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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.  

REVIEWS: Read reviews from guests here you can read more on our Trip Advisor Reviews.

The Jan/Feb 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) has just published this interesting piece about city life in Wellington also, which gives you a good overview of what to see and do.
We also have Dutch, Danish, French and German speaking guides available on request.

One of the world's Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies. (Lonely Planet, 2013)
Read about Zest Wellington Tours here:The Australian (March 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.

Read about our tours on Trip Advisor and our website.

Walking Time: approx. 1.5 hours all up, at a casual wandering pace.

Need a guide who speaks Danish, Dutch French, German or Mandarin? Please email tours@zestfoodtours.co.nz to make a special request.

Tour Details

Leaves daily
Departs from inside Wellington's  i-SITE Visitor Centre, Civic Square, corner Victoria and Wakefield Streets, Wellington
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

View map of Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre

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

Rate NZ $179 per person (minimum 2)
All inclusive for up to 8 guests.

Walking Level: our tours are walking tours suited for guests will a moderate level of walking fitness. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light rain jacket or umbrella depending on weather conditions on the day. You can check the Wellington weather here.

Travelling by yourself?  This is the perfect tour if you are booking on your own.   As our tour minimum is 2 guests, if you wish to make a single booking please click here to enquire before going further. We will reply by email within 12 hours.

 



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Considered New Zealand's café and culture capital, Wellington (surprisingly perhaps) has more cafés and restaurants per head of population than New York.

Walking Gourmet

Our most popular tour. Explore Wellington's favourite food places in this compact city.
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Taste Wellington

If you prefer some driving, try our Taste Wellington food tour.
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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 new and favourite flavours. Tour content can vary seasonally, and you may visit a boutique coffee roaster* and stylish cafe, renowned specialist fresh produce and gourmet food stores, and a unique contemporary chocolatier.

And during the day, your guide can 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, restauarants, food stores and coffee roasters, to enjoy during the rest of your time in the capital.

Walking Time: approx 1.5 hour in total, at a casual wandering pace.

Lonely Planet 2013 has named Zest Food Tours as one of the world's Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies.

You can Read our Trip Advisor Reviews here.   
Read reviews posted by guests on our website here.


"Zest food tour was a great adventure. A simple concept well executed, it is an insight into the best food the city has to offer ranging from coffee to chocolate. This was a fine introduction to New Zealand food."
(Sydney Morning Herald travel blog)


 

Additional Notes:
* Coffee Roasting is available during weekdays.  For our Saturday bookings, we will still enjoy some of the great Wellington coffee this foodie capital is renowned for at one of our favourite cafes.

Need a guide who speaks Danish, Dutch, German, French or Mandarin? Please email us with a special request to tours@zestfoodtours.co.nz

Tour Details

Leaves Monday to Saturday

Departs from inside Wellington's i-SITE Visitor Centre, Civic Square, corner Victoria and Wakefield Streets, Wellington,
9.30am - 2.30pm.

View map of Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre

Available year round except for public holidays and Sundays.

Rate NZ $279 per person (minimum 2)
All inclusive for up to 8 guests.

Walking Level: our tours are walking tours suited for guests will a moderate level of walking fitness. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light rain jacket or umbrella depending on weather conditions on the day. You can check the Wellington weather here.

As our tour minimum is 2 guests, if you wish to make a single booking please click here to enquire before going further. We will reply by email within 12 hours.
 



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Wellington Tours

Considered New Zealand's café and culture capital, Wellington (surprisingly perhaps) has more cafés and restaurants per head of population than New York.

Capital Tastes

Discover fresh tastes in New Zealand's café capital, as we introduce you to local tastes, products and people.
+ details / book online

Taste Wellington

If you prefer some driving, try our Taste Wellington food tour.
+ details / book online





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

A unique gourmet travel experience of tasting local specialties and meeting top food people and finishing with afternoon tea hosted at the home of a local foodie.

Start the day with a relaxed walking gourmet tour around Wellington's best food places, where your personal guide will introduce you to new and favourite flavours. Tour content can vary seasonally, and you may visit a boutique coffee roaster and stylish cafe, renowned specialist fresh produce and gourmet food stores, and a unique contemporary chocolatier.

This tour includes a delicious, light, three course tasting lunch with matched New Zealand wines, at award winning Wellington restaurant, Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar.

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

For your last stop we drive you to the home of a local foodie for afternoon tea before returning you to your central city accommodation.

Walking Time: approx one hour in total, at a casual wandering pace.

Lonely Planet 2013 has named Zest Food Tours as one of the world's Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies.


Tour Details

Tuesday to Friday by arrangement, 9.30am - 3.00pm, including central city Wellington Hotel or Accommodation pick up and return.  Please advise us where you are staying when you make your booking.

View map of Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre


Available year round on request except for public holidays.

Rate NZ $450 per person all inclusive.

Walking Level: our tours are walking tours suited for guests will a moderate level of walking fitness. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light rain jacket or umbrella depending on weather conditions on the day. You can check the Wellington weather here.

As our tour minimum is 2 guests, if you wish to make a single booking please click here to enquire before going further. We will reply by email within 12 hours.
 


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