My wife & I had one morning to explore the coast ; Gary picked us up from our Hotel at 8 sharp;We drove in his 4WD along the coast when he realized we did not have breakfast, he took us to his wifes amazing restaurant with great views for fantastic breakfast & coffee. Gary has a wealth of knowledge about Maori culture & he introduced the traditional Maori greeting & handshake. The trip is a great introduction to Maori culture, everyone must learn about the ways of Maori if visiting New Zealand.
Gary then drove us through the most amazing scenery and magnificent ocean views. Gary told us all about the local flora and fauna, the fishing areas and provided us with a lot of local knowledge. He accommodated and stopped for us whenever we wanted to take photos of the view, flowers or anything that caught our fancy. My wife loves animals, and on learning of that, Gary took us to his friends farm on the hills where we saw and fed boars, deer, and even a beautiful stag. Least expected on the trip, we also saw an ostrich in someones farm while driving. This trip was a coastal tour, wild life safari as well as an excellent Maori culture learning experience all in one.
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January 10, 2013
Kia ora Vijay
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Thank you for the great review, it was a genuine pleasure to share the day with you both and so glad that the day lived up to your expectations.
I hope that you have safely returned to your home and wish you both and your family the very best for the New Year.
Nga mihi kia korua
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