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Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Nelson team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'
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30 Orakei Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 800 229 868
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Picked up from our hotel by Owen. 4 couples on the tour so nice and exclusive. Wineries visited were local and intimate being family run rather than large cooperate ones. It was really nice meeting the owners who took pleasure in explaining how their were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We opted for the all day wine tour. We visited two wineries in the morning and two in the afternoon with lunch in between in Mapua. The day finished in one of NZ’s oldest pubs for some beer tasting too. Before lunch we visited Eyebright...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kapai John and Sarah for the wonderful detailed review. Much appreciated. Glad you went away with nice memories of Nelson, it's history, culture and of course the wines :-) Yes Nelson is a lovely wine region mostly because a visit to the wineries here is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the half day tour for a hens party. Owen was an excellent host. We visited 3 beautiful vineyards and the historic Moutere pub, and finished the day off in Mapua. Owen was very accommodating to our needs (even dropping us off in Kaiteriteri...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was a real pleasure having you all out for the day. Your choice of costume provided a few stares during the day with some people asking me IF there was a German festival on in Nelson :-) We hope the big day went off...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great day we had on our full day wine trip. Our host Owen could not have done anything more to make this a highlight of our trip to the South Island. This man really knows how to make a day special, visiting 4...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kapai and thank you guys for that lovely review. Yes the little extra stops along the way make the tour much more scenic and interesting so glad you enjoyed them and the rest of your stay in Aotearoa / NZ went well and you have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful day visiting vineyards and being taken around by Owen! We were a small group of 4 which made the tour that much more fun and personable. We went to 3 amazing vineyards with both delicious wine and food. We ending up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora Emily. It was a lovely day out and yes some fun and laughs along the way :-) I hope you got the link I sent you for the pics I took? Donna was good fun to have a long with you all wasn't...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019

We enjoyed this half-day wine tour. Our tour guide Evelyn was excellent, and provided us with interesting commentary. We visited 4 wineries, and the tastings were well-done, with much information about the wines provided. Nice lunch break at one of the wineries. Also visited some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Kia ora / Hi Bob Many thanks for taking the time to send in your review. Evelyn was very chuffed and sends her thanks :-) Glad you enjoyed the wine and the scenery Bob. Did you see the pics Evelyn took? Glad you got to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019

I had a very enjoyable time on this tour. We visited 3 wineries and a pub, and tasted some fabulous wine. Sue, our guide, couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and flexible - we also popped into Mapua, which was a lovely little town, with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Hi Christine, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are really pleased you enjoyed your tour. We hope you got to see some more wonderful art while you were here and we are so happy the weather stayed nice for you. Safe...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Our group of 11 had an awesome day out with Owen, he picked great vineyards and tailored the day to our needs expertly - would highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Kapai Pete thank you for that. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your mates on the tour. Hope you got the pics and everyone arrived home safe and sound. Arohanui & best for 2019 mate Owen & Sue

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We booked onto the Wine, Beers and View trip. As we were the only one who booked for that day we ended up having a private tour! Owen was a fantastic tour guide and very knowledgeable about the area and all the vineyards. We were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Kia ora / Hi Lydia and James. Guys thanks a lot for taking time out of your holiday to send in the lovely review. It is much appreciated and so glad you enjoyed the day and managed to meet a couple of the owners of...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

I was looking for something to do in Nelson for the day, and I found Bay Tours Nelson when searching for good wine tours online the same morning. I called and Sue was very nice and booked my on the tour that day, very quick...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Kia ora Taryn :-) Thanks for taking the time to send in your wonderful review. Sue and I appreciate that very much. Hope it is not too cold back home! :-) I sent you the pics from our day out here and you should have...More

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6 November 2017|
Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Yes we can do large groups. We will do special rates for larger groups. Please email us on our webpage. Bay Tours Nelson. Kia ora.
2 October 2017|
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Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Check out our website as we have a whole range of wine and scenic tour - half and full day options ranging from NZ$105 to NZ$295pp. Thanks for your enquiry nga mihi Owen
Mary H
17 October 2016|
Response from NOIDK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, however, I would try to have the owner be your tour guide.