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Address: 1279 State Highway 11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0274 983-559
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The Bay of Islands Wine, Food & Craft Tour offers guests a unique Taste...

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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Well done, well planned and would use them again (and again)!

Just home from a Celebrity 2 week NZ/Australia cruise. Shona at Total Tours and I exchanged many emails establishing our agenda. She arranged a group pick up at the pier. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just home from a Celebrity 2 week NZ/Australia cruise. Shona at Total Tours and I exchanged many emails establishing our agenda. She arranged a group pick up at the pier. Our driver/guide, Stacey was terrific. He kept us on schedule. There was a great deal of driving and required commentary; it was obvious he has experience. The first stop,Pahia Village... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a day with Tracy touring the Bay of Islands area. He is knowledgeable and personable and I recommend. I am not convinced that there is really much to see or do in Bay of Islands, but we managed to stay out for most of the day. Visited a couple of wineries: one very good one, very poor. Visited... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We signed up for the afternoon food, wine and crafts tour which included a trip to a local wood factory, cheese factory, chocolate factory, 2 wineries and a local historical area. Shona our guide was very knowledgable and helpful. We didn't feel rushed to leave places or expected to buy things. Would definitely recommend

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Thank Rachel N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I signed up for the Wine, Food, and Craft tour with Total Tours, which consisted of visits to a local Kauri wood carving shop, cheese factory, chocolate factory, stone museum, a vineyard, a winery, and Haruru Falls. Without this tour, I sincerely doubt we would have visited any of these places in the Bay of Islands, and... More 

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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 10, 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 18, 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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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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