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Address: 1279 State Highway 11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0274 983-559
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The Bay of Islands Wine, Food & Craft Tour offers guests a unique Taste...

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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Brilliant tour

Did the Wine and Crafts tour with Shona. She still went ahead even though it was only the two of us (she let me know that morning that there wasn't a group). Had an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
Courtenay W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Did the Wine and Crafts tour with Shona. She still went ahead even though it was only the two of us (she let me know that morning that there wasn't a group). Had an excellent time- despite it being winter Shona organised 7 stops. The tour was the perfect length of time. Wine, cheese and chocolate- what more could you... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon with Shona taking us to a cheese store, chocolate factory and three wineries. The chocolate factory had a lovely cafe with delicious cakes and gelato. The tour was at a great pace, varied but not rushed, and all of our group of 6 found it to be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. The wine tasting was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We arranged a private excursion for 10 to see the area. Shona was very easy to deal with via email. Tracy was our guide for the day and gave us a lot of good information and much of the local flavor. We did an interesting walk along the bay, three winery stops. (Two would have been better, but the third... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice little wine tour. Friendly host, informative. Only go to two wineries along with a chocolate factory and honey hive factory but for the price it was great! I would recommend it if you didn't want an all day exhausting wine tour!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Just home from a Celebrity 2 week NZ/Australia cruise. Shona at Total Tours and I exchanged many emails establishing our agenda. She arranged a group pick up at the pier. Our driver/guide, Stacey was terrific. He kept us on schedule. There was a great deal of driving and required commentary; it was obvious he has experience. The first stop,Pahia Village... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I spent a day with Tracy touring the Bay of Islands area. He is knowledgeable and personable and I recommend. I am not convinced that there is really much to see or do in Bay of Islands, but we managed to stay out for most of the day. Visited a couple of wineries: one very good one, very poor. Visited... More 

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Thank Brian S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We signed up for the afternoon food, wine and crafts tour which included a trip to a local wood factory, cheese factory, chocolate factory, 2 wineries and a local historical area. Shona our guide was very knowledgable and helpful. We didn't feel rushed to leave places or expected to buy things. Would definitely recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I signed up for the Wine, Food, and Craft tour with Total Tours, which consisted of visits to a local Kauri wood carving shop, cheese factory, chocolate factory, stone museum, a vineyard, a winery, and Haruru Falls. Without this tour, I sincerely doubt we would have visited any of these places in the Bay of Islands, and... More 

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United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Shona was brilliant so knowlegeable and amusing; there were only the two of us booked for the day we wished to visit but rather than cancel the exursion she took just the two of us. We visited a producer of gifts manufactured in native timber, a Honey Shop, a Chocolate manufacturer (beautiful products) and two wineries which was brilliant. We... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband does wine tours, and I am a wine educator in the Napa Valley, and this is our first trip to New Zealand. Shona was so funny and knows her stuff inside and out! We enjoyed our first stop so much that we stayed a bit longer than planned, so Shona briefed us on a couple of options going... More 

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