The Great Auckland Craft Beer Hunt

Auckland, New Zealand

Experience hosted by Kate

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

-Taste real fresh NZ craft beer with seasoned pros
-Start at craft beer freehouse with a paddle of cold local brews
-Take a harborside and city scenic walking tour between pubs
-Taste the beer in Auckland’s oldest brewpub
-Drink more beer and eat tasty food in lively central pub

On this experience you will get to taste real New Zealand craft beer, lovingly brewed by our microbreweries.
Many bars and pubs in Auckland city centre sell what they call craft beer. These are often beers made by one of our duopoly owners of the alcohol industry here in New Zealand. So actually the 'craft beer' is made by an overseas multinational company.
So, all the craft beer we taste on our experience is made by locally owned small microbreweries who are dotted up and down the country. Because we are tiny we have easy access to beer brewed outside of Auckland. There are still only a handful of places in the city centre that showcase the craft brewers work, but good news is, we'll take you there!
A few years ago we saw this as an opportunity and the Great Auckland Craft Beer Hunt was born. We combine drinking amazing local beer with a small tiki tour of the city in between bars. Our guides are all about the beer, good conversation and catching you up on all things New Zealand. Also happy to help with journey planning over the beers if you are just starting out your adventure in NZ.
-Taste real fresh NZ craft beer with seasoned pros
-Start at craft beer freehouse with a paddle of cold local brews
-Take a harborside and city scenic walking tour between pubs
-Taste the beer in Auckland’s oldest brewpub
-Drink more beer and eat tasty food in lively central pub

On this experience you will get to taste real New Zealand craft beer, lovingly brewed by our microbreweries.
Many bars and pubs in Au…

What's included

  • Food
    Some really tasty fried chicken (or veg/vegan alternatives)
  • Drinks
    Craft beer tasting paddles. 3-4 beers at each location (3 locations minimum...

Meet your Host, Kate

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Hi, we are Kate and Dale and team! We are mad about New Zealand Craft beer and love taking people out from all over the world and showing them a good time. We are dedicated and committed to the beer we drink and support the New Zealand craft beer industry passionately and enthusiastically. We’ll tell stories of how the little guys fought and overcame adversity even to be allowed to sell their beer. We know the best places to go for craft beer and have plenty of experience selecting which new brews to try! Because our breweries and bars rotate taps and release fresh beers, guests often try beer the hosts haven't had before either!
We are experienced hosts and ran several experiences before Covid. We plan to re-start this experience when New Zealand's international borders re-open.
Hi, we are Kate and Dale and team! We are mad about New Zealand Craft beer and love taking people out from all over the world and showing them a good time. We are dedicated and committed to the beer we drink and support the New Zealand craft beer industry passionately and enthusiastically. We’ll tell stories of how the little guys fought and overcame adversity even to be allowed to sell their beer. We know the best places to go for craft beer and have plenty of experience selecting which new bre…
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Where you'll be

The places we visit are all New Zealand owned and the beer and cider we try is locally brewed. The bars, pubs and breweries we visit are all within the city and therefore we don't do too much walking. We taste a diverse range of fresh New Zealand craft beer and cider. Some of it so recent, it's often the first time we have tried it too! Our last venue is in the entertainment district of Auckland. Which means plenty of after-party options!

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 100 reviews.

Lauren
February 2020
Never would have done this on our own. We got to see and go to different areas as well as try some good local craft beers.
Aoi
February 2020
I think this tour is good for people who visit Auckland as a first time or want to make some friends. Of course people who like drinking have to book it!! Kate is so friendly and knowledgeable lady!! I definitely recommend you!!
Eric
February 2020
If you love good beer, food and worldly conversation then this is a must if your looking for something to do in Auckland!!
James
February 2020
Dale was a great guide and took us to some great Auckland beer spots which exposed us to the Auckland Craft Beer scene. Dale had great insight into the local scene and picked some great beers for us to try. We had a great time and met some great folks on the tour.
Michael
February 2020
Amazing tour with Dale! He chose a wide range of local beers in different bars and told us nice stories about beers, about the city and the culture. Great mix and great time!
James
January 2020
We had a great time chatting with Dale as he showed us around Auckland. He had some excellent tips for the rest of our trip to New Zealand and we recommend doing this experience early on in a trip to get the same.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Prepare for all weather conditions. (sometimes all in one day)
Smart casual dress code
Own spending money for when you fall in love with a local brew

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.