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Total Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 Food & Drink in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TOTAL TOURS, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ : Wine, Food, Tastings, Craft & Scenic Tours New Zealand is a land like no other. We bring together unique soil, climate, water, pioneering spirit and offer exciting adventures. TOTAL TOURS visits local family run businesses including, wineries, craft studios, confection outlets - chocolate & fudge, cheesery, honey shop, historic & scenic sights, waterfalls, forests and much more. Enjoy a personalised guided tour with commentary and local stories, on our fun, relaxed adventure. We have 2 vans with seats for 5 & 11. We welcome visitors holidaying in the Bay of Islands or visiting via a cruise ship please contact us. Annette & Allan look forward to meeting you.
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had with Shona on this tour, just my friend and I but Shona was accommodating, knowledgable and the tour was good value for money. Would highly recommend taking a tour with Total Tours in Paihia if you ever have the chance to visit the area, we went to a couple of amazing boutique vineyards( Kaipiro and Cottle Hill both where delightful), chocolate shop (OMG!) and up to The stone store. Everyone was so friendly and genuine and Shonas knowledge of the area was amazing, thanks again for a fabulous afternoon and for dropping us at the restaurant we had a great time. :-)

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I have just returned from a lovely afternoon out visiting some local crafts and wineries. Our guide Shona was so friendly and professional and I really enjoyed meeting local people producing high quality goods.
The Stone house and the Ake Ake winery were highlights for me and the chocolate will make lovely gifts - if it lasts that long. All in all a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended.

Thank JPLNewZealand
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Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Shona '27' is a great guide! She's very knowledgeable and obliging from start to finish. Of the 2 wineries we visited we found Fat Pig to far less engaging than Cotille Hill where the owners have so much information available on their wines.
Would have been nice to stop at a fudge and craft store not far from the chocolate store as I've been there on a previous visit and think it would be a great addition to the itinerary.
Overall, a great 4 hour trip.

Thank candace_morris
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Shona picked us up from our accomodation on time and we spent the evening with 'some locals' and their visiting parents. Commentary on the way to the vineyards was informative. Visited three vineyards (Kaipiro / Fat Pig / Ake Ake) - all very different, generous tastings with no pressure to purchase. Ended up with 3 course meal at Ake Ake which was amazing - beautiful location and food.
Good value and a great evening - would thoroughly recommend.

Thank cdbridge01
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Had a great day , Shona 27 (reckons it was her age). I'll give her that one , was very entertaining and helpful. We saw A good variety of things and enjoyed the day. Thank you.

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