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“Go Great Barrier Island Tours - a must do activity”

Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours
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Owner description: Your one-stop shop for visitor information, fantastic island tours, bush walks and coastal cruises. Our all inclusive tour packages provide you with the best travel deals, fantastic accommodation and activity options... We are Great Barrier Islands tour specialists! Give our friendly team a call.... We're here to help.
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“Go Great Barrier Island Tours - a must do activity”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Taking a tour of the Island with Steve and Leanne is quiet simply a must do activity on the Island. I have had the pleasure of being taken around the Island twice now over two years by Steve. Steves knowledge of the geography,flora and fauna, history and the characters that have made the island such a hidden gem is all bought to light by Steve. He has a great sense of humour and is a brilliant story teller. As spectacular and as beautiful the scenery is, I have to say its the legends of past and present characters that Steve will impart to you that makes the experience so rewarding.

Thanks Steve and Leanne, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. You are magnificent hosts. I happily refer you and your company to anyone that is looking to experience the great places of New Zealand.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Andy S
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Hi Andy,
Thanks for such a great review!
It's been a real pleasure to help you and your travel groups discover Great Barrier Island.
Providing an authentic perspective of life on the Barrier has always been our main focus...
Easily achieved when our guests are as interested and receptive as those you send our way!!
Thanks again Andy... Hope we see you again soon.
Steve & Lianne
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North Palm Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful time travel back seventy years”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Half hour flight from Auckland to an island that is mostly natural preserve. Car rentals at airport. Best scenery we saw in all New Zealand. Very friendly neighborly people. Saw amazing valleys, estuaries,hills and large fresh water eels that hatched a thousand miles away, stay 17 years and swim back to Tonga to spawn. The sparse population and minimal development retains the beauty and ambience like no other place we have been. Few tourists. Rentals available.

Visited March 2013
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Raglan, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Simply superb”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We have just returned from three days in paradise with a happy bunch of people who were guided around Great Barrier with Steve - wow! what a great guy! Steve goes well beyond what one could expect from a guide - he is full of knowledge and great stories about the island, and never ceases to keep his guests' wishes and comfort top priority. We couldn't believe how much we could see and learn about Gt Barrier in the short time we were there. Thanks so much for the bike ride - magic! Well done Steve, you are a great asset to the island and not taken for granted by us!
The Waters Edge Wanderers

Visited March 2013
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Thank RaglanParadise
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Hi Therese and Edi,
Yes.... It was a happy bunch of people that you were travelling with!
We really enjoyed meeting the two of you and hearing about your great little slice of Kiwi Paradise. I've looked you up here on TripAdvisor and Wow! You are living the dream!
Congratulations and many sincere thanks for making the effort to discover Great Barrier Island with us.... For me, it was a very easy pleasure!
All the best,
Steve & Leebee
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“RECOMMENDING THIS SUPER GREAT TOUR”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Just had a 3 day trip to Great Barrier Island, in a group of 14 older adults. Thanks to Steve we enjoyed comfortable travel, beautiful scenery, extensive knowledge of history and today's life and culture, wonderful stories, appreciation of wildlife, enthusiasm, and being shown every interesting feature of the island. He fitted in a lovely boat trip with skipper Chris, beach / bush walks along the way, and treated us to a ride on his big blue 3 wheel motor-bike. He went way beyond the call of duty to ensure our holiday was the best. I am 72, and can assure anyone of any age, that a Go Great Barrier tour with Steve is well worth doing. Many thanks Steve, and best wishes for sharing your beautiful island with many more visitors in future. (Ruth & David Flower)

Visited March 2013
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Hi Ruth,
It was a real pleasure to spend 3 days with you, your husband David, and the rest of the Leisure Time Tours group! Reading your review made me realise that we really do have a busy time when we're out exploring the island. We'd like to give you a BIG THANKS for coming to visit us with such an open and enthusiastic atitude....
And thanks too, for your generosity and such a great review.
All the very best,
Steve and Leebee
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great tour.”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My grandmother went on this tour and just wanted me to pass on a great review. She's been raving about the tour ever since she got back. She said she had a lovely time.

Visited February 2013
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Thank jessthefabulist
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Hi Jess,
Thanks a lot for passing on your grandmothers message. We had an awesome few days with her travel group... It's great to see senior aged adventurers having such a good time on the Barrier. Please say Hi to her and let her know we really appreciate her asking you to submit the review.
Best regards,
Steve
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