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14 Ridgemount Terrace | Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were met at port by Bron who was an excellent guide for the day. Her knowledge for of the local area was fantastic and she really made the excursion one of the great highlights of our trip! She encouraged my husband to be ‘chief’...More

Thank Gabosto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bron provided more information about the area than many guides would have. She has lived in the area her whole life and could tell us about the dairy industry and the kiwi industry. Everything went on schedule. The headset microphone made it possible for everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and hope that you do not experience it. We ended up on a full bus with many people that had a large wheel protrusion/box inside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on this tour around Tauranga Sept 2018, Paul our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, it was a great day, well recommended to everybody! Thank you Paul.... From Chris & Elaine

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This tour was one of the highlights of our New Zealand Cruise and the credit has to go to Bronwyn. our excellent guide. She did a great job guiding us to the essential highlights and efficiently using our time. The sights (Kiwis, Thermal Areas, Maori...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your day with Bronwyn, who not only knows her info & is an extremely capable driver, but has a great sense of humour! We're pleased that the sights & insights met your expectations.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Paul was a great guide on our March 11 tour to Rotorua! We went to the Te Paui cultural center to attend a Maori ceremony; saw bubbling mud pools; a geyser; the Kiwi bird room; stopped for lunch (we ate at Atticus Finch); then toured...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Paul thinks he's very lucky to be able to share his love for the region with lovely clients! We're very pleased the tour was to your liking.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We booked this tour for early March when our ship was to be in Taraunga however because of a cyclone we never made it. Since we were back in Taraunga, Paul and Lyn happily accommodated us to join another tour today instead. The trip was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

We were more than happy to re-schedule your tour & are glad it lived up to your expectations. Paul thoroughly enjoyed your company & we hope you come this way again!

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were on a cruise, but booked this tour independently. It was interesting with demonstrations of dance and culture of these native peoples.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

There were just the two of us on this tour as no cruise ships were in port. Paul picked us up from our hotel. He is an excellent guide, a very good driver, provided a wealth of information and anecdotes and never gave us the...More

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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Paul said it was an absolute pleasure to be with you. He thoroughly enjoyed the day - and your company. We hope your upcoming cruise is a great experience!

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We booked a private Wine Tasting Tour with Paul Marston rather than a cruise shore excursion.The cost was similar to the cruise line but was for a longer day with food and wine included. Paul is an excellent driver and guide. We learned so much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive & complimentary review. We're very pleased you liked your exclusive tour, which was a little different from our usual Local Tasting Tour. Paul very much enjoyed yuor company.

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Response from epicescapes | Property representative |
The pick-up/drop-off location is the Port of Tauranga, where we meet you at the port gate. We hold your name up on a placard.
Mark A
14 May 2015|
Response from epicescapes | Property representative |
Hi Mark. If the client is able to be helped into the vehicle, we have a luggage compartment that will store a wheelchair. The venues we visit are wheel-chair accessible. Some venues we visit e.g. Te Puia, supply... More