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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 #3 of 33 Activities in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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!' « less
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New Zealand
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

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

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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Owen was a fantastic host on our Wine & Craft Beer Tour, great wines, fine beer, fine weather, and good company

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

Kia ora Roger. Thanks a lot for sitting down and taking the time to review our tour that day. Much appreciated. Kapai! Enjoyed the day out with you guys and hope the rest of your stay in beautiful Nelson was an enjoyable one. You guys have a wonderful year. Nga mihi nui / Very best Owen More

Waipukurau, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had such a lovely day - the weather was frightful (rain, wind, hospital roof came off) but it didn't matter at all! Owen and his brother were excellent hosts, we visited two wineries and two breweries and I can't recommend Bay Tours enough! Apart from any other considerations, it is essential to have a sober driver when wine tasting!

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

Kia ora the Innes Whanau :-) Great to have you and the whanau out with us! The weather was WOW!!! alright! Glad you all had a wonderful day out with Bay Tours Nelson. Its nice to see families together and having fun. We have just upgraded our website Gallery and we have a little glich with posting pics but will... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Owen couldn't do more for us he was friendly, polite & knowledgeable about the area and the various sites we went to. He made sure we all had a great day out and definately went the extra mile for us all. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend his company if you are in Nelson and want a fab day out tasting... More

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

Kia ora / Hi Paul. Mate thanks so much for doing the Review. It was great having you guys in Nelson and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the day out with us. The Liquid Alchemy Distillery was a good way to end the day wasn't it! Hoep all is well in the UK. We have the Prince... More

Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Owen was an amazing and caring tour guide who took us to 5 vineyards and a brewery. We had good size pours from a wide selection of local favorites. It was a wonderful overall experience and I feel like I was able to truly step into learning about the wines of New Zealand!l

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

It was wonderful to have you along for the day :-) Thank you so much for taking time to send us this lovely review. We REALLY appreciate people doing this. Glad to hear you have arrived home safe and sound. Back to work I guess! If you are ever back in Nelson do call us and let us know :-)... More

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