Add some sparkle to your day with a VIP ticket
Looking for the full service experience? The Qantas VIP ticket is for you.
Your ticket comes with all the tasty extras Qantas customers have come to expect. Enjoy priority access to the festival and a drink on arrival, before getting stuck into the delights of the festival from the comfort of the luxuriously appointed Qantas VIP Lounge.
- Onsite parking access
- Priority access via VIP entrance
- Access to the Qantas Lounge with in-and-outdoor seating
- Complimentary drink on arrival
- $30 Crown Card (event currency) to purchase food and drink with festival glass
- Access to guest VIP bathrooms
Plus, Thursday 5 November (Session 1) features:
Opening Night Drinks Reception & TSB Bank Best in Taste Awards
Want to rub shoulders with top chefs? This is your ticket. This year, the opening night in the Qantas Lounge incorporates the TSB Bank Best in Taste Awards, where judges reveal the results of their scrutiny of top dishes from each festival restaurant and decide who takes the crown.
Enjoy a canapés and drinks reception before celebrating the winner’s success (included in your ticket).
Taste Working Lunch – Friday 6 November, 12-4pm (Session 2)
It’s Friday, so loosen the ties, unbutton the collars, and let’s get back to the old fashioned working lunch. Your afternoon commences with a canapé service from 12-2pm and a welcome drink. You can then use your festival Crown Card to dive into the delectable food, wines and craft beers on offer.
Buy your Qantas VIP ticket to Taste of Auckland and you’ll be automatically entered in the draw to win an incredible trip to Melbourne, the city of food and culinary delights. This fabulous prize is for two adults, flying Qantas, from November 12-15.
Your Melbourne experience will include two passes to Taste of Melbourne's opening night, three nights’ in boutique five star accommodation, a Melbourne Secrets Laneways and Arcades tour, and a gourmet dining experience at St Crispin’s, all valued at over $3500, thanks to Tourism Victoria.
Anybody who has already bought tickets will also be in the draw!
VIP tickets are strictly limited and often sell out in advance.
*There is a $1 bond added to the price of your Taste of Auckland Crown Card. This $1 can be refunded at any Crown Bank throughout the duration of the festival upon depositing your Crown Card.
You can now enjoy Taste to the very last bite with full refunds available on any Crowns unspent on your Crown Card. Simply visit a Crown Bank at the end of the festival to exchange your Crown Card for a full refund.
Distribution of tickets and crown cards will commence mid to late-October.
Go back to the main Taste of Auckland event page
Booking and service fees It's unfortunate that they're a fact of life.
+ $2.50 booking fee per ticket (to a maximum of $5 per order).
+ Delivery fee differs depending on the method selected/available.
+ A transaction fee of 2.5% for total transaction applies on all orders.