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“Brilliant Tour”
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A5 Private Tours
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Mutalau
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Owner description: Take a 4WD to a Niuean plantation where your friendly guide Tony will explain traditional farming methods, old and new. Then explore Niue's ancient rainforest, you'll be dodging butterflies as you marvel at the coral rock formations and unique vegetation. You'll also get the opportunity to hold an Uga and learn about it's life cycle, as well as methods for trapping them. Tour last for 2 hours
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Decided to do this tour on the recommendation of my son who live in New Zealand. My partner and I spent over two and half hours with Tony, trekking into the bush to look for the amazing Uga Crab (trainers reccomended) it is an amazing landscape, and Tony is a fantastic guy who gave us an enormous insight the life of the Niuean people, after searching for crab, in their natural habitat Tony then took us out into his plantation, showing us all sorts of plants, fruits vegetables, there was an array of goodies like watermelon,banana, lemongrass, Taro a kind of yam, spring onions, and the list goes on and at the end of our trip Tony kindly gave us fruits and vegetables in abundance.

A big thank you Tony,
And a must tour if you ever get to Niue a little piece of paradise.

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Tony A, Owner at A5 Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

thank you very much for taking a tour with A5 Tour Niue and nice to meet great people like you two... hope to see you again in my beautiful paradise Niue Island... thank you Margaret

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We did a tour with Tony that first involved coconut crab hunting then a visit to his plantation gardens. Tony is a character and really knowledgeable about Niue. We arrived at the village at 9am and met him at his home. If your staying in the town or Matavai Resort allow about 40 minutes to drive there depending on number of potholes you want to avoid. On arrival he took us to a forest track which we followed and he explained about the crabs and he caught a number that were eating baits (opened coconuts) he had tied down. We then went back to our Vehicle and followed him to his plantation where he explained what he was growing, how and harvesting. We had a great time and learnt a lot which we wouldn’t otherwise have found out about. We booked through the Resort but you can do it direct.

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Tony A, Owner at A5 Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you very much for coming on A5 Tours Niue... next time you visit the ROCK, drop in to see A5 Tours and get some fresh drinking coconut, hope to see you again...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We are not the typical "tour" people. We prefer to discover by ourselves. However I can't recommend Tony and his A5 tour enough. Tony himself is just one of those people you can't help but instantly take a liking to. The tour itself was very informative and it definitely gave us an insight into how life used to be and for some still is on Niue. Tony and his family really care about the island way of life and live off the land. He is extremely knowledgeable and loves sharing this with his groups. We ate bananas, wild garlic, coconut and many other things. After that he took us into the bush to go Uga hunting. We were in jandals and it was ok but I would recommend closed shoes as the track is quite uneven. If you are to do just one tour on Niue, this is the one to do.

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Tony A, Owner at A5 Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and recommendation for our tour. We are very glad that you enjoyed yourself.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This tour was so awesome. Trekking through terrain that i had never seen before. It was beautiful!
Tony is so knowledgeable about the land and all the animals. It was so interesting to learn what could be used as food and even medicine!
Seeing the coconut crabs in their habitat was something special as well.
Definitely recommend this tour. It was a great morning. My boyfriend and I had a great time and its something we won't ever forget!
Thank you Tony.

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Tony A, Manager at A5 Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thank you so much for your comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour.

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Reviewed 2 October 2015

This was an amazing experience for me and my 20 year old son. We started with Tony and his dog through the bush.Tony teaching us about the flora and fauna. Uga habitat, and life cycle and then to see them!!! We tasted many plants from the bush and learned of there uses. Tony then took us to his plantations, where he gave us coconut to drink from and pawpaw to eat.Teaching us about sustainable living, in both his home garden and his plantations.He gave us an Uga to take with us! -delicious.Tony is an inspirational person to be around, his vast knowledge,and his willingness to share is amazing.
THIS TOUR IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Tony A, Front Office Manager at A5 Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Thank you for excellent feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so glad you enjoyed the tour and the island.

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