Food Tours around Tauranga

Here are a selection of our great food focused tours in the Tauranga area. Tours can also be run on any date [depending on our destinations availability], for a minimum of 6 persons, so are ideal for clubs, associations, retirement villages or larger groups of family members or friends wanting a private tour on a date that suits them. 

If what you would like to see or do is not shown below then please contact us and we will be pleased to set up a specific food tour or trip to suit you.

We are located in the Bay of Plenty, a region aptly named by Captain James Cook back in 1769 for its abundance of food supplies and bountiful Maori gardens. Today the region, along with all of New Zealand, is home to a food culture that celebrates freshness and flavour.

Our aim is to introduce you to some of our favourite local food heroes as we visit and sample innovative food from restaurants, markets, specialty food shops and hole in the wall production facilities, many that you would never find on your own. With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few.

Our tours are for small groups usually, from 6 to 14 persons, but we can cater for larger groups if needed.

Join us on a unique, delicious culinary adventure as we take you off the “eaten” track.

For more details on any of the below trips just click on the Tour name, the picture or the price & date info bar.

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Fully guided tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - 4 to 5 hours duration. 

Small group tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few. This tour also includes beer tasting at a local and very popular brewery. End the tasting tour at a local brewery to try a few brews and some Asian style dumplings [option to add on a behind the scenes tour]

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

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Fully guided tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - 4 to 5 hours duration. 

Small group tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few. This tour also includes a cider tasting at a local and very popular cidery.

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

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Fully guided tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - 4 to 5 hours duration. 

Small group tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few.

This tour also includes a visit for some wonderful french inspired delights at a local French style cafe.

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

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Fully guided tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - 4 to 5 hours duration. 

Small group tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few.

This tour also includes wine tasting accompanied by a tasting platter.

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

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Join our starter Bites of the Bay Food Tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - just 3 to 4 hours duration, a great day out. 

Small groups tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few.

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

We also have other options to choose from to extend the tour, such as wine, cider, beer and cocktails, see the other options below.

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Fully guided tour with our knowledgeable local food guide - 4 to 5 hours duration. 

Small group tour (maximum 14) With a minimum of 5 tasting visits - you might experience ice cream for breakfast, Swedish FIKA baking, handmade chocolate, delicious appetisers, local award winning dips, oils & cheese, to name a few.

This tour also includes a lovely Fish n Chips lunch at a beachside cafe along the coast from Tauranga, in a beautiful setting.

Learn about the people behind the food, as well as the history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty.

Fish N Chips by the sea
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from $50 pp - next tour date TBC

Not to be confused with our Bites of the Bay Food with the added on fish n chip lunch, this is  just a classic kiwi day out for a Fish N Chip lunch [including desert] by the sea at the historic Bay of Plenty settlement of Maketu. 

 

Time to take a walk on the beach to work up an appetite and then sit down with friends at the Maketu Beachside Café overlooking the sea with Mount Maunagnui in the distance.  We will take a scenic ride home to see some of the sights, past Kiwifruit and Avocado orchards before returning to Tauranga.