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