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Gala Local Tours

Auckland Central, Auckland 1347, New Zealand
+64 21 675 757
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West Coast and Beaches

We just returned from our 51 day journey and knew we needed to add a review of our short time with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DittoD
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Washington, DC
Best way to see city of Auckland

Claire was a great private tour guide for the 4 of us that finished our cruise in Aukland. She met... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane P
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Explore Auckland and surrounding areas on a small group, private tour with a friendly local guide. A maximum of six guests provides a personalised view of Auckland city sights including volcanoes, the waterfront and museum as well as wild West Coast beaches. Other out of the city tours include Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton and Matakana. Customised tours to reflect your interests and time also available. Come with us for an informative and stimulating sightseeing tour!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from our 51 day journey and knew we needed to add a review of our short time with Clair. She was an outstanding guide, one of our best guides ever. Our prearranged itinerary was a starting point, but we feel we saw...More

Thank DittoD
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour so much. It was certainly my pleasure to show you around - you were so friendly and positive. All the best to you both, Claire

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Claire was a great private tour guide for the 4 of us that finished our cruise in Aukland. She met us right on time from the ship. She drove us all over the city modifying it to what we wanted to see. What great views...More

Thank Diane P
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Diane for the excellent review! I really appreciate your detailed feedback. Yes, a trip around Auckland city and then delivery to the airport is very popular for people finishing their cruise in Auckland. All the best for the future, Claire

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time visiting the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton with Claire during our trip to Auckland. She went out of her way to make sure our day ran smoothly and kept us entertained and educated with her stories. Thank you Claire for a...More

Thank JDergs
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback, much appreciated. I do hope that you'll both come here again one day and see more! Kind regards, Claire

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Claire was wonderful! She took us on the West Coast Beaches Tour while in Auckland.She also picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. It was different to get a personal one on one experience without the hassle of a large tour group.The...More

Thank Renee B
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Renee for taking the time to post this great review! I really enjoyed showing you and your companion our beautiful black sand beaches. All the best for future travels and thanks again! Claire

Reviewed 14 November 2017

As we were visiting Auckland for a week, we decided to book a tour with Claire of Gala Tours to visit Hobbiton film set and Waitomo caves. The weather was quite rainy, but Claire made the whole trip very enjoyable and informative. She picked us...More

Thank dreddypuss
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi, thanks very much for taking the time to post this excellent review! Yes, it wasn't the best day weatherwise but it's always a great trip seeing Hobbiton and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the same day. So pleased that you enjoyed it. Thanks again and...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We booked Claire from Gala Local Tours for a day while we were visiting Auckland from Canada. Claire showed us an amazing day, from wine tasting to a beautiful black beach ending the day with a walk to the top of a volcano! Thank you...More

Thank Eric_Zack
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review! It was my pleasure to take you both around the great wineries at Kumeu and then out to Muriwai to walk on the black sand.. I do hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday - it...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

I had the opportunity to meet Claire the owner of Gala tours.She is just so warm and lovely person.She gave us a private tour of Honey Centre,Heron's Flight Winery,Morris & James Pottery,Goat Island marine reserve,Brick Bay Winery and Puhoi Village.It was a fun day. I...More

Thank arvindsandhu
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks Arvind and Afzal for your excellent review! I really enjoyed showing you around the Matakana area. It's a great day out away from the city. I hope that one day I can host you again. All the best for the future, Claire

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Claire is absolutely wonderful! She is very professional and organized and worked with our schedule. Originally we booked a full day tour to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves but dues to time changes with our cruise ship, she worked with our so that we would make...More

Thank Monica D
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks Monica for the excellent review! Glad you all enjoyed the trip to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton. It's one of my most popular tours. Thanks also for the compliments re communications. It's very important for me to respond quickly to queries and also to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It was really nice of Claire to take on our tour in 22May 2017 as it was already the start of winter (which we had no idea when booking for the tour). She is really friendly and took care of us well during the trip....More

Thank sereneett
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Hi Serene! Thanks so much for the lovely review. I enjoyed taking you two on the tour and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed it so much. Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton are becoming very popular destinations and even though it's a big day there is...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Claire F. was our excellent tour guide. Our small group of 4 adults asked her to show us sights within driving distance from downtown Auckland. Together, we visited several notable locations such as Pihu beach, Westbrook Vineyards, waterfalls near Karekare, and the rainforest near the...More

Thank slhesten
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi, thanks very much for the excellent review! It was my pleasure to take you on the tour and of course end it with an enjoyable wine tasting session at the picturesque West Brook winery. The tour to Piha and Karekare Beaches is one of...More

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