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Kiko Guided Tours

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Kiko Guided Tours
Kiko boutique guided tours offer an authentic bicultural experience for visitors who prefer travelling in smaller groups. We offer walking tours of stunningly beautiful landscapes. Connect with Māori culture, enjoy warm hospitality, learn about local histories, and take part in activities unique to the places you visit.Our knowledgeable guides will offer you a truly memorable visit.
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Frank Castle wrote a review Feb 2020
14 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked my trip a bit last minute the day before by phoning Mary from the website. Strangely, no one else had booked with Kiko tours , so Mary told me it would be a little extra since essentially it was going to be a private tour for just me, which was fine. The only slight negative thing was it was cash only. But, I still loved the sights and scenery Mary took me to and it was all worth it to me. I especially loved the Hunua waterfall. It was a little short walk for the area, but that’s the best part of the tour for what I was looking for in terms of scenery. Also I learned this business is a one person show. So Mary is the one who drives you around and for me she was able to customize it to places I haven’t been since there were places on her tour that other tour groups do too. Overall, Mary was great, kind, patient, and professional. Thank you so much for the lovely tour! Highly recommended !
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jet05357182443, Manager at Kiko Guided Tours
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Kia ora Bush, We are delighted this tour of the Hunua Falls was a highlight for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback to us. We never tire of the diverse scenery on this tour ranging from waterfalls and rain forest to rural farmland and panoramic coastal views. We were so glad we could customise the destinations, commentary and discussions to suit you. It was a pleasure to meet and travel with you. Take care Bush. Warmest regards, Ngā mihinui, Mary Kiko Guided Tours
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Maria M wrote a review Feb 2020
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It was more of a car trip rather than a guided tour. There was very little commentary, history and local knowledge delivered. Little enthusiasm or love of the city given by our tour guide. There were only 4 people on our tour, and when we were out and about, Mary did not speak to us as a group, but would relate to us more individually if we asked her a question. Perhaps she was having an 'off' day. Also the air-conditioning on the vehicle was not working on that hot day, and one person felt very unwell as a result of it. Disappointing and wouldn't recommend it. On this trip to NZ, we did five different city tours, and this was by far the worse. I'm sorry to be this bluntly honest and have to write this on a review,
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jet05357182443, Manager at Kiko Guided Tours
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Kia ora Mariam, We are sorry that you found this tour disappointing. There is historical and cultural commentary given as we travel towards key destinations. With questions and answers either shared collectively or individually. The guide accompanies guests throughout the tour while ensuring individuals are able to reach key destinations comfortably. We apologised to the guest who felt unwell at the end of this tour.
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Merv wrote a review Dec 2019
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What a surprise. We had a great half day with this lovely lady with whom we established a lasting relationship. Look forward to catching up again. We were fortunate to have met someone so pleasing. Merv. and Annette Brady
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Jet05357182443, Guest Relations Manager at Kiko Guided Tours
Responded Dec 10, 2019
Kia ora and thank you so much for such a wonderful review of our popular Waitakere Wilderness Tour. It was such a pleasure to meet you, Merv and Annette. Manaakitanga, hospitality and building positive relationships is such an important part of our tours. On this tour, we guide our manuhiri (guests) to the very best of our treasured Auckland Waitakere Ranges and West Coast. Ka nui te mihi, Kind regards Kiko Guided Tours.
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Nadejda Swartling wrote a review Nov 2019
Liberty Lake, Washington12 contributions5 helpful votes
I rarely write reviews but this one deserves a praise! We had had 5 tours before this one - enough to compare. What a knowledgeable and fun guide Mary was! The route of the tour is so diverse: waterfalls, rain forest, black sand beach and an amazing drive along the coast! The tour lasted longer (by 2 hours) than scheduled and not at any moment Mary hurried us: she gave us her full attention at all times. She is not pushy, gives you privacy if you want, at the same time right there with answers ready when you need her. Very pleasant to be around. With her Maori background she knows so many native names of plants and birds. And she gave so much thought and preparation to the picnic lunch! Highly recommend this trip!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Jet05357182443, Owner at Kiko Guided Tours
Responded Nov 28, 2019
Kia ora, Hi Lee and Nadya, Wow, what a fantastic review! Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to show you around. So pleased you enjoyed our bio-diverse landscape, native birds and fauna. Yes, our culture is quite unique on this side of the world. All the very best and thank you again. Kind regards, Mary Kiko Guided Tours.
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CityTiger1981 wrote a review Nov 2019
Nottingham51 contributions15 helpful votes
We crammed in several trips during our 6 night stay in New Zealand but this was the best of the lot. We did the Wilderness Tour and Mary was fantastic from start to finish. On our tour there was only ourselves and another lady so it was very personal and Mary took time to make sure we were all OK and were getting out of the tour what we wanted. She was extremely knowledgeable and actually gave us great value for money as the tour overran by a good hour or so (she checked it was OK with everyone first). The provided picnic was great, more than enough food for everyone. 100% recommend Mary and her tours.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Jet05357182443, Owner at Kiko Guided Tours
Responded Nov 9, 2019
Kia ora Paul, Thank you so much for your excellent review! It was such a pleasure to show you around our beautiful sights and take a bush walk on our Waitakere Wilderness Tour. We hope you both enjoyed your visit as much as we love living here. Hope you come back one day soon. All the very best. Ka nui te mihi, Mary
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