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Address: Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Kiwi Coastal Tours. A trip with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours will not...

Kiwi Coastal Tours. A trip with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours will not disappoint, from the start to the end you will be wanting more.

Be prepared for a relaxing no rush journey around Wellington city, around the coast and along secluded beaches, take in the awesome scenic panoramas of Raukawa (Cook strait) and on a fine day views of the south island of New Zealand.Learn about the maori way of life pre-European to the present day,hear about the legends of the land and the way Maori used what nature provide for sustenance and as medicines.Safe off road sojourns are a special delight you will get to visit areas that even the locals rarely get to view, there is so much on offer with Craig and Kiwi Coastal Tours so bring a camera and a smile and Craig will throw in a cuppa tea or coffee at our designated rest area with toilet facilities and an awesome view. Be prepared for an enjoyable three (3) hours. Did I mention the wild animals ? I have a reliable vehicle that transports 5 (five) persons comfortably or 6 (six) at a push. I am a one man operation so you get me and only me. Looking forward to having you share this experience with me. Regards Craig Stoddart

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Great Tour and a great host who goes the extra mile! Book it!

In advance of my business trip to New Zealand, I made contact with Craig and we quickly arranged a suitable date and pickup time for a tour. Luckily for me, I was the only person... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Matt C
Leicestershire, United Kingdom

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

In advance of my business trip to New Zealand, I made contact with Craig and we quickly arranged a suitable date and pickup time for a tour. Luckily for me, I was the only person on the tour in early December. I’m sure there would have been made tours that would have cancelled had they not had the minimum number.... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This was a tour with just 4 of us and we definitely went places a tour bus would not go!! It was definitely a most enjoyable 4 wheel drive experience and Craig was great to have as a driver and guide. I am mobility challenged and Craig went out of his way to insure that I could enjoy as much... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

WE and another couple had Craig as pour guide thu the Wellignton country side. Given that it was a small tour we were able to go to many places that the large tour groups could not as well as being able to tailor the tour to the physical abilities of the group. We went up the mountains, thru the country... More 

Thank Bruce45069
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The tour guide Craig is very nice and funny with full of environmental knowledge, this trip make me understand more about Wellington and her beautiful side. GREAT! Maggie and Desmond from Hong Kong

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Craig is an engaging and friendly host who, being a native Wellingtonian, knows all what the city has to offer. He will tailor the tour to your liking and preferences. I had the 5 hour tour and it was worth every penny! You will see things you normally would not have access to on your own. Highly recommend without any... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We did the 5hr morning tour on a beautiful Wellington day. Our host Craig was great, really knowledgeable about the region, a great raconteur and entertainer, and so hospitable, we couldn't have asked for more. The views of the South Island were spectacular, the 4x4 road was great, refreshments along the way, all up a wonderful way to spend a... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We spent the long weekend in Wellington & planned our days wisely. a tour with Craig was booked, what an awesome day. From the ostrich to the brunch to the rugged sights of coastal Wellington, an absolute sheer delight the whole day. Craig had a humourous personality that gave the day that extra smile to our memories. Most memorable-Devils Gate,... More 

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

承诺Craig我会写个点评,一直拖了几个月。惭愧。在惠灵顿市中心一个旅游咨询处当天预定的。竟然没有其他游客预约,于是成了我的豪华单人游。Craig知识丰富,人好,驾车更是超有范!布满卵石的海边就是当年拍电影《钢琴》的海滩哦!要快速开才不会陷入坑里,有惊无险,甚是刺激。过“鬼门关”是我这辈子坐车最酷的经历。山上那天雾很大,所以景观没看到多少,但还是拍了几张极少见的照片。还去喂一群可爱的鹿。更不要说跟海豹在海边乱石上合影!我下了个鱼眼镜头的app, 拍了一些特别有感觉的照片。而去Craig还有什么特别证书,可以进入私人领地。看到其他驾车游客遇路标返回,我们却长驱而入,好骄傲哦!一定要参与这个Tour!! (Hey Craig! I promised you I'd write this review. Sorry it has taken so long. And I decided to write in Chinese so that more of my country men and women can find you and enjoy your tour! Good luck with everything!)

Thank Lia L
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We booked the tour based on the positive reviews on Tripadviser and we were not disappointed! Craig our guide picked us up as agreed, he was extremely personable and tailored the tour to our needs. He was the font of all Wellington knowledge and clearly loves his city and was proud to show Wellington off to us. We had a... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We decided to book this tour at the Visitor Information Center instead of booking on the ship. Our host Craig was the best host ever! He met us outside the Visitor Info Center with his Toyota 4X4 and we were off. He took us to the highest point on the North Island where the wind is 70 plus MPH. It... More 

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