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Address: 1279 State Highway 11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0274 983-559
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Description: The Bay of Islands Wine, Food & Craft Tour offers guests a unique Taste Of...
The Bay of Islands Wine, Food & Craft Tour offers guests a unique Taste Of The Bay. Visiting food factories, craft studios and wineries in the Kerikeri area, guests will meet very talented people who are passionate about what they do. Tour includes complimentary food & wine tastings, and lunch at a winery.The ½ day wine tour caters for both wine novice and connoisseur. Meet Kerikeri wine growers and share their passion of quality wines, or join us on our evening wine tasting tour with a 3 course meal.Leave behind your car, map and stress. Relax and let us share the beautiful bay of islands with you.
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Excellent tour

Shona was brilliant so knowlegeable and amusing; there were only the two of us booked for the day we wished to visit but rather than cancel the exursion she took just the two of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Shona was brilliant so knowlegeable and amusing; there were only the two of us booked for the day we wished to visit but rather than cancel the exursion she took just the two of us. We visited a producer of gifts manufactured in native timber, a Honey Shop, a Chocolate manufacturer (beautiful products) and two wineries which was brilliant. We... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband does wine tours, and I am a wine educator in the Napa Valley, and this is our first trip to New Zealand. Shona was so funny and knows her stuff inside and out! We enjoyed our first stop so much that we stayed a bit longer than planned, so Shona briefed us on a couple of options going... More 

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Opua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I had the pleasure of enjoying this half day tour. We visited the little known gem Romeyn Crafts - beautiful NZ native timber products run by a local Dutch family.Oh yes! Makana Chocolates - a definite must! The Dutch cheese shop and 3 small wineries were fabulous. I bought a bottle of White Port at Cottle Hill winery - very... More 

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sydn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Shona picked us up from our apartments and took us to lunch at marsden winery - generous wine tasting and great food. The other tasting at Coyle hill was extremely entertaining as well as being very informative. the afternoon included interesting crafts as well. Great way to spend the afternoon. Shona was a very good guide, personalising the tour for... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Thanks for a great relaxing, pressure free and formative afternoon. We were well looked after. Definately worth doing. Lovely people and wonderful places to visit. Bargains to be had too.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a very nice tour guided by Shona who was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the local attractions. We stopped at several locations and none of them disappointed, very well chosen. The wine, cheese, and chocolate we bought was fantastic and lasted us through to New Years. A great way to take a break from having to... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a great afternoon with Shona touring to a cheese factory, a chocolate shop and 3 vineyards. What a marvelous way to spend an afternoon! The group was small, the tour was relaxed and Shona was welcoming and knowledgable about the area. We meet people passionate about their products and the wine and cheese we took home tasted better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We just went on a wine tour around 4 local vineyards. Shona was the perfect tour guide with her friendly, welcoming nature and knowledge of the local area and wineries. We highly recommend her and Total Tours if you are looking to visit the local vineyards but don't feel like driving. Tina and Jade

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

During a recent visit to Paihia in the Bay of Islands we decided to do a wine,craft, chocolate factory and cheese factory tour with Total Tours. Wise decision, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Our guide / driver Shona "27" (not quite sure what the 27 stands for) was from the start, a bright, bubbly person with very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Shona and Tracy run a wonderful tour. With Tracy as our guide, we visited four local wineries where we were introduced to wines new to us. The vintners were delightful, friendly, and informative. The tour allowed us to relax, enjoy the wines, and not worry about driving.Good on ya, Total Tours Pahia! Bud and Gayle Popken

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