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Address: Whangamata, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 865 8809
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Share the passion for the countryside and its history

It was a privilege to be guided by Doug for the day - you know he's done the tour many times before but his enthusiasm and passion for the countryside is infectious and he is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a privilege to be guided by Doug for the day - you know he's done the tour many times before but his enthusiasm and passion for the countryside is infectious and he is a mine of stored information just waiting for a question to encourage him to offload some interesting tale or fact.

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somerset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was one of our highlights during our month in New Zealand. A tour discovering the coromandel with Doug was a privilege. Nature walk, gold mines, glo worms, beaches and wildlife presented by New Zealand's David Attenborough was a day full of education and humour. For the rest of our trip we constantly drew upon the knowledge that was imparted... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had an excellent tour with Jan through the wonderful forest where she explained all about the flora and fauna we could see at first hand. She took us to two gold mines, one of which was still being worked. We saw glow worms and amazing, large insects in the tunnels. There was also a joke, which I won't spoil,... More 

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Lenox, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We recentlly had a full day tour with Doug of Kiwi Dundee. This was an amazing experience! We had a great nature walk through the woods, the coast, the beaches and in various beautiful spots in the peninsula. It would be hard to find a guide as knowledgeable as Doug about this area past and present. It was a real... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Spent a day with guide, Bill. Saw rain forests, working gold mines (even met miners on tea break) learned more than we could ever have expected about the region's history and it's vegetation, had a great lunch, and then spent the afternoon touring the coast, with its Maori history, saw Cathedral Cove and the Hot Water Beach. Bill's knowledge was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a day tour with kiwi dundee, which comprised of a morning nature walk that was extremely informative and fun, pointing out the different trees etc including Kauri trees. Peter was able to spot a pair of Owls which we would have never seen without his sharp eyes and we also saw glow worms in an old gold mining cave.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Doug aka Kiwi Dundee is a real character, he is wholly adventurer and nature guru and part comedian. There were 7 of us on the trip and we all had a thoroughly good time. Doug is friendly, very informative, loves to share his experience with others and does not do so by way of a lecture, but instead in a... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I recently spent a day touring the Coromandel Peninsula with Kiwi Dundee. It was an absolutely awesome day and one we will never forget. Doug picked us up from Pauanui and took us around the rainforests in the area, showed us glow-worms, caves, Kauri trees and former gold mining villages. He also took us to the extraordinary... More 

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Essex
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Doug is an amazingly knowledgable and attentive guide who can't do enough for you on his day trips. You will learn about the flora and fauna as well as geography and geology. We were blessed with great weather for our day around the Coramandel peninsula but Doug would have made it interesting whatever the weather. Here is a man who... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We are now booking our fourth tour with Doug and Jan from Kiwi Dundee. It is hard to articulate the allure and attraction of NZ. We were hooked from our first trip, and are committed to do so every two years until we die! Jan and Doug are passionate about their country, and as comfortable in the bush as they... More 

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