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“Wicked Wanders.”
Nov 25, 2017
“Tamahere Market & Lily Pad Cafe Cambridge”
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Wicked Wanders specialise in providing small personalised tours of the Bay of Plenty that gives you the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of our backyard. To do this we work with other like minded people who have a passion for Aotearoa, its...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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3 Ohope Place, Tauranga 3118, New Zealand
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+64 274 937 225
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent one of the best, most informative tours in the Bay of Plenty on a morning bus tour with our wonderful guide/driver M/s Carol Ralph. Carol shared her great sense of humour and vast knowledge of her area. We felt that we had known...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Peter Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Your kind words are appreciated and I am so glad you enjoyed your time here in Tauranga. Manaakitanga (kind, respectful, welcoming inclusive) is at the heart of hospitality and Kiwis pride...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a cruise ship at Tauranga on a VERY wet and windy day Nov 30 2018 - an unusual weather day we were told. During that miserable weather, we ran into Carol of WickedWanders just outside the ships docking area and it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Doug Wow thank you so much for your very through review it is very humbling to know that you have taken so much time to put your thoughts onto paper as I know you are a very busy man. The pleasure was all mine...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Carol on our tour of Tauranga on 9th November. From my first email to Carol, to saying ‘See You Later’ at the end of our tour we experienced the very essence of Carol and her passion...More

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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Hello Michelle and Rob, thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review. Your words are very humbling. I am so glad you enjoyed your day and you certainly managed to get some great pictures of what there is to do...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018

From booking over the internet from Australia pre cruise, meeting us at the port, through to saying goodbye, Carol was a very professional, friendly and knowledgable host. Finding Carol once we got off the ship was easy and as we got started we were each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Hi Jacqui and Brentyn. Its great to hear that you arrived home safely and your jacket not to many days afterwards:) Thank you so much for your kind words and time spent writing them. Our day spent together was lovely and I am so glad...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Tired of the crowded tourist areas via crowded tourist buses, I decided to take the Small Group Tour. Carol was a wonderful guide, showing us city sites that others in my travel group envied. Then we went out to see the Manuka honey bees &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Hello Lynda, thankyou for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Tauranga Scenic Sampler tour. I am so glad you enjoyed your day and that I was able to help you make, and take home some lasting memories. The Kiwifruit icecream does hit...More

Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous time with Carol as our guide. She is a wealth of information, funny and showed us so many wonderful sites. We had a packed few hours with Carol at the kiwi farm, the honey farm, views over Tauranga, and various historical...More

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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hello Nancy Thankyou so much for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed having you on board and having the privilege to show you around our wonderful little corner of the world. I always strive to make our visitors feel welcome and at home. One of...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017

Awesome day trip with friends, so relaxing and lots of fun. Didn't have to worry about a thing, Carol had organised everything and ran the day perfectly. Loved the market!! Carol gave us the perfect amount of time to browse around enjoy. She even picked...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Hi Jane Thanks so much for your kind words and the time you have taken to write them. They are appreciated. Our day trips are always great fun and I look forward to them just as much. It's always my pleasure to create a day...More

Reviewed November 17, 2017

our group of ten people toured the area of tauranga when we stopped there on a recent cruise. the tour guide, carol, gave clear instructions where to meet, and she helped craft a tour that catered to our wishes. we were comfortable in her clean...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Hello fbokma and fellow travellers from Idaho. Thankyou so much for your kind words and the time you have taken to write them, it is appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed taking you all out and showing you the sights of Tauranga and Rotorua whilst you were...More

Reviewed February 23, 2017

Could not find a tour that suited us with the cruise line, so found Wicked Wanders online. really enjoyed the small group, the well thought out tour, the super tour guide, Carol, and the Fush and Chups!!, and talk about service, Carol returned my Jacket...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2017

Hi David Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your time spent with Wicked Wanders touring around the sights, tastes and sounds of Tauranga. You were even lucky enough to get a stunning photo of...More

Reviewed February 20, 2017

Cruising New Zealand on Celebrity and booked the trip with Wicked Wanders on line before we arrived - though you could book on the day.. Meet and greet well organised in Tauranga and an excellent tour led by Carol In a small van. Really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi Ian Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you time spent in Tauranga. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. My tour does cater to small groups, which means we can be inclusive of...More

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