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Hinterland Tours

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
About Hinterland Tours
Small group, fully escorted tours throughout New Zealand for mature travellers. From single day trips to multi day itineraries we operate late model vehicles with friendly professional guides offering a personal touch and fun approach to each and every day. Door to door pickup and dropoffs and detailed itineraries so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.
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Roger wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
The 14 day South Island Autumn Tour was an exceptional experience and our guide and driver Ian, provided professional, caring and attentive assistance throughout. The attention to detail and just the right amount of commentary gave us a wonderful holiday. Great value, in a beautiful part of the country.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Response from kimscanlen, Manager at Hinterland Tours
Responded 21 Jul 2021
Hello Larnach01, firstly let me apologise for our tardy response in acknowledging your review. This isn't our usual style and we have noted this so it doesn't happen again. On the brighter side thank you for taking the time to pen such a glowing review. We are humbled and rapt that you enjoyed the tour and it provided you a wonderful holiday. That's what it's all about! Thanks again :)
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josh1711 wrote a review May 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand28 contributions15 helpful votes
Great company and run by a very efficient tour director Brad Coleman and his staff member Geoff. This was a 10 day South Island tour called Autumn Colours. We were picked up at our door and back at the end of the tour. The bus was very comfortable with 16 people. Accommodation was excellent along with good meals. We travelled mostly down the western side of the South Island and back up to Christchurch via Mt Cook. This was a great trip and well worth the money.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Philippa L wrote a review Feb 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand67 contributions11 helpful votes
The tour bus met me at my door and with others we drove to morning tea at The Kaimai Cafe, then on to Matamata where we spent time at the information centre and finally through lovely countryside to the scene of the filming of the Hobbit movies and Hobbiton. This was a very slick and professional tour through the Hobbit village ending at the Inn, where I enjoyed a cider Followed by a delicious banquet.Excellent value and very worth while day out.
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Date of experience: September 2018
GreenThumb331 wrote a review Aug 2018
San Fernando, Philippines2911 contributions474 helpful votes
We chose Hinterland tours to arrange our Tauranga port excursion for our New Zealand/ Australia cruise. We were picked up at the port and embarked on a full day tour. The memorable day started with a visit to a kiwi fruit orchard. Since this vitamin packed fruit was a few months away from harvest time. the hanging kiwis on the vine were unripe for the picking. Our next stop was a lunch stop at a café at Lake Rotorua . After a drive by through the redwood forest, we were headed for the Maori living village. It is amazing to see how the Maori way of life was adapted to the geothermal environment that they lived in. Heating homes and cooking food through steaming was explained by the village guide. We had a treat watching the cultural performance of the locals. All in all, it was a terrific day arranged by hinterland tours. Communication by email by Kae was excellent. Our driver/guide during the day was superb.
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Date of experience: February 2018
NewJerseyNomad wrote a review May 2018
New Jersey87 contributions58 helpful votes
Tauranga is the biggest and most important port in New Zealand; it is also beautiful as you sail into the harbor. We had previously arranged a tour with Hinterland Tours for a small group and Andy, our driver/guide, was waiting for us. Andy took us on a comprehensive tour that included: stopping at a kiwi farm and learning about the production and shipping of this delicious fruit; walking through the area with the boiling hot springs and bubbling mud pools; drives through forests, stops for honey, etc. We also went to Rotorua and visited the ‘Living Maori Village” where we saw how people lived in this geothermal area, viewed the geysers and had the chance to see a cultural performance. The entire day of driving allowed us the opportunity to see the beautiful countryside. At the end of the day Andy gave us a tour of Tauranga. Andy answered all our questions and provided us with a very interesting and informative commentary while driving. Andy was not only a safe driver but also courteous, informative and accommodating in every way. Making the arrangements via email for the tour with Kae at Hinterland Tours was simple. She answered every email in a speedy, professional manner. Hinterland Tours gave us a wonderful program with a top notch guide and we highly recommend them
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Date of experience: May 2018
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