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Review of Milestone Tours

Milestone Tours
Ranked #22 of 166 Tours in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the real New Zealand with Milestone Tours. We specialise in day tours and shore excursions in and around Auckland. Enjoy Auckland's city sights and picturesque beaches or come with us to Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Hobbiton, Coromandel, Matakana or the Bay of Islands.Our half day, one day and two day tours will help you make the most of your stay in Auckland. With a maximum of 10 guests, our high-quality, small-group tours showcase the best of New Zealand's scenery, culture and history. If you would prefer a private tour please contact us. We can tailor an itinerary to your requirements for 2 - 20 guests.
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Ewald picked us up at our hotel (Crowne Plaza) and we were the only 2 people on his tour on April 2nd. He has a new, comfortable 11-seater van that he uses to show people around in. We had a half day tour ($80) which we felt was more than worth it especially since we had him all to ourselves.

He took us to a lookout point where we could see the whole city. To a park which had sheep that act as "grass control." A vista in the nice section of the City that overlooked the pristine beach/harbor. All the while telling us about Auckland.

Typically, he stops and lets people have a coffee/snack in this one area for a half hour or so, but since we weren't interested in that, we moved on. Advantage one has when you are the only ones on the tour:-)

This was a nice sampler/half day tour of Auckland which worked out for us as we had limited time in the City. If it hadn't been for Ewald, we wouldn't have had really seen anything of Auckland. Very happy with his tour.

After the tour was over, he brought us back to the hotel, picked up our luggage and drove us to the cruise ship terminal. Couldn't have been nicer. I highly recommend Ewald for a tour!

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

All communication prior to arrival was by e-mail. Quick responses to all our inquiries. Ewald met us at the airport, helped to load our luggage and then took us on our tour. The Mercedes van was great for sightseeing. Large clean windows. Ewald was very personable and answered our continuous string of questions. I would definitely take any of his tours given the opportunity and highly recommend anyone else to take his tour!

Thank P V
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Milestone Tours was the best tour I've ever done.
It was so private, me and just another girl (very nice btw) in a very comfortable car, with a very kind and friendly driver!!!
She tooks us to the most wonderful places I've ever seen, always smiling, talking to us about everything, givig us information when asked.
It was a two day trip (04th and 5th of March) to Waitomo, Wai-o-Tapu, Glowworm Caves (the most amazing place ever!), and a lot of other interesting things.
The hotel we stayed in is pretty nice too, amazing view to the lake and very comfortable room!
I completely suggets this trip to anyone, because they are very concerned about everything and gave me the best time ever!
I'm sorry I've forgot the drivers name, but she was really amazing to us!
Thanks Milestone for everything!
Hope to get back to NZ soon to do the other trips with you guys! :)

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We decided to book outside the cruise ship offerings for our whole NZ trip, which worked great at every stop. We have three children, which include two little ones. Flexibility and patience were critical to success. Mandy took us around in a very comfortable van to see the best sights of Auckland. We gave her essentially zero idea of what we wanted from the early planning, other than time duration. We made up the trip on-the-fly, and the tour was excellent as described. She also included a few sights at the last minute which were unexpected but absolutely appreciated. We arrived back to the boat in plenty of time for our departure, along with some great memories of Auckland.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were met by Ewald near the cruise terminal and he introduced us to our guide for the day, Allen. I have seen Ewald reviewed here, but not Allen. His commentary and knowledge of the area significantly added to the day. Many guides know their stuff, but present it in a less than fresh manner. Allen was spot on about everything. We are in our 70's and do not move as fast as we once did. We were taken care of in a calm and reassuring manner. Because our ship was sailing a bit early, we had to get back sooner than we would have liked, so we did have to miss a wine tasting, but that was made up for by a quick detour under the harbour bridge to see where and how the "nippon clip ons" were attached. Of course, having the coffee and meeting Allen's son was a personal touch very much appreciated.

Thanks you. Highly recommended!

Thank Ojairc
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