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Address: Quay St. | Harbour Information Centre, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 (09) 357 6366
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A great way to see the island

Never used to like tours, but I'm a believer now. Another great tour by someone who has been here their entire life. A great way to see the islands without bus jumping. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
summitsvs
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never used to like tours, but I'm a believer now. Another great tour by someone who has been here their entire life. A great way to see the islands without bus jumping. Well worth the price. Would do t again!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This bus tour round Devonport was really informative and showed us parts we might never have found ourselves. Our guide told us the history of the area and we visited the old volcano sites where we had great views. After the tour we stayed in Devonport for lunch and walked round some interesting shops before sitting at the harbour watching... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Just decided whilst down at the wharf to take a boat over to Devonport and the explorer bus at the other side. The boat only takes about 10 - 15 mins but you get some great photos of Auckland city from the boat. Once over at Devonport we met our tour guide Steve, who was fantastic, and as there was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Had a few hours to spare & just jumped on the ferry for the tour as it was ready to leave. Didn't have any expectations or idea of the tour but enjoyed it thoroughly. The ferry ride was just long enough .our driver Rob was waiting & off we went on an interesting tour with lots of naval & local... More 

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Thank Doraj110620
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Relaxing hour spent looking at houses with two stops at the two highest points in Devenport. Not much else to look at although the houses were interesting to see the different styles of houses. If you've got an hour to kill and you don't want to walk this is the tour for you

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Thank Nate W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We travelled from Auckland on the ferry to Devonport and were met by Steve in the bus who took us on a tour around Devonport. Steve was very informative and engaging, it was well worth the bus trip. If you just went on the ferry and visited the Main Street you would have no idea about the history of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This was as good as a private tour. There was only the 2 of us on the bus. It is an hours drive around devonport with a smattering of history matched with real estate gossip thrown in for good measure. It's a shame it was a bleak day as the view to Auckland is impressive.

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Thank molecular_4u
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We booked a ferry ride from Auckland to Devonport with a guided one hour bus tour. Steve the guide was fantastic. His knowledge and passion for the area was wonderful. He drove us around while giving an informative amusing commentary. At the end of the tour we asked for recommendations for lunch. Not only did he tell us about a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The brochure and map outlining this Devonport tour made it seem better than it actually turned out to be. The guide was not very professional and the bus wasn't there to meet the ferry....it reminded me of going out for a Sunday drive as a kid, as it was basically driving around looking at some houses and then two 10-minutes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went on this tour on a whim and realy enjoyed it. The driver/guide was realy good and I was disappointed when the tour endedbecause I know there was a lot he had not had time for. The whole tour ony lasted about an hour and it was the quickest hour of the holiday.

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