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“Kiwi Experience”
Review of Total Tours

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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 7, 2013

During a recent visit to Paihia in the Bay of Islands we decided to do a wine,craft, chocolate factory and cheese factory tour with Total Tours. Wise decision, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Our guide / driver Shona "27" (not quite sure what the 27 stands for) was from the start, a bright, bubbly person with very sound knowledge of the area and its history back to the early times. Roughly 31/2 hours long, it is a pleasant drive in a comfortable vehicle with a series of enjoyable wine tastings, cheese tastings, chocolate tastings and various craft places.We can thoroughly recommend Total Tours ,so much so that we did another one the next day. Different tour and different guide, Terri who was equally informative and friendly as Shona 27.

1  Thank Ross F
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Shona and Tracy run a wonderful tour. With Tracy as our guide, we visited four local wineries where we were introduced to wines new to us.
The vintners were delightful, friendly, and informative. The tour allowed us to relax, enjoy the wines, and not worry about driving.Good on ya, Total Tours Pahia!
Bud and Gayle Popken

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Spent an afternoon with Shona and what a great day it was. visited local timber craft, chocolate, stone house and wineries. Shona is a great host/driver and made for a fun day. whether you like wines or not , do this tour and have a laugh. We will come back again. A big highlight of our trip.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Just wanted to say thanks to Shona for our half day wine tour! We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon! Would highly recommend

Thank misskeane
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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. :-)

1  Thank Elaine T
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