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Taste The City

All of our tours look to support local business whether those are restaurants, cafes, bars, craft breweries, vineyards, brands, and stores, the smaller the better. By supporting local we support local communities, small business, and New Zealand. This is about providing a more authentic and higher quality experience for our guests, as well as doing our part to build and improve and promote local communities.

We want to create the experiences for people traveling to New Zealand that we loved in other parts of the world; tours with locals where you walk the streets, is the best way to get to know the people and the place. The authentic experiences that we want people to have comes from a stance that simplicity is key.

The Treaty of Waitangi is one principle that provides a foundation for decision making for All About Tours. All About Tours looks to Te Tiriti to make sure that decisions that are made are made in line with Te Tiriti.
All About Tours calls for a delivery that:
- acknowledges Tangata Whenua
- acknowledges the Treaty of Waitangi principles
- acknowledges our nation’s bicultural foundations
- enables guests to acquire an introduction to Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

  • star rating  Really learned a lot even though I’ve lived in Auckland for 10 years. The tour was very relaxed and had a great atmosphere throughout. I loved the bars we visited… read more

    Langerolanger
    04/02/2021
  • star rating  Met Darcy while traveling in Vietnam. He ran a few pub crawls over there that were amazing so it was a no brainer when i came to New Zealand to… read more

    William S
    02/06/2020
  • star rating  Lots of fun and learnt a lot about Auckland’s early-ish history. Highly recommended as something worthwhile but different for both Aucklanders and visitors.

    JohnS17706
    10/05/2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the tour…Darcy is great host. All of our party have lived in Auckland alot of years and we all learnt heaps. A great local experience 🙂

    MarkMaxlow
    05/07/2020
  • star rating  I’ve lived in Auckland for 4 1/2 years and I learnt more on this tour than I have the whole time I’ve been here! The selection of bars we went… read more

    HSutts91
    02/09/2020
Start Time End Time Spots Available Restrictions Tour Day Meeting Point
6:30pm
Approx 9:30pm
15
R18
Saturday
Brew on Quay

About the Tour

Based in the heart of Auckland city, operating rain or shine and with both public tour or private group options available. Our welcoming and professional guides provide the perfect Auckland experience for local groups and couples, corporate functions, or as a fun and comfortable way for visitors to explore the city.

You will experience some stories about New Zealand history and culture, 5 historic Auckland bars, New Zealand monuments, 5 different New Zealand craft beers or wines, and places that tie the story of New Zealand’s history together. Learn about the ‘hell hole’ of the pacific, pirates, prostitutes, paupers, how women getting the right to vote almost lead to the end of beer in New Zealand, arguably where the term ‘Happy hour’ comes from, and why New Zealanders are called Kiwi’s.

Things to Note

  • Start Time: 2:30pm . Ends Approx 5pm
  • All are welcome but be aware that places are limited so you need to reserve your place.
  • Traveling between bars and stops is on foot so being comfortable is important.
  •  If you have already booked and need the address of where we start it’s  Cafe
  • Private bookings are always available
     

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Frequently
asked questions

The tour starts at 6:30pm and goes on til 9:30pm and after that you’re free to continue on well into the night with your new found friends.

We talk predominantly about the history of alcohol in New Zealand, the first beer was brewed on March 27th 1773, we also talk about Auckland City and how it has grown and changed. New Zealand is a big country of drinkers and that has meant that there was a drink at almost all of our key moments in history. The fun thing about New Zealand is we can remember them… kind of.

If you are a group of 7 or more people and you would like to do a private Auckland tour we can organise that for you we can even be flexible about the time of day depending on what you are looking for and if there is a special occasion with enough warning we can even work on different content and stories for the tour. Just send a message and inquire and we can go from there.

For private tours it depends entirely on you. For our regular tours…Tours range in size but we wouldn’t have a tour bigger than 15 people. We are a small business and things week to week are never the same. Doing a tour with us means you are supporting an independent tour company, you are supporting local bars, and you are supporting local beers. The bonus for you is that his is an authentic tour.

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