Very disappointed. The driver was good, the scenery beautiful but 3-4 hours each way on the bus was awful, I felt like it was a rush rush rush sort of Clayton's tour; two loud chattering young people behind us for the whole journey didn't help. It was nice of the driver to tell us that "to the right, is a beautiful town etc etc", fine, IF we had stopped there. I think next time I will start at the bottom of the reviews rather than the top that give five stars!! I think we would have been MUCH better off hiring a car with a GPS and doing our own thing, in your own time, however, it was our first trip to New Zealand, and we had no idea. I would have preferred to stop at a different café rather than the same one in both directions. The tour of Russell pointed out houses and how much they were, something I really didn't even care about. Sorry Viator, this time I felt the tour was way overpriced, will not fall into that trap again.
The Tour guide was soo BAD. This trip could have been so interesting
Very disappointed. Arrived at Whaitangi, no guide to show us around, so very quick tour, Rushed back to catch ferry to Russell, skipper allowed a very young man to drive ferry ( too young to have qualifications)Mini bus driver late and no time to see sights. 5 of us paid $171. Very overpriced.