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Kiwi Coastal Tours

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Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Great Afternoon, great tour

We had booked this trip from the UK and Craig duly turned up on time at our hotel in his 4WD, there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter R
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Memorable day out round Wellington -even for us locals!

We took our teenage niece on the three hour tour in February 2018. She was visiting Wellington from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yeowon
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Kiwi Coastal Tours. A trip with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours will not disappoint, from the start to the end you will be wanting more. Be prepared for a relaxing no rush journey around Wellington city, around the coast and along secluded beaches, take in the awesome scenic panoramas of Raukawa (Cook strait) and on a fine day views of the south island of New Zealand.Learn about the maori way of life pre-European to the present day,hear about the legends of the land and the way Maori used what nature provide for sustenance and as medicines.Safe off road sojourns are a special delight you will get to visit areas that even the locals rarely get to view, there is so much on offer with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours so bring a camera and a smile and Craig will throw in a cuppa tea or coffee at our designated rest area with toilet facilities and an awesome view. Be prepared for an enjoyable three (3) hours. Did I mention the wild animals ? I have a reliable vehicle that transports 5 (five) persons comfortably or 6 (six) at a push. I am a one man operation so you get me and only me. Looking forward to having you share this experience with me. Regards Craig Stoddart
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“cruise ship” (16 reviews)
“great tour” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked this trip from the UK and Craig duly turned up on time at our hotel in his 4WD, there were just the two of us on the tour which made it quite special. The first part of the trip took us up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our teenage niece on the three hour tour in February 2018. She was visiting Wellington from Australia, having been on a Contiki tour round the South Island and having seen everything and done all the extreme attractions, we were a little nervous that...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We only had a few hours in Wellington and didn't want to waste our time wandering around aimlessly trying to know where and what to see. Then I found Craig and his amazing tour. I am so glad I discovered this tour and that he...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Craig will pick you up at your doorstep and begin informing you of the local history as he points out historic landmarks on his way out of town and up to the wild and windy places just on the other side of the hills to...More

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had a great 3 hr tour with Craig. Because the tour was just for us, we were able to spend the time how we wanted, so had a fab time looking in the rock pools and enjoying the wildlife. We got to see so...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This day our was without doubt one of those 100% days. The experience started with our driver Craig picking us up at Wellington Station on a glorious Wellington day (Blue skies and no wind). Craig was just great. A most knowledgeable, natural raconteur, Craig provided...More

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Kiwicoastaltour... N, Owner at Kiwi Coastal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you so much taking the timr to give us such a fabulous review . It was great to have you with us you were lots of fun I so pleased you enjoyed our adventure around our beautiful city Thank again Kind regards Craig S

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I wanted to do something different for Valentine’s Day to impress the girlfriend and this ticked the box. Craig offered a unique experience with access to some of the lesser known & privately owned landscapes of Wellington; his geological and meteorological knowledge was very informative...More

Thank Sydney C
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Kiwicoastaltour... N, Owner at Kiwi Coastal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Hey Sydney, Wow what a great review , thanks so much for taking the time to write it for us . I had a fab time with you guys , you rock. Keep up those romantic adventures and I look forward to meeting you again...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We live in Wellington, but this great trip shows so much of the beauty of the region that is simply inaccessible for the "general public". Craig's knowledge (and driving skill) is excellent, and his humour and helpful attitude is all you could want. We will...More

Thank David B
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Kiwicoastaltour... N, Owner at Kiwi Coastal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Hi David , Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this lovely review .It was great to meet you and share some time with you Travel safely . Kind regards Craig S

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This was by far the best trip of our two weeks in New Zealand. I don't think there was an inch of Wellington that Craig did not cover with us. We saw all the fabulous scenery, wildlife included a stag, ducks, an ostrich, goats, seals...More

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Kiwicoastaltour... N, Owner at Kiwi Coastal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Hey Sue and Kev , You guys rock , It is so lovely that you have taken the time to give us a fabulous review . you were so much fun and it was a pleasure to tour with you. Looking forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

We're so happy that we found Craig at KCT for a private tour of Wellington during a brief afternoon cruise ship stop. In only 4 hours he was able to pack in visits to spectacular city views, a hungry ostrich, an earthquake fault line, fur...More

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Kiwicoastaltour... N, Owner at Kiwi Coastal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Thanks guys for taking the time to give us such a cool review , It is always a pleasure to spend time with such nice people . Thanks again we really appreciate it. Kind regards Craig S

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Nakukui
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Response from Craig S | Property representative |
Apologies for late response I have only just seen your question. If not too late Google Kiwi coastal tours NZ and our website will come up (I can't attach the link due to tripadvisor rules) or Phone +6421464957 Thanks Craig
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