'I know a place'
gastronomic auckland
food and wine tour

Soul, Auckland, New Zealand

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

Welcome to our Auckland food and wine experience.

5 award-winning restaurants, 6 hours of signature dishes matched with New Zealand’s finest wines and drinks.

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.

This tour is 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.


While mostly on foot in Auckland’s downtown restaurant precincts, the tour begins with a drive through some of Auckland’s colourful neighbourhoods.

Duration – Typically the tour is from 10 am 6 pm but can be tailormade to suit any schedule. 

Inclusions – A selection of degustation style dishes at four restaurants with 75ml premium wine or other beverage pairings, depending on preference, with the main course at one restaurant with 150ml premium wine pairing – this is the minimum you will enjoy.  Luxury transport from accommodation for the neighbourhood tour and first stop. Hosted by Bill Hird, New Zealand wine and food expert.

Price – from $NZ1300 for 2 people. Please enquire for current pricing.

Would you like to see a variation of this tour? 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