Your small-group food tour begins on Auckland’s 'eat street' at the base of Sky Tower. After a welcome in Maori, you'll head to a locally owned eatery to mix and mingle with your guide over New Zealand-style cuisine. Here you may savor seafood fritters with aoli dipping sauce or seasoned beef wagyu depending on the seasonal tastes we select for your enjoyment.
This leisurely experience blends Auckland’s colorful history and landmarks with an entertaining 'lunch on legs' designed to showcase the city's diverse flavours. It’s so much more than a food tour as you’ll discover street art, serene squares, Maori legends and hidden restaurants as the tour ducks down back lanes towards the city’s waterfront. As you walk, enjoy Asian-style street food, artisan chocolate or a dessert we consider the best in the world. Auckland is a Pacific-rim foodie paradise if you know where to go and along the way, we sit down to share the stories of the local food vendors we've carefully selected to host us. You'll discover their fascination with crafting premium ingredients into the food Aucklanders' love to eat.
At harbour’s edge, your local guide will reveal stunning rooftop views then bid you a friendly farewell on Auckland's bustling waterfront. This Auckland food tour is the perfect recipe for fun with fellow foodies. So walk this way for the best of Auckland’s food scene!
"This tour is brilliant and good value as well. Everything we sampled was delicious. The restaurant choices are endless so it was fantastic to have a knowledgeable guide to point us at the hidden gems while sharing the history of the city. This is a unique experience and not to be missed!" Jennifer, Washington DC (August 2018)
- At least four food stops
- Seafood/NZ-style appetizers
- Hand-rolled designer ice cream
- Handmade chocolates
- Asian street food & refreshments
- Tucked-away eateries
- Rooftop waterfront views
- Old town Auckland & Art Gallery
- Food-loving local guide
- Small group guarantee
INCLUSIONS: Your food tour includes a minimum of four food stops selected for their great tastes, cool vibes and hard-to-find locations. Table water is included. Other drinks at own cost, legal alcohol drinking age 18+.
This 'tastes of Auckland' food tour showcases NZ seafood, meat and dairy products so is unsuitable for vegans. Minimum age is 12 years.
FOOD ALLERGIES: Please advise any serious food intolerances or allergies clearly in advance as given the shared-group nature of this tour, we can't vary prebooked food stops on the day. Our food partners are expecting us.
INTEGRITY: We receive no vendor incentives or kickbacks for sharing their restaurant tables with you. Our passion is to showcase the best food in the central city and our recommendations are genuine, based on where we like to eat. So we often change the tour route.
ACCESSIBLITY: The tour route is about 2km long and includes stairs so restricted access for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Please contact us for options.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Eight people to ensure a personal encounter with your guide. That's how us Kiwi's like it too.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL: So our guide is there to welcome you. We require a minimum of two walkers and 12 hours notice for a group tour to proceed. If you arrive and wish to book a tour the next day then please contact us here. We're really keen to show you around!
BRING: Proof of booking, walking shoes, a sunhat, sunscreen, rain jacket and bottled water.
BAD WEATHER? Aucky Walky tours rain or shine. All part of the fun.
REFUND POLICY? We understand travel plans change. If you need to postpone, we will try to book you onto another tour date. However cancellations made within 2 days (48 hours) of the tour or no shows on tour day will not be refunded. See our Terms & Conditions here.