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Bay Tours Nelson

49 Chaytor Road RD1 | Upper Moutere, Nelson 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3873
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Ranked #2 of 43 Activities in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours...
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'
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Aarhus, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a most amazing time with Owen on the Twin Regions Wine Tour and had we been fortunate enough to have more time in Nelson, we would have gone a second time as well. I had booked the tour several months in advance and straight away found out, that Owen is pleasant and easy to communicate with and extremely... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hej! Thanks so much guys for firstly taking the time to sit down and review our business. Weare so glad you enjoyed the day out as we really try hard to please. We feel that people spend a lot of money coming all the way to NZ & Nelson and the least we can do is give... More 

Aarhus, Denmark
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were four Danes travelling around New Zealand and while in Nelson bought the Twin Regions Wine Tour in October. Quick to answer mails. Pick up on time, good service, good minivan, some very good winetasting places and a few other things seen (viewpoint, organic shop, small museum etc.). Owen was really the perfect tour guide. Do recommend the tour... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hej :-) What a wonderful surprise to get such a lovely review. Thanks so much :-) Glad you enjoyed the day out and only yesterday I also had a lovely Danish couple on tour. I guess you are moving into winter now. Its been windy here and we had some hail yesterday!!! But this morning is sunny... More 

Anacortes
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We were picked up at our designated location on time. Our tour included 4 excellent wineries and a bonus stop at a cheese store. Our driver, Owen, was knowledgeable about the Nelson area and included a lot of history and trivia that our international group of 6 enjoyed. We sampled excellent wines and would recommend the Twin Regions 1/2 day... More 

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Kia ora / Hi Martha. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Was lovely to have you with us for the afternoon and glad you enjoyed the wonderful wineries here in Nelson. Yes the Wangapeka Cheese stop is great and wow the cheeses are super! Hope you enjoyed yours! Have a safe and happy holiday in Aotearoa New Zealand and... More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I were visiting the South Island for the first time and were looking forward to trying some regional wines. We went on a wine tour with Owen, who was an excellent and knowledgable guide. Not only did we learn about the wines, but Owen took us to other historical and scenic points along the way, which really... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Ashley and Matt. So wonderful to hear from you both again and WOW guys thanks so much for the great review. Thats really appreciated :-) We try and make the days not just about the wine but about the experience people have. I guess you are now going into winter now? Its a lovely day here... More 

New Zealand
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

we enjoyed our 1/2 day tour of 5 + hours with Owen. The wine and beer tastings at Founders, Te Mania and Moutere were well organised and generous. We had a lovely time and Owen could answer our questions about Nelson and environs as we were driven around. Wangapeka Cheeses were a highlight as was the lunch John at Moutere... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Jenny. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Was a real pleasure hosting your whanau on our Wine Brews and Views Tour. Yes it takes a bit to get through all the beer and wine over the day :-) Glad you enjoyed the stop at Moutere Hills Winery for lunch. John the chef there is a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Owen picked us up from our hotel and took us to see the sights and landmarks of Nelson. He had such great knowledge of the history of the town and catered the tour to our interests which was great. Wineries, breweries, cheese farm and a glass blowing gallery were all included as well as extra stops for views we loved.... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Brad and Marianne :-) Thank you so much for the wonderful review about you day out with Bay Tours. I hope you recieved the link for the pics I took on the day. I know you enjoyed the beer at the two iconic Nelson breweries McCashins and Founders and hope the bottle of Sweet Agnes proved popular :-)... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tena Koe Owen, Thank you for making our 10th Wedding Anniversary Memorable. We enjoyed ourselves so much, that on our return to the North Island, we told the whanau about our amazing experience. No doubt when they come down South, they will visit you. We had a fabulous time, and enjoyed every minute of it. Superb comfortable Van, Lovely Vineyards,... More 

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Ka mau te wehi / Thank you so much April for the wonderful review. We were pleased to help make your wedding anniversary a memorable one and it certainly was a pleasure to meet you both and to do a little bit extra to help make the 10 year achievement that much more special :-) Glad you loved the meal... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hi Owen, Norm, Alana, Kath and myself thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Both the vehicle and yourself were immaculately turned out. Your knowledge of the area was obvious from the patter and the venues selected. Of the various events we participated during the 6 days in Nelson area yours topped the poll on the way home, next down was the Sky... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Malcolm. Thanks a lot guys for taking the time to review our day out together. Its always appreciated as we know how busy people are when they get home from holidays. I hoped you liked the pics we took of the day out. Lighthouse brewery was a hoot wasn't it! How was the cheese from Wangapeka Cheese? I... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour we went on, covering 2 wineries, 2 breweries, and a lovely lunch. More wine than we could drink, and lovely scenery to boot. Owen was our your guide, he was knowledgable, helpful, and a great facilitator. Weather was stunning, and Owen showed us around the countryside. Best thing we did in Nelson.

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Hi Eve and Julie. Hey guys thank you so much for taking the time to send your review in to Trip Advisor. We enjoyed having you both as well and its just great to see that your weekend in Nelson was so pleasant. How did the Flying Fox go!!!! Will post out Tour Photo's onto our Tour Photo... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Owen was our tour guide and we LOVED our tour! Owen was knowledgable and personable. Great trip. It was a beautiful day, so he took us to some nice look-outs and the wineries and breweries were excellent selections. He was our driver throughout the trip so we didn't worry about having a sober drive between the three of us traveling... More 

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Kia ora / Howdy Maya and friends from Sunny Nelson. I've just been down to feed the sheep here :-) Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Kapai!!! It was a pleasure hosting you all for the afternoon and showing you the sights around Nelson including feeding the sheep, tasting some fabulous wines and enjoying the beer tasting session at... More 

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