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“North Island Done Perfectly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Milestone Tours

Milestone Tours
Ranked #16 of 165 Tours in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the real New Zealand with Milestone Tours. We specialise in day tours and shore excursions in and around Auckland. Enjoy Auckland's city sights and picturesque beaches or come with us to Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton, Coromandel, Matakana or the Bay of Islands.Our half day, one day and two day tours will help you make the most of your stay in Auckland. With a maximum of 10 guests, our high-quality, small-group tours showcase the best of New Zealand's scenery, culture and history. If you would prefer a private tour please contact us. We can tailor an itinerary to your requirements for 2 - 20 guests.
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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“North Island Done Perfectly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We could not give this company a better review. We were on our honeymoon and were in Australia and decided to take a quick 3 day trip to New Zealand. We had very limited time and wanted to see as much as we could and stumbled on this company. Ewald was exactly what we were looking for. He took us all over the North Island in 2 days and we got see a lot, the Thermal Areas, Roturura, Lake Taupo (he set up a magnificent dinner and hotel accommodation for us as well). After all that he even customized the tour for us and took us on a detour to Hobbiton. It was the perfect use of our short time in New Zealand and I would recommend this company to anyone.

Visited January 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great Rotorua Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Took the Rotorua, Waitomo day tour 11 hours plus. My wife and I were the only people to sign up that day, and we got a private tour from the owner Ewalt. You should be prepared for a long day in the car, but there were frequent opportunities for coffee, lunch, shopping, etc. Ewalt is very knowlegeable and was patient when we wanted to stop for sights or take a little extra time. The Maori village, geyser, and volcanic pools were amazing. We got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kiwi House where we saw the endangered birds. The glowworms in the Waitomo cave were unforgettable. In sum an excellent tour agency and a memorable day.

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent trip excellent tour guide: )”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

We had really good time in NewZealand with"" Daniel Andrews"" who is our tour guide. He present nice and friendly during our trip we saw a lot and learn a lot. It is recommend you to go with Milestone tours and for sure Daniel well be the best. Miss Aucland and Daniel: )

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“A great welcome to NZ and Auckland (Milestone Tours, Auckland Discovery)!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We have booked the Auckland Discovery Tour at the i-Site on recommandation of the i-Site staff and it was a great tour!!!
We've got picked up at our hotel with a small, not to big bus (comfortable, good to stay in contact with our tour guide Terry).
Our tour tooked us round Auckland, the harbor of Auckland, Westhave, Devenport and so on. You can take a lot of Photo-stops, you see and hear about Auckland from all directions.

@Terry: you shouldn't have heard about "crazy germans on the motorway", we drove carefully and within the speedlimit :-) 100km/h can be quite relaxing for a german.
And Terry, thanks a lot for your help with the car rental!!!

Visited November 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Bay of Islands and the Rotorua & Waitomo Voyager 2-day Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We booked both the Bay of Islands 2-Day Tour and the Rotorua & Waitomo Voyager 2-Day Tour with Milestone Tours as part of our Honeymoon in October 2012. We liked that they have small groups for their tour, and lucked out going on our tours in a non-peak time and having the tour all to ourselves! Milestones had recently changed ownership and we had the treat of the new owner, Mr. Boss (really, that’s his last name!) join us and our tour guide, Terry, for both tours.

Terry is a native of New Zealand and his family has been in the area for at least 3 generations. He knew so many facts, legends and fun stories. He seemed to enjoy seeing the sights and going on the tours as much as we did, even though he had done it hundreds of times before. His passion and love for New Zealand really shone through and made even rainy days on the tour fun.

Milestone strives to support other local businesses and smaller tour companies for the other tours we go on (through the glow-worm caves, etc.). We felt like we were in good hands at all times and could ask any random question we could think of and he almost always knew the answer or would find it. Terry and Mr. Boss were super friendly, easy to get along with and entertaining. Terry was also a safe drive and we felt comfortable at all times. For the 2-day tours they book the motel rooms. The motels were centrally located, probably a 3-star.

We had an absolutely amazing time and would highly recommend Milestone Tours!

Visited October 2012
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