Our Tours

Our food tours have been developed by our experienced specialist guides from years of working in the food and hospitality industry. Being "foodies" ourselves, we love to explore the places we visit and we believe a tasting experience is one of the most fun ways to learn about the people and the culture of an area as you travel.

Taste of Plenty tours will take you "off the eaten track" whether you are new to our area or a local who wants to reconnect with what is available in your region, so let us show you some of the hidden gems of our region.

Our tour groups are kept small so we can provide you with the very best experience, usually from 6 to 14 person, though we can arrange tour itineraries for larger groups if required.  If you book for at least 10 persons we will run the tour just for your group.

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Bites of the Bay - our starter

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Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 3 to 4 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 5 TASTING VISITS - You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

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

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 75
 

Bites of the Bay - & winery 

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 99

Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus winery - You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • Finish the tour with wine tasting and a mouth watering cheese board.

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

 

Bites of the Bay - & cidery

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Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus cidery visit - You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • Finish the tour with sampling some great locally brewed authentic ciders

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

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 99
 

Bites of the Bay - & brewery

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Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus a micro brewery. You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • 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.

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 99
 

Bites of the Bay - & French cafe

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Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus visit a French style cafe - You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • Visit to a local French inspired cafe for a traditional sweet crepe.

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

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 99
 

Bites of the Bay - & fish n chips

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Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus a beach side cafe for lunch. You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • End the tasting tour with a fish n chips lunch at a stunning beach side location.

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

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 99
 

Bites of the Bay - & cocktails ( new )

Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui area

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - 4 to 5 hours

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Small group tour (maximum 14)

  • MINIMUM 4 TASTING VISITS plus a waterfront hotel for cocktails. You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, kiwi fruit, avocados, smoked meats, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • End the tour at Tauranga's premium waterfront hotel for a cocktail accompanied by a tasting platter (charcuterie, seafood or cheeses).

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

Cost per person 
from NZ$ 125
 

Custom Foodie tours

Cost per person 
from NZ$ varies

Tastings in Tauranga & Mount Maunganui 

  • Scenic Foodie Tour - from a half to a full day

  • Fully guided tour with knowledgeable local guide

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Smaller groups are our preference, but we cater to suit you.

  • You might taste sourdough, local cheeses, olive oils, smoked fish, kiwi fruit, avocados, Manuka honey, gelato, seasonal fruits, to name a few.

  • Learn about the people, history and the culture of the Bay of Plenty. See stunning scenery and lots of photo stops.

  • Add in a lunch option at a wide range of local restaurants.

  • We will build an itinerary to suit your tastes and interests

 
 

Gift Vouchers

Have someone you can't find that ideal gift for, then why not gift them vouchers to join any of our great "foodie" tours here in the Bay Of Plenty.

We have vouchers for $25 and $50 so you can choose how much to give (multiple vouchers for larger amounts)

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue, so plenty of time to make use of them.

This is a really great gift, one that will leave the recipient with great memories of a fun day out, not more "stuff" to clutter the home.

More local tours coming in 2021

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