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“Amazing !!!”

TIME Unlimited Tours
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$260.97*
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Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance
Ranked #3 of 172 Tours in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Winner of 3 Global Tourism Awards, TIME Unlimited Tours offers the very best Auckland Tours, Auckland Maori Tours, Guided Wilderness Walks, Auckland Shore Excursions and Private Auckland and New Zealand Tours. Personal Tours in very small groups (larger groups on request) and Private Luxury Tours from Auckland to such locations as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Taupo and the Bay of Islands. TIME Unlimited Tours is one of the most iconic and environmentally-friendly tourism businesses in New Zealand.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I'm traveling around New Zealand for two months and Time Unlimited Tours was so far the best tour I've done in the country. Being a big city, you can never imagine the other side of Auckland with such beautiful beaches, waterfalls and mountains. The place is truly magical!! Neil is an excellent guide, informing us with their local knowledge. I recommend the tour!!!!!!

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you very much for taking time to replace this review on Tripadvisor. We feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful city and region that makes it easy to share the many wonderful places we have access to. It is also a true delight to hear that for you, our tour was the best tour you’ve done in New Zealand! This is what motivates us every day to constantly provide heart-felt experiences that are so much more than our guests have come to expect from “a tour” around the world. Thanks again and see you soon! Neill Sperath

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I highly recommend this Time Unlimited trip through the Auckland area! We took this full day trip on Monday, January 21, 2013. It was excellent! We were looking for a good trip for my wife & I who are in our 50’s, and my elderly mother & her friend in their mid 80’s. We were on a cruise and I hate the large ship excursions where they pack the large buses with old, sweaty tourists who wear stripped shirts, shorts, black socks & wing tip shoes. But, I digress.

Neill, founder & owner of this small independent company, did a wonderful job of tailoring the tour to activities we were interested. He took us to many areas the big cruise tours can’t go. When I told Neill we were into wine he took us to a wonderful winery where we tasted wine, had a great lunch (included in the price) and purchased several bottles of wine.

It is not cheap, $1,100nz for the four of us. However, compared to the overpriced cruise tours, it was a great value. Neil & his wife, also run other trips on New Zealand’s north island. When I come back I plan to use them again.

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you so much for giving us this tremendous feedback! We are glad you and your family enjoyed our tour that is always very personal and individual. We are the complete opposite of those large bus tours you mention, rather looking to provide authentic, heart-felt and high-quality experiences for our guests. We deliberately visit our iconic places and also many places that are away from the crowds. Did you know that large buses are no longer allowed access to the summit of Auckland’s highest volcano? Thanks also for appreciating the great value of what we provided for you, including lunch and snacks as well as hot and cold drinks during your tour with us. Many visitors to Auckland and New Zealand don’t differentiate between value for money and low price. Thankfully, many of our guests realise that while our special tours are not the cheapest, we do provide exceptional value for money when considering the luxury vehicles we provide, passionate and highly-qualified guides, lunch on full day tours, snacks, hot/cold drinks and all taxes, plus our aim to always go that extra mile to ensure we have very happy guests that are willing to recommend us. Thanks again and please do keep in touch. Neill & Ceillhe Sperath

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

For 2 days, we toured Auckland with Karen. What a terrific guide! We were met at our hotel by Karen and Kristi. Since my husband was disabled,they were unsure which size vehicle would be appropriate for him so they brought 2 different size ones. Wasn't that just considerate?
We toured all day on Jan. 1 & 2 and I think we saw all that there was to see and more. Karen is so very personable and shared so much of her Maori heritage and we learned so very much. I was also able to brag to people on board about special things that we saw and they didn't. I also posted some of our pictures on Facebook.
You will not choose wrong with this company for your tour.

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

The ability to create a very personal and special experience for our guests is a very important aspect for us when selecting and training each one of our guides and other team members. We are of course delighted that the thought we put into ensuring your tour was enjoyable for both of you was just what you were looking for, fitting in with your husband’s special requirements. We pride ourselves in treating every one of our guests as a VIP and we are really happy to hear that you appreciated this so much. It is wonderful that you enjoyed our special Auckland Maori Tour that shows the beauty of the region through the eyes of a Maori guide. We are always happy to share our knowledge of the special places we visit. Thank you very much for this lovely review and we hope to see you and your husband again soon! Neill & Ceillhe Sperath

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

After arriving at our hotel in Auckland at 2 in the morning, I was a little concenrned how my wife and I were going to be on our Auckland City and Cultural All Day tour leaving at 9 that morning. To our delight, we were expertly treated to the most wonderful day by our hosts Miriama and Rosemary. They put togehter a wonderful combination of cultural, heratige and natural wonders that I am sure most people would have needed a week to find. They paced the day and chose sites that suited our level of "tiredness", not to mention the wonderful lunch, and the novel afternoon tea location. The company of Miriama and Rosemary was greatly treasured, and often found ourselves greatly amused by the many anecdotes we all shared during the day. We would certainly and without hesitation strongly recommend that first time visitors, or any one for that matter take the tour and see how much the area has to offer! Thank you all so much!

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us on Tripadvisor! We are so glad to hear that you had an awesome day with our guides despite having had a little less sleep than usual. We always take care to customise our tours to our guests’ special needs where possible in order to make the tour most enjoyable. Many thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to see you back in Auckland soon! Neill Sperath

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We just returned from the 1/2 day West Coast tour of Auckland with Karen & Kristi (the Irish Maori). Both ladies were extremely knowledgable and were happy to share about their Maori culture as we drove from one stop to the next. It was nice getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city, and into the countryside. The National park was beautiful and the short film overview of the Maori indigenous to the area was interesting. The black sand beach was a bit breezy but well worth the stop. Great photo op! The ladies shared a picnic of local goodies along with tea & coffee. The Anzac cookies were my favorite. Our final stop at a waterfall was lovely too. As we were running late, Kristi took it upon herself to arrange for the transfer of one couple's luggage from their hotel to the port in order to make their transition to the ship easier. Talk about above and beyond the call of duty!

Highlights:
Great photo opportunities
Tour with people who make you feel like part of the family
Learn about the Maori FROM thre Maori
If you are traveling with kids, request Kristi. You won't regret it!

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TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

It is fantastic to hear that you obviously enjoyed your West Coast Half Day Tour with us. Our knowledgeable guides are always happy to answer all your questions and of course love to share information about the Maori culture with you. We really take care to personalise our tours – this is what makes us very different from many others. Afternoon or morning tea with Kiwi special treats is also included on our tours and we are glad you enjoyed this too! Of course we always take care that our guests arrive back in time from their tours (unless they enjoy their time so much that they want to stay longer!) and for us it is part of what we offer to help anywhere we can, including with luggage. Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences! Ceillhe & Neill Sperath

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