Wellington (Region)
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  • Wellington Craft Brewery Half-Day Guided Tour with Tastings

    1. Wellington Craft Brewery Half-Day Guided Tour with Tastings

    The tour starts with a coastal drive around the western edge of Wellington Harbour, heading for Beertown in Upper Hutt. Your first visit is to Kereru, a small, independently owned and family operated award-winning brewery that is incredibly passionate about making good beer whilst following sustainable practices. Have a taster of the available beers on tap, some of which include ingredients unique to New Zealand. Next stop is another member of the Brewtown family, Panhead Brewery. Panhead is New Zealand's very own craft brewing monster truck rally, putting the frighteners on anyone who thinks beer should mind its own business and cower behind the wine rack. Launched in 2013 out of the old Dunlop tyre factory in darkest Maidstone, they were embraced enthusiastically from the get go by Wellington's beer cognoscenti. Your next encounter takes you Baylands Brewery for a tasting of their ta...

  • Martinborough Wine and Food Tour with Lunch from Wellington

    2. Martinborough Wine and Food Tour with Lunch from Wellington

    Embark on a guided tour with an experienced local guide to the Martinborough region from Wellington.  After meeting your guide, you will enjoy a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, with a brief stop at the summit, before descending into the Wairarapa region.  Taste a range of fantastic local and imported cheeses and gourmet foods at a popular local cheese shop in Featherston. Experience Martinborough winemaking by visiting some of the oldest vineyards in the region, before savoring a delicious lunch overlooking the spectacular countryside.  At the Martinborough Brewery, you will be able to sample 4 of the 8 craft beers on offer and wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough. Learn about different varieties of olive and how they are grown. You will also find out how to taste olive oil like a professional, before discovering how to use the full range of infused oils in qui...

    If you like food and wine, then this tour is a must do! We had a great day out with our guide Phil, learnt alot about the area and it's History, and were spoilt with great cheese, food and wine. Found out all about Olive tree's and olive's in general really, was a great and informative tour by John. Thanks again Phil for an amazing day out in Martinborough.

  • From Wellington: Taste Buds Tour of Petone

    3. From Wellington: Taste Buds Tour of Petone

    Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at five local food and/or beverage producers with a tasting selection at every single location. The tour includes a cupping and a coffee bean roasting at a local coffee roastery where you will trace the life of a coffee bean from origin to cup. The next stop is the Zany Zeus dairy and cheese factory where you will sample a range of cheeses, yogurts and organic ice cream including a smoked yogurt - the first ‘yogurt’ of its kind available in New Zealand. Your next encounter takes you to a little bit of Parma, Italy in New Zealand as you are a guest at La Bella Italia and your host Antonio Cacace. Here you will try a freshly prepared Italian classic which varies daily! Vegetarian options are available. The next stop is for the sweet of tooth as you call in on the resident chocolatier for a tasting and chocolate making lesson! Through utilizing Fren...

  • Wellington: Food Tasting Walking Tour with Sightseeing

    4. Wellington: Food Tasting Walking Tour with Sightseeing

    Embark on a guided walking tour of Wellington and visit some of the city’s most popular eateries and hidden gem locations. Follow your guide along the trendy city streets, admiring and learning about a selection of iconic sights and landmarks along the way. Over approximately 3.5 hours, enjoy tastings of at least five different culinary delights, bursting with uniqueness and flavor.

    This was a truly super experience. Jon Salter took us to places you would NEVER find on your own. Highly recommend this walking tour. Coming back for the Cocktail Tour ..... sounds awesome to us!!!

  • Wellington: All-Inclusive Craft Beer Brewery Tour

    5. Wellington: All-Inclusive Craft Beer Brewery Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel and visit 4 of the best breweries in Wellington and taste at least 4 beers in each of them. In each of the breweries, meet a member of the brewery who will escort you through the facilities and provide tastings of delicious beer.  Make your first stop at the Heyday Beer Co, which is located on one of Wellington's coolest streets and is one of the newest breweries in the city. Taste a variety of award-winning beers from this up-and-coming brewery. Next, visit Fork & Brewer, which has been voted New Zealand's best small brewery. Learn about the 42 beer taps on-site and enjoy some delicious bar snacks while you sample their brews. Discover the third brewery, Fortune Favors, which is hidden down a small laneway and is very popular with locals. Here you will have the opportunity to try the exclusive "Cannon Experience". A cannon is a 946ml can which you ca...

    Mike knows his stuff. This was an excellent tour and it doesn't matter how much/little you know about craft beer, the brew teams and mike cover the lot with a great drop or two :)

  • Wellington All-Inclusive Half-Day Brewery Tour

    6. Wellington All-Inclusive Half-Day Brewery Tour

    Visit 3 of the best breweries in Wellington and taste at least 4 beers in each of them. Taste beers that haven’t been released to the public yet and beer fresh from the tanks. In each of the breweries, you will be joined by a member of the brewery who will spend time showing you the brewery. The first brewery has been voted New Zealand's best small brewery in 2018 and 2019. It has 42 beer taps and the head brewer is known as Brew Jesus. Taste delicious bar snacks while you sample their brews. At the second brewery, you’ll have the opportunity to label a 946-milliliter cannon which you can label, gas, fill with beer and seal yourself on the canning machine to take home. Lastly, visit the rock stars of the local brewing industry. What started from a very humble beginning is now producing an amazing number and selection of beers.

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This is a great way to delve into the craft beer world. I tired some flavors of beer that I didnt even think were possible, and found out all the science behind them. It really is a craft, and each brewery we went to did things quite unique. It was great to hear about the history of the buildings and the area of each brewery also. Some very passionate brewers out there and was great to meet and talk to them.

If you like food and wine, then this tour is a must do! We had a great day out with our guide Phil, learnt alot about the area and it's History, and were spoilt with great cheese, food and wine. Found out all about Olive tree's and olive's in general really, was a great and informative tour by John. Thanks again Phil for an amazing day out in Martinborough.

This was a truly super experience. Jon Salter took us to places you would NEVER find on your own. Highly recommend this walking tour. Coming back for the Cocktail Tour ..... sounds awesome to us!!!

Mike knows his stuff. This was an excellent tour and it doesn't matter how much/little you know about craft beer, the brew teams and mike cover the lot with a great drop or two :)

Phil was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a grand host, and works hard for his guests.