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“Kiwi Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Total Tours

Total Tours
1279 State Highway 11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
0274 983-559
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Ranked #15 of 38 Activities in Paihia
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Owner description: The Bay of Islands Wine, Food & Craft Tour offers guests a unique Taste Of The Bay. Visiting food factories, craft studios and wineries in the Kerikeri area, guests will meet very talented people who are passionate about what they do. Tour includes complimentary food & wine tastings, and lunch at a winery.The ½ day wine tour caters for both wine novice and connoisseur. Meet Kerikeri wine growers and share their passion of quality wines, or join us on our evening wine tasting tour with a 3 course meal.Leave behind your car, map and stress. Relax and let us share the beautiful bay of islands with you.
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“Kiwi Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

During a recent visit to Paihia in the Bay of Islands we decided to do a wine,craft, chocolate factory and cheese factory tour with Total Tours. Wise decision, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Our guide / driver Shona "27" (not quite sure what the 27 stands for) was from the start, a bright, bubbly person with very sound knowledge of the area and its history back to the early times. Roughly 31/2 hours long, it is a pleasant drive in a comfortable vehicle with a series of enjoyable wine tastings, cheese tastings, chocolate tastings and various craft places.We can thoroughly recommend Total Tours ,so much so that we did another one the next day. Different tour and different guide, Terri who was equally informative and friendly as Shona 27.

Visited October 2013
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“Wine Tasting Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Shona and Tracy run a wonderful tour. With Tracy as our guide, we visited four local wineries where we were introduced to wines new to us.
The vintners were delightful, friendly, and informative. The tour allowed us to relax, enjoy the wines, and not worry about driving.Good on ya, Total Tours Pahia!
Bud and Gayle Popken

Visited October 2013
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“what a great afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Spent an afternoon with Shona and what a great day it was. visited local timber craft, chocolate, stone house and wineries. Shona is a great host/driver and made for a fun day. whether you like wines or not , do this tour and have a laugh. We will come back again. A big highlight of our trip.

Visited October 2013
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“Half day wine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just wanted to say thanks to Shona for our half day wine tour! We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon! Would highly recommend

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“Total tours - wine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had with Shona on this tour, just my friend and I but Shona was accommodating, knowledgable and the tour was good value for money. Would highly recommend taking a tour with Total Tours in Paihia if you ever have the chance to visit the area, we went to a couple of amazing boutique vineyards( Kaipiro and Cottle Hill both where delightful), chocolate shop (OMG!) and up to The stone store. Everyone was so friendly and genuine and Shonas knowledge of the area was amazing, thanks again for a fabulous afternoon and for dropping us at the restaurant we had a great time. :-)

Visited July 2013
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