Tantalise your taste buds as you BITE your way through Tauranga and Mount Maunganui on this fun and interesting local foodie tour! Not only will you get to sample some amazing local foods, you will also learn about the area, its history, people and the reason Captain Cook called it the Bay of Plenty. There will be stunning countryside to see and lots of stops for photos.
After we meet you in Mount Maunganui (we can arrnage to collect you from a meeting point in Tauranga), we begin with a scenic drive along the beach front of Mount Maunganui. Along the way you will learn where the local foodies dine and what makes New Zealand food cuisine unique. We will meet some of the local food heros and learn why they decided to make this seaside destination home.
This tour includes specialty food shops, "hole in the wall" food premises and out of the way foodie venues. But its not all about the food..... as your tour winds through Tauranga and surrounds, our guides will bring you up-to-date on the natural history, the development and the culture and of the area. We will traverse some stunning countryside and take you to scenic vantage points. It will be easy to see why this has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand.
There will be at least 5 food tastings and these will vary depending on what is in season on the day of your tour. You might taste local olive oils, smoked fish, kwi fruit, the best sourdough in New Zealand, specialty frozen yogurt, local cheeses, manuka honey, or kumara ... just to name a few!
So why not have a BITE with us on this one-of-a-kind tasting experience! Come and share some bites of our food, our history and our culture!
Cost: NZ $135 per person *
Length: 3.5 to 4 hours
Includes: Transport, Fully guided tour, Tastings, Notes and recipes
5 or more food stops around Tauranga & Mount Maunganui
* The minimum number required for this tour to operate is 6