New Zealand may be best known for its wine, but this walking tour gives beer-lovers a taste of the city’s best local brews. Meet your guide at a central location in the afternoon and start your 3-hour journey at the Brothers Beer brewery, where you may enjoy craft brews in the tasting lounge.
Then it’s time to explore the city center during an approx. 1-mile (1.5-km) stroll to local brewpubs, bars and breweries — both historical and contemporary. While you walk, your guide shares information about Auckland’s age-old brewing industry and offers insight into the resurgent interest by boutique and craft brewers.
At each venue, enjoy four to six beer tastings accompanied by potato chips, and discover a variety of flavor profiles and brewing techniques. At the final location, pair your brews with a food tasting — enough to add up to a light meal.