum is 2 guests, if you wish to make a single booking please contact us to enquire before going further. We will reply by email within 24 hours.

 



 

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Walking Gourmet

Our flagship tour, this mouth-watering culinary experience concludes with a delicious, light, two course tasting lunch with matched New Zealand wines at a top Wellington restaurant.

Over a relaxed walking gourmet tour around Wellington's best food places, your personal guide will introduce you to local tastes, products and people. You will taste gourmet products such as coffee, chocolate, gelato, cheeses and other speciality regional tastes in top food places only the locals know.  

During the day, your guide will also introduce you to many other aspects of the Capital, ranging from iconic city architecture, sculptures and fantastic places to shop and eat.

At the end of your tour we give you a list of our favourite cafes, bars, restaurants, food stores and coffee roasters, to enjoy during the rest of your time in the capital.

Need a guide who speaks Danish, Dutch, French, German or MandarinContact us to make a special request.

Read what guests say about Zest Food Tours on our Feedback/Media page


'Great way to get a good feel for Wellington, highly recommend. Did local chocolate, peanut butter, gelato, coffee, then finished with lunch at Logan Brown - one of the best places in Wellington. Met lots of the owners and got a great tour from Fabs! Great way to experience the city, support some local businesses and get some great food. One of the top tours.'
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Tour Details

Departs daily from inside Wellington's i-SITE Visitor Centre, 111 Wakefield Street by the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington,

9.30am - 2.30pm.
Please arrive at 9.15am for a timely start.

View map of Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre

Available year round except for public holidays. On Sundays we have a different itinerary to take in the lovely waterfront Sunday Harbourside food market.

Rate NZ $299 per person (minimum 2 guests)
Available for up to 8 guests.

Walking Fitness Level: Our tours are walking tours suited to guests with a moderate level of walking fitness.

Walking time is approx 90 mins through central Wellington. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen or light rain jacket according to weather conditions on the day. 

Check the Wellington weather here
.

Travelling by yourself? As our tour minimum is 2 guests, if you wish to make a single booking please contact us to enquire before going further. We will reply by email within 24 hours.
 


 

 

 

 


 
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A personal exploration of the great tastes of Wellington, Wairarapa and Dunedin