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Address: 7 Majestic Way | The Wood, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 326 868
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Description: Enjoy the benefits of your hosts lifetime experiences in nature...
Enjoy the benefits of your hosts lifetime experiences in nature conservation and the wine industry. Gain unique access to Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks or be introduced to the creators of world class wine and art.
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Full fascinating day w authentic friendly professional kiwi

Noel guided us through a well-orchestrated day of safe, smooth driving. We highly recommend booking a tour with him! At the valley overlook we avoided the possible crowd, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Noel guided us through a well-orchestrated day of safe, smooth driving. We highly recommend booking a tour with him! At the valley overlook we avoided the possible crowd, and loved hearing all about the geology of the region as well as intriguing botanical identifications. Don't play hide and seek in a region known for its sinkholes! He arranged a personal... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive and positive review. It is a pleasure to be able to respond to questions of interest as it makes my day more enjoyable as well. You are right it is difficult to describe film sites when the film itself is so good. The web site tour description has been adjusted. More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
164 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Noel runs a company with three other guides, but ask for Noel. He knows all the artists and wine makers in the Nelson, NZ area and he will have you visiting artists in their homes, galleries and studios and small production wine folks who only hold wine tastings by appointment. He will handle the left side of the road driving... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Well thank you Cosmo 144. That is a very special and powerful review. Loving what I do makes it easy but it is the guests that make it extraordinary. Please visit again there is still a lot more to see and experience. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Noel Kennedy is AWESOME. My husband and I hired him for a day of wine tasting in the Marlborough region and were very impressed by his knowledge. He was funny, friendly and very relaxed. As we drove around he would point out sights, explain the history and answer our questions. In the middle of our wine tour we were hungry... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Thank you David. Your review is highly valued but my job is made easy to the great people I am privileged to host. I trust the remainder of your journey went well. I look forward to your return. Noel More 

Gainesville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Accommodating for last minute tour booking. Four nice tastings and even a lovely pottery studio! Noel was so knowledgeable and adaptive. Don't know what other tours are like but this one was well worth the price!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Noel took great care of us and tailored our tour to our interest. The personalized touches he added like a fresh lunch from his garden in a perfect location at a winery made the day so special. After spending the day with Noel, we felt well informed about all aspects of the region including plant life and history. We think... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Thanks very much for this review Anne. Your good company made it easy to be enthusiastic. Photos of that wonderful time can be seen on my Facebook Page and although I wont write a guide book I am writing a Blog on my web site to record the wonderful experiences and knowledge I have picked up over the last 50... More 

london
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

just want to say 'thanks' to Noel for a fantastic afternoon. booked the trip at the last minute whilst in a windy Nelson. Brilliant informative trip, and learnt so much about the different wines. Noel has a vast knowledge of wines and tasting, and conveys this in such an interesting and informative way.

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

It is always a delight to be able to cater to last minute requests. As always there is eager anticipation meeting each new group and I have never been disappointed as it is the visitors that make each journey a success. Thanks for your great review and company on the day and have a fantastic New Year, Noel More 

Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Me and my wife had a wonderful day on the full day Wild Northwest tour. Noel was a great guide, very knowledgeble and passionate about the places he showed us. He sure showed us some things we wouldn't have been able to see without an experienced guide. Noel also gave us lots of good tips for the rest of our... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Richard M. so many thanks for that fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed and trust the tips for the remainder of your journey were fruitful. Cheers, Noel More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My colleague had I were shown around Nelson for the day with our wonderful guide Noel! First stop was the World of Wearable Arts- you won't see anything like this anywhere else in the world and right by the airport! Noel took us to three beautiful wineries for tastings, each unique in their own way. He also gave us an... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Thankyou for this marvellous review but as always it is the personalities of the visitors that make a good day brilliant. I never lose the buzz of meeting new people each day and introducing them to the local Nelson delights so your time spent with me was deeply appreciated. More 

Highland Heights, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Our Nelson-in-a- Day tour was tailored to our interests and was most interesting and great fun. History- both natural and human, sights and views, morning tea and a delicious lunch in the bush was included. We will never forget the Kiwi.

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

Thankyou Noracd and all the other reviewers below. Your postive comments are truly humbling. I really strive to be the very best and it is fantastic to see my efforts appreciated. More 

Irvine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We only had one day in Nelson, and we were lucky enough that Noel was available to show us around. We told him what our interests were, and Noel took us to just the right places (key art galleries and jewelers), and he even helped to plan our itinerary for our drive to Kaikoura the next day. Noel was very... More 

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Peasgood, Owner at Wine Art and Wilderness, responded to this review

This review (as the others) is so kind. It is so reassuring to receive such positive feedback. It is all the encouragement I need to strive to be the best and cater for all people regardless of their needs. Noel More 

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