Unique Tours specialise in food, wine, craft beer and cocktail small group walking tours, showcasing Auckland’s cultural diversity through fresh local food and NZ wine, NZ Craft Beer and handmade cocktails.
If you love food and wine and a little walking and want to familiarise yourself with this area and its people and colonial heritage, the ‘Gourmet Food & Wine Tasting Tour’ is the tour for you. Auckland is a melting pot of different nationalities from all over the globe and the best way to experience this is through food. You will be amazed at the variety of wines and food and how fresh and delicious the results are.
Love beer – but don’t know what tickles your fancy here in the New Zealand’s craft beer scene? You don’t need to head out of the city centre to experience Auckland and what it has to offer on our ‘Original New Zealand Craft Beer Tour’ Let our local guide, take you to interesting pubs sampling their fare and especially their craft beer offerings. A great way to spend your afternoon.
Discover Auckland’s hard to find hidden bar culture as we visit a number of venues around the old part of the city centre on ‘Our Original Cocktail Tour ‘where you will be treated to an array of fabulous cocktail tastings using seasonal local and imported ingredients.
Downtown is what Aucklanders call their city centre which also happens to be the oldest colonial part of Auckland. This tour introduces you to the many cultures of Auckland through its cuisine, local wine and colonial history. With our iconic volcano Rangitoto in the harbour at your back, join us for a relaxed pre- dinner walk through this old part of town. Meeting under the arch of our busy Ferry Building, we explore Prince’s wharf, the viaduct harbour, past the old Central Post Office to Britomart Place which showcases the old and new. Along the way we will stop and sample the unique flavours and tastes of the tour. We will continue walking through tiny side streets and will stop regularly to sample delicious hors d’oeuvres often times a tasting of the establishments ‘signature dish’. We will be discovering different cultures and how they have become much loved by all the locals. The tasty morsels are made from fresh local produce accompanied by matching pre dinner drinks (New Zealand wine tastings). You will be introduced to Auckland’s first street, oldest bar and award winning restaurants and much more. Each stop en route has its own unique character and its own story to tell, through its people, building, food and wine.
Drink beer like a local in those bars that are frequented by locals in a small group. The Original New Zealand Craft Beer tasting tour showcases New Zealand’s beer brewing history, by walking from bar to bar in this old part of town. There is much this area has to offer but oftentimes the best places are hidden away and hard to find. This tour includes a historical and geographical narrative and a local knowledgeable certified guide who will show you all the best places to go. From the first beer brewed in 1770 by Captain James Cook from a NZ native tree to today’s amber and golden delicious fizziness, this tour takes the guess-work out of what you may or may not like and where to go, as well as familiarising you with the Auckland downtown area. Join this tour to experience downtown’s best craft beer bars and brewers. Meet those in the know when it comes to beer – the brewers, owners and bar managers and of course like-minded people.
Handmade cocktails the old fashioned way. Meet and greet the mixologists and hear about their passion. Find out about NZ gin and other NZ distilled drinks. Visit old and new bars, some that have a big history. Hear history and geography about that part of town and get to know your way around off the touristy beaten track. This tour includes a variety of cocktails – stirred or shaken, traditional cocktails hand made from scratch with love and care and of course fantastic ingredients, some cocktails that are designed for your palete exclusivly. Whether it’s a quiet bar or a busy bar, whether it’s a bar in a hotel or part of a restaurant or a standalone bar, this is a great pre dinner experience whilst familiarising yourself with the downtown area.