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“3 Days in Paradise”

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
2 reviews
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“3 Days in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

After living 50 years in NZ and never having visited Great Barrier Island, we decided on a 3 day stay. We expected quad bikes on unsealed dusty roads and miles of barren rocky ground. How wrong were we? Instead we got pristine NZ bush, wildlife that's seen nowhere else, beaches to die for, sealed roads, wonderful friendliness and hospitality and a tour guide called Steve who not only went the extra mile...he went the extra 20 miles! He is so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable about the Barrier, it's impossible not to be inspired by him. If you visit the Barrier without having Steve as your tour guide, you are missing out on something special. Thank you Steve for a wonderful few days, and I hope we meet again soon. Alan (the Barrier car salesman) and Maureen.

Visited November 2013
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Hi Guys,
It was such a pleasure meeting the two of you... I'm sure I wasn't the only one to enjoy your great sense of humour and enthusiasm. It's a true privilege to be able to share a little bit of the Barrier with people such as yourselves.
Thank you for coming to explore this special part of New Zealand and thank you for such a great review!
Have an awesome Xmas and a prosperous New Year.

All the best....
Steve
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Ultimate Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Great Barrier Island is certainly worth a visit and Steve is The Man to get as your tour guide. His knowledge and passion for the place really grabs you. Having lived on the Barrier since 1990 he has an amazing wealth of experiences to tell and in the most enthralling manner. A wonderful host. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days. Thanks Steve - you are doing a great job.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Monica S
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Leebee N Steve B, Owner at Go Great Barrier Island - Day Tours, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Hi Monica,
Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review.
We certainly had a great spot of weather during your groups visit so the island was looking pretty special. It was awesome meeting everyone and I had a great time showing you all around the Barrier.
Thanks for coming and have a great Xmas.
Best Regards
Steve
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
“Go Great Barrier Island Tours - a must do activity”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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“Wonderful time travel back seventy years”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
“Simply superb”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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