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Address: 49 Chaytor Road RD1 | Upper Moutere, Nelson 7173, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-540 3873
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Description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine...
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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Wonderful Walks & Wine Tour in Nelson/ Abel Tasman Area

My husband and I spent a few days in Nelson during our honeymoon through New Zealand. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of tour Owen and Sue gave us. Not only did we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I spent a few days in Nelson during our honeymoon through New Zealand. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of tour Owen and Sue gave us. Not only did we get to go on two gorgeous walks and a wine tasting, but also Owen and Sue were such wonderful company, which added so much to... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Susy. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the walks we did and even though they are short they are both wonderful and unspoilt really. The Walks and Wine Tour is one of our favs as it gives people a little touch of everything reall.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Owen was a friendly and helpful tour guide, with nice modern vehicle. We chose the beer and wine tour and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. We started at Bays Brewery, Peter is an extremely knowledegable brewer, with a 25 year history of brewing in Nelson. Peter is very friendly, relaxed and welcoming. Our next stop was Seifried where we had... More 

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We think its pretty special when people take the time to write a review so thanks a lot. We enjoyed taking you and your mates out and about around our beautiful province of Nelson Tasman. I will pass on your feedback to Peter at Bays, Gabi at Seifried Estate and the guys... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Owen and Sue really know how to show you the best of the best for whatever interests you might have. I like the flex tour, because we could do a good mix of all that Nelson and the region has to offer. Best part is meeting the locals, a bit of Nature, history sceanery, and for sure a unique winery... More 

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Kia ora / Hi Melanie :-) Wonderful to hear from you and trust all is well back home in the Land of the Free / Home of the Brave :-) Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to show you around our beautiful area and glad you enjoyed the day out. We always try and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The best thing about this tour was the friendliness and flexibility of Owen as our fantastic tour guide! Before the tour we had had quite a hectic morning with a car breakdown and were late and flustered at the start but Owen waited for us and then we had one of the best days of our trip! It wasn't just... More 

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

Wow! Thanks girls that is much appreciated. Yes it was a hectic start to the day for you guys! But yes I enjoyed taking you all out and thanks so much for your feedback. It is most satisfying to hear back from our customers and glad we were able to help you enjoy your time here in Aotearoa. Yes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Friendly guide with good local knowledge, would recommend for both locals and tourists alike. Thank you for the very pleasant day Owen.

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

Kia ora / Hi Lee. Thanks so much for taking the time to send the lovely note / review. I enjoyed meeting you both and sharing a few things in common ie. shearing etc. Its always great to hear what " locals" think of our tours as well as the majority of our clients are overseas visitors so its extra... More 

Brentwood, TN
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Your tour of the Nelson area can be totally customized. Our guide, Owen, was very accommodating. We were supposed to do several craft brewery tours, but after 2 of them (before noon), we decided we'd had enough beer for one day! Plus it was absolutely gorgeous out. So Owen changed course and took us to a fun seafood restaurant right... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi there C & K :-) Hope you are both well and spring weather is nice there :-) Have you had a chance to show off the beautiful Lord of the Rings necklace yet! Enjoyed our day out and thanks so much for taking the time to send in a review for us :-) Each group we... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We booked our tour through a third party Kirra Holidays and found this tour was the highlight of our South Island trek. Owen, a native of Nelson and of Maori descent, was the kindest, thoughtful and knowledgeable guide we've ever met on our travels around the world. He took the time to listen to our interests and showed us beautiful... More 

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

Kia ora Kristen and Duane. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to do it! Its nice to be able to make someones holiday here that little bit better with a little extra effort and so glad you both enjoyed the day out together here in beautiful Nelson. Would loved to have spent more time... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Owen from Bay tours Nelson picked us up exactly on time at our hotel, then away we went , Owen is a long-time resident of the area so knows his way around and was able to point out features that are very easily over looked, the wineries he took us to were 2 small ones and 2 larger ones and... More 

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Kia ora Linda and Erroll. Kapai and Thank you for taking the time to send a review of the day out with Bay Tours Nelson. Yes enjoyed meeting and chatting with you guys as well and your interesting trip around Aotearoa :-). glad Tom enjoyed the feijoa fruit as it is not well known around the world and we often... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We booked our brew and wine tasting tour with Owen (Bay Tours) and I must say it was fantastic day out. I was looking forward to a wine tours and to my surprise by the end of the day I preferred the brewery tours. The small brewers Owen took us to were not something we would have found out or... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Guys. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed our Wine Brews and Views Tour and yes there are some lovely little spots around Nelson including historic Mapua wharf where the food is delicious and the setting superb! Hope you arrived safely home and did you see the few pics I took of the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a really fun day out with Owen who was a fantastic host. He was very knowledgeable about Nelson and a genuinely nice man. We are happy to recommend this trip.

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

Kia ora and thanks so much Jenny and family for the wonderful review. Its really appreciated very much. Glad you enjoyed the ride from Nelson out to Mapua and the fabulous little seaside spot of Mapua :-) Yes it is a great spot for lunch after the scenic bike ride :-). Enjoyed taking you all to the two wineries afrter... More 

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