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Fabulous! Each day was different and with a different company. However it was well organized and a lot of fun. I loved doing 3 days instead of just one so we could slow down and take in the sights in Pahia. We thought it was too much to do in just one day. 90 mile Beach and going to the light house in Cape Regina were the highlights for us.
The tour was very enjoyable and informative. Everything was organised well and the coach drivers were particularly helpful. The north of the island has spectacular scenery and the trip to Cape Reinga was unmissable.
We only had 4 days and this tour was perfect. We saw and covered so much that we could not have if we did on our on in that time. The drivers, tour guides were amazing, organised and professional, but most of all fun! Accommodation was clean and the staff were lovely. I can't say enough good things about my three day tour in the beautiful Bay of Islands. I would highly recommend this tour if you don't have a lot of time, but want to make the most of the time you have.
This was an excellent trip, well organized, full of surprises and real value for money. The Scenic Hotel was excellent as were the breakfasts. The drive along the sands is a keeper as is the tour of Russell.
Overall, most enjoyable and I would defiantly recommend it to friends.
The whole tour was amazing and superb value for money. Everyone involved was so helpful and enthusiastic and there was such a wide range of different activities involved. The accommodation in the Bay of Islands was superb and there was just the right amount of downtime. We thought that if anything you undersold it on the website.
Shuttle pick up from Auckland hotel and return was very efficient and did not involve coach going to every hotel in city. Hotel in Bay of Islands was good, nice pool, friendly staff and easy walk to restaurants and ferries. Delivery and collection of luggage to hotel worked extremely well.
Tours were all excellent.Loved the trip to Cape Reinga and 90 mile beach. Driver/guide was excellent and spent time showing party how to board down the dunes safely. Boat trip to Hole in the Rock and Russell Town were very enjoyable and we loved seeing so many Dolphins.
Excellent value and well worth doing. Many thanks.
I recently returned from a three day trip to the Bay of Islands organized by Viator travel.
I can’t praise the company highly enough. Every detail was covered, all the pick-ups were efficient and on time and the individual trips were wonderful.
The various guides were so well informed and helpful and the accommodation was more than adequate. A short but memorable trip to an utterly stunning part of the world. Highly recommended. Rose
A very informative and well organised tour that fitted in what we wanted to do. All elements of the tour were excellent value for money and I would highly recommend this tour as a way to see all of the northern part of North Island.
We had a marvelous experience. Due to weather (Cyclone Wilma) tour operator had to use heroic measures to get us to Paihia. Once there, the tour proceeded with ease. Unforgettable scenery and such lovely accommodations. We look forward to booking another tour on our next visit to New Zealand.
A fun and informative trip! So many great sights all packed into one holiday!
A great short trip that covered a lot of touristy things. Sights were well worth the long bus rides. Plus the bus drivers were very entertaining. In places the trips were too long and the lunch included in the 'dune rider' was not very nice.
The second day to the top of NZ with the Dune Rider was a 5! The driver so knowledge able and really made the trip so special by reversing route to avoid other tourist travel. The driver going up was really chatty but good local perspective. I recommend personal earphones for the trip back the final night so that you can listen to video's/music or not. A real top notch operation...would use again for sure!
All in all a great trip although didn't realise it was all different companies and trips. This was fine although could have had clearly overall instructions. We had an list for day one and given tickets for other days for trips, but driver did answer all our questions as to what to do. Almost ended badley as were waiting for a Greys bus to pick us up and as off seasoan and no passeangers we were diverted to a Great Sights bus. It would have been good to have been contacted to tell us that. It almost went without us! But great trip when time is short saw a lot.
In theory, the tours were great- but.. After pick up from our hotel, we were instructed to walk up three blocks with our luggage to meet our connecting bus as it's faster. We assumed the pick up time would be reliant upon us getting transported the whole way despite saving time for the driver. Our driver had no idea who was looking after our itinerary after we arrived. Finally his company called another company and found that they were responsible for the next two days. Eventually our luggage was delivered to our hotel but they delivered the wrong bags.
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