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Matakana Tours

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Auckland Central, Auckland 0910, New Zealand
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Trying to leapfrog a kiwi frog is impossible...

My father and I had the most fantastic adventure with Gilbert, or as he called himself...a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Kel D
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A fun day out ......

with our super host Liz. We had a great time seeing the area, even though rain was threatening we... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Irwi
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Cork, Ireland
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MATAKANA WINE & FOOD TOUR includes Lunch, tastings, and door to door service. Authentic real New Zealand tour with your very own local Matakana Guide. Sample the wineries latest vintage & relax in the rejuvenating atmosphere of the wineries that are...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My father and I had the most fantastic adventure with Gilbert, or as he called himself...a Kiwi-Frog. He drove us to some of the most fantastic hidden nooks just north of Auckland. It was fantastic. He thought of everything, making the day a casual stroll...More

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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. Gilbert loved sharing the local experiences with you and we are all delighted to read the review. We hope to see you again, best wishes for many more happy travels. regards Liz

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

with our super host Liz. We had a great time seeing the area, even though rain was threatening we never got wet. We were collected in a super comfortable minivan with great visibility. Liz drove safely and competently while giving us an interesting commentary on...More

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ZieBays, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to having you back in our region enjoying more soon :-) Wishing you all the very best for your travels. Liz

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Liz and Dianne are such great local hosts. They will tell lots of stories and insider tips with their many years of experience living in the area. Plus, they know many tasty places and would take guests there as well. To be said, I had...More

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ZieBays, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to place your review. We love creating interesting itineraries for you to enjoy and having fun along the way. We wish you all the very best for the rest of your travels. kind regards Liz

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great Tour. Pleasant experience. Very knowledgeable. We did an hour ride north of Auckland tour. Visited a cheese factory, Winery, Oyster Bar.

Thank Jerrico R
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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We loved showing you our backyard full of tasty treats. We wish you all the very best for the rest of your travels.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Liz had contacted me to change the time of our pickup in Auckland an hour earlier so that we wouldn't be delayed by the Easter weekend traffic. Geoff picked us up in a 7 seater and we were only slowed for a short time by...More

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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We hope to see you again sometime, so much to visit in our region, perhaps we can do the Olive oil or Cider tastings next time :-). We wish you all the best for the...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Liz and Gilbert tools us on a delightful tour of 3 wineries, cheese tasting, great lunch at Brick Bay and finished with Chocolate! It is educational and full of beauty.

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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your day. We have some pics of the day, coming your way soon. We wish you all the best for many more happy travels. Kind Regards Liz

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

First let us say Liz was a fantastic tour guide. We had our own personal tour guide in our own van. This was such a relief not to be stuck on a large tour bus like some other tours. Liz was very knowledgeable of all...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Everything was easy with Matakana tours - the booking and communication as well as the wonderful service on the day of the tour. Nigel picked us up at the door right on time and based on what our wine preferences were took us to a...More

Thank Amy S
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WWTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to place a review. We are so happy to have this great feed back. Thank you very much! We will keep working at delivering marvelous Matakana Days out :-). Liz

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

The four of us had a wonderful time on the Matakana Food and Wine Tour. The organisation was excellent and our tour guide was friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed sampling wines at three different vineyards, with a superb lunch platter at the Omaha Bay...More

Thank John B
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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your day out Matakana Style. We wish your all the best. Liz and the team

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

After a cruise aboard Holland America's MS Noordam, we stayed in Auckland for three days and took in a few sights including a day spent with Matakana Tours Our driver and guide, Nigel, took us north of Auckland to sample tasty items at specialty shops...More

Thank Mike K
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MatakanaTours, Owner at Matakana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your day out Matakana Style. Nigel our local guide, your hosts at the venues along the way & I would also like to thank you for your generous write...More

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