Taste of Auckland


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89 Quay Street, Auckland City

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Festival Entry only
SENIOR 65+ with Gold Card - Friday Afternoon Session Only
JUNIOR 5-12 years inclusive - accompanied by an Adult
UNDER 5 Free - no ticket is required


Festival Entry, $40 Crown Card (festival currency) & Festival Glass


Priority Entry, access to VIP Lounge, $30 Crown Card (festival currency), Festival Glass, plus much more (see below)
PRESALE The pre-sale offer has expired
EARLYBIRD Sold out all sessions


Festival Entry to any Sessions & $50 Crown Card (festival currency)
MULTI ENTRY Limited available at Earlybird price
MULTI ENTRY 2nd Release


FESTIVAL GLASS (R18) Online presales only


Running Time: 1 - 4 Nov 2018

Venue Location

89 Quay Street, Auckland City


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The 10th Taste Festival in Auckland is going to be a major celebration - taking place at the new venue of Queens Wharf from 1 – 4 November.

This feature-packed festival is your opportunity to get fully immersed in the best of our food and drink scene in a fun-filled afternoon or evening. Spend a day on Auckland’s iconic waterfront, dining on signature dishes from some of our best restaurants. Get up close and personal with your favourite chefs, taste your way through amazing wines, craft beers and cocktails. Discover new treats, try one of our interactive classes or luxuriate in a VIP experience. Enjoy all this while being inspired by the sights and sounds of the festival village.

A sustainable seafood theme will see participating restaurants pay homage to the ocean, with evening concerts set against a beautiful harbour backdrop and the central location allowing for easy access for visitors from far and wide. 

Our full restaurant line-up is now confirmed, with a fantastic range of top restaurants set to take part in this year’s festival. Newcomers include Parnell favourite Gerome offering Greek-inspired fare, Culprit with modern Kiwi yum-cha and little sister eatery Lowbrow with its take on contemporary fast food, as well as Smoko Room from Matakana bringing their infamous slow-cooked meats. Also new to the festival are Xoong with their take on North East Asian cuisine, The Shucker Brothers will shuck fresh oysters to order, a much-anticipated new dinner offering by vegan and plant-based favourite Little Bird Organics, and for an after-dinner treat, dessert specialists Miann.

Rounding out the line-up are festival favourites Baduzzi, promising to bring back their signature ½ Karitane crayfish, a crowd favourite at last year’s event; French bistro Paris Butter; Italian eatery Farina; and the Russian-inspired Vodka Room

Festivalgoers will now also get to enjoy some of the best music acts in the country including Tami Neilson, Hollie Smith, Barnaby Weir & Friends, Sola Rosa Sound System, Hopetoun Brown, Laughton Kora and Omega Levine, all set to perform on the outdoor stage against the stunning backdrop of the Waitemata Harbour.

Shop-a-holic? Taste has you covered with over 120 artisans with everything from champagne to chocolate, cheese to cold brew. Meet the brewer, chat with the winemaker and get tips from the growers.

Taste of Auckland presented by Electrolux is now a predominately indoor event spread over 5,000 square metres at Queens Wharf.  With stunning, uninterrupted views of the Waitemata Harbour and situated in the heart of downtown Auckland, Queens Wharf is a premier location, with easy access to plenty of public transport options.  

We suggest purchasing a festival glass to drink alcoholic beverages at the festival. This can be used during the festival and can be taken home as a souvenir. 

Taste of Auckland functions like a restaurant with a lunch and dinner service. A Taste session lasts for 4-5 hours (depending on the session) to give you time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls, do some shopping, enjoy some of the many exciting features and meet some fabulous personalities. Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket. As the event date gets closer some ticket allocations may run out at which point the next release of tickets will go on sale for a slightly higher price. Sessions may differ in price, so check a couple to see which appeals most to you.


  • Entry to the festival for one session of your choice
  • Access to over 120 food and drink stalls
  • Chef demonstrations in the Electrolux Taste Theatre
  • Entertainment on the Music Stage 
  • Access to the restaurants and bars
  • A great view of the Waitemata Harbour!

Your VIP Ticket gives you access to a lounge area at the northern end of the wharf with a view towards the Music Stage and the Waitemata Harbour. A great space to use as your base to explore the festival, with indoor and outdoor seating areas, bathroom facilities and a bar.

  • Your first drink on arrival is complimentary, a glass of premium cuvee from No. 1 Family Estate
  • You will also receive a $30 Crown Card to purchase food and drink
  • A souvenir Taste Festival glass
  • All GA Ticket privileges
  • Tickets on the day will be $110+ if available


  • All GA Ticket privileges 
  • You will also receive a $40 Crown Card to purchase food and drink
  • A souvenir Taste Festival glass
  • Tickets on the day will be $75 if available.

Serious about food? Tantalise your tastebuds over as many of the six sessions as you can possibly manage!

For the first time ever, Taste of Auckland are offering a multi-day pass! This is your opportunity to get fully immersed in the food and beverage offerings at Taste. Each session has different experiences to offer from masterclasses, chef demos to live music, so you are guaranteed to find something new each time you visit. Come to as many of the six sessions you want and indulge your taste buds!

  • Admission into all six sessions
  • All GA Ticket privileges each session
  • You will also receive a $50 Crown Card to purchase food and drink.

Note, Multi Day pass will be a wristband that cannot be taken off between sessions. Photo ID will need to be shown for entry into each session. The Multi Day pass grants GA access only.

Add to your cart when purchasing your ticket.
Save when you pre-purchase online. We suggest purchasing a festival glass in order to drink alcoholic beverages at the festival. This can be used during the festival and also can be taken home as a souvenir.

There are 6 different sessions you can choose from:

  • Session 1: Thursday 1 November 5.30pm – 10:00pm
  • Session 2: Friday 2 November 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Session 3: Friday 2 November 5.30pm – 10:00pm
  • Session 4: Saturday 3 November 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Session 5: Saturday 3 November 5.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Session 6: Sunday 4 November 12:00pm – 5:00pm

If you’re looking to entertain clients or indulge in Taste of Auckland’s most premium experience, please talk to us about our special all-inclusive hosting and entertainment packages.

Crowns are the currency of the festival and used to purchase food, drink & experiences.

1 Crown = $1. The best value tickets include a Crown Card.
Note that $1 of your Crown Card purchase is stored as a refundable card bond (refunds available up to 30 minutes after the end of each session).

Visit www.tasteofauckland.co.nz for further information and updates

Delivery options will be determined by the tickets that are in your Cart. 

Some ticket options include pre-loaded Crown Cards, which we are unable to send electronically; these will be couriered out closer to the event along with your Festival tickets. This means that if your booking contains VIP, Premium or Multiple Session tickets, the courier option will be the only one available. Otherwise, if you are only booking General Admission tickets, you will have the option of having your tickets sent to you as eTickets.

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+ A transaction fee of 2.5% for total transaction applies on all orders.