Taste of Plenty - Private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

"Bites and Sites Off The Eaten Track"

Join me on a scenic foodie adventure as you taste and sip your way around the Bay of Plenty region, named by the great explorer Captain James Cook.

On this bountiful foodie tour you will get at least 8 tastings which may include: artisan baked goods, local cheeses, seafood, beers, wines and ciders, Manuka honey, berries, fruits, famous pies and home made kiwifruit ice cream to name a few. Depending on the day of the tour we may stop at the local farmers market to see the seasonal produce, or it might be a visit to our favourite coffee roaster to learn about the new coffee trends. You will visit kiwi fruit and avocado orchards which dominate agriculture in the region, and I will also take you to one of the most historic and beautiful beaches in New Zealand to taste an iconic kiwi favourite!

If you are foodie you will love this tour!!

** Tour cost based on up to 8 passengers. I can take larger groups. Please contact me for a quote.


My food tours generally depart at 9. 30 but times can be adjusted to fit in with ship arrival times or your preferred departure time. I will collect you at the Port of Tauranga or Downtown Tauranga in my air conditioned vehicle to embark upon our foodie and cultural adventure. As we traverse the Bay of Plenty, you will see lush farmlands, some of the best beaches in New Zealand and the vibrant colonial town and current regional capital city of Tauranga.

We visit orchards, hole in the wall production facilities, retailers and unique stunning locations where other tours don't go!

This is a full day that will leave you with a full belly and a full camera! You will only be hungry for a return visit to the stunning Bay of Plenty!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you right at the Tauranga Port Gates exit and I will have a sign with your name on it.

If you are staying in local accommodation, I will meet you in the lobby or reception area.

End location: I will drop you right back to the Port or your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Duration: 6 hours

All tours depart from the Port of Tauranga or your Accommodation point in Tauranga or Mount Maunganui. Departure times will vary depending upon the arrival of your ship or your preferred pick up time.


My vehicles are comfortable, modern, clean and fully air-conditioned. All vehicles are Passenger Service Vehicles and fully comply with NZ Transport regulations.

6 passenger Estima Minivan. (Best for up to 5 guests but can take 6 Adults)
8 passenger VW Caravelle (6-8 guests)

Larger mini buses and coaches are available on request. Please ask for a quote.

What’s Included

Other: Transport in fully air conditioned minivan.
Pickup and drop off Tauranga Port or local accommodation.
All tastings and entrance fees
Light lunch with glass of wine
Bottled water
Free Wifi in vehicles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 NZD - No additional money required but you may wish to purchase food products or souvenirs on the day.

What’s Extra

Other: This tour has no extra, however you might want to bring some cash for your personal expenses.
This tour is quoted for a group of 8 people however I can take larger groups. Please contact me if you require a larger vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Susanna was amazing! Our taste of plenty tour included many local products like kiwi, avocado, seafood, manuka honey, wine and more. It not onmy highligjted good buy she gave an incredible job teaching us about the local area and culture. Although it was a foodie tour, it wasn't too much and was just perfect. She was so warm and friendly and being frim the stated she was easy to understand. I would tell anyone to be sure to book this tour or any tour she .ca. provide that dors your desires. Awesome day!!
Robert Dowell

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