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Eastern Taranaki Experience

Stratford 4332, New Zealand
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Wonderful guided day tour

We had a wonderful guided day tour with Carol in last December. She is very knowledgeable for local... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
BrandyZhao
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
5-Star Digs' Homestay Accommodation (Under: Eastern Taranaki Experience-Stratford)

My parents and I recently stayed in this accommodation for 3 nights during our holiday in... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
BrandyZhao
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Join us as we make it possible for you to retrace the steps of pioneer settlers in a land now largely left to return to the bush
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“farm stay” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Stratford 4332, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We had a wonderful guided day tour with Carol in last December. She is very knowledgeable for local attractions. We went to Plateau, Dawson Falls, Hollard Gardens and Taranaki Pioneer Village. We are unable to visit so many places in one day as we do...More

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hi Brandy - many thanks for taking the time to do this review. We enjoyed hosting yourself and parents for accommodation and tour. Very pleased your enjoyed it

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

My parents and I recently stayed in this accommodation for 3 nights during our holiday in Stratford. This place is very clean and cosy. The bed is so comfortable. It is centrally located with only 15-minute walk to Visitor Information Centre and Clock Tower. The...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

9 glamping girls recently spent 5 wonderful fun days enjoying an Eastern Taranaki experience. Our thanks to carol and Dave Digby for putting a great package together which gave us a mix of beautiful Pukeiti , tramping , bird spotting at Lake Rotokare and learning...More

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2017

Many thanks for your wonderful review. Your group was blessed with great weather (just one shower to remind you it can happen) I personally enjoyed putting this package together with the follow through of running it for you. Thanks for the coming and giving us...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Having made the initial contact with Carol and Dave they kept me continuously up to date fully and comprehensively as to what was happening with this 2016 tour. Carol was our tour guide and her friendly manner and professional communication skills with all the group...More

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DCWCAD, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Many thanks Mollie for this fantastic review. Of course having great clients also makes the trip easier going to manage etc. We certainly enjoy the smaller groups and will always stay as such with a maximum of 12 people on any one multi day trip.

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

A group of cousins (4 of us) booked the three night, four day tramp in Eastern Taranaki. I couldn't do the tramp itself due to injury and so can't comment on that, but I can certainly vouch for the amazing hospitality that we experienced on...More

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review - we always take pride in the service we offer and as we are trampers ourselves we feel we totally understand clients needs. Have a look on our website and see what else we can...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Fantastic trip for the four of us from Masterton! The farm stay with Alan and Sylvia who were so warm and welcoming combined superbly with the great organisation and easy style of Dave and Carol Digby. Alan and Sylvia looked after us so well, we...More

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Many thanks Nicky - when businesses have great back up support like Alan and Sylvia it means we can, with confidence, focus on our clients other needs knowing that they are well taken care of with hosts

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

my friend and I did the 4 day 3 night walk organised by by Carol and Dave Digby who are fantastic organisers.The high light of the trip was the farm accommodation with Allen and Silvia it was so great to come back to the farm...More

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Hi Dennis - many thanks for a great review, we are very lucky to have Allen & Sylvia involved in our business as our host family.

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

Well organised trip, friendly people, good food, always on time and nothing too much. I would certainly use them again. It is worth checking them out to organise your activities in the New Plymouth Tongario south part of the North Island.

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Carol D, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review johnhnz

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Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Carol and Dave were very easy to del with. Great service helping us get to start of track and organising jet boat out to Pipiriki. We had a fantastic time thanks.

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Big thanks to Carol and Dave for helping me get to the track and then get out the other side without having to come all the way back again, they do a great job!

Thank Hamish Y
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StratfordHeritage, Owner at Eastern Taranaki Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2016

Thanks for taking time to write a review Hamish - love the wild life photos you took, goats are fairly common but to get one of pigs is great

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