Bites of the Bay Food Tour
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 at the Port of Tauranga or downtown 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 heroes and learn why they decided to make this seaside destination home.
On the tour we visit specialty food shops, "hole in the wall" food premises, orchards 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, 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, kiwi fruit, the best sourdough in Tauranga, specialty frozen desserts, local cheeses, manuka honey, or famous local fish and chips ... 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 (minimum 6 required for this tour)
If less than 6 persons .... ask for a quote.
We operate these as Private Tours, not shared.
Length: 4 to 5 hours
Includes: Pick up and drop off Tauranga Port or Downtown Tauranga
Fully guided tour, with many tasting opportunities
5 or more food stops around Tauranga & Mount Maunganui
Full commentary throughout the tour
Comfortable Air conditioned vehicles