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Gala Local Tours

Auckland 1347, New Zealand
+64 21 675 757
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Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton combined. Full day

It was really nice of Claire to take on our tour in 22May 2017 as it was already the start of... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
sereneett
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Singapore, Singapore
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Visit to sights near Auckland: Pihu beach and more!

Claire F. was our excellent tour guide. Our small group of 4 adults asked her to show us sights... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
slhesten
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 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

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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

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Claire was absolutely tops. She has excellent local knowledge and recommended a tour that met my interests. The trip up Maungawhau was especially interesting, and we were able to drive up as she is a tour operator. The general city tour and visits to museums...More

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

Hi Lou, thanks very much for taking the time to post the great review. It was my pleasure to show you around Auckland and I was happy to customise our tour en route so that you could visit the extra museum. Thanks for visiting Auckland!...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Like a number of other reviewers, we knew we would arrive in Auckland after an overnight flight and had booked an afternoon “city tour” with Claire. (Gala Tours is her company name.) She arrived in her minivan at our hotel, and we departed as the...More

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

Thanks very much for the lovely detailed review! It will give prospective visitors a great insight to my Auckland city tour. I was happy to be of service to you. Kindest regards, Claire

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

If you have some time available in Auckland, make sure to spend an afternoon with Claire! From the tops of volcanoes, through city center and communities on the North side of the city, Claire is extremely knowledgeable about her city. The 3 hours flew by....More

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

Thanks Patti for the excellent review! I really enjoyed spending time with you both and showing you my city. All the best for future travels, Claire

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Personal style backed-up with great knowledge of the city. Claire took us round the key sights & suburbs showing off Auckland at it's bestMore

Thank HansonTighe
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review, I really appreciate it! I believe in tailoring a tour to the visitors' interests where possible and I'm glad you both found the trip so enjoyable. Wishing you all the best for future travels!...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Our cruise ship docked early morning in Auckland and our flight did not depart for another 12 hours. How best to spend the day and experience the city? Past reviews on TripAdvisor gave us great confidence in contacting Claire and Gala Local Tours and she...More

Thank rgm1714
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi, thanks very much for the lovely review. It was my pleasure to take you on the day tour full of variety. And of course to deliver you to the airport afterwards. As you found it's an ideal way to solve the problem of transporting...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had the pleasure of spending two fun days with Claire in and around Auckland. The first day was the city tour and we were amazed there was so much to see. We went up three volcanoes, enjoyed wonderful views and really got a feel...More

Thank kshanfield
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Hi, thanks so much for the amazing review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything so much and it worked out for you. We certainly covered many different types of scenery in the two days. As you know our rainforest area is very close...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

What a great day! We highly recommend this company as we were able to see so much in one day. Our guide was very informative and fun, but most of all Claire was very easy to get along with and extremely accommodating to us, especially...More

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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Hi Clive and Jameela, thanks so much for taking the time to post a great review! I very much appreciate it. Sorry again that you weren't well Clive but hope you have nice memories of Auckland anyway. It's a great compliment that you have given...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We took 2 tours with her - Aukland local day tour + the Piha beach tour. Showed up right on time with a smile and professional attitude. She was also so very friendly & easy going, and also very knowledgeable of her town. We didn't...More

Thank Schannny
Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thanks for the fantastic (and slightly zany!) review! What a great time we had together. It was my pleasure to show you Auckland and our black sand beaches which, as you know, are so close to the city. Also thanks very much for the excellent...More

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