Best Food Tours in Central Auckland. Really.

Auckland Food Tours are on the up, with local producers, fresh seafood, urban farms and exciting chefs all doing their thing.

We’ve pulled together some of the best Auckland food tours, cocktail and beer tours right here, so you can get those tastebuds moving.

If you’re heading to Waiheke Island from the Auckland CBD, make sure to check out winery tours and wine tasting on Waiheke Island. And if wine is your thing, then these amazing Auckland wine tours could pop your cork!

Auckland Food Tours

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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

Discover Auckland’s food and wine on a half-day tour with a local insider who shares the region’s freshest seafood, baked goods and other delectable treats. Enjoy morning tea, a light lunch and wine tasting of superb varietals. Guide and minivan transport around landmarks and markets included.

Visit the Auckland Fish Market and meet the talented artisan producers at a farmers’ market; and travel by minivan to key landmarks including Ponsonby Road, Mt Eden and the Auckland Domain.

  • Half-day food tour of Auckland with an expert guide
  • Travel by minivan around the city to visit a variety of excellent shops, markets and landmarks
  • Learn about the vibrant food and wine scene in Auckland from a passionate foodie
  • Enjoy a guided tasting of great New Zealand wines
  • Get an insider’s tour of the Auckland Fish Market with special behind-the-scenes access and a light lunch
  • Drive past landmarks including the Auckland Domain, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Mt Eden and Ponsonby Road
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people ensures personalized attention from your guide

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Auckland Food Walking Tour

Pack Auckland sightseeing into an afternoon along with at least four food tastings during this Auckland food-lovers walking tour. As you follow a guide around to some of the city’s coolest places, including an open-air restaurant overlooking Sky Tower, you’ll taste some of New Zealand’s yummiest seafood, beef, and cheese dishes, as well as designer ice cream.

  • See Auckland’s highlights as you make your way to at least four tour stops
  • A guide who loves food just as much as you do leads the way
  • Come hungry—a variety of food tastings are included
  • A guilt-free experience: get some exercise walking between each venue
  • This Auckland food tour is not suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or those with lactose intolerance

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Auckland Bar Tours

Original Cocktail Tour Auckland Central

Stirred or shaken, tall or short, this leisurely small-group walking tour will suit cocktail-lovers and sightseers alike. Discover downtown Auckland bar-by-bar as you hop into several quirky and historic local watering-holes, some tucked away down laneways and hidden alleys that many tourists will miss, tasting a variety of delicious cocktails made using both local seasonal and imported ingredients.

  • Cocktail tastings included at an array of off-the-beaten-track bars and pubs
  • This tour begins early so you can find your favorite spots for the night ahead
  • As you walk, learn about Auckland’s colonial history and volcanic geography
  • Be introduced to each bar’s mixologist who shares their cocktail philosophy

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Auckland Historic Bar Tour

Get ready for a night of tasty brews, interesting history, and great company. Try a sip from local breweries, indulge in the best wines New Zealand has to offer, or savour the delicious non-alcoholic mixes at each bar your visit. Learn about the history of breweries and wineries across the country as you explore the historic bars down Vulcan Lane.

  • Taste a range of local boutique brews
  • Learn about the history of the bars you visit
  • Enjoy socialising with locals in renowned bars
  • Explore the Auckland nightlife with a local guide

Read more about Auckland Historic Bar Tour or check out these craft-brew tours.

Craft Beer Tours in Auckland

Auckland Urban Craft Beer Tour

Auckland’s craft brew scene is booming, as you’ll experience first-hand on this afternoon beer-focused tour. Start with a filling lunch so you’re well prepared for beer sampling all afternoon. Visit three breweries or venues where you’ll see beer being made, hear from the brewers and, of course, taste a variety of delicious and unique beers.

  • Make new friends on a fun group tour
  • Travel between venues by comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel transfers can be provided
  • Lunch, snacks, water, and alcoholic drinks are included
  • Your guide can recommend places to go to continue the party into the night.

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Original New Zealand Craft Beer Tour

On this afternoon walking tour around Auckland city, taste-test the products of New Zealand’s craft beer renaissance… and maybe discover something unexpected. Instead of stopping into a random bar and guessing what you might like, go behind the scenes at a number of Auckland bars and breweries and enjoy a series of tastings to help you find what you like and don’t like.

  • Tastings include complimentary food, so you won’t get too tipsy
  • Ask local brewers and bar managers about the Kiwi brewing scene
  • Things shouldn’t get too rowdy on this small-group tour
  • With an early evening finish, you can return to your favorite bars for a drink

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How we choose the Best Auckland Activities (Ranking methodology)

Firstly, we’re Auckland locals who have spent years travelling around the world – we’ve even won awards for our travel writing. So we know what’s good here, and what’s good around the world. We ‘travel’ this city and take part in as many opportunities as possible. But we can’t do every experience.

We also use travel reviews from other people, and look for the best reliable reviews, fast-selling tours, and cross-reference online recommendations from several sources.

Finally, we get direct feedback from travellers, friends, industry folks, and readers who help us discover new options, remove options that are no longer as good as they were, and generally make Discover Auckland a better resource for you.

We may earn income if you book through links on our site, but we never recommend things that are poor value. It’s really important to us that you enjoy your trip, recommend us to friends, and come back to Discover Auckland to plan your next adventure.

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