About the FESTIVAL

Taste of Auckland is a celebration of everything that is great on our restaurant, food and drink scene. Expect to try signature dishes from some of Auckland’s most exciting restaurants, discover artisan food and drink producers, meet with leading brewers and winemakers and enjoy a wide range of great live entertainment. The festival takes place on Queens Wharf incorporating The Cloud and Shed 10 as well as a magnificent view over the Waitemata harbour.


Much more than your average food event, Taste of Auckland reflects the creativity, precision and artistry of the culinary world. In 2019, Taste works with local artists to curate large scale interactive artworks which complement the Queens Wharf environment and enhance the Taste experience.


Tickets go on sale in August.


Sign up for more information and exciting updates


  • Thursday 31 October                                 5.30 - 9.30pm 

  • Friday 1 November       12.00 - 4.00pm     5.30 - 9.30pm

  • Saturday 2 November   12.00 - 4.00pm     5.30 - 9.30pm

  • Sunday 3 November     12.00 - 5.00pm

Session dates & times


Did you know that at the start of last century the Hauraki Gulf was full of mussel beds? Unfortunately they were almost completely wiped out through commercial dredging ☹. This year Taste of Auckland is getting behind Revive Our Gulf – the great local initiative that aims to replant mussel beds throughout the Hauraki Gulf. These mussels will filter the water as they used to and enable fish stocks and other ecology to rejuvenate.


For each Crown Card recycled at Taste of Auckland (Crowns are the currency of Taste), $1 will be donated to Revive Our Gulf. The team will also accept donations and be on hand at the end of each session to talk to guests about the initiative. 


Please get behind this great cause and together, let’s Revive Our Gulf! www.reviveourgulf.org.nz



Taste of Auckland takes place on the most accessible venue in Auckland for the second year running – Queen’s Wharf. Walking distance for apartment dwellers and the CBD, adjacent to the ferry terminal and across the road from Britomart Transport station & nearby parking buildings – it could not be in a better position.

Situated adjacent to Queens Wharf, Fullers ferries leave from this terminal to destinations across the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. For destinations and timetables, see fullers.co.nz



At Taste of Auckland, we're not fans of single-use plastics. We've been using compostable plates and cutlery since 2009.  Festival waste is sorted, recycled and composted to reduce the amount sent to landfill. This year we've also "banned the bottle" - no single-use plastic water bottles will be sold at the event. We do sell a poly-carbonate souvenir Taste glass which you can use to sample wines, beers, filtered water and other drinks with (we love seeing these pop up at picnics around the country in the following months!). Watch this space - we're working on improving our processes further to have as little impact on the earth as possible.

About the Organisers

Taste of Auckland is organised by Lemongrass Productions under license from Taste Festivals,
an IMG company.


Taste Festivals can be found in many cities around the globe and each event is designed to share a passion for excellence in the food and drink scene https://www.tastediningexperiences.com/taste-auckland


Question: Can I bring my old Taste glass from previous years?

Answer: Only if the pour lines are still clear and must be an old Taste glass

Exhibitor Log in