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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

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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