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Total Tours

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TOTAL TOURS, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ : Wine, Food, Tastings, Craft & Scenic Tours. New Zealand is a land like no other. We bring together unique soil, climate, water, pioneering spirit and offer exciting adventures. TOTAL TOURS visits local family run businesses including, wineries, craft studios, confection outlets - chocolate & fudge, cheesery, honey shop, historic & scenic sights, waterfalls, forests and much more. Enjoy a personalised guided tour with commentary and local stories, on our fun, relaxed adventure. We have 2 vans with seats for 5 & 11. We welcome visitors holidaying in the Bay of Islands or visiting via a cruise ship please contact us. Annette & Allan look forward to meeting you.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After seeing Total Tours brochure at the information centre in Paihia, I called Annette to ask about the Kerikeri tour as the original itinerary online seemed very interesting. After a short conversation over the phone about what we wanted from our tour, we booked it....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were collected from our hotel mid morning by Allan to do a half day tour, still suffering as two rather jet lagged Brits. He immediately made us feel welcome in NZ and Bay of Islands explaining about things as we went along including flora...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect afternoon cruising around the Bay’s wineries. Annette was a fabulous host, very knowledgeable and gave us lots of facts about the area as well. Thanks guys! We had a great time

Date of experience: January 2019
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TotalToursPaihia, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to have you guys join me.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in the company of Annette, tripping about several wineries in the region and sampling chocolate from Makana. We really enjoyed meeting the owners of each winery and listening to them explain and educate us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hrv56
TotalToursPaihia, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining me It was a great afternoon. Always like to add an extra stop if time permits.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Annette was very knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. The tour was very enjoyable. The wine was very good with something to suit everyone's taste. The added bonus of the exellent cheese & chocolate factories was a great inclusion.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GavinC817
TotalToursPaihia, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much a few extra treats on a Wine Tour is always good I think :)

Reviewed 4 September 2018

My first ever wine/cheese tasting tour consisted of stops at the renowned Mahoe cheese factory, three local wineries and the incredible Makana chocolate factory/ café. Annette is a great host, lots of laughs were had and I enjoyed getting slightly tipsy with the sights, sounds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ConnorA125
AnnetteG54, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Wonderful to have you guys join me. Cheers

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Annette was a great host and showed us around a local cheese maker for some tastings, various wineries and even finishing with a chocolate factory! Highly recommend if you visiting and looking for to spend a relaxing afternoon in the area!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KarenC8629
TotalToursPaihia, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Bay of Islands has so many family business's offering delicious treats

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Six of us waiting on a weather window to sail from New Zealand to the Islands booked a tour with Annette and had a lovely afternoon. I have been to Kerkeri many times and so I was just going to hang out and be with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AnnetteG54, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

A fabulous group to have along Thanks for a wonderful afternoon it was wonderful to show you some new places / Sail away safe Cheers Annette

Reviewed 21 April 2018

Just had a great afternoon with Annette taking us round. Started at Kerikeri markets the couple of very nice winery's, especially Cottle Hill (very nice especially the Syrah) then Mahoe Farmhouse Cheese (the " Very Old Edam" is to die for) all cheeses very nice....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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AnnetteG54, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks so much We enjoy giving a more personalised tour. You never know what is around a corner. Cheers Annette

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our wine tour with Allen yesterday. Both Annette and Allen were so helpful and flexible when organising our tour. Allen took us to a great family run cheesery, followed by three winery tastings and he also managed to fit in an unexpected...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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AnnetteG54, Owner at Total Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We in the Bay of Islands will always welcome you. Personal tours is what makes us tick. Thanks so much for coming with us. Annette

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