'I know a place'
auckland food and wine tours

A private culinary tour to some of Auckland’s top restaurants with perfectly matched drinks.

Welcome to our Auckland food and wine experiences.

Auckland’s food scene is an exciting mix of the freshest local ingredients, new generation chefs, cultural fusion and classic Kiwi innovation. It’s fun, it’s sophisticated.

The experiences are about the food, the wine, the traditions and trends of local cuisine, the people and the stories. 

If you love food and wine, this is the best day out! 

Susan R, Culinary Tour Owner, Sarasota, Florida, USA

"Fabulous Auckland experience! For our first time in Auckland, we spent the day with the lovely and personable Bill Hird. We run a food and wine touring business in the United States so we big believers that the best way to know a new city is through its food and wine scene. Bill put together an outstanding full day for us that included some driving through neighborhoods in Auckland and a great walking tour of restaurants on the Viaduct. We visited a total of five restaurants, sampling a variety of New Zealand foods and wines at each one. What made this tour so outstanding for us ( and we can be jaded as we do this for a living ) was Bills vast knowledge. As a fifth generation Kiwi he certainly made Auckland and New Zealand history come alive for us but in addition he is a noted expert on, and a judge of, New Zealand wines so each dish we tried was beautifully paired with a compatible wine. His choice of restaurants was so good that we brought a group of friends back to a couple of them again the next day. Finally, Bill is fun, engaging, personable and he felt like a friend we have known for years. Do yourself a favor and book a tour with Bill Hird for a very unique and memorable experience."


All tours are private.

1 to 6 guests.


All tours are degustation style dinning with premium beverage matches at a number of top Auckland restaurants depending on the tour duration. These are not ‘bite-size-tasting’ tours.

We focus on delivering each guest a genuine bespoke dining experience to share and remember.

There are 2 tours which can be tailormade to fit with your schedule and requirements – see All Tour Details below

The Downtown Degustation Long-Lunch

This is a walking-only tour in Auckland’s downtown precinct’s. Visit top restaurant’s, sampling signature dishes with premium wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage pairings.

Along the way you’ll also learn the story of New Zealand wine and food, and the rich history of the precinct’s visited.

Hosted by Bill Hird, New Zealand wine and food expert. 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

Tours are for 1 – 6 people, starting from $375 per person

The Downtown Degustation Long-Lunch and the Neighbourhoods

All of the the fabulous ‘The Downtown Degustation Long Lunch’ tour, plus begin the day with a driving tour through some of Auckland’s eclectic neighbourhoods…stop for coffee, galleries, boutique shopping…anything is possible.

Duration: approx. 6-8 hours

Tours are for 1 – 6 people, enquire for pricing
Luxury transport from your Hotel and return

Dietary Needs

We can accommodate some dietary needs, however, apologies, we can’t cater for vegan or vegetarian on these tours.

Would you like to see a variation of this tours? Please ask!


Kia ora, welcome! I’m a 5th generation kiwi, a New Zealand wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for Auckland; its sights, history, culture, and lifestyle.

I’ve lived in Auckland most of my life and are delighted to share the things I love most about this city and beyond so that you can experience Auckland as I do.

No matter what your length of time in the city, the aim of everything we do is for you to have the most fun day possible that encapsulates the best of Auckland. 

Bill Hird, Landmarks Founder & Guide

Let the adventure begin