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Local producers food tour
Upcoming Events

A guided, behind-the-scenes taste trail that showcases some of Taranaki's top food and beverage producers

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3 & 4 JUNE and 10 & 11 JUNE 2023

Join us on a trail around some of Taranaki's top food producers. Taste their produce, enjoy their tales and get a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate.  Celebrate the variety of food and beverage products produced in Taranaki and enjoy the delicious flavours with a taste at each location

How It Works:

First, choose a trail and then purchase a seat on the minibus, or get a group together and purchase seats for the whole bus (10 people).  You will be driven around each venue, and enjoy a personal experience with the owner/operator in your small group.  Please note that there is limited availability and tickets are allocated on a first in first served basis.

Tickets Include:

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Mini bus transport

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Taster samples & tales from each producer

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Lunch stop with an alcoholic beverage or soft drink included

The Taste Trails

  • Trail 1
    Trail 1
    Sat, 03 Jun
    03 Jun 2023, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Oakura
    Visit Maison Aotearoa Charcuterie, LWF Rum, Planta, Bees R Us, Malva Chocolate and Black Sands Pizzeria for lunch
  • Trail 2 - SOLD OUT
    Trail 2 - SOLD OUT
    Sat, 03 Jun
    03 Jun 2023, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    South Taranaki
    Visit Baked by Blanche, Forgotten 43 Brewing, 8 Acres Orchard, Fenton St Gin and Vodka, Fairie Bread and Ohangai for lunch
  • Trail 3
    Trail 3
    Sat, 03 Jun
    03 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    New Plymouth
    Visit Texas BBQ Meats, Isey Skyr, Theoretical Brewer, Marcels, Juno Gin and Arborio for lunch
  • Trail 4
    Trail 4
    Sat, 03 Jun
    03 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    New Plymouth - North
    Zoa Liquor, North Egmont Meats - Organic BioGro, Natural Fare Herbs, IncaFe Coffee, Bratwurst Bros and Lepperton Cafe for lunch
  • Trail 5
    Trail 5
    Sun, 04 Jun
    04 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    New Plymouth
    Visit Magic T, Treasured Morning Breakfast, Fire Down Below Sauces, Known Unknown Winery, Villa Bumblebee and Liardet Street Projects for lunch
  • Trail 6
    Trail 6
    Sun, 04 Jun
    04 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    New Plymouth
    Visit Juno Gin, Blue Petal, Egmont Honey, Food Huggers Gourmet and Little Liberty Creamery with lunch at Fork N Knife
  • BBQs and Brews
    BBQs and Brews
    Sun, 04 Jun
    04 Jun 2023, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    New Plymouth & Stratford
    Visit Forgotten 43 Brewing, Three Sister's Brewery, Mike's Brewery, Shining Peak, The Theoretical Brewer and lunch at Smok’n Comrades
  • Trail 7
    Trail 7
    Sat, 10 Jun
    10 Jun 2023, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    South Taranaki
    Visit Baked by Blanche, Fenton St Gin and Vodka, Fairie Bread, Forgotten 43 Brewery, NZ Quinoa Co. and Lunch at Dunlop Woolshed with Tairoa Lodge Catering
  • Trail 8
    Trail 8
    Sat, 10 Jun
    10 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    New Plymouth
    Visit Villa Bumblebee Bakery, Egmont Seafoods, Mike's Brewery, Treasured Morning Breakfast, Tiger Town Pies and Nice Hotel for lunch.
  • Trail 9
    Trail 9
    Sun, 11 Jun
    11 Jun 2023, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Oakura
    Visit Maison Aotearoa Charcuterie, LWF Rum, Planta, Bees R Us, Melva Chocolate and Black Sand Pizzeria for lunch
  • Trail 10
    Trail 10
    Sun, 11 Jun
    11 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    New Plymouth
    Visit IncaFe Organic Coffee Roasters, North Egmont Meats - Certified Organic Bio Gro, Magic Tea, Known Unknown Winery, Blue Petal Botanicals and Quails Nest Eatery for lunch

Little Taste Cooking Classes

Cooking Class
  • Paella and Sangria - SOLD OUT
    Paella and Sangria - SOLD OUT
    Fri, 09 Jun
    New Plymouth
    09 Jun 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    New Plymouth, 1 Davidson Street, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Known Unknown and Chiwi Catering
  • Getting The Best Out Of Your Coffee Machine
    Getting The Best Out Of Your Coffee Machine
    Thu, 08 Jun
    Escape Coffee
    08 Jun 2023, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Escape Coffee, 15 Liardet Street, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Escape Coffee
  • Pizza Making
    Pizza Making
    Wed, 07 Jun
    Ōakura
    07 Jun 2023, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Ōakura, 1 Tasman Parade, Ōakura 4314, New Zealand
    Black Sand Pizzeria and Bistro
  •  Introduction To Fermented Foods - SOLD OUT
     Introduction To Fermented Foods - SOLD OUT
    Tue, 06 Jun
    New Plymouth
    06 Jun 2023, 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
    New Plymouth, Down To Earth Organics - 268 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Central, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
    Thrive With Ruth
  • Cooking The Best Smoked Meat
    Cooking The Best Smoked Meat
    Mon, 05 Jun
    Texas BBQ Foods
    05 Jun 2023, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Texas BBQ Foods, Upland Road, Egmont Village, New Zealand
    Texas BBQ Foods
  • Cocktail Fun With Juno Gin
    Cocktail Fun With Juno Gin
    Fri, 02 Jun
    New Plymouth
    02 Jun 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    New Plymouth, Sunley Street, Westown, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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