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We went on a half day wine tour just outside of Auckland with John. He was a fabulous tour guide with lots of interesting information about the area and a great sense of humor. We were impressed with all three wineries that we visited (The Hunting Lodge was our most favorite), and our only regret was that we did not opt for the full day tour. We hope to return to NZ someday, and when we do, we will definitely do this tour again.
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Waterfalls & Wine Tour.
A Superb day out sightseeing and taking in some on New Zealand best wine producers.
John who runs the tour is a very knowledgeable chap who entertains you on the trip and you make your way to the black sand beach that featured in the file The Piano and then onto one of the waterfalls that was shown in Xena Worrier Princess. Some great view of the beach and waterfalls followed and great sightseeing from a comfortable and easy access minibus. Then on to a very nice lunch at one of the wineries followed by a great afternoon visiting four local wineries; offering tastings of their locality produce wines and the option to buy some to take home.
John offers a local pick up to Auckland city areas, such as the Sky Tower or Ferry Terminal and is a very good host, entertaining and great at showing you the highlights of the area, history of the vineyards and notes on the wines they produce. Very good tour and well worth booking.
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This tour was amazing! We had a group of 6 and every one of us had the most incredible day! John was fantastic; he was informative, fun, and had the answers to all of our questions! No one was sure what to expect going into the tour but it was more than any of us could have expected and was a highlight of my trip!
All of the wine stops were amazing and we had to repack multiple times to fit all of the wine we bought into our bags.
I would recommend this to anyone traveling to Auckland. The sites are beautiful and you hit spots you would never think or know of!
The price is incredible for all that you get as well!
Thank you John for such a wonderful experience!
After finishing the worlds longest flight (17hrs non stop) from Doha (Qatar) to Auckland (New Zealand) was indeed expecting some enthralling experience..
Well to start off with it,
John is an amazing person..
He was very much on time to pick me up from the hotel.. & post completion of the tour to drop me back
The different wineries he took me on two different coast blended with some awesome sight seeing experience was worth it..
Very informative & personalized tour with limited number of people..
Lunch at one of the winery was enough to kill your appetite for the day..
Wine tasting at different wineries was simply superb (altogether 4 wineries)..
Length of the tour is perfect..
Worth every penny..
Jus go for it..
Good Luck & Many Thanks to John for making it the perfect one..
Jo Anne Vaughn
John provided a wonderful tour. We took the Waterfalls and Wine Tour. John picked us up promptly at our hotel in Auckland. Two other couples accompanied us. We saw the rainforest, a black sand beach and waterfalls in the morning. Then we had a very nice lunch at a lovely restaurant and visited four wineries. The wineries were each very different, and provided an interesting variety of New Zealand wines. We were back at our hotel right on time.
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A wonderful day, great wine, nice lunch.
We highly recommend this tour for a great experience in New Zealand
The stops , view of New Zealand's wonderful country side, A Must .
The Wine experience was exceptional
You will NOT be disappointed .